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Stop the First World War: 1914 and the Schism in International Anarchism


1914 and the Schism in International Anarchism

Pietro Dipaola

The outbreak of the First World War caused an irreparable schism in the international anarchist community. Many of the protagonists in this harsh dispute lived in exile in London, including the chief adversarie: the Russian, (Prince) Petr Kropotkin, who supported the Entente, and the Italian Errico Malatesta who argued that the ‘only acceptable war was the fight of the oppressed against the oppressors’.

Pietro Dipaola’s talk reconstructs this debate and focuses on some of the activities and the repression of the anarchists including the interment in Alexandra Palace of the German anarchist Rudolf Rocker and the imprisonment of his companion Milly Witcop.

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Mulk Raj Anand’s Across the Black Waters : remembering Indian soldiers in WW1

Please join Man Booker Prize judge Alistair Niven for an evening to discuss the politics of Indian soldiers involvement in the First World War, as explored in Mulk Raj Anand’s recently republished classic book on the subject, ‘Across the Black Waters’.

Review: ‘The Story of Walter Tull’

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Review: ‘The Story of Walter Tull’

by Merilyn Moos A remarkable and poignant production of ‘The Story of Walter Tull’ was put on by the newly formed Tottenham Theatre (dir. Lynda Brennan), in partnership with the Bruce Grove Youth centre, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The play was chosen for the theatre’s first production partly because of Tull’s links to […]