Reddebrek's blog

Nike and the Sweatshop problem

Recent anger over Nike's current endorsement deal reminded me of a period in the 1990s when Nike was facing consumer anger of its labour practices and a strike by Indonesian workers at one of its factories.

The 2D Revolution

Qoutation of Mao Zedong with Oolong the Pig

A list of anime's that I feel are of interest to a class conscious viewer.

1960- Japan's Coal Miners Strike

Strike breakers attack picket

A history of Japan podcast about the massive coalminers strike in Miike on the island of Kyushu in 1960, and its impact on the Japanese economy, Japanese unions and the Japanese left.

The Great Treason Incident - Anarchism in Japan

Sketch of the anarchist defendants

A podcast episode on the Great Treason Incident and the early Anarchist movement in Japan.

The 1968 Belgrade Student Revolution

An interview with Sonia Licht about the student protests she took part in at Belgrade University against the `Red Bourgeoisie` in1968.

Putting it all on Red - The Michael Laski Story

A tale of gambling, violence and betrayal in 60s America. Starring a romantic rebel hounded by his inner demons.

Audio Anarchy in Memoriam

A brief summary of the impact made by a group of audio anarchist propagandists.

The Hobbit- The Desolation of Warners

Notes on Soviet Attitudes to Homosexuality

Fragments of information concerning the attitudes of the Bolshevik government in its early years to homosexuality.

Listen, Gamer!

Comments about a minor controversy other Karl Marx in a video game.

Remembering the Black Triangles

Some information on often overshadowed victims of Nazi aggression, and what their suffering tells us about the nature of totalitarianism.

Introducing the Audible Anarchist

An introduction to a newish platform for producing anarchist texts in audio format.

Great Lives - Louise Michel

An audio biography and discussion of the life of Louise Michel.

The effects of the Hillsborough disaster and police cover up

The frontpage on the left is the infamous smear paper

Steve Kelly is the brother of one of the 96 Liverpool FC fans crushed to death in 1989 in Hillsborough, this is his account of how the police treated the families of the victims and the impact of the coverup and media smears.

Albert Woodfox Black Panther and Prison Organiser in his own words

Albert Woodfox a Black Panther member in Louisiana helped found the Angola Prison chapter of the party to help organise prisoners and resist violence and exploitation from the guards. In retaliation he was forced to spend over 44 years in solitary confinement. The longest solitary confinement term given out in the US prison system.

Liverpool 1981 - An Eye Witness Account of the Toxteth Riots

A personal account of the racist policing which sparked riots in the Toxteth area of Liverpool in 1981.

Giuseppe Pinelli - Death of an Anarchist

A radio interview by the BBC History Hour program on the death of the Anarchist Railway worker Giuseppe Pinelli and a discussion of the Strategy of Tension period of Italian politics.

The 43 Group: an interview and evaluation

Some information about the 43 Group and its impact.

Mosley's fascists and the narrative of victimisation

A look at a common point of divergence on the effectiveness of anti-fascist action and its wider implications.

The French Miners Strike of 1948: Some Scraps of history

What little information I've managed to dig up on what seems to have been an important struggle in post war France.