Readings and photos from the student uprising at Chomsky’s university, MIT, 1967-1972

1969 student protest at Chomsky's university, MIT

The protests that erupted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s were an important part of the student unrest that shook the US in this period.

Noam Chomsky has talked sympathetically about these protests, which focused on MIT's development of both nuclear weapons and weapons used in the Vietnam war. However, Chomsky also has a strong loyalty to MIT – at one point describing the university as ‘the freest and the most honest and has the best relations between faculty and students than any other ... [with] a good record on civil liberties’ – and it seems this loyalty has prevented him from giving a full account of these events.

Timeline of direct action against the Iraq war, 2002-2004

Invasion of USAF Fairford, 2003

A timeline of direct action which took place against the second Gulf War in the UK and Ireland up to 2004, compiled at the time by the Anarchist Youth Network.

"We will not be part of this unjust, immoral, and illegal war": remembering the Fort Hood Three - Derek Seidman

Dennis Mora, James Johnson, and David Samas at the June 30, 1966 press conferenc

A short history of the Fort Hood three, a group of GIs who were the first high profile examples of American troops refusing to fight in the Vietnam War.

Harsh justice in Folkestone: repression against opponents of World War I

Voice of Labour newspaper

A short account of the severe sentence handed out to anarchists in Folkestone just for flyposting anti-war posters.

Some cursory thoughts on the imminent bombing of Syria / ISIS

An immediate and unthinking call to bomb a country following a terrorist outrage committed by individuals is the gruesome manifestation of the worst aspects of nationalism, patriotism, and revenge, from faux-strongmen who dress up their dick-swinging and reactionary positions to give the impression that they are the only people prepared to defend national security….

South Africa's war in the DRC: Has Rhodes passed on the baton?

At a time when struggles are being waged to remove colonial and apartheid era statues, like those of the imperialist Rhodes, in South Africa; and xenophobic attacks have been happening in the county, the South African ruling class announced the continuation of the own imperialist war in the DRC. This article looks at this war and the role of South Africa's ruling class in the DRC.

Iran hysteria returns

A short article about the media encouraged frenzy over Iran.

So you want to join up? - Walthamstow Anarchist Group

Soldier with head in his hands

Text of an anti-army recruitment leaflet produced by the now-defunct Walthamstow Anarchist Group in 2005, during the Iraq war.

Ten theses on Chernobyl – Günther Anders

The text of a presentation delivered by the author to the Sixth World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 1986.

Social protest and repression in Donbass

Protest in Antratsit, Luhansk

News about social protests is coming out of Donbass, the region controlled by separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.