food riots

Women and communal strikes in the crisis of 1917-1922 - Temma Kaplan

Women in the Russian revolution.

An article on women's pivotal role in Russia, Italy, Spain and Mexico during the revolutionary wave of 1917-1922.

The moral economy reviewed - E. P.Thompson

The follow-up article to E. P.Thompson's classic 'The moral economy of the English crowd in the 18th century' from the book Customs in common.

The protests in North Africa: what is happening?

The protests against the high cost of living, unemployment and corruption have been growing since the end of the year throughout North Africa, spreading through both Tunisia and Algeria in more and more cities and involving more social sectors, to the extent that the situation in both countries has become extremely unstable - much to the concern of the United States and the European Union, the top two international guarantors of the oligarchic political systems that are perpetuated in the Maghreb, posing as "buffer states" against the advance of Islamic fundamentalism in the region.

"When they come to attack our people, we will stand our ground and fight!"

A poster produced by the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement

The third article in the Fargate Speaker's series on Sheffield radical history.

On the socialist origins of International Women's Day - Temma Kaplan

International Women's Day, St Petersburg 1917

Temma Kaplan explains the origins of International women's day in the workers' movement in the USA, Europe and during the Russian Revolution.

The Everyday Lives of Parisian Women and the October Days of 1789 - David Garrioch

'The men are holding back, the men are cowards . . . we will take over'

On 5 October 1789 thousands of Parisian women tramped twelve miles to Versailles to bring the king back to the capital. This event radicalised the French Revolution.

Subsistence riots in Russia during World War I - Barbara Engel

Article on food riots, mostly by women, during World War I which helped spark the Russian revolution.

Female consciousness and collective action in Barcelona - Temma Kaplan

Barcelona women protest at the cost of essentials, 1918

Article on women's protests in Spain between 1910 and 1918, which had many similarities to those that sparked the French and Russian Revolutions.

(Trigger warning as this article contains mention of sexual violence)

Bread, blood and circuses - The Red Menace

Article drawing parallels between the March 1989 riots against austerity measures in Venezuela, and food riots in Burma.

Egyptian court sentences 22 to prison for Mahalla riots

An Egyptian state security court sentenced 22 people to between three and five years in jail on Monday for their part in riots which shook the Nile Delta in April.