1980s

Struggles at Medgar Evers College

Midnight Notes' coverage of intersectional struggles at a New York College in the early 1980s.

Jenny Tells Her Tale: Stories From the Yorkshire Miners

John Dennis gardening for the strike

Memories of the 1984-5 miners' strike from Jenny Dennis, who was married to a Kiveton Park miner. Covering a range of subjects including the links the strike made with autonomous movements across Europe.
Content note: this text mentions sexual abuse and state violence, and contains some language that would now be considered dated.

1989: Venezuela 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.

Socialist Fulcrum - Socialist Party of Canada

spc-fulcrum-1974-01-jan-feb-mar-cover

Socialist Fulcrum, published quarterly 1968-1984 was an official publication of the Socialist Party of Canada, originally of Victoria branch. Full archive from official two bound volumes.

SPGB Conference and delegate meeting reports

SPGB 1949 delegate meeting cover

The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) conference and Autumn delegate meeting (ADM) reports archive.

A brief account of the Stop 'The City' protests - Dave (London Greenpeace)

A brief account of the Stop 'The City' protests (1983/4 London) concentrating on attitudes to police repression.

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Stop The City 1983/4 - Documentation and Attitudes To Policing

A brief account of the 'Stop The City' protests 1983/4, concentrating on attitudes to possible and actual police repression - and efforts to ensure effective protests.

For The Conference Against Police Repression
Haringey, 14th September 1985

Also includes leaflets and discussion documents produced by those involved at the time:

Review of "What is Situationism: A Reader"

A short book review from Black Flag #207.

The book itself is available on Libcom here.

Review: Revolution as Merchandise - "Unfinished Business-The Politics of Class War" - a British road to Anarchism

A review by "Nat Turner" of Class War's book Unfinished Business from Here & Now issue 13 (1992).

The review covers autonomist currents in London in the early 80s as well as a discussion of "identity politics".

Class War newspaper

A partial online archive of issues of Class War, a UK-based anarchist tabloid newspaper founded in 1983.