December 21st: “Those Papuans of yours are some 700,000 and living in the Stone Age” said John F Kennedy in 1963, as he approved an agreement to hand over control of West Papua to Indonesia, ceded from the Dutch.
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.
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.
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.
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
December 1st: In an interview with world famous Dutch-Canadian journalist Pierre Van Paassen, Anarcho-Syndicalist leader and Spanish Loyalist general Buenaventura Durruti said: “We are giving Hitler and Mussolini far more worry with our revolution than the whole Red Army of Russia.
November 29th: "Right now, we fight in hell." As Poland’s oldest squat faces eviction, George F.
November 28th: There is open revolt in the Iran and for some reason and no one seems to be talking about it.
November 25th: This month marks 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution: the wave of mass demonstrations against the one-party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.