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Algerian War of Independence
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A conflict between France and Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918)
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Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Irish War of Independence
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A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
A Marxist History of the World part 103: 1989: the fall of Stalinism
Faulkner, Neil
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2012
Counterfire
The revolutions of 1989 represent great victories for mass action, but they were limited in effect.
A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
Faulkner, Neil
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2012
Counterfire
The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British...
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
Mau Mau Uprising
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An insurgency by Kenyan peasants against the British colonialist rule.
May 1968 in France
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May 1968, referring to the period when the events occurred in France, saw the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country,[1] the first wildcat general strik...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
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2017
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Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Readings from the Peasants' Revolt
Bragg, Melvyn
Article
2002
BBC
Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with Voices of the Powerless, in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at six criti...
Revolution.international
Website
Connexions
Web resources on revolutionary politics and revolution.
List of revolutions and rebellions
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This is a list of revolutions and rebellions
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
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A strike and mutiny by Indian sailors of the Royal Indian Navy on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay (Mumbai) harbour in 1946.
Satyagraha
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A campaign of nonviolent protest against the British in colonial India in 1930.
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Ukraine: the practice of protest
Genté, Régis; Rouy, Laurent
Article
2005
Le Monde diplomatique
There was genuine, widespread rejection of the regime in Ukraine, but the mass demonstrations were still not spontaneous. They were backed by self-seeking organisations, both local and international.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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The Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblin...
Warsaw Uprising
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A struggle by the Polish Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II.

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Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.


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