social movements

Communalism: from its origins to the 20th century - Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth's history of radical and religious communes. Available in text and as a PDF.

The anarcho-syndicalist movement in China in 1910s and 1920s - Vadim Damier

Notes on the early 20th century history of anarcho-syndicalism in China by Vadim Damier.

On the Passage of a Few Thousand People Through a Brief Period of Time

The deployment of austerity measures in Portugal gives the context to several resistance struggles and events that come under detailed description and analysis from a critical perspective.

Forconi: the new pitchfork protest

The new “pitchfork” protest – nationwide this time – was announced weeks ago but it still seems to have taken the whole country by surprise. It began on 9 December and is still going on today, the organizers declaring that they won’t stop until the Letta government collapses.

Anarchism in the Chinese revolution - Arif Dirlik

Dirlik "Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution" cover

The best book on early 20th century Chinese anarchist history, with broad theoretical considerations about China's revolutionary encounter with global capitalist modernity.

Dispersing power: Social movements as anti-state forces - Raul Zibechi

Raul Zibechi is one of Latin America's leading political theorists. His, his first book translated into English, is a historical analysis of social struggles in Bolivia and the forms of community power instituted by that country's indigenous Aymara.

Reds and Wobblies: working-class radicalism and the state in New Zealand 1915-1925

Talk presented at the National Library of New Zealand, 22 October 2013, by Jared Davidson about New Zealand's radical history. More images are available here.

Sleepless in Istanbul V

Report and analysis on the neighbourhood assemblies in Istanbul.

100 years of anarchism in New Zealand celebrated today

Philip Josephs

100 years ago today, 9 July, the Freedom Group was formed in Wellington, New Zealand.