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Jan 21, 2020
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In late December 1979, the world held its breath as thousands of Soviet troops were sent into Afghanistan. Moscow said the troops would be there six months, to help bring peace to the country. In fact the Soviet army stayed almost ten years, and Afghanistan came to be seen as the Soviet Union's Vietnam. Louise Hidalgo has been talking to journalist Andrei Ostalski and former soldier Vyacheslav Ismailov about that time.
Topics: Afghanistan, Soviet Union, Soviet-Afghan War, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
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Jan 21, 2020
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In February 1989 government austerity measures sparked days of violent protests in Venezuela. Hundreds of shops and businesses were looted in the capital, Caracas. More than 300 people were killed as the Army took back control of the streets. But many of the victims were innocent bystanders, not involved in the violence - like the husband of Yris Medina,
Topics: Carcazo, Venezuela, Neoliberalism, food riots, protests
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Jan 21, 2020
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When the US and its allies began their invasion of Iraq in 2003 the population of Baghdad faced three weeks of bombing and fear. Hear what life was like for one ordinary family in the capital
Topics: Baghdad, Invasion of Iraq, US Interventions, bombardments, Iraq
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Jan 21, 2020 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Conference on Yiddish Anarchism, hosted by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.
Topics: Yiddish, Anarchism, Anarchists, Jewish Anarchism
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Jan 21, 2020
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The war lasted for eight years. The death toll is estimated at over a million people. It began when Saddam Hussein sent planes and troops into Iran in September 1980. Ahmed Almushatat was a young Iraqi medic who was sent to the front line towards the end of the war.
Topics: Iran-Iraw War, mutiny, Saddam Hussein
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Jan 21, 2020 Reddebrek
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In October 1988 Chile held an unprecedented referendum on whether the country's ruler, General Augusto Pinochet, should remain in power. A majority of voters rejected the dictator, ending 15 years of brutal military rule. Mike Lanchin has been speaking to Eugenio Garcia, who was creative director of the campaign to oust the dictator.
Topics: Augusto Pinochet, Chile, Pinochet Dictatorship, Neoliberalism
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Jan 21, 2020 Peter Pallai
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A short account of the Hungarian revolt in 1956 by one of its participants, Peter Pallai.
Topics: Hungary, Stalinism, Soviet Union, Hungary 1956
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Jan 20, 2020 Reddebrek
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Parody of a presidential campaign advert.
Topics: Satire, Buttgieg, politics, campaign adverts
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https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/2019/10/09/rojava-war-imperialism-and-defense-an-interview-with-gonul-duzer/ For this special podcast episode I spoke with Gönül Düzer, who is a labor activist, math teacher, and a board member of the Kurdish Cultural Center in Chicago. Gönül was willing to take the time to speak on the current Turkish invasion of Northeast Syria, some history that would be useful to keep in mind when considering current events in this region, the complex...
Topics: SANES, Rojava, Kurds, Turkish invasion of Syria, Syrian civil war, Democratic Confederalism, ISIS,...
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Jan 18, 2020 Audible Anarchist
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Highly influential pamphlet of anarcho-syndicalist CNT militants during the Spanish Civil War who opposed the co-option of their organisation in the Republican government.
Topics: Spanish Civil War, CNT, Anarchism, Friends of Durruti
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Jan 18, 2020 Audible Anarchist
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An essay by Kropotkin sketching out an Anarchist view on the development of Justice in society.
Topics: Anarchism, Justice, Peter Kropotkin, law
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Jan 18, 2020 Audible Anarchist
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In 1917, Berkman and Goldman were sentenced to two years in jail for conspiracy against the newly instated draft. After their release from prison, they were arrested—along with hundreds of others—and deported to Russia. Initially supportive of that country's Bolshevik revolution, Berkman soon voiced his opposition to the Soviet's use of terror after seizing power and their repression of fellow revolutionaries.
