Category Archives: Anarchy

Bath School Disaster – 1927

“Children were tossed high in the air; some were catapulted out of the building” THE CRIME: Bath Township is a small community located 16 km (10 mi) northeast of Lansing, Michigan. In the late spring of 1927 it was the venue for three bombings, which killed 45 people and injured 58. Most of those who… Read More »

Nicola Sacco/Bartolomeo Vanzetti – 1920

“Viva l’anarchia!” THE CRIME: The Italian anarchist s who became a cause célèbre when they were executed for murder in 1927, Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were both Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in 1908. They did not meet till 1917, when they became involved in anarchist politics, joining the terrorist… Read More »

Waco Siege – 1993

“That’s them shooting, that’s not us!” THE CRIME: Founded in the 1930s in Los Angeles, the Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventists were mostly unheard of until 1993 when they made front-page news all over the world. The group moved to Mount Carmel, 14.5 km (9 mi) from Waco, Texas. In 1990 they appointed a new… Read More »

Siege of Sidney Street – 1911

“Who let ’em in?” THE CRIME: The early 20th century saw an influx of immigrants from Russia and the Balkans to Britain. The government encouraged the eastern Europeans to come, much to the consternation of the indigenous population. Crime levels began to rise among the immigrants and a group of Latvian anarchists under the leadership… Read More »