history

Towards a History of Anarchist Anti-Imperialism: Only the Workers and Peasants Will Go All the Way

Reordering the global hierarchy of wealth, power, and resources are critical questions that any internationalist revolution will face. Often ignored or obscured, South African author Lucien van der Walt provides a well needed overview of the relationship between anarchism and anti-colonial struggles. By Lucien van der Walt “In this struggle, only the workers and peasants […]

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Post-Revolutionary Pioneer: Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz Renters Movement

A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters’ Movement by Andrew Grant Wood. By Andrew Grant Wood Compañeros: ¡Viva el amor Universal! ¡Viva la emancipación de la mujer! ¡Arriba el Comunismo! ¡Viva la humanidad libre! ¿Mujeres? ¡A la lucha! María Luisa Marín, 1923 When female prostitutes in the Veracruz […]

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Albert Parsons: Anarchist and Labor Martyr in His Own Words

Introduction by José Antonio Gutiérrez Dantón As a tribute to one of the most remarkable agitators in labor history, we publish on May Day the autobiography of Albert Parsons. He was one of the five Chicago Anarchists who were tried in 1886-1887 and executed in November 1887 for their role as 8-hour working-day agitators and […]

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The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action

A classic and detailed introduction to the role anarchism played in the Spanish Civil War and the anarchist revolution within the republican zone. Originally published by Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland). A glossary of political organization names and chronology of events can be found at the end.  Pamphlet Version  Introduction Much has been written about the Spanish […]

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Outline of US Labor History with a Focus on the Role of the Left

This draft document attempts to present a brief decade by decade outline of labor and the labor movement in the US with an emphasis on the role and relation of the left. First published in 2009.  By Adam Weaver Colonial Through Pre-Civil War Period Indentured servants, sailors and slaves organize minor labor protests and rebellions, […]

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