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.

A polymath mind: Kropotkin’s contributions to science

February 13th: While Peter Kropotkin is today best remembered as a leading anarchist thinker, one of the most persuasive advocates of anarchist communism, we should not forget that he was also a world-renown scientist, a geographer who revolutionised our understanding of the physical features of Asia.

Kropotkin: Act For Yourselves

February 6th: Continuing our multi-part series marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this January 1887 article is one of his better-known essays, and indeed lends the title of Freedom’s book of selected articles.

Kropotkin: Practical Questions

February 1st: Next up in our multi-part series marking the upcoming 100th anniversary of the death of Peter Kropotkin, this article July 1887 article considers the ways in which limited socialist visions are doomed to failure.