Glasgow

George Barrett, anarchists and the Great Unrest

Freedom Press published a selection of essays by 1910s anarchist activist George Barrett, Our Masters Are Helpless, at the start of this month. Below is an edited and slightly expanded text of the launch event talk.

Racists, Reds and the Revolt on the Clyde, 1919

Black British sailors, 1919.

The story of a race riot that broke out in Glasgow, during the height of Red Clydeside militancy, when around 30 black sailors were chased out of the hiring yard by a mob of white sailors. Yet, rather than a spontaneous outburst of hatred, it was actually the culmination of nationalist and anti-migrant politics promoted within working-class organisations (such as the Independent Labour Party and the British Seafarers's Union) both before and even after the events.

The 1912 Leeds Anarchist Conference

Carrying on a regional tradition common in the 1890s and early 1900s(for example in Scotland), anarchists met for what was the first known UK wide conference in 1912.

We here reproduce a text by Joseph Buckman who appears to be a historian of working class struggles and immigration especially of the jews.

Glasgow SDL Demo Confronted by Anti-Fascists

On Saturday the 21st of July, a coalition of militant anti-fascists came together to oppose the Scottish Defence League in Glasgow. This is an account of the day's events.

Milton, Rita (1924 – 2011)

Rita Milton

A short biography of Scottish anarchist Rita Milton

Solidarity (Glasgow)

Partial archive of the journal published by the Glasgow group of UK libertarian socialist group, Solidarity, from 1965.

Police out of Pride! 5 arrested at Glasgow Pride as Police Scotland lead the parade

A member of the IWW bloc was arrested before the march even began

Five LGBT+ activists have been arrested after protesting police involvement in Glasgow Pride.

Interview with John Taylor Caldwell

Discussion by John Taylor Caldwell on some of the early developments in anarchism in Glasgow.

Scottish Anarchist -Fight the Rich, Not their wars

Leaflet and newsheet produced in 2001 against the Iraq War by numerous scottish anarchists and liberations including I believe the Scottish Federation of Anarchists(SFA).