Topics: Anarchism, Alexander Berkman, Russian Revolution, Bolsheviks
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Jan 16, 2020
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Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno Episode 1 of 12, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Translation by Nestor Makhno's Ghost https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUirap465e-cGyzJeQOtvA
Topics: Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian Revolution, Russian revolution, Anarchism, dramas
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Jan 14, 2020 Friends of Durruti
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Highly influential pamphlet of anarcho-syndicalist CNT militants during the Spanish Civil War who opposed the co-option of their organisation in the Republican government.
Topics: Jaime Balius, Spanish Civil War, CNT, Anarchism, Anarchists, Spanish Revolution
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Jan 14, 2020 Pablo Ruiz
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An account by Pablo Ruiz of his contact and activity with Jaime Balius in the Spanish Civil War and Friends of Durruti group, written after Balius's death in 1981
Topics: Jaime Balius, Friends of the Durruti, Spanish Civil War, Anarchism
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Jan 14, 2020 Nick Heath
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A short biography of Spanish anarchist, civil war fighter and editor of the Friends of Durruti paper, Jaime Balius.
Topics: Spanish Civil War, Jaime Balius, Biography, Anarchists, Spanish Anarchism, Anarchism
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Jan 14, 2020 Jaime Balius
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Jaime Balius's - editor of El Amigo del Pueblo, the paper of the Friends of Durruti group - angry rebuttal of accusations that he was a Marxist.
Topics: Anarchism, Anarchists, Spanish Civil War, Friends of Durruti
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Jan 14, 2020 Anarchist Federation
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A biography of Algerian anarchist, Spanish Civil War fighter and mechanic Sail Mohamed Ameriane ben Amerzaine.
Topics: Anarchists, Algeria, Algerian Anarchism, Biography, Sail Mohamed
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Jan 14, 2020
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Statement from some anonymous Greek soldiers stating that they will refuse to repress worker and student demonstrations.
Topics: Greek Army, mutiny, Greek protests
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Jan 14, 2020 Eqbal Ahmad
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Eqbal Ahmad sums up the discussion on the Iran-Iraq war.
Topics: Iran-Iraq war, war, Iran, Iraq, Saddam Huessein, Ayatollah Khomeini
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Jan 14, 2020 Sheffield Anarchist
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An appeal published in 1891 by anarchists in Sheffield, England, aimed at soldiers calling on them not to take up arms against their fellow workers
Topics: British Anarchism, Sheffield, mutiny, Anti-war
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Jan 14, 2020 Anarchist Youth Network
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A timeline of direct action which took place against the second Gulf War in the UK and Ireland up to 2004, compiled at the time by the Anarchist Youth Network.
Topics: Iraq war, anti-war protests, direct action
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Jan 14, 2020 L'Ouvrier Communiste
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An article published in August, 1929 in L'Ouvrier Communiste.  This article outlines their disagreements with the Bordigist tradition and with Leninism, more generally.
Topics: Council Communism, Leninism, Bordigism
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An excellent and detailed history of anarchist and other revolutionary groups in Lodz, Poland - then part of the Russian Empire - in the early 20th century.
Topics: Lódź, Poland, Polish Anarchism, Polish Anarchists
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Excerpts from L'Humanitaire, a journal published in 1841 in Paris. The journal expressed the tendency called "communistes matérialistes", also called "communistes immédiats" or "humanitaires". It was “the first libertarian communist publication”, according to historian Max Nettlau
Topics: Libertarian Communism, French Anarchism, Anarchism, Libertarianism
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Jan 14, 2020 Zabalaza
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The history of the revolutionary movement in the Ukraine - the anarchist Makhnovists - at the time of the 1917 Russian Revolution
Topics: Makhnovists, Ukraine, Russian Revolution, Nestor Makhno
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Jan 14, 2020 El Libertario
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This report originally appears in issue #57 of Venezuelan anarchist newspaper El Libertario . It is a detailed examination of the events behind the mobile telephone manufacturer Vetelca, in which the notion of a socialist industrial production model in Venezuela is unmasked.
