military and law enforcement

Revolutions, Republics and IWMA in the Spanish Empire - Jeanne Moisand

Giuseppe Fanelli and the Spanish internationalist núcleo which was to form the M

The Spanish republican 'Cantonalist Revolution' of 1873-74: the role of IWMA anarchists, Engel's critique of their activity (and the weaknesses of his own position), their relations to the different republican factions and the wider context of Atlantic worker/seaman revolts within the Spanish Empire.

Witness for the Prosecution - Colin Ward

At the end of the 2nd World War, Colin Ward was a young soldier beginning to be interested in anarchist ideas. Here he describes how he was called to give evidence against the group he later joined.

Published in Wildcat #1 1974. Text from The Anarchist Library.

Disaffection, 1797 to 1974

A timeline of resistance in the British armed forces published by Wildcat in 1974.

Text from The Anarchist Library.

Wildcat #1 (army supplement) September 1974

Supplement to Wildcat #1, focussing on disaffection, mutiny and dessertion in the armed forces. Includes contributions from Philip Sansom and Colin Ward.

“Destroy the Makhno movement” - The Bolsheviks’ secret war against Nestor Makhno and his insurgents - Volodymyr Horak

Makhno & comrades - 1920

How the Bolshevik state intelligence services tried to destroy the Makhnovist movement - and the resistance they met.

Direct Action against War - the battle for Shannon Airbase

All over the world millions of people have mobilised against the war in Iraq. These mobilisations were biggest in countries like Britain, Italy and Spain where the government supported the war but the population was against it. Southern Ireland also saw a massive demonstration on February 15th when around 10% of the capital's population marched through the city of Dublin.

Article from Black Flag in 2003.

Secrets and Lies: David Shayler

Article in Black Flag #220 (2001) on David Shayler, the former MI5 agent and his cosying up to liberal reformists.

Unrest in Britain in 1919

Government dispatches tanks to Liverpool - August Bank Holiday 1919

A short account of unrest in Britain during the year 1919

A New Internationalism? - Black Flag

On Friday 30 July those 'saviours' of the Balkans, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, arrived in Sarajevo to hold a press conference where they revealed their agenda for the 'reconstruction' of the region. Anyone still clinging to the notion that NATO bombarded the people of Yugoslavia out of humanitarian concerns for the Kosovar Albanians will have found little cause to retain such delusions after the Bill & Tony Show laid out their wares.

From Black Flag #218 1999.

Iraq: The Invisible War – Black Flag

In 1990, US Secretary of State James Baker told Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz that if Iraq did not comply with US demands, "we will reduce you to the pre-industrial age”. Nine years on, that objective has not changed.

From Black Flag #218 1999.