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Reddebrek's PDF's

All right mates, I've been transferring political articles and pamphlets to my E-reader for awhile now in case I'm ever separated from my lap top, and since mine can't read word files that means converting them to PDF's. Anyway since I was doing this I noticed a lot of well done and lengthy articles on Libcom weren't available in PDF format (or were in the case of actual books, but from a very dodgy looking filesharing site) so I figured why not share?

I usually leave a comment with a link to the PDF in the relevant article, but thought it might be a good idea to collect them all here in a topic to save anyone interested from trawling the archives. So here we go, these are amateur but I've kept the formatting and images intact.

Here's the folder

Why Anti-National?

What future for Zimbabwe now? 1980

The third Revolution? Peasant Resistance to the Bolsheviks

The Folly of Voting

The English Working Class

SWP the Party of God

National Liberation and State Power an Anarchist Critique of the MPLA

Anti Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution

A People's History of the American Revolution

I also found this PDF of Socialist Songs if anyone wants it.

If you'd like to make your own PDF's and don't want to pay adobe then I recommend doPDF its free and easy to use.

I'll add other PDF's into other posts as and when I've made them. Hope you find these useful.

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Aug 17 2012 21:51

Thanks grin

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Aug 19 2012 11:07

Hi, thanks for posting this. I have moved it into a more appropriate forum.

It is really helpful you doing this, however links on media fire won't last for ever. What would be really useful is if you attached these PDF files to the actual articles, so anyone can easily get them in future if they would rather read PDFs. To do this, just click the edit tab above the article, scroll down to "file attachments" and attach the PDFs. Then an editor will approve your change.

Thanks again!

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Aug 19 2012 19:48

Sorry I thought Community was the appropriate forum. I also didn't know you could add files through edits, I'll do that now. Though I think I'll still keep this thread as a sort of catalogue and reminder to me what I've already done.

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Aug 19 2012 20:54

Right here's the next batch. Also a few files are copies from personal blogs so I can't edit them, I've messaged the authors about them but they don't respond, so for them I'll just leave a comment with the link if they want it they can attach it themselves.

Anyway these three are related to the Wobblies

1938 Maytag Strike

The Sioux City Free Speech Fight

A Country Considered to be Free New Zealand and the IWW

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Aug 19 2012 21:23
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Sorry I thought Community was the appropriate forum.

no worries. The forum description of libcommunity is "Forum community, off-topic discussion, arguments and miscellaneous banter. If you want to hold a serious discussion, use one of the main forums above. "

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I also didn't know you could add files through edits, I'll do that now.

great stuff, thanks!

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Mar 29 2013 03:21

Heres another batch,

Spartakism to National Bolshevism

Working Class Activity and Councils 1918-1923

1990: Worker Insurrection in Osaka

Anarchists and the Second Chechen War

I also have a few old documentaries some users might find interesting. Free are from a show called echo and are dripping with Western supierioty, but I still think are very interesting and rare glimpses into foreign nations like Afghanistan (1973) Algeria and Libya in the Seventies. You can download the files or watch them on my youtube

I also have a PBS investigation in Black September and the Palestine/Israel conflict. Its a very good documentary that has some very frank interviews with Palestinian militants and members of the defunct Jewish terrorist groups like the Stern gang.

Remember guys keep circulating the tapes.

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Aug 21 2012 03:09

great work, thanks

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Aug 22 2012 19:14

Right here's another batch,

Battle of the Overpass

The 1946 General Strike at Rochester

The IWW at One Hundred

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Before I give you the latest batch I think it might be a good idea to give a brief outline of how I make these in case anyone else would find it useful. Its really simple to do but the problem with computers is it can take a hand holding to show how exactly its done.

Basically all I do is click and drag the mouse over the article title and hold it down till I reach the bottom of the article taking care not to highlight the stuff on the side. Then its literally just a case of copy and pasting into word, then saving the file. Then I open DoPDF browse for that file then click create and there you go.