Topics: Venezuela, Vetelca, Bolivarianism
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Jan 14, 2020 El Libertario
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This is a brief outline of the libertarian footprint in the history of Venezuela, prepared by members of the Collective Editorship of El Libertario . We hope that this serves as a useful point of reference for those who are interested in the subject.
Topics: Venezuela, Anarchism
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Jan 14, 2020 Cajo Brendel
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Cajo Brendel discusses the Chinese revolution and conflicts between the Chinese Communist Party and the working class and peasantry, and conflicts within the Party itself. By Cajo Brendel - Solidarity (U.K.) Pamphlet # 46 (1974)
Topics: Maoism, China, Cultural Revolution, Chinese Communist Party
This moving account reveals some prominent facts behind the scenes of the December 2001 uprising in Argentina. Cacho's account reveals the political ideas and tactics of the unemployed, who throughout the 90s had managed to obtain public attention and increasing legitimacy in demanding government assistance by disrupting automobile traffic on highways across the entire territory. The piqueteros - the common label of various similar organizations - had coordinated their actions, not just among...
Topics: Buenos Aires, Unemployement, Argentina, Neoliberalism, riots, Argentina 2001, piqueteros
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Jan 14, 2020 Rod Jackman
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A review by Rod Jackman of Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921 .
Topics: Puerto Rico, Anarchism, Review
An overview by Ikemba Kuti of the movement that arose in Minneapolis after police killed an unarmed black man named Jamar Clark.
Topics: Minneapolis, Jamar Clark, Black Lives Matter, Direct Action
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Jan 14, 2020
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Two interviews with veterans of the anarchist scene in 1940s Glasgow.
Topics: Glasgow, Anarchism, Anarchists, British Anarchism
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Jan 14, 2020 Patrick Murfin
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A short history of the great Colorado coal strike of 1927, called by the revolutionary union Industrial Workers of the World which lasted until the following year, facing savage repression and killings and won concessions, although not IWW union recognition.
Topics: Colorado, Colorado Coal strike of 1927, IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, Syndicalism, Coal...
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Jan 14, 2020 Industrial Workers of the World
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Anti war cartoon published by the Industrial Workers of the World
Topics: Anti-war, anti-war cartoons, cartoons, political cartoons
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Jan 13, 2020
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Sketch about how the media is monopolised and the effects this has on the economy and society.
Topics: Media, capitalism, corporate media, monopoly
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Jan 13, 2020 Alan Rickman
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Alan Rickman acts a monologue on the French Revolution from the point of view of egalitarian and radical former priest Jacques Roux.
Topics: French Revolution, Jacques Roux, monologue, sans culottes, Enragés
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Jan 13, 2020 Anarchy is Autonomy
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A back-up, pre-recorded presentation for an IWA web conference.
Topics: IWA, Anarchosyndicalism, principles, anarchism, Federalism
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Jan 12, 2020 Utah Phillips
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As I courageously plow through miles of tapes, mountains of CDs, Lps and old 78s, I offer music known and unknown and years of sheer recollection delicately hammered together into a one-hour weekly radio show. Songs and stories from Mickey Katz to Mongolian horsemen, war and peace, trampimg...all or most of it proving once again that no matter how long I vaccum, the bag is never full. Utah's radio show that was broadcast live from his community radio station KVMR in Nevada City, CA. Donate to...
Topics: Community radio, IWW, Folk songs, American Radicalism, Unions, labor songs, labor history,...
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Jan 12, 2020
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Bugged telephone conversation from Victoria Barracks, Derry on Bloody Sunday 1972. "...they're pulling stiffs out there as fast as they can get them out" "There's nothing wrong with that, Alan" "Well, there is because they're the wrong people" "We may have to come back to Derry if our soldiers carry on shooting people at this remarkable rate" "Hahaha. Well yes. I'm from Belfast myself and I think it's entirely a good trend myself"
Topics: Bloody Sunday, British Army, Killings, massacres, Northern Ireland, Derry
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Jan 12, 2020 BBC
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Short accounts of Irish labour history from 1761 to 1913.
