letters

The Speculator Miners last letters

mine rescue squad

The Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine disaster of June 8, 1917 was the most deadly mine disaster in the history of the United States. Nearly two hundred miners died most from asphyxiation. Utah Phillips reads some of the trapped miners letters.

Role-modeling socialist behaviour: the life and letters of Isaac Rab - Karla Rab

Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab

This 2010 book is a worthy account of the life and works of one of America’s unsung working class heroes, Isaac Rabinowich, commonly known as Rab. Through the medium of his granddaughter’s personal account of Rab’s family life, it is particularly valuable to be able to view a Socialist such as Rab as a real person, tolerant and enlightened, not just a faceless propagandist. Well illustrated, this is a useful and thought-provoking book, carried out in a charmingly eccentric style. The story of Rab is, in a sense, the story of real Socialism in America.

To citizens of Ukraine and the world: no war in Ukraine!

An open letter from Oleg Yasinsky, a Ukrainian socialist, to his fellow Ukrainians arguing against the slide towards civil war. We do not agree with his essentially liberal nationalist politics, however reproduce this text as a local voice against war.

Deviations, part 1: the Castoriadis-Pannekoek exchange

Asad Haider and Salar Mohandesi's introduction to a series of letters between Anton Pannekoek and Cornelius Castoriadis.

Letter from Marty Glaberman to Zerowork

A critical letter from Martin Glaberman in 1977 to one of the Zerowork collective about the journal and its politics.

Letter to Albert Richard - Mikhail Bakunin

A letter to Albert Richard from Mikhail Bakunin.

Upton Sinclair's letter to John Beardsley (29 August, 1929)

The letter below written by Upton Sinclair is one that was much quoted by conservative commentators, such as Jean O. Pasco, Jonah Goldberg and Jack Cashill, to prove Sacco's and Vanzetti's guilt. Read for yourselves whether they were truthful in their journalism.

An open letter to Socialist Worker on autonomism and the fight for change

My first encounter with anarchism?

An open letter to Socialist Worker newspaper in response to possibly the most ill informed smear of anarchism I have ever seen: "Autonomism and the fight for change" by Estelle Cooch.

Father of Cybernetics Norbert Wiener's Letter to UAW President Walter Reuther

1949 letter from a leading scientist to the head of the American auto workers union warning him about new technology and the negative impact it would have on manufacturing workers.

Libertarian Workers Group resigns from ACF

A letter of disaffiliation by the Libertarian Workers Group from the Anarchist Communist Federation of North America in 1981.