Here is the beginnings of a list of events/people which we need history articles on libcom.org about.
We would really appreciate any assistance from users in either writing a short article (1200-2000 words - or a longer one if you fancy!), or posting an existing article elsewhere, crediting the source, to our history section.
Also if you can think of anything else we are missing please let us know here so we or anyone else can write or post something.
1878: Max Hödel, anarchist would-be assassin http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/08/16/1878-max-hodel/
1892: Ravachol, anarchist terrorist http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/07/11/1892-ravachol-anarchist-terrorist/
1894: Sante Geronimo Caserio, anarchist assassin http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/08/16/1894-sante-geronimo-caserio-anarchist-assassin/
1894:6 anarchists executed in Barcelona http://www.executedtoday.com/2011/05/21/1894-six-anarchists-montjuich-barcelona/
1945: deportation of Chinese seamen from Liverpool: http://www.halfandhalf.org.uk/dr.htm
1937: Yale Towne
1937: Yale Towne manufacturing company sit down strike: couple of photos here, not much info online https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LxASFrmc3P8C&pg=PA63&dq=location+of+Woolworth%27s+Detroit+1937&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj346bC5szJAhWGqA4KHRgyAwoQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=location%20of%20Woolworth's%20Detroit%201937&f=false
and news snippet here: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1937/05/02/page/26/article/labor
just a really short article with a couple of photos would be great if we can't find out anything else
1930s: Domestic Workers Union
1930s: Domestic Workers Union organising efforts: https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/industry/DWU.htm
1937: Hershey's strike: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_chocolate_workers%27_strike,_1937
1937-8: New York department store strikes, other department store strikes, especially San Francisco and the Gimbel's strike: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937_New_York_City_department_store_strikes
[s] http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=1937_Department_Store_Strike [/s] https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xmVsBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA626&lpg=PA626&dq=1937+New+York+department+store+strike&source=bl&ots=7mZgpopW9j&sig=Dv0-lFuNx8QcAmGLnES3JUlwca0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii9K2Zzc7JAhVCzRoKHRhQC9kQ6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q=1937%20New%20York%20department%20store%20strike&f=false http://www.laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=61
Also need articles on this
[s] Also need articles on this miners strike in Nazi occupied France:
and the related Milk Strike in occupied Norway
Washington DC transport
Washington DC transport wildcat strike, 1945: https://washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/strike-wave-at-washington-dcs-capital-transit-1945/
So I've got in my head an
So I've got in my head an idea for us to expand our content on UK black liberation politics in the postwar era. A few UK articles we'd need for that on libcom are:
1963 Bristol Bus Boycott
1965 Red Scar Mill strike (the first big 'immigrant strike' in Britain)
[s] 1974 Imperial Typewriters strike
1975 Spaghetti House siege in Knightsbridge
Something on all the black liberation schools in London
There are others but need to leave the house now..
Ed wrote: 1974 Imperial
one step ahead of you there: https://libcom.org/tags/imperial-typewriters-strike
but yes all the rest would be great
Romani uprising in Auschwitz:
Romani uprising in Auschwitz: http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/the-romani-uprising-in-auschwitz-16-may-1944#.VzlvzH7ETfE.twitter
1816 littleport riots:
1816 littleport riots: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36276197
1937 Newton steel strike:
1937 Newton steel strike: http://www.monroelabor.org/eyes-world-were-watching-newton-steel-strike
1913 Christmas Day riot:
1913 Christmas Day riot: http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/36288-the-lost-grave-of-mexican-anarchist-rafael-adames
1966 Division Street riots in Chicago
We need a history of the
[s] We need a history of the Dutch Provo movement, and ideally a history of the Telegraph riot in 1966. Info in Dutch here: http://www.wikiwand.com/nl/Telegraafrellen [/s]
[s] On Provo: http://madgorilla.org/kempton/provos.pdf [/s]
Arthur Cravan wrote: On
thanks! If you or anyone else could post that to our history section it would be much appreciated
We need something about the
We need something about the peasants revolt (1381, UK)
1935 Terre Haute, Indiana
1935 Terre Haute, Indiana general strike (lots of footnotes unfortunately)
Juan Conatz wrote: 1935 Terre
articles with lots of footnotes/hyperlinks etc you can still do really easily, just right click and click "view page source" (or something similar, depending on browser), then copy the HTML, paste it in the body and set the input format to be HTML no line breaks.
Please check I've done everything right - first time adding to the Libcom library. Thanks!
that's amazing thank you very much! Please feel free to post any other stuff which you feel would be of interest to our readers in future (basically we want everything of relevance to anarchism/class struggle, ever)
anyway back to other topics. Would be good to have something about He Zhen, Chinese anarchist, as well as any other Asian anarchists/radicals, especially women
1938 London rent strike:
1938 London rent strike: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/18387
Would be great to get a
Would be great to get a biography of this Spanish anarchist feminist, possibly just this translated into English: http://autogestionacrata.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/lucia-sanchez-saornil.html
Would be really good to get
Would be really good to get an article about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, and a history of Women against Pit Closures
Would be great to have this
Would be great to have this article on the 1935 Dublin tram strike, just don't have time to copy it over right now: https://medium.com/@stewreddin/the-1935-dublin-tram-and-bus-strike-6f79ba35c62f#.t8x1r6hc5
Re the Lesbians and Gay
Re the Lesbians and Gay Support The Miners I know one of the key people in it. Will ask him next time I see him.
