During the later years of the Vietnam war, a little-known but powerful rebellion developed within the ranks of the US forces. In this two-part episode, we talk about the GI resistance to the war with Jerry Lembcke, a Vietnam army veteran, now sociologist and author, and Bart, a navy veteran about their experiences. Continue reading “E10: The GI resistance in Vietnam, part 1”
John from WCH tells the story of the Spanish civil war and revolution of 1936-9 on the Revolutionary Left Radio podcast. Continue reading “Spanish civil war podcast”
In 1919 when the US government proposed introducing prohibition, hundreds of thousands of workers in New York and New Jersey voted to strike on the day it was enacted. They wore pins declaring “No beer no work”. We have used their original design to create some quality merchandise, made in the US, commemorating the events. Continue reading “No beer, no work!”
Podcast episode about the later history of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World 1918-1950s. We went to Chicago to talk to our friend Warren to learn more about this little-known period in the union’s history. Continue reading “E9: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1918-1950s”
The first in a series of episodes we will be producing about the Vietnam war. Here we talk to historian and author of Strike! Jeremy Brecher about the strike wave which swept the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 70s.
Continue reading “E8: The Vietnam war strike wave”
Join the Gramsci gang with this new WCH merchandise. Antonio Gramsci was an Italian Marxist philosopher and activist who theorised the idea of capitalist cultural hegemony, and was jailed by the fascists. Continue reading “New WCH luxury communist merch”
Our latest podcast, on the West Virginia mine wars 1902-1922. We speak with Catherine Moore and others from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, as well as some striking West Virginia teachers about the conflicts, and how they are remembered today. Continue reading “WCH E7: The West Virginia mine wars, 1902-1922”
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”