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Direct Action (SolFed) #18 2001
Anarcho-syndicalist magazine from 2001.
Africa: Helpless & Hopeless?
An interview with Sam Mbah by a member of the Solidarity Federation, featured in issue #10 of Direct Action (1999).
J18: In the City... All Around the World – Black Flag
Black Flag on the J18 anti-capitalist protests on June 18th 1999 in London and globally.
The post-war strike wave in East, West, and Southern Africa
From the end of the Second World War until the mid-'60s there was a wave of strikes in British East…
The 1945 Nigerian General Strike
In 1945 a general strike involving tens of thousands of workers began with railway workers, then spread to other nationalised industries…
The Iva Valley Shooting at Enugu Colliery, Nigeria: African Workers’ Aspirations and the Failure of Colonial Labor Reform
The Iva Valley Shooting at Enugu Colliery, Nigeria: African Workers’ Aspirations…
The Iva Valley miners strike and massacre at Enugu colliery, 1949
On the 18th November 1949, 21 striking miners and a bystander were shot dead at a British government…
LGBT refugee wins legal battle to stay in UK
Aderonke Apata was accused of faking her sexuality, but has now won her 13 year battle for asylum.
The Aba Women's War
The “Women’s War” is seen as the first major challenge to British authority in Nigeria and West Africa during the colonial period, and took…
Aba Women’s War of 1929
Short history by Lorna Lueker Zukas of the Aba Women's War of 1929-1930 against social, political and economic grievances with British colonial…
1984: Ogharefe Women Blockade Pan Ocean Oil
In their struggle with the global oil giant Pan Ocean Oil the women of the Ogharefe used blockades and a traditional African custom to force the…
The imperialist legacy of Boko Haram
The widespread poverty and deprivation from Nigeria's neocolonial legacy has created a fertile recruiting ground for Boko Haram's Islamist…