The events of ’68 (1868, that is)

March 28th: This year’s 150th anniversary of the first vote under a working-class franchise needs to be remembered.

A Oes Heddwch? Welsh peace activism historic and modern

March 26th: Ahead of Cardiff Stop The Arms Fair protests due tomorrow, Jane Harries writes about some of the peace movement’s historic associations in Wales, and about modern-day movements.

History: The Anarchist Ball of 1961

March 10th: As the British anarchist movement got going after a long decade on the back foot, Freedom’s October Ball showcased a burgeoning powerhouse.

Far from therapeutic …

March 2nd: PAT ARROWSMITH, field organiser for the Committee of 100, was serving a 3-month sentence in Gateside Prison, Greenock, for her part in the anti-Polaris demonstration at Holy Loch when this article was published by Freedom Press.

History gallery: The Committee of 100

February 15th: Freedom Newspaper’s first ever full-page picture spread from 1961 offers a unique record of the famous Committee of 100 anti-war march of February 18th that year, which began what was to become the modern British anti-war movement.  Led by anarchist fellow-traveller Bertrand Russell, who resigned from CND to set it up, the Committee of 100 ran

Because he is a man

February 2nd: Who are the Rats?

Notes of an accidental jailer

January 4th: THE LEAST EXPERIENCE OF PRISONS teaches you that they’re criminal universities for prisoners; they morally corrupt all law-enforcement officers; they make criminal the societies they’re intended to ‘protect’.

Gallery: The 1979 Women’s March

December 30th: The gallery below consists of a set of slowly disintegrating photos of a huge abortion rights march which took place in 1979, rescued from the Freedom Press archive.

1958: The Season of Goodwill

December 23rd: Ahead of Christmas, we reproduce the following historic seasonal Freedom article from nearly 60 years ago, comprised of a selection of small festive vignettes by Philip Sansom.

Practices of Self-Organisation in 1980s South Africa

December 17th: In this transcribed talk, Russian academic Daria Zelenova explores the experiences of radical militants in 1980s South Africa and the implications of events from that time for contemporary protest.