The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888]


Entry 3149


From: holdoffhunger [id: 1]


Revolt Library Anarchism The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888]

Not Logged In: Login?

Comments (0)
Images (1)
(1854 - 1944)

: Charlotte M. Wilson was an English Fabian and anarchist who co-founded Freedom newspaper in 1886 with Peter Kropotkin, and edited, published, and largely financed it during its first decade. She remained editor of Freedom until 1895. Born Charlotte Mary Martin, she was the daughter of a well-to-do physician, Robert Spencer Martin. She was educated at Newnham College at Cambridge University. She married Arthur Wilson, a stockbroker, and the couple moved to London. Charlotte Wilson joined the Fabian Society in 1884 and soon joined its Executive Committee. At the same time she founded an informal political study group for 'advanced' thinkers, known as the Hampstead Historic Club (also known as the Karl Marx Society or The Proudhon Society). This met in her former early 17th century farmhouse, called Wyldes, on the edge of Hampstead Heath. No records of the club survive but there are references to it in the memoirs of several of those who attended. In her history of Wyldes Mrs Wilson records the names of some of those who visited the house, most of whom are known to have been present at Club meetings. They included Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Sydney Olivier, Annie Besant, Graham W... (From:

On : of 0 Words

The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888]

 Photo by Devyn Caldwell, CC BY-NC-ND License

Photo by Devyn Caldwell,
CC BY-NC-ND License


Hunger reigns in Andalusia. At Quersado the workmen are literally starring. At Sevilla they are demonstrating for the same reason, and the civic guard has been sent to preserve order and starvation among them. At Pedroso the same condition. At Loja people parade the streets demanding bread or work. At Linares the work is suspended in ten mines.


In Romania the peasants have revolted. They have marched through the country sacking and destroying barns and houses, attacking and punishing proprietors, agents, praefects, and fighting the troops. The militia, and even the regulars have shown an admirable disposition to fraternize with the people. The cause of the revolt, it is hardly necessary to say, is sheer misery. The condition of the recently freed Rumanian peasantry is recognized to be one of the most miserable. They live in huts made of straw and clay, having only one opening„the door„ and a layer of reeds on the bare ground.

Their daily meal, when they have one, consists of mamaliga, made of maize and water, a little come, and sometimes some rotten fish. Milk, butter, and eggs are unknown to them. For four months in the year they are short of even the scanty fare above mentioned.

The peasants are still indebted to their proprietors for the redemption price of their Land, and must besides pay rent for the pasture. A bad harvest and a bad winter, like the last, are enough to reduce them to the very verge of misery.

Freedom: A Journal of Anarchist Socialism
Vol. 2 -- No. 20,
MAY, 1888

From : AnarchyArchives


Back to Top
An icon of a book resting on its back.
May 1, 1888
The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888] — Publication.

An icon of a news paper.
April 23, 2018; 5:29:04 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
Added to

An icon of a red pin for a bulletin board.
February 14, 2022; 1:40:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
Updated on

Image Gallery of The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888]

Back to Top


Back to Top

Login through Google to Comment or Like/Dislike :

No comments so far. You can be the first!


Back to Top


Back to Top
<< Last Entry in Anarchism
Current Entry in Anarchism
The Struggle for Freedom [May, 1888]
Next Entry in Anarchism >>
All Nearby Items in Anarchism
Home|About|News|Feeds|Search|Contact|Privacy Policy