US rail strike 1922 1972 UK
US rail strike 1922
[s] 1972 UK miners/wildcat general strike
1974 UK miners strike [/s]
Drumheller Coal Mining Strike of 1919 of the One Big Union
Some of these mutinies are
Some of these mutinies are already in the history section as individual articles, but would be great to have all of them, edited from the main text and turned into standalone short articles: https://libcom.org/library/mutinies-dave-lamb-solidarity
Really want to have an
Really want to have an article at some point on the 1977 massacre in Angola of about 25,000 people by the MPLA. There are a few good articles online but none quite in the right format for a history article, so would be good to put one together from the sources or find one good enough to go up in its entirety. Here are a few links:
Pic, from 1975: https://theibtaurisblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/cd2-angola-conflictpopper-014.jpg?w=610&h=366
Would be good to get this
Would be good to get this great stuff on the IWW domestic workers' union in the history section: http://www.weneverforget.org/hellraisers-journal-how-a-cold-storage-egg-inspired-organization-of-domestic-workers-iu-part-ii/#more-775
as well as this account of starting a grassroots union: http://ideasandaction.info/2017/01/grassroots-union-working-class-insurgency-early-70s/
Also if anyone could piece
Also if anyone could piece together an article about the Denver IWW domestic workers' union from the few passages in here that would be fantastic. Just do a search for "Jane Street" to get the relevant section: https://books.google.co.uk/books?redir_esc=y&id=sIJ6FHla0doC&q=Jane+Street#v=snippet&q=Jane%20Street&f=false
This bit should be in history as well:
TBH that book could also be used to put together quite a few other articles from as well about working class women's struggles
It would also be great to get
It would also be great to get the bottom section of this chapter, on the murders of painters' union activists Wilson and Green in the US up in the history section: https://www.uniondemocracy.org/Legal/rebelschapt5.htm
A load of this stuff about
[s] A load of this stuff about the 1912 San Diego free speech fight would be great: http://www.aftguild.org/free_speech/index.html [/s]
Would be great to have a few
Would be great to have a few of the instances of anti-Nazi resistance from this site up in the history section: http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/revolt/belzecresistance.html
I really want a history of
I really want a history of Women against Pit Closures
I picked up a copy of 'The
I picked up a copy of 'The Cutting Edge, Women and the Pit Strike' the other week but I'm not set up for scanning books at all.
We really need an article on
[s] We really need an article on the Tolpuddle martyrs. There a good, shortish one anywhere? [/s]
Strikes and Social Conflicts.
Strikes and Social Conflicts. Towards a Global Labour History - There may be something of interest in this collection of articles. They're mainly in Portuguese or Spanish but some are in English.
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World - this may be worth putting up as well.
This article on class
This article on class struggle during World War II: https://selfnegation.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/hello-world/
Loads of this stuff about
Loads of this stuff about strikes during World War II: https://libcom.org/forums/history/strikes-during-ww2-19112012
An English translation of
An English translation of this article in French would be amazing, about a general strike in Vichy Marseilles, 1944: http://archivesautonomies.org/spip.php?article2096
1947 strike wave in France:
1947 strike wave in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947_strikes_in_France
Would be really great to get
Would be really great to get these articles and texts on the South London women's hospital occupation up on the site so if anyone could help please do!
South London women's Hospital: https://rosannerabinowitz.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/history-is-not-just-about-the-past/
would love to get all of the
would love to get all of the decent articles from this blog up on the site, about hospital occupations and campaigns in the UK in the late 70s/early 80s: http://cohse-union.blogspot.co.uk/
This article on Louise Michel
This article on Louise Michel in London is amazing, would be great to have it (if nothing else at least in PDF format for quickness): http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/louise-michel-paris-communard-in-south.html
Cape Breton miners slow down
Cape Breton miners slow down 1941: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/12259/13103
Sacco and Vanzetti solidarity strikes in Canada: http://www.lltjournal.ca/index.php/llt/article/view/5738/6600
A short article summarising
A short article summarising this would be great: the Black Dragons - French antifascist black punks in the 1980s
I'm on the lookout of a
I'm on the lookout of a decent bio for Olive Morris
Cant find anything...
