History

1989: Venezuela's Caracazo food riots

In the 1980s Venezuela was suffering a major economic crisis, in response the government imposed extreme austerity policies that led to massive hikes in the cost of food, fuel and services. By 1989 protests had erupted and escalated to major rioting and government imposed a state of emergency.

Sirobaba, Iakov Matviyovich aka Syrovatsky (189? -1923)

Sirobaba

A short biography of the diehard Makhnovist commander Iakov Sirobaba aka Syrovatsky

A gold watch for Medvedev: the killing of the Flea

The Chekist, Medvedev.

A short account of the killing of Makhnovist commander Ivan Pogrebnyak alias The Flea

Avramenko, Andrei Andreevich aka Kamenyuk, Kamenev, Kamyany (1880-1921)

Kamenyuk

A short biography of the independent minded Makhnovist commander Kamenyuk

Koitscho Koitschew (1922-2019) [ German language version ]

Am 3. April 2019, kurz vor seinem 97. Geburtstag, ist unser treuer alte Genosse Koitscho Koitschew in Dresden gestorben. Koitscho wurde am 18. April 1922 in Bulgarien im Dorf Parwomajzi bei Weliko Tarnowo in eine bäuerliche Familie geboren. Schon als Jugendlicher in seinem Heimatdorf schloss er sich der anarchosyndikalistischen Bewegung an.

Against the Logic of the Guillotine: Why the Paris Commune Burned the Guillotine—and We Should Too

Crimethinc examine the history behind the guillotine, its current popularity as a left symbol, and try to suggest a vision of liberation not based around revenge fantasies.

Malitskaya, Olga Ivanovna (Yanovna) (1881-1937)

Olga Malitskaya

A short biography of the anarchist Olga Malitskaya

Schwartzbard, Shalom (1886-1938)

Shalom Schwartzbard, 1886-1938.

Short biography of Jewish anarchist poet and participant in both 1905 and 1917 Russian revolutions Shalom Schwartzbard, who carried out a revenge assassination of a leading anti-Semitic pogromist in Paris.

The anarchist sage/'Der Goen Anarkhist': Rabbi Yankev-Meir Zalkind and religious genealogies of anarchism

Anna Elena Torres' essay on Rabbi Yankev-Meir Zalkind's anarchist thinking.

Engels letter to Schluter about Samuel Gompers

Engels' position on Samuel Gompers and AFL