Reviews: valuable lessons from the Sojourner Truth Organization

Nate Hawthorne's review of Michael Staudenmaier's Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986, for the Industrial Worker.

Staudenmaier, Michael. Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2012. Paperback, 304 pages, $19.95.

My experience in the ICC - Devrim Valerian

A piece explaining some of the reasons why I left the left communist organisation the International Communist Current (ICC).

By way of introduction:

Revolutionary manifesto and program of the Tampa Workers' Affinity Group

A manifesto and program from an almost forgotten group of anarchists and left communists that existed in Tampa, FL in the '80s.

Revolutionary Manifesto

The Angry Brigade: A history of Britain's first urban guerrilla group

This book covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the “Stoke Newington 8” conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey—the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Written after extensive research—among both the libertarian opposition and the police—it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.

Between 1970 and 1972, the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action.

The WOW factor: Wollongong’s unemployed and the dispossession of class and history

The following is the text of a paper delivered to the first biennial Wollongong History Conference hosted by the University of Wollongong in June, 2007. The theme for the conference was Memory, Heritage and Place: Wollongong’s Changing History.

[b]The paper is based on part of my honours thesis completed in 2006, which involved interviewing people who were active in the Wollongong Out of Workers’ Union (WOW) during the 1980s (excerpts of two of those interviews can be found in [url=

Interview with the Federation of Anarchists in Moldova

Very rare interview with the Federation of Anarchists in Moldova by the IASR (Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative from Romania).

IASR: What is FAM (Federation of Anarchists in Moldova)?

FAM: Federation of Anarchists in Moldova emerged from the desire to create an anarchist coordination and information center. Currently, our main priority is to provide information.

IASR: There is an anarchist movement in Moldova?

Symposium: Truth and revolution

A symposium on Michael Staudenmaier's Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986.

In May of this year, AK Press published Michael Staudenmaier's Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986. Sojourner Truth Organization was most often known as and spoken of as STO.

Introduction to the Anarchist Communist Association, 1979

Text of a 1979 pamphlet by UK-based Anarchist Communist Association, setting out their principles and consitution. The group emerged from a split in the Anarchist Workers Association.

Introduction: A New World In Our Hearts

“we are going to inherit the earth. The bourgeoisie may blast and bomb its own world before it finally leaves the stage of history. We are not afraid of the ruins. We who built the cities and ploughed the prairies can build again only better next time. We carry a new world in our hearts. That world is growing this minute”

Radical America, 1967-1999

A history of the magazine Radical America, which emerged out of, and eventually outlasted, Students For A Democratic Society.

Radical America was a product of the campus-based New Left of the late 1960s, specifically the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), but the magazine long outlived its seedbed. Its trajectory shows something about the effort to place an intellectual stamp on the radical impulses of the late twentieth century.

The Hajduks of Cotovschi

A short history of The Hajduks of Cotovschi, an anarchist communist partisan organization from Romania, that pursued its activity in Bucharest, between 1939 to 1941.

The name of the organization was chosen to honor the name of Grigory Cotovschi (alternate spelling: Kotovski) and was created by Ion Vetrila in 1939, being active in the period when the legionaries from the "Legion of Archangel Michael" were collaborating with Antonescu government. The Hajduks of Cotovschi were organized according to a classical scheme: basically 5 people in a group.