World War I

The Keir Hardie Myth

New mural at Peace Passage based on Keir Hardie speaking at an anti war rally ju

From Socialist Standard March 1961
The myth about Keir Hardie's attitude to war is very persistent. At an anti-Polaris rally in Glasgow last December, the Co-operative Movement representative had only to refer to him, ". . . if we could get Keir Hardie here . . ." to have his words drowned by applause. Whatever the sentiments of the audience may have been, it was certainly in error about Hardie's attitude to war.

"The Germans would court-martial me too": St. Paul's World War I socialist draft resisters - William R. Douglas

An article by William R. Douglas about the Socialist Party of America and their anti-consciption stance during World War I in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Defenders of business: the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association VS. labor during WW1 - William Millikan

An article by William Millikan about strikebreaking in Minneapolis during the First World War.

Antiwar efforts and repression in 1917 U.S.

A news roundup of anti-World War I activities in the United States during the first half of 1917.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXX, no. 323

An edition of Freedom newspaper from March 1916.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXVIII, no. 307

An edition of Freedom newspaper from November 1914.

The letters of Rosa Luxemburg

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English.

Class collaboration? - Rudolf Hilferding

Rudolph Hilferding

Article against the collaboration of classes, 8 October 1915.

Mass strikes in Guyana, 1917

Indentured labourers from Southeast Asia in the Caribbean

A short article about the mass strikes of workers in Guyana during World War I. Dockworkers walked out for pay increases amid wartime inflation, sparking nationwide strike action which won big improvements in pay and conditions.