History

Reflections on the way to the gallows

Kanno Sugako

A short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist feminist Kanno Sugako, prior to her execution on 25 January 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor. She was the only woman to ever be hanged for treason in Japan.

The British camps

Frongoch concentration camp, north Wales, 1916

Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.

Making the steam roll: a personal narrative of a locoman

Dharampal

A first person account by Dharampal/Comrade Burmee of a lifetime of work and struggle on the Indian railways from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

The Chinese democratic uprising, 1989

Chinese workers on motorbikes demonstrate

A detailed account of the national uprising for democracy which swept China in 1989 and was crushed after the Tiananmen Square massacre, written by George Katsiaficas.

The early Christian communists

Agape Feast

The early Christian Communities practiced communism, here's how we know.

The Party Organizer

The Party Organizer began being published in 1927 and was the main internal organizing paper for the CPUSA. It functioned as a tool to guide party activists and can provide clearer insights for present day communist organizers.

Interactive map of the 1905 revolution

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A map of the 1905-07 revolution – a precursor to the 1917 revolutions, which gave the world the workers’ councils, a staple of many revolutionary upheavals ever since. Work in progress.

Sanchez Rosa, Jose (1864-1936): The Shoemaker of Grazalema

Jose Sanchez Rosa.

A short biography of Jose Sanchez Rosa, noted Andalucian anarchist shot by the Francoists in 1936

Against the mainstream: Nazi privatization in 1930s Germany

An article about the wave of privatisations carried out by the Nazi party in the 1930s.

Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students, by Chris Knight

Noam Chomsky and police confronting students at MIT, November 1969

It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'.* Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day.