Topics: Ireland, Irish Labour history, Dublin Lockout, Irish Land War, Potato Famine
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Jan 12, 2020
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Of all the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe 30 years ago in the winter of 1989, the over throw of Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena was the bloodiest. But few communist regimes had been as brutal as theirs, dominating every aspect of daily life. The uprising began in the western city of Timisoara, where a local pastor, László Tőkés, took a stand against the authorities and his loyal parishioners stood with him. László Tőkés tells Rebecca Kesby about the fall of the...
Topics: Romania, Cold War, László Tőkés, Nicolae Ceaușescu
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Jan 12, 2020
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On 24 December 1979 Soviet troops poured into Afghanistan in support of an anti-government coup. Their first targets were the palace in which the president was staying, and Afghanistan's radio and TV headquarters. Mahjooba Nowrouzi has been speaking to Shahsawar Sangerwal who was a young producer at Afghan National Radio at the time.
Topics: Afghanistan, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Soviet-Afghan war
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Jan 12, 2020
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Zapatista Uprising In Mexico 1994 Recorded 01 Jan 2014 Armed indigenous rebels seized several towns in Chiapas, Mexico, on New Year's Day in 1994. The Zapatista National Liberation Army demanded rights and recognition for indigenous communities. The uprising, which lasted just ten days, took Mexicans totally by surprise. We hear from a Roman Catholic priest who was there, Father Gonzalo Ituarte
Topics: EZLN, Zapatistas, Mexico, Insurrections
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Jan 12, 2020
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Iranian protests after the Iranian government admits it shot down a passenger liner killing 176 people. Clip 1 Demonstrators protesting against the downing of flight 752 at Amir Kabir University in Tehran chanting "All these years of crime, death to this government!" Clip 2 At Allahverdi Khan Bridge (Si o se pul) in Isfahan, protestors chant: "Khamenei is a murderer, the government is trash!" Clip 3 Also in Tehran, protestors are chanting "Khamenei is a murderer, the...
Topics: Iran, protests, anti-government protests,, Iranian protests
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Jan 12, 2020 Jonathan Meades
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Documentary by Jonathan Meades about Nazi Architecture and how architecture can support political regimes.
Topics: Nazi Germany, Architecture, urban planning, Fascism
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Jan 12, 2020 Johnathan Meades
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The 2006 follow up to Jerry Building, the Stalin Memorial Lecture looks at the role of architecture in the Stalin regime and the characteristics it strove for.
Topics: Stalinism, Urban planning, Soviet Union, Architecture
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Jan 12, 2020 BBC
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A documentary on how Fascist regimes made football an important pillar of their propaganda and the lengths they went to in order to control the sport.
Topics: Sport, football, fascism, Nazism
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A dramatisation of the birth and growth of radical movements especially the "Diggers" movement during the English Civil Wars. Founded by Gerrard Winstanly the Diggers were groups of commoners and soldiers mostly dispossessed during the conflict who staved of starvation by farming common land. In addition to building agriculture Communes the Diggers agitated for greater political and social freedom from Parliament "true freedom lies where a man receives his nourishment and...
Topics: Diggers, Gerrard Winstanly, Levellers, English Radicals, English Revolution, English Civil War
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Jan 12, 2020
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Documentary about the rise of neo-nazi skinhead culture in 1980s Paris and how they were countered by a militant, multicultural underground movement. Contains interviews with participants recounting the subcultures and the street fights which made up their lives at the time.
Topics: Antifa, anti-fascism, racism, nationalism
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Jan 12, 2020 Anti Fascist Action
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Anti Fascist Action was a group of militant anti fascist made up of several groups. Most prominently the Communist Red Action group and the Anarchist Direct Action Movement. Also involved to a lesser degree were Workers Power, Class War and a number of "Independents". AFA were very sucessful disrupting meetings and marches by several British Far Right groups such as the National Front and the BNP.
