History: The rise and fall of the Knights of Labor

December 15th: Stephen Parfitt looks at the legendary US workers’ organisation from its founding in 1869 to its collapse in the 1890s and considers what lessons can be drawn by modern militants.

The first post election anti-Boris rally (of many)

December 14th: A protest outside Downing Street against the newly-elected Prime Minister last night saw a bit of edge that has been sorely lacking in recent years, say our people on the ground.

Manc Bookfair 2019

Report: Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

December 10th: One of the reasons I love Manchester is that it’s always had an attitude of looking out for each other that comes with being broke.

Lecturers and cleaners stand together as 1,000 picket UCL

December 4th: Up to 1,000 members of academics union UCU and base union IWGB and their supporters walked the pickets today as part of the first-ever joint strike between cleaners and academic staff at University College London (UCU).

French anarchists on the strike for pensions

December 6th: The following statement from France’s anarchist CNT-AIT union analyses the nature of yesterday’s general strike, which has brought out millions of people and affected everything from schools and transport to legal services and hospitals.

Italy: Anarchist arrested for alleged bomb manufacture

December 3rd: Giuseppe Sciacca is the latest person to have been detained over attacks aimed at shutting down migrant detention facilities following raids which closed the Asilo Occupato social centre in Turin on February 7th.

Courtesy of Guy Smallman

We are here, even if Macron doesn’t want it: One year of the Gilets Jaunes

December 1st: On November 16th the Gilets Jaunes movement marked one year since it burst onto the scene and threw a spanner in the works of President Macron’s agenda.

Syndicalism and the working class experience

December 7th: In this classic explainer of trade unionism without bureaucrats from 1952, Philip Sansom (pictured) considers the thinking behind anarcho-syndicalism before giving an example from the time — the fascinating and little-known Mutual Aid Society of the Euston railwaymen.

“Power anywhere where there’s people!” – 50 years since the FBI murdered Fred Hampton

December 4th: Fifty years ago to the day, Fred Hampton – the 21 year old deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party – was assassinated by the FBI and the Chicago Police Department.

Travelling to the COP25 summit in Madrid? Make sure you know your rights

December 2nd: If you are planning to travel from Britain to protests at the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid, which begins next week, it is important that you know about the Spanish state’s approach to freedom of assembly and in particular the extremely draconian Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security (Ley Orgánica

Governments always overestimate what people will tolerate

December 14th: From Chile to Hong Kong, through Catalonia to France — it has been kicking off everywhere.

13/12: Don’t mourn, organise.

December 13th: As we celebrate our ACAB day, let us disempower, disarm and disband the police and dare to dream of a world without cops.

The battle’s done – and we need more weapons

December 13th: It’s not fun to weigh in today amid the sadness of watching a triumphant, smug parade of Tory scumbags mouthing off about how they intend to stick it to the poor this time — but we can’t sit still when the new class war is on its way.