Poland 1976-82

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 10, May/June 1981

Issue #10 of North American Anarchist, with articles on a coal miners' strike, self-organisation vs the police in Atlanta, the structure of Solidarity in Poland, the militant squatters movement in West Germany, the rise of the far-right under Reagan, a critical report of a Bookchinist anarchist conference, "brown lung" disease in the cotton industry, anarchist feminist notes and women in Poland, the situation in El Salvador, reviews of a book about television and a Fassbinder film, direct action and survival, the failed coup attempt in Spain, Swedish social democracy, unschooling society, prison news with updates on the Peltier case, worker unrest in the USSR, and more.

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 9, March/April 1981

Issue #9 of the North American Anarchist, with articles on El Salvador and the FMLN, a militant gay demonstration in Toronto, self-reduction of prices in response to inflation, repression in post-Franco Spain, a critique of "cultish" tendencies in the anarchist movement, evolution and sociobiology, militarism and the arms race, reviews of the film 9 to 5, and books by Stuart Christie and Clifford Harper and about Johann Most, class and culture, the myths around Swedish social democracy, the British Columbia Telephone social strike, crisis at Chrysler, struggles in Poland and more.

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 7, October/November 1980

Issue 7 of the North American Anarchist, with articles on the revolt in Poland and the role of the Catholic Church, an interview with Stuart Christie, the "Towards a Citizen's Militia" controversy, a critique of Bookchin's views on ecology, anarchist feminist notes, anarchism and organisation, childbirth, television, prison news, New Brunswick and the influence of the Irving corporation, workers' control, Abbie Hoffman, a coup in Turkey, workplace occupations in Southern Ontario, voting and more.

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 6, August/September 1980

Issue #6 of the North American Anarchist, with articles on an anti-postering law in Vancouver, the Sandinista victory in Nicaragua, Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Sam Dolgoff on anarcho-syndicalism, the situation in Iran, strikes in Poland, the Kamalla Miller case, direct action against pesticides in New Brunswick, reviews including The Shining and Cienfugeos Press Anarchist Review, an article on Albania, aliens, crisis in the auto industry, an ACF-NA conference, a critique of John Zerzan's ideas, an Italian state crackdown on the "Anarchismo" journal around Alfredo Bonanno and Jean Weir, and more.

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 4, April/May 1980

Issue #4 of the North American Anarchist, with articles on war, the Quebec independence referendum, technology and the land, the Kamalla Miller custody case, direct action against the proposed Seabrook nuclear power plant, repression against Greek anarchists, anarchist feminist notes, prison news including a Leonard Peltier update, reviews including The Guillotine at Work by Maximoff and Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, unrest in Poland, a coal wildcat in Appalachia, a CNT congress and an interview with an FAI militant, Cienfuegos books, an ACF conference report and more.

Direct Action #14 (1983)

Issue #14 of Direct Action, with articles on the arms industry, Stop the City, a CNT victory at Spanish supermarket chain Carrefour, the Polish mining industry, the ongoing Hindles dispute, bus fares in Teesside, the Thornton View hospital occupation, the Haymarket Martyrs, a post-mortem on the TUC's March for Jobs, radioactive waste, arson by disgruntled workers, the Vancouver 5 case, new Japanese management techniques, repression against Radio Libertaire in France, an anarcha-feminist conference in Doncaster, and more.

Direct Action #12 (1983)

Issue #12 of Direct Action, with articles on unemployment, a dispute at Aire Valley Yarns in West Yorkshire, industrial news, a report from an anarchist group in Poland, a report by Albert Meltzer from a CNT conference, reports on the anarchist movement in Japan, Italy and Ireland, a critique of letter bombs, a racist arson in Croydon, the eviction of a squatted peace centre in Sheffield, and more.

Direct Action #11 (1982)

Issue #11 of Direct Action, with articles on the Libertarian Workers Group and North American anarcho-syndicalism, the need for a general strike, a critique of the left parties, unreported riots in Liverpool, Towards Anarchism by Malatesta, the effects of tory economic policies, Czech dissident Ivan Jirous being imprisoned, a look at the managing director of Holcroft Castings in Rochdale, the pay of the rich, the anti-authoritarian left in Poland, a review of a pamphlet about the left groups, a dispute at Heathfields in Slough, and more.

Direct Action #09 (1982)

Issue #9 of Direct Action, with articles on CND, Bakunin on Marxism, the latest far-right developments, a Leeds DAM member arrested during the Bradford 12 trial, commando-style raids against workplace occupations in France, a review of the "We Want to Riot not to Work" pamphlet, the Catholic Church officially excommunicating anarchists, Poland and Solidarnosc, anti-terror legislation being used against trade unionists, French anarchists being excluded from an amnesty for political prisoners, life in "socialist Lambeth", Israeli anarchism, the Dutch squatters movement and more.

1980-1: Class Struggle in Poland

As a follow up to our recent article about Solidarność (see: leftcom.org) we are republishing three of the leaflets that the CWO and Battaglia Comunista distributed in 1980-1 among workers in Britain, Italy, France, and the USA on the events unfolding in Poland.