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Senex's Letters on Associated Labour

The oldest complete work of socialist economic theory

The History of a Riot: Class, Popular Protest and Violence in Early Colonial Nelson

Petitions, public meetings, strikes, go-slows, violence and armed revolt. Nelson, New Zealand in 1843 was said to be 'in a state little short of anarchy'. In this paper, Jared Davidson argues that the self-activity of the Nelson labourers and their wives had a significant impact on the development of Nelson, drawing on traditions of popular protest, class power and the gendered labour of making shift. The agricultural backgrounds of many of the emigrants and the conflicts of the English countryside – including but not limited to the Swing Riots of 1830/31 – played a role in structuring the gang-men’s response to their situation.

23-year-old Sudanese man killed during immigration raid in Wales

Graffiti reading "no borders, no one is illegal"

A 23-year-old Sudanese man was tragically killed during an immigration raid on Saturday, 30 June in Newport, Wales. Immigration officers arrived at his workplace causing the workers to flee, and the Sudanese man who has not been identified in the press ran onto a roof to escape, fell through and died.

IWW Courier Network Cymru Bulletin

A bulletin produced by UberEats and Deliveroo workers with the IWW Couriers Network Cymru. First hosted on Notes From Below.

IWW Cymru joins forces with the Couriers Network Cymru

The Welsh branch of the IWW have teamed up with the Couriers Network Cymru to help fight for better conditions across the industry.

Solidarity (Swansea)

Cover of Solidarity Swansea

Partial archive of the journal of the Swansea section of libertarian socialist group Solidarity. Published from around 1970.

The Spanish anarchists of Merthyr in the early 20th century (video)

Video of a talk by James Yeoman on migrant Spanish anarchists living and working in the Welsh valleys in the early 20th century.

Paternalism and rural protest: the Rebecca riots - Lowri Ann Rees

Contemporary illustration of the Rebecca rioters

A detailed analysis and account of the Rebecca riots in south-west Wales, 1839-1843, examining the interests of different classes at the time.

The Rebecca riots, 1839-43 - Jon Bauckham

Contemporary cartoon of the Rebecca riots

A short account of the successful protest movement in Wales against excessive road tolls, when locals would wear dresses and blacken their faces in disguise and destroy toll gates.