The Birth of a Revolutionary Movement in Yugoslavia

The Mexican Revolution

China's Migrant Workers

A brief history of the Gay Liberation Front

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any problems making PDF's.

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Aug 28 2012 16:24

Me again, here you go.

1951 Barcelona General Strike

If we have Rice we can have everything, A critique of the Khmer Rouge

The Great Money Trick

The Memorial Day Massacre

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Sep 14 2012 16:18

And here we go again

1914 Ludlow Massacre

1980 Kwanju Uprising

Race and the Enlightenment part I

Race and Enigthenment part II

Left Wing Communism in Britain 1917-21

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And again before I start I should say I made PDF's of most of the introduction pages, but I can't be arsed to list them off here, if you want them either go the pages themselves were hopefully they'll have an attachment or just browse the folder

Anarchism and Malcolm X

A Proletarian Critique of the Nation of Islam

The police the case against

Carlos (1923-2005)

Shusui Kotoko (1871-1911)

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Here we go again

Yugoslavia from Wage cuts to war

Somalia development by other means

The transgressions of a Labourer Malcolm X in America's Wilderness

Brixton Black Panther Movement

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Oct 16 2012 22:32

And again,

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense

1970 the Golpe Borghese Coup Plot in Italy

How Socialist is the Socialist Workers Party?

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Nov 17 2012 12:14

Here's a big one to make up for the inactivity

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We are all Amigo's

The Final purging of the Makhnovists

Nazism and the Working Class

Freedom of your Information

Echoes of the Past Marikana, Cheap Labour and the 1946 Miners Strikes

Self organisation in the Mines and On the Farms in South Africa

Notes towards a critique of Maoism

Anton Pannekoek and the theory of the transition - Radical Chains

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Nov 20 2012 22:45

I might have overdone it but I've been reading alot of articles so here you go.

Folder with everything in it

1920's Communism Vs Reforms, Mistakes of the Communist Party of Ireland

The Hadjuks of Cotovischi (Anarchist resistance in Romania to Iron Guard Fascists)

Mahknovists beyond the Rapids, the Cossack Influence

Radical America 1967-1999

1919 Winnipeg General Strike

Council Communism by Mark Shipway (1987)

Interview with the Federation of Anarchists of Moldova

Don't be a jerk about bad ideas

High Seas Adventures: Ocean Crossings Searching for a Revolutionary Atlantic

In November we Remember

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Folder with all the files

1939-1965 Armed Resistance to Franco

1943-44 The CNT and the Liberation of Paris

The New Integralist Conservatism


They Didn't suppress the Wobblies


Tresca Carlo 1879-1943

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Dec 5 2012 09:09

Consider this a secularist Christmas present.

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Karl Marx and the State

Oil Wars and World Orders old and New

The Rise of Egypts Workers

1850-Today, Thailand

1867-2000 A People's History of Mexico

1939-1945 Spanish Resistance in France

1900-2000 Iraq Time line

1988 The Halabja Massacre

1991 The Southern Iraq and Kurdistan Uprising

1961-73 GI Resistance to the Vietnam War

1970-1987 The Contra war in Nicaragua

Oh and if anyone would really like a PDF of an article on here feel free to let me know.

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Happy hanukkah!

US Invasion of Panama

A Short History of the Anti Fascist Action (AFA)

A Young Lord Remembers

Libertarian Communism- Isaac Puente

A "Moscow Trial" in Ho Chi Minh's Guerilla Movement

Oh and some good news I've discovered a very simple way to convert PDF's into other ebook formats like epub and mobi, there's a website that does it for you simple upload the file like you would an image and it'll make a copy in another version.

http://ebook.online-convert.com/ The website should explain it all for you but if not feel free to ask.

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The Commune in Saigon

Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia- George Orwell

Politics and the English Language- George Orwell

Spilling the Beans the Spanish Beans- George