History

Who Were the Kronstadt Rebels? A Russian Anarchist Perspective on the Uprising

A newly-translated article on the composition of the Kronstadt rebels, drawing on primary materials not available in English. This article by Andrey Kalyonov was translated by Bryan Gigantino and first published by Crimethinc.

Bows and Arrows: Indigenous Workers, IWW Local 526, and Syndicalism on the Vancouver Docks

The first union on the waterfront of so-called Vancouver was organized by Indigenous workers, mostly Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. And it was organized on an explicitly syndicalist basis as Local 526 of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which would become known as the Bows and Arrows. The Bows and Arrows took an active, politically militant approach with a commitment to Indigenous solidarity and organized on a multicultural/multiracial foundation of class solidarity.

May Day in Ft. Leavenworth: Socialist, IWW, & Anarchist Prisoners Celebrate (1919)

An article from the Liberator newspaper, describing how socialist, anarchist and IWW prisoners celebrated May Day at Fort Leavenworth in 1919. This article was made available online by We Never Forget, and the full issue of the newspaper can be found at the Marxists Internet Archive.

Communities of resistance unite! The Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre (1980-1994)

This paper looks into the history of the Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre (EUWC) and the struggles of anti-authoritarian revolutionary groups in Edinburgh during the 1980s and early 1990s. Grassroots and direct action oriented groups started to organise together in the early 1980s against the various attacks on the working class. They were often based in the EUWC and developed highly sophisticated forms of community resistance which culminated in their crucial role in the Poll Tax rebellion.

Queer Fire: The George Jackson Brigade, Men Against Sexism, and Gay Struggle Against Prison

A collection of histories, speeches, and interviews with members of The George Jackson Brigade and Men Against Sexism. These stories give inspiration for the multiform queer struggle against prison, capitalism, and the state. This zine was compiled by Untorelli Press, and an audio version is available from Resonance Distro.

Walla Walla Prison Revolt Continues (1979)

An article from Fifth Estate about the continuing struggle at Walla Walla/Washington State Pentitentiary after the May 1979 uprising. Content warning for discussions of extreme violence and state brutality.

Makhan Singh: British colonial office report

Makhan Singh report

A declassified British government report on Kenyan Asian revolutionary Makhan Singh, discussing the end of his deportation order in 1961.

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

A short account of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919