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. May 4th, 1886: anarchists lead a protest in Haymarket Square, Chicago, against the violence of police against workers on strike around the city. They do
Rounding off our month of articles commemorating 100 years since Kropotkin died, Selva Varengo writes on the political philosopher’s long association with the Freedom Group through the Freedom newspaper and how many of his key works were outlined in its pages.
Mass protests in early 2021 show that the authoritarian regime of Putin and his billionaire friends is no longer agreeable with a significant part of Russian society.
Greek Horror: How an Epstein level paedophile scandal could connect to the first time in Greek history that a political prisoner dies of hunger strike
CW: mentions of child sexual abuse.
George, 24, is having to go to work at a small London office during the pandemic, despite being able work from home.
The following long read first appeared in Freedom’s July and August issues in 1912, as the Great Unrest was in full swing.