army

Too Young to Go to War but Old Enough to be Executed

blindfolded soldier herbert burden

A short account of Herbert Burden, a 17 year old boy executed by the British Army for desertion during the First World War. Burden was among 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed by the British Military for ‘cowardice and desertion’ during the First World War. The article originally appeared on the WordPress blog Running Past.

The Makhnovist movement and the national question in the Ukraine, 1917-1921

Fedir Shchus, sitting centre with other Makhnovist troops

A detailed account and analysis of the Ukrainian revolutionary anarchist army, during the Russian revolution, written by Aleksandr Shubin.

Poland 1956 Photo Gallery

A small collection of photographs documenting the wave of anti government protests in Poland in 1956, that were overshadowed by the events in Hungary of that same year.

An appeal to the army

An appeal published in 1891 by anarchists in Sheffield, England, aimed at soldiers calling on them not to take up arms against their fellow workers.

1995: Russian Mothers Attempt to Stop Chechen War

Article about the attempt by a group of Russian Mothers to stop the first war in Chechnya by direct action.

1919: Prison Strikes at Fort Leavenworth

In 1919 the prison population for military prisons had swelled. In response to the pressure and arbitrary sentencing inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison started a series of prison strikes.

CIA Death Squads: Allan Nairn

Allan Nairn on the decades of direct CIA involvement in Guatemalan death squads.

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944 - Steven Johns

Tirailleurs as prisoners of war

A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.

The whitewashing of French forces in the liberation of Paris - Steven Johns

Senegalese troops who fought for the French as prisoners of war in Europe

A short account of how American and British commanders ensured that the liberation of Paris was orchestrated by a “whites only” force.

Attempted military coup in Turkey

Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge.

Ongoing updates and discussion on the attempted military coup in Turkey with contributions from working-class radicals on the ground.