People’s History

People’s History: The Diggers

People’s History: The Diggers On this day in 1649, a working-class movement, that would come to be known as the Diggers, believing that the land belonged collectively to all, arrived on St. George’s Hill in Surrey, England and began to communally sew crops in defiances of the landlords. “This Declares likewise to all Laborers, or such as… Read more »

People’s History: Students on Strike!

Today is the anniversary of the longest strike in UK history when young primary school students went on strike for 25 years after the sacking of their two socialists teachers. Soliciting donations from all over the country the students along with their former teachers founded an alternative school known as the Burston Strike School to… Read more »

People’s History: The Kronstadt Uprising

On this day in 1921, the Bolshevik Army began an unrelenting assault on the workers, peasants, sailors and citizens of Kronstadt after they demanded the freedom to organize, speak, assemble, and form unions. After holding out for more than a week thousands were killed, executed, or imprisoned for their participation. More here:

People’s History: Lucy Parsons

On this day in 1942, a house fire in Chicago tragically silenced one of the most ardent revolutionary voices the city had ever known. “We are willing to work for peace at any price, except at the price of liberty.” –Lucy Parsons More here via Jacobin Magazine:

People’s History: Rosa Luxemburg

On this day in 1871, revolutionary socialist, radical feminist, and antiwar activist, Rosa Luxemburg was born in Zamość, Poland. “Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of a party – however numerous they may be – is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of the one who… Read more »