World War I

The Russian anarchist movement during the First World War

A detailed history of anarchists in Russia during World War I, written by D.I. Rublyov and translated by Malcolm Archibald.

Interactive map of workers’ councils (1917-1927)

Ivanovo_Voznesensk_Soviet_1917

The 1917 revolution in Russia, and the comeback of workers’ councils, signalled the start of a revolutionary wave that spread across the world over the next ten years. The map below is an attempt at charting the spread of the council movement in the 1917-1927 period. Work in progress!

Strike Against War: Helen Keller

Speech at Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 5, 1916, under the auspices of the Women's Peace Party and the Labor Forum

The Bordigist Current (1912-1952): Italy, France, Belgium, USA - Philippe Bourrinet

Updated, substantially-expanded, 2013 Philippe Bourrinet text on the history of the Italian Communist Left.

The Bolshevik Party in Conflict: the Left Communist Opposition of 1918 - Ronald I. Kowalski

1991 book examining the part played by the left communists following the Russian revolution, and their positions on a number of key issues.

The Left Communists' Theses on the Current Situation (Russia, 1918)

Published by the academic journal Critique, Glasgow, in 1977, this text has long been unavailable in print and apparently never before freely available online. A very important document of the Russian Revolution, showing the divisions within the Bolshevik Party in their early days in power.

The Bisbee deportation of 1917 - Sheila Bonnand

Vigilantes force strikers to assemble

An overview of the Bisbee deportation, when over 1000 strikers in the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union were illegally transported by armed vigilantes to New Mexico.

Volume 9 Issue 9

Mother Earth Vol. IX. No. 9 (November, 1914). 273–280.

March 1918 Vol 1 No 6

VOL.I. MARCH, 1918, NEW YORK NO.6.

February 1918 Vol 1 No 5

VOL 1. FEBRUARY, 1918, NEW YORK NO. 5.