History

Anarchist History: Confessions of an Awkward Pupil

  • Posted on: 30 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From AK Press - by Barry Pateman

When the KSL issued our first publication, George Cores’ “Personal Recollections of the Anarchist Past” in 1992 there really was a shortage of good, accurate and informative books, articles or pamphlets about the history of anarchism. The works of Paul Avrich were the gold standard – exhaustively researched and reliable – and other occasional gems shone out of the pile. Some of the available material, though, was disturbingly erroneous and we have to put that down partly to a lack of primary material that led authors to make strange assumptions about people and their ideas.

Anarchists Smashed the Windows of East London's Crappy New Jack the Ripper Museum

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Anarchists Smashed the Windows of East London's Crappy New Jack the Ripper Museum

Via VICE:

Last week VICE reported that a new museum that promised to celebrate the Suffragete movement and the women of East London had opened—but turned out to be a museum about Jack the Ripper, a man who is famous for mutilating and murdering women.

This week the understandable outrage has boiled over into public protest. On Tuesday the Greens, Lib Dems, Communist Party, and other left-wing groups held a demo outside the proposed museum. On Wednesday night it was the turn of anarchist rabble-rousers Class War and a bunch of their rowdy friends to voice their hostilities.

On the Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Posted on: 5 August 2015
  • By: worker

Addressing an adoring crowd in Prague not long after he entered office in 2009, President Barack Obama promised to aggressively pursue US ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), a major step in disarming and stopping the continued development of nuclear weapons. Later that year, when Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee “attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”

Anarchist Who Shot Henry Clay Frick Was Aiming For Revolution

  • Posted on: 26 June 2015
  • By: worker

From WESA

Most days, Henry Clay Frick liked to take a late lunch with friends at the Duquesne Club, just a short distance from his Fifth Avenue office at the Chronicle-Telegraph building. He’d just returned to his desk on Saturday, July 23 1892, when anarchist Alexander Berkman, wearing a brand new black suit, pushed the door open.

TFSR: Dixie Be Damned: a regional history of the South East through an Insurrectional Anarchist lense

  • Posted on: 18 May 2015
  • By: Bursts

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on May 18th through May 24th, 2015, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

Anarchy, Panarchy and Peace — I

  • Posted on: 13 May 2015
  • By: worker

Max Nettlau’s writings on anarchist strategy form an early entry in a well-established anarchist genre: “Writings about Why this ‘Anarchy’ Thing Hasn’t Caught on Like We Thought it Should.” They’re notable for a number of reasons, including Nettlau’s credentials as “the Herodotus of Anarchism” and the fact that they date from such an early period in anarchist history. If my sense of the chronology is correct, anarchism had been a widely used keyword for less than twenty years when “Responsibility and Solidarity in the Labor Struggle” was published, and Nettlau published his “heresies” to an audience composed of many of the most prominent pioneers of anarchism.

TFSR: Jesse Cohn on anarchist art, lit & resistance culture (1848-2011)

  • Posted on: 20 April 2015
  • By: Bursts

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on April 20th through April 26th, 2015, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

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