repression

‘Out of control’ Home Office should have been in the dock, not us: Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws.

Ethiopia's Red Terror - Original Wolde Giorgis

An account by one of the survivors of Ethiopia's Red Terror carried out by the regime of Colonel Mengistu against rival left wing groups.

CW: for physical abuse and torture.

Still Not Sorry: On the Plea Deal in the Locke St. Case in Hamilton

Originally posted to North Shore Counter Info, the following text looks at the recent sentencing of several comrades in the aftermath of an anti-gentrification riot in Hamilton, Ontario.

Jason Walker attacked by prison clansmen for reporting their brutality

Jason Walker reports on a recent attack by prison guards attempting to silence his writing. This story first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View, and readers may wish to donate to the Bay View's ongoing operating costs.

Police Regulation of Working Class Life in 19th Century France

A police commissaire is seriously injured in a Paris riot

One of the consequences of the frequent insurrections, riots and demonstrations of 19th Century France was the increased surveillance and repression by the police, army and government. This article details the rise of the Party of Order and then Napoleon III's police state and the state of emergencies in the countryside.

Origins and Development of Workers Autonomy in Spain (1970-1976) – Miguel Amorós

A chronicle of the rise and fall of the fortunes of the assembly movement in Spain during the early 1970s, with brief accounts of strike movements all over Spain, the rise of assemblies as forms of autonomous organization of the struggle, and the subsequent repression and police violence, highlighting the nefarious role played by the Communist Party and its trade union front organization at a time when it seemed that Spain was on the verge of a social revolution and that only the Communist Party and its allies could effectively prevent the workers’ assemblies from associating, organizing their self-defense, and becoming a system of workers councils.

The Peterloo Massacre - BBC Discussion

Cruikshanks sketch of a satirical monument to the Yeomanry

A Radio Four discussion by Melvyn Bragg and three historians about the Peterloo Massacre. The discussions attempts to show that bloody day in August 1819 in the context of growing social and political tension and resistance. As such it also covers other personalities and events both before and after Peterloo that are often overlooked.