Yeah I haven't either. I
Yeah I haven't either. I guess you could try to do a call out on the WCH Facebook/Twitter to see if anyone knew her, if you cobble together a couple of anecdotes you could probably get a short bio. Or are there any public figures who were involved in the Brixton Panthers? Like Darcus Howe maybe?
i was looking for some info
i was looking for some info when there was a post about her on the Working Class Hisory fb page, Didn't find a lot, one with most info was a BBC page (link). (I wanted to know why she died so young - she died of leukaemia).
Plus I thought there was some (not enough) useful info on this site, including some references https://rememberolivemorris.wordpress.com/
The Wikipedia page also links to Oxford Dictionary page and Red Pepper articles.
It'd be good to have a decent
It'd be good to have a decent overview of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. Two things I'd like to see on that:
1. The history of the strikes and land activism of Kikuyu from about 1910 to 1950. http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Squatters+and+the+Roots+of+Mau+Mau%2C+1905–1963 is really good on this, and situates the Mau Mau as the development of an anti-colonial working class struggle, not a 'national liberation movement' as such (Jomo Kenyatta was imprisoned for a long time, was the main figure associated with national liberation, and bypassed the Mau Mau when negotiating independence). Might possibly try to write a review of that book if I can find the time/concentration to do it. Kanogo also at one point completely rips Frank Furedi's work on the Mau Mau talking about class composition of the struggle and undermining his claims it was made up of petit-bourgeios supervisors.
2. The guerrilla war/Mau Mau organisation itself and British concentration camps which is a bit better known, but haven't found a decent overview yet.
It would be great if this
It would be great if this article could be put up in the library, at least in PDF format for ease. About a 17-year-old boy executed for desertion in World War I: https://runner500.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/too-young-to-go-to-war-but-old-enough-to-be-executed/
no1 wrote: i was looking for
what would you think of cobbling together a very short bio including what information is out there, and putting it up in the history section? Even something very short would be better than nothing. At the bottom of it we could also appeal for people with more info to get in touch, to flesh it out. What do you think?
Would be good to have an
Would be good to have an English translation of this Spanish article on the IWW in Chile: https://noticiasyanarquia.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/la-iww-en-chile-un-sindicato-y-una.html
Some useful Sussex
Some useful Sussex antifascist history here which would be good in the history section: http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=3npd2b1145tbnrmb4poor8q0p0&topic=1106.15
Steven. Yeah I was going to
Yeah I was going to cobble something together soonish.
Thanks, same kind of things I found, that Remembering Olive site was weird, i tried emailing them for more info because they released a publication about her at some point but it seems like all the info went straight to Black Cultural Archive Brixton and nothing online. Seems a bit pointless.
Biographical article on
Biographical article on Kropotkin in London:
(Articles on the same blog include one on Lenin in London)
It feels a bit silly talking
It feels a bit silly talking about this on a thread about 'history', but nearly all the outbound links from the 2011 Stokes Croft thread from http://libcom.org/forums/news/bristol-squat-being-evicted-people-kicking-22042011 are dead - Bristol Indymedia, the old version of the Freedom Press site, The Commune - all 404s on the new sites or completely dead websites at this point. This includes first person accounts from participants.
archive.org has preserved most of the text and images though -
you can copy and paste the link into archive.org, then copy the text back into a new library article on here (or just a comment on the thread would be better than nothing).
Steven. wrote: It would be
I put up a pdf of this in the library.
Yes I saw thanks very much!
Yes I saw thanks very much!
Several documents and
Several documents and first-hand accounts on the 1949 Peekshill riot when fascists attacked a Paul Robeson concert: http://www.trussel.com/hf/peekskill.htm
There's a collection of the
There's a collection of the original demands of the Hungary '56 workers and student councils at http://www.hungarianhistory.com/lib/unreport/unreport.pdf - starts at page '68. Would be great to extract these into a library article
I don't know if this belongs
I don't know if this belongs in this thread but if anyone has a scribd account here is kink to the book gramsci and the anarchists https://www.scribd.com/document/51442091/Levy-Carl-Gramsci-and-the-Anarchists history of anarchist and syndicalist from the beging of 20th century to the end of Biennio Rosso
Ed wrote: So I've got in my
Hadn't seen this comment until now but have been trying to fill in some gaps with this stuff as well.
There's not loads on Red Scar Mill, the following we could piece something together from:
This is a bit Labour Party focused but actually talks about the strike as opposed to it just being listed in a single paragraph.
The longest account appears to be Paul Foot for the IRR (mentioned in the London Socialist Historians site), but can't find it online: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Strike_at_Courtaulds_Preston_22_May.html?id=PTd9twAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
Found this on the Mansfield
Found this on the Mansfield Hosiery strike in Spare Rib though so have put it up: https://journalarchives.jisc.ac.uk/britishlibrary/sparerib https://libcom.org/library/women-struggle-mansfield-hosiery-strike
Also someone on twitter has said they're going to try to scan Paul Foot's article on Red Scar Mill from the LSE archives next week so if that happens it'd be good.
1917 mutiny by black soldiers
1917 mutiny by black soldiers in Houston against the police. This is on this day today. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_riot_of_1917