speeches

The 1934 Toledo Auto Lite strike - Ted Selander

National Guardsmen charge the picket line

A speech given by participant Ted Selander on June 3, 1984 at an anniversary celebration of the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike.

May Day and the Fight Back We Need

Occupy Iowa City held a rally and march as part of Occupy May 1st and the national Day of Action / General Strike. This was given as a speech there by Wild Rose Collective member R. Spourgìtis.

Ravachol’s forbidden defence speech

On trial for murder after a series of bombings, the revolutionary terrorist Ravachol attempted to give the following speech, not to deny his guilt, but to accept and explain it. According to contemporary accounts, he was cut off after a few words, and the speech was never delivered. He was guillotined shortly afterwards.

A Wobbly speech from Occupy Portland

A member of the Portland IWW gives a speech at Occupy Portland.

The General Strike - Bill Haywood

Summary of a speech made in New York City on March 16, 1911 by IWW organizer 'Big' Bill Haywood.

Interventions by the KAPD at the 3rd Congress of the Communist International, 1921

Interventions by delegates of the left communist KAPD (Communist Workers Party of Germany) at the Congress of the Third International.

Victor Serge: Totalitarianism and State Capitalism - Philippe Bourrinet

Complete text of Bourrinet’s presentation at the Victor Serge Symposium held in Moscow, September 29-30, 2001.

Speech At The Third Congress Of The Communist International — Max Hempel (Jan Appel)

Jan Appel's speech to the 1921 Congress of the Third International under the pseudonym Max Hempel.

Report On Our Organisation. Founding Congress Of The KPD (Spartakus) — Hugo Eberlein

Hugo Eberlein's report on organisation presented to the founding Congress of the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacist league) in 1918.

"I am not a man or a woman, I am a transexual" - Jamrat Mason speaks at Hackney Pride, 2010

Transcript of a speech given at Hackney Pride 2010. Transman and anarchist communist Jamrat Mason discusses gender, sexuality and sexism and the wider relevance of transgender issues in society. One paragraph that was omitted from the actual speech for reasons of length is included below in square brackets.