Freedom News

The Commune and the Balkans: The Case of Bulgaria

June 6th: If we are to try to identify some of the most important aspects of the history of the Balkans, we cannot but point out the persistent vision of a surprisingly consistent utopia…~Andrej Grubacic The Commune, as a political form, was a reoccurring theme within Bulgaria’s liberatory movement that fought against the Ottoman Empire, suggesting that

50 years ago: The Trial of the Stoke Newington Eight

May 30th: The Angry Brigade was one of the most famous and controversial phenomenons of the 1970s.

70 years ago: Imperial greed on Africa’s west coast

January 7th: Amid the horrors of the Mau Mau uprising Britain’s malignant role in 1950s West and Southern Africa is less well covered, but it wasn’t entirely ignored by progressives, as today’s featured article from Freedom‘s January 5th issue of 1952 shows.

Sophia Kropotkin (and a trip to Hartlepool)

September 18th: Notes and an extract on the life of an under-researched figure of revolutionary Europe.

75 years since ‘the luxury squatters’ seized properties in West London

September 8th: On September 8th 1946, some 1500 men, women and children occupied properties in Kensington and Chelsea as part of the largest single direct action of trespass in a year marked by the squatting of military camps and empty residences across the UK

The kidnap of Alexander Haitoglou

May 25th: To mark Freedom Press’s fundraising campaign to publish A Normal Life, the autobiography of “Greek Robin Hood” Vassilis Palaiokostas, this piece recounts the events of when Vassilis and his brother, Nikos, kidnapped and ransomed a Greek industrialist in 1995.

Frank Leech: Why I went on Hunger Strike

April 11th: The following article by a wartime conscientious objector is taken from an April 1944 issue of War Commentary, brought out by the Freedom Group during World War II shortly before its editors were arrested for sedition.

Freedom and the 1974 Miners’ Strike

March 23rd: Jack Saundrs looks over some recent additions to Freedom’s extensive digital archive, which draws together unique scans and mirrored works to create a sizeable library of the paper’s historic works.

International anarchist statement on the centenary of the 1921 Kronstadt Uprising

March 7th: Today marks the 100th annviersary of the beginning of the Kronstadt uprising.

Kropotkin: The Permanence of Society After the Revolution

February 20th: Continuing our multi-part series marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this October 1890 article considers how to avoid the curdling of a revolutionary mindset over the long haul of social change.