Sheffield

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.

Report on the 2018 IWW Organising Summit

My notes on the UK IWW's organising summit in Sheffield.

Kala Sho or Black Consciousness, April 1986

Newsletter of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement, May 1986

Sharrow Action Bulletin - May 1989

March in Sheffield

Sharrow Action Committee Against Racism/Fascism's May 1989 bulletin, detailing racist attacks in Sheffield and community response, criticising the role of the police and council.

Kala Mazdoor - Issue 1

Come what may, we are here to stay

The Asian Youth Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved thousands of young people in radical politics, focused on resistance to the National Front, the police, and deportations. This is issue 1 of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement's paper, Kala Mazdoor.

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.

A different 5-year plan

Sheffield employment chart

This article is a response to a piece published by one of my union colleagues on some possible aspirations for the Sheffield Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) General Members’ Branch over the course of the next half-decade.

The laughter of Inspector Rowley

IAN SAINSBURY is a 37-year-old Irishman living in Sheffield, whose article "How to sell your way to slavery" appeared in ANARCHY 26.

A different five-year plan

This article is a response to a piece published by one of my union colleagues on some possible aspirations for the Sheffield Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) General Members’ Branch over the course of the next half-decade.

A 5-year plan for Sheffield IWW

Working in the tradition of Weakening the Dam (see Goals, Then Strategy, Then Tactics) and shamelessly copying Lifelong Wobbly’s article, What’s Your Five Year Plan?, here’s an article that sets out a possible set of objectives for Sheffield IWW to hit by 1st January 2020.