Black International was the name of a London anarchist group founded in July 1881. Louise Michel, participant within the Paris Commune in 1871, flew the black flag throughout demonstration of the unemployed in Paris in March 1883. An open-air meeting of the unemployed was broken up by the police and around 500 demonstrators, with Michel at the entrance carrying a black flag and shouting “Bread, work, or lead!” marched off in the direction of the boulevard Saint-Germain. The crowd pillaged three baker’s outlets before the police attacked. Michel was arrested and sentenced to six years solitary confinement.
The final years of Australian involvement within the Vietnam war was an lively interval for Australian anarchists, the excessive-profile draft resister Michael Matteson particularly turned something of a folks hero. The prolific anarchist poet Pi O began to write down. The Brisbane Self-Management Group was shaped in 1971, closely influenced by … Read More