Clydeside IWW member on trial for Glasgow Pride protests: New court date!

Following the arrests of five protesters at last year's Glasgow Pride, one of the arrested, a member of the Clydeside IWW branch, after a postponement of their original court date, is now facing trial on the 8th of March. Clydeside IWW have organised a solidarity protest and published a call for solidarity, reproduced here.

Bakkavor Factory Newsletter - Issue 3

Bakkavor runs four factories and one warehouse in our area, employing around 3,500 permanent and agency workers. This issue deals with the union election, sex pests and dodgy temp agencies.

Notes on the Freedom Anarchist Newspaper Archive

When Freedom updated its website back in October I took the opportunity to start a side project I've been meaning to do for a while - digitising Freedom's newspaper back catalogue. Herein some notes which are a bit internal-bloggy to put on the news site ...

Exceptional Space: Concentration Camps and Labor Compounds in Late Nineteenth-Century South Africa

De Beers diamond mine, Kimberley, South Africa

Lindsay Weiss explores the relationship between the 1886 'closed labour compounds' of the South African diamond industry, the concentration camps of the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer war, and the german camps used in th Herero and Nama massacre of 1904. The article makes a critical contribution to linking the wartime camps with to earlier colonial forced labour camps outside wartime, especially since camps in the Boer war have been almost exclusively explored by military historians.

To fully reconcile The Boer War is to fully understand the ‘Black’ Concentration Camps

Benneyworth concentration camp

South African military historian Peter Dickens on the black concentration camps during the Second Boer War in South Africa.

Against the grain: the British far left from 1956

A general history of the post-1956 British far-left. Its contents cover a range of organisations beyond the Labour Party, bringing together leading experts to examine issues of class, race and gender from 1956 to the present day. The essays collected here are designed to highlight the impact made by the far left on British politics and society.

All That Melts into Air is Solid: A. Sivanandan

Sivanandan criticises the New Times tendency in Marxism Today's reorientation towards the Labour Party and its attempt to create a new electoral coalition.

The unsurprising reason Jonathan Pie rants sound straight out of Spiked

If you've ever thought that Jonathan Pie's contrived rants sounded like they could've been written by someone from a left-liberal rag obsessed with getting speaking gigs for fascists, you were right.

Hemel Hempstead Amazon workers' report: 'Power hour' or Workers' Power?

With our Amazon workers’ reports we hope to not provide yet another sad victim story of how Amazon turns humans into semi-robots. We leave this to the mainstream media.

Protest without illusions

CND march

Compilation of writings of British anarchist Vernon Richards from 1955 to 1964 on the anti-war movement and movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.