Topics: Anti-fascism, fascism, nationalism, National Front, British National Party
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Jan 11, 2020 William "Preacherman" Fesperman
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A speech by William "Preacherman" Fesperman at the 1969 anti-fascism conference held by the Black Panther Party in Oakland.
Topics: Anti-fascism, Black Panther Party, Young Patriots
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Jan 11, 2020 Redneck Revolt
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A brief history of the collaboration between the Black Panthers and its white counterpart Young Patriot Organisation in Chicago.
Topics: Young Patriots, anti-racism, Black Panther Party
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Jan 11, 2020 Jordi de Gardeny
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A brief account of the revolution and its institutions in Lérida, Spain, in August-September 1936, written in 1965 by one of the former leaders of the POUM.
Topics: Spanish Civil War, Lerida, Spanish Revolution
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short history of the Women Against Pit Closures Movement during the 1984-85 Miners Strike
Topics: Miners strike 1984-5, Miners, strikes, pit closures
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Jan 11, 2020 Ciaran Doolin
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A short history of the 1913 New Zealand general strike by Ciaran Doolin.
Topics: New Zealand, IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, New Zealand IWW, Syndicalism
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Jan 11, 2020
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A brief overview of the Luddite movement: militant textile workers in the UK who fought against job losses and deskilling brought about by the industrialisation of the industry.
Topics: Luddites, Industrial Revolution
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Jan 11, 2020 Costantino Paonessa
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A short account of the anarchist movement, primarily of Italian migrants, in Egypt before 1916, by Costantino Paonessa.
Topics: Egypt, Anarchism, Anarchists
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Jan 11, 2020 Sylvia Pankhurst
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Sylvia Pankhurst discusses the necessity of looking beyond such labels as 'anarchist', 'socialist' and 'communist', and engaging with the actual content of their ideas.
Topics: Socialism, Communism, Anarchism
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Jan 11, 2020 MPT Acharya
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MPT Acharya's introduction to Anarchism.
Topics: Introductions, Anarchism, Indian Anarchism
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Jan 11, 2020 Peter Kropotkin
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Russian anarchist, Peter Kropotkin writes of the part capitalism and industry plays in starting wars between two governments.
Topics: War, Capitalism, militarism
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Jan 11, 2020
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Voting as Counter-Revolution – how the politicians who gave us the vote saw things 100 years ago
Topics: Voting, Counter Revolution, parliaments
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Jan 11, 2020 Steven Johns
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A brief account of some of the many violent incidents in the UK women’s fight for the right to vote in the early 20th century, by Steven Johns.
Topics: women’s suffrage movement, social movements, suffrage
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Jan 11, 2020 Aaron Fountain
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There have been at least 64 riots in Latino communities since 1964, but most have been forgotten. Aaron Fountain gives an overview of the rebellions.
Topics: Latino communities, Riots
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Jan 11, 2020
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A brief look at the infiltration into political groups by the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS), an undercover unit of the British police's Special Branch. The SDS used relationships with women activists to help give credibility to their false identities which were often created with use of dead children's names.
Topics: Police, Special Demonstration Squad, undercover police, social movements, infiltration
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Jan 11, 2020 Anarchasteminist
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An article by Anarchasteminist arguing that transgender rights are a working-class issue.
Topics: Transgender rights, working class
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Jan 11, 2020 Situationist International
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Article written in October 1970 by the Milan section of the Situationist International on the violent uprising in Reggio Calabria.
Topics: Reggio Calabria, Situationism, Italy, Italian radicalism, insurrections
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short account of the 19 June killing of 16 people and wounding of 283 by police during a demonstration of women and children in support of a steel workers' strike.
