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I, the caregiver – stories from “the grey zone”

A Bulgarian caregiver's personal account of working in a Greek hospital.

The Prison Memoirs Of A Japanese Woman

Kaneko Fumiko

The memoirs of Japanese anarchist and anti-colonial activist Fumiko Kaneko, written while she was in prison, where she died most likely by suicide in 1926.

Question of Forces: Interview on Community College Labor Struggle in Philadelphia

Anarchists in Philadelphia conducted an interview with a teacher at a community college following a successful contract fight. This interview was first published by It's Going Down.

Goodbye Mr G

An account of a political desert and the dangers of political idolatry.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Marek Edelman

Jewish fighters captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 1943.

First-hand account of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, and the increasingly inhumane living conditions imposed on the ghetto by the Nazis in the years leading up to it, told by Marek Edelman, member of the socialist Jewish Labour Bund and co-founder of the Polish anti-Nazi resistance group, the Jewish Combat Organization (ŻOB).

1831 The Jamaica Slave Rebellion

Destruction of the Roehampton Estate, January 1832, by Adolphe Duperly

A short account of the Baptist War, the revolt by Jamaican slaves in 1831 that forced the British Empire to abolish slavery within its borders in the aftermath.

Common sense for hard times

Commonsense front cover

In 1973, author Jeremy Brecher spent a summer with truck driver and union activist Tim Costello interviewing young American workers about the historical forces that shaped their lives. This book, published in 1976, was the result.

A Brighton tenant successfully organises to beat deposit theft

Housing Union in Brighton, UK successfully organised with a tenant who was facing a £510 deduction to her deposit. The amount was repaid in full after a roughly three week campaign. Below, the tenant explains the situation she was in, as well as her experience of the campaign and the affect it had on her.

La grève des écoliers de Stepney

Un compte rendu court à propos de la grève par 800 élèves à Stepney, dans l’est de Londres le 27 mai 1971, qui a réussi à obtenir le retour d’un professeur qui avait été licencié pour avoir publié un livre de poésies écrites par les enfants.