PDFs

In the tradition: where our politics comes from

The object of the following article is to outline the various political movements, events and current ideas and individuals which have in one way or another, served as influences upon the development of the Anarchist Communist Federation and subsequently the Anarchist Federation.

1977-83: Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Protest Disapearnces in Argentina

A history of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. A group of Mothers whose children had been killed and disappeared by the Argentinian government.

1965-72: SOS Australian Mothers Resist Vietnam War Conscription

Article about the activities of Save Our Sons, a group made up by mothers of Australian conscripts. And the role it played in ending conscription and Australian involvement in the Vietnam war.

1995: Russian Mothers Attempt to Stop Chechen War

Article about the attempt by a group of Russian Mothers to stop the first war in Chechnya by direct action.

1970: The Vancouver to Ottawa Abortion Caravan

In 1970 a group of Feminist embarked on a caravan tour from Vancouver to Ottawa to protest the lack of rights to access to abortion in Canada.

1984: Ogharefe Women Blockade Pan Ocean Oil

In their struggle with the global oil giant Pan Ocean Oil the women of the Ogharefe used blockades and a traditional African custom to force the company to give in to their demands.

1996-7: Philadelphians campaign against welfare cuts

In 1996 state and federal welfare reforms threatened to leave hundreds of thousands of poor and unemployed under threat. A coalition of Philadelphian activists and homeless attempted to fight both state and federal welfare reform programs.

1975-83: Maori New Zealanders Occupy Golf Course in Struggle for Tribal Lands

In the 70's Maori groups began a series of occupations to reclaim their tribal lands. The occupation of the Raglan golf course, a former burial site was an eight year struggle with the New Zealand government.

1970: Feminist Sit in at Ladies Home Journal

An account of a sit in by several feminist groups at the Ladies Home Journal, a popular women's magazine, that was staffed almost entirely by men.

1992-96: Asian Immigrant Garment Workers Protests

An account of the struggle of mostly immigrant Asian garment workers for work compensation and improvements in conditions.