History

German Anarchist Communism from the 1890s to the 1930s: the AFD and the FKAD

A short history of German anarchist communism

School for Syndicalism

An eyewitness account of the shop stewards' movement on Tyneside during the first world war.

Gender egalitarianism made us human: A response to David Graeber & David Wengrow's 'How to change the course of human history' - by Camilla Power

In an ambitious recent article in Eurozine David Graeber and David Wengrow try to rewrite the narrative of human history. They attack the ‘myth’ that humans had once enjoyed equality and freedom in hunter-gatherer bands, until the invention of farming sent us down the road to social inequality.

The History of a One-sided Dialogue With Todd Ashker

Historian Denis O'Hearn writes about his relationship with Todd Ashker, one of the leaders of the 2011-2013 hunger strike movement in California prisons. This article first appeared in Counterpunch.

The Short Corridor: How the Most Isolated Prisoners in America Took on the System, and Won

An article from the LA Review of Books giving a history of the mass hunger strike movement that challenged solitary confinement in the California prison system.

Nostalgia in the UK

An article by the Bash Street Kids looking at the history of UK anarchism in the 1980s. This article was first published as part of Smash Hits Bulletin #3, and was subsequently made available on the internet by uncarved.org.

The Beat Goes On: A History of Cable Street Beat

A history of Cable Street Beat, the musical wing of Anti-Fascist Action, from Fighting Talk magazine. This article was digitised as part of the collection at uncarved.org.

Marx and Engels and the Communist Movement

The following article is a chapter from The Idea: Anarchist Communism, Past, Present and Future by Nick Heath. We should point out that whilst we regard Marx's analysis of capitalism and class society as a very important contribution to revolutionary ideas, we are critical of his attitudes and behaviour within both the Communist League and the First International.

Our passive society

People watching TV

A short history of how our society became so rife with collective passiveness.

To see the Holocaust in a grain of sand

The Holocaust