Topics: Massacres, strike breaking, Womens day massacre
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Jan 11, 2020 Sam Lowry
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A brief history of the riot that occured at Wheatland in Northern California after a meeting of farm labourers of the radical union the IWW was broken up by police.
Topics: IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, California, Riots
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Jan 11, 2020 Nick Heath
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A short account of the West Siberian uprising against the Bolsheviks.
Topics: Siberia, Russian Revolution, Bolsheviks
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Jan 11, 2020 Peter Kropotkin
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Anarchist Peter Kropotkin writes about the wage system and communism. This version in English published 1920, as Freedom Pamphlet #1.
Topics: Wages, Wage labour, economics, capitalism
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Jan 11, 2020 Ezra Brett Mell
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A short account of the Paris-based anarchist robbers - and inventors of the getaway car - who operated in 1911-12 and the political debate that went on as to the worth of 'illegalist' activity.
Topics: Bonnot Gang, French Anarchism, Illegalism, Anarchism, Anarchists
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Former Black Liberation Army field secretary and 19 year political prisoner Dhoruba Bin-Wahad on the limitations of claims of 'innocence' for political prisoners.
Topics: Black Liberation Army, Black Liberation, terrorism, labels
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Jan 11, 2020 D.R. O'Connor Lysaght
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The story of the Limerick soviet and general strike, April 1919 by D.R. O'Connor Lysaght, written in 1979.
Topics: Limerick Soviet, Munster, Limerick, Irish Revolution
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Jan 11, 2020 Miguel Amorós
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A brief review of the role played by the situationists, the enragés, and the Council for the Maintenance of the Occupations (CMDO—composed of “about forty people”) in the movement of May 1968 in France,
Topics: enragés, Situationists, Paris 68
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Jan 11, 2020
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In the 1970s the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua was a cause celebre of the left and extreme left, in the same way the Zapatistas in Mexico were at the beginning of the 21st century, and the YPG in Rojava are now.
Topics: Sandinistas, Nicaragua
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Jan 11, 2020 Juan Peiró
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A brief polemical article intended for publication in Solidaridad Obrera in November 1938, but suppressed by the government censors of Loyalist Spain, in which one of the leaders of the CNT expresses his outrage at the vindictive kangaroo trial of the leaders of the POUM, and issues a resounding appeal to bring the kidnappers and presumed murderers of Andrés Nin to justice in a real court, and to subject them to real laws and proceedings rather than the extraordinary practices of the secret...
Topics: Andrés Nin, POUM, CNT, Spanish Civil War, repression, Stalinism
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Jan 11, 2020 Welsh Not
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The story of the 1869 riots in Mold, Wales. Following a trial in which miners were convicted of assaulting their manager, soldiers fired on angry protesters, killing four and injuring dozens.
Topics: Mold, Wales, 1800s, riots
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Jan 11, 2020 Past Tense
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Historical information about the Mental Patients Union, formed in London in 1973 to oppose psychiatric oppression, written by Past Tense.
Topics: Mental Patients Union, mental health, unions
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short history of the 1968 strike of 1300 African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, during which Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
Topics: Memphis, Sanitation workers, sanitation, strikes, Martin Luther King Jr
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Jan 11, 2020 Walter Rodney
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Walter Rodney criticises the support given to UNITA (backed by the CIA, apartheid South Africa, and Maoist China) in Angola by many leftists in the US. Rodney supported the Soviet Union-backed MPLA. This speech was given just over a year before a factional split in the then victorious MPLA led to the massacre of around 25,000 mostly black working class supporters, however the arguments against UNITA support remain historically relevant.
Topics: Angola, UNITA, Angolan Civil War, Cold War in Africa
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Jan 11, 2020 Paul Mattick
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Paul Mattick debunks the myth of Lenin and his successors.
Topics: Lenin, Leninism
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Jan 11, 2020 Ante Ciliga
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Ante Ciliga discusses the question of Kronstadt, at the time of Trotsky's later writings about the event.
