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Jan 10 2017 19:43

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+Stre...

This bit should be in history as well:
http://www.weneverforget.org/hellraisers-journal-denver-housemaids-union...

TBH that book could also be used to put together quite a few other articles from as well about working class women's struggles

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Jan 10 2017 19:45

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

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Feb 10 2017 19:49

A load of this stuff about the 1912 San Diego free speech fight would be great: http://www.aftguild.org/free_speech/index.html

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Feb 18 2017 17:41

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

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Mar 5 2017 14:02

I really want a history of Women against Pit Closures

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Mar 6 2017 11:24

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.

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Mar 17 2017 10:34

We really need an article on the Tolpuddle martyrs. There a good, shortish one anywhere?

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Mar 21 2017 18:38

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.

http://www.academia.edu/5981235/Strikes_and_Social_Conflicts._Towards_a_...ónio_Simões_do_Paço_e_Sjaak_van_der_Velden_

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Apr 8 2017 15:12

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World - this may be worth putting up as well.

https://raquelcardeiravarela.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/ship-around-the...

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May 16 2017 10:27

This article on class struggle during World War II: https://selfnegation.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/hello-world/

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May 16 2017 10:29

Loads of this stuff about strikes during World War II: https://libcom.org/forums/history/strikes-during-ww2-19112012

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May 25 2017 22:30

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

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May 25 2017 22:31

1947 strike wave in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947_strikes_in_France

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Jun 11 2017 16:55

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-a...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1573618912873591/
photos: http://bookerphotos.com/here-to-stay/zhs6o00ue1p0dt8lps85p5mdfl8t1r

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Jun 26 2017 12:10

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/
Particularly: http://cohse-union.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/neasden-hospital-occupation-19...
http://cohse-union.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/st-benedicts-hospital-tooting....
http://cohse-union.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Bethnal%20Green%20Hospita...
http://cohse-union.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/cane-hill-hospital-work-in-aug...

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Jul 9 2017 12:24

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...

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Jul 9 2017 17:12

Cape Breton miners slow down 1941: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/12259/1310...
Sacco and Vanzetti solidarity strikes in Canada: http://www.lltjournal.ca/index.php/llt/article/view/5738/6600

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Jul 10 2017 10:30

A short article summarising this would be great: the Black Dragons - French antifascist black punks in the 1980s
http://www.okayafrica.com/featured/black-punk-black-dragons-france/

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Jul 20 2017 20:15

I'm on the lookout of a decent bio for Olive Morris

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Feminist, black and squatting activist. She was a founding member of the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) in London, established the Brixton Black Women's Group, was a member of the British Black Panther Movement (along with others including Linton Kwesi Johnson and Farrukh Dhondy), and helped found the Manchester Black Women's Cooperative and Manchester Black Women's Mutual Aid Group. Died of Leukamia, remembered in a Lambeth Council building, the collective named after her and a Brixton pound note. One of the first squatters squatted 121 Railton Road, Brixton London an address which subsequently housed a range of community and political groups until the 1990s.

Cant find anything...

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Jul 21 2017 09:10

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?

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Jul 21 2017 10:25

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.

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Jul 21 2017 15:09

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+19...–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.

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Jul 21 2017 17:17

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-ol...

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Jul 21 2017 17:18
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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.

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?

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Jul 22 2017 16:40

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-sind...

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Jul 23 2017 16:36

Some useful Sussex antifascist history here which would be good in the history section: http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=3npd2b1145tbnrmb4poo...

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Jul 25 2017 18:42

Steven.

Yeah I was going to cobble something together soonish.

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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.

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Jul 29 2017 00:10

Biographical article on Kropotkin in London:
http://sarahjyoung.com/site/2011/01/09/russians-in-london-pyotr-kropotki...

(Articles on the same blog include one on Lenin in London)

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Jul 30 2017 20:39

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Jul 31 2017 09:00

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... 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).

https://web.archive.org/web/20110428170627/http://thecommune.co.uk/2011/...