Episode about the early history of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in the United States, 1905-1918. In conversation with Peter Cole, coeditor of the new book Wobblies of the World: a Global History of the IWW. Continue reading “WCH E6: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1905-1918”
To raise funds for WCH and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the May 68 uprising, we’ve released a range of merchandise using artwork from the rebellion, with a new range of products and designs up today. Check them out in our online store here.
A short video history of May Day – International Workers’ Day – celebrated worldwide on 1 May in remembrance of the eight anarchist workers sentenced to death in Chicago in 1886 for fighting for the 8-hour day. Continue reading “A short history of May Day”
An interview with Andy Littlechild, a rail track charge hand and rail workers’ union official, about Workmates: a fighting organisation of permanent and agency contract workers on London Underground in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Continue reading “WCH E5: Workmates – organising with agency workers on London Underground”
A short video history of resistance to the Vietnam war by US troops, 1000 of whom return to their combat medals to the government in protest at the war in April 1971.
2018 is the 50th anniversary of the May 68 uprising and mass strike of 10 million workers in France. So we have produced a range of high quality merchandise to commemorate the occasion and raise funds for the WCH project, using original artwork from the rebellion by the Atelier Populaire, slightly modified by us. 1968-2018, la lutte continue – the struggle continues! Get it in our online shop here. Continue reading “May 68 50th anniversary merch”
Podcast episode with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs. Continue reading “WCH4: Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II”
A short video history of the great UK miners’ strike, which began this month, March in 1984, and ended in March 1985. Continue reading “The UK miners’ strike, 1984-5”
Second of our two-part interview with John Barker, Angry Brigade prisoner, covering the arrests, the sensational trial, his time in prison and the political situation upon his release in the late 1970s.
The first of a two-part interview about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first urban guerrilla group, with John Barker, author who in 1972 was convicted for being part of the organisation. Continue reading “Episode 2: The Angry Brigade, part 1”