Topics: Kronstadt, Trotsky, Bolsheviks, repression
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short account of the shooting of several black students and bystanders by police on the night of May 14/15, 1970.
Topics: Jackson state university, students, anti-war, campus shootings
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Jan 11, 2020 Ron Ramdin
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An account of the three-month strike by hundreds of mostly East African Asian women workers at the Imperial Typewriters plant in Leicester, England. Although unsuccessful, it was a key moment in galvanising Asian working class resistance in the UK.
Topics: Typewriters, Strikes, British Asians
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short history of the robbery of a branch of the Home Saving Bank in Los Angeles in 1915 and its aftermath, by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.
Topics: bank robbers, band robbery, banks
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Jan 11, 2020 DD Johnston
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The Hebridean land revolt was a major uprising by the rural peasantry in 19th-century  Scotland. Rents went unpaid. Fences were cut in the night. Land was illegally occupied. Telegraph poles were cut down. Roads were blocked with boulders. And government officials were attacked and beaten by mobs of women and men and children. Finally, in November 1884, the British government authorised a military invasion, dispatching gunboats and hundreds of marines.
Topics: Scotland, Hebrideas, Land revolts, land clearences
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Jan 11, 2020 Rhae Lynn Barnes
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A short history of possibly the largest slave uprising in the United States, in Louisiana in 1811, written by Rhae Lynn Barnes.
Topics: slavery, slave revolts
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Jan 11, 2020 Anarchist Federation
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A short account of the Lyon silk workers strike of 1834
Topics: Lyon, Silk workers, 1830s, strikes, French history
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A speech given by former US soldier and Iraq war veteran Mike Prysner in 2009.
Topics: War, militarism, capitalism
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Jan 11, 2020 Grif Stockley
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A short history of one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history when hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces after black farm workers tried to organise for better pay.
Topics: African-Americans, race, racial violence, massacres
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Jan 11, 2020 John Dorney
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A short history of Ireland’s most significant industrial dispute: the mass lockout of 20,000 workers by 400 employers in Dublin from August 1913 to January 1914.
Topics: Dublin, Dublin Lockout, lockouts, strikes
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Jan 11, 2020 Earl Conrad
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A short account of the Combahee River raid during the American Civil War, which was led by former slave and underground railroad activist Harriet Tubman, and freed nearly 800 slaves.
Topics: Slavery, Harriet Tubman, US Civil War
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Jan 11, 2020 Mikhail Bakunin
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From: Bakunin's Writings, Guy A. Aldred Modern Publishers, Indore Kraus Reprint co. New York 1947
Topics: Class war, Revolution
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Notwithstanding its limitations, an interesting historical look at the state's utilisation of academia and the cultural sphere in the struggle to discredit Marxism. First published 28/02/17 in 'The Philosophical Salon' of the 'LA Review of Books'.
Topics: CIA, Philosophy, postmodernism
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Jan 11, 2020
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A short account of the mass struggles in China from 1925 up to the Shanghai insurrection of 1927 and its crushing by the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, who was supported by the Chinese Communist Party.
Topics: Chinese Revolution, China, KMT, Chiang Kai-shek
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Jan 11, 2020 Nick Heath
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A short account of the revolutionary unrest in the Urals in 1905-1908 and the "Lbovschina".
Topics: Urals, Tsarist Russia, Insurrections
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Jan 11, 2020
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Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.
Topic: Concentration camps
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Jan 11, 2020
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A general strike of the tobacco workers and other unions on May 8th 1936 led to the bloody events of May 9th. The police confronted the massive strike by opening fire on the protesters. 12 dead and hundreds of wounded in one of the most important days in greek working class history.
Topics: Thessaloniki, Massacres, Greek protests
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A brief introduction to Richard Müller, the leader of the revolutionary shop stewards (Revolutionäre Obleute) among the German metal workers during World War One, and his role in the mass strikes in the German munitions industry in 1917 and 1918,
Topics: Revolutionäre Obleute, German revolution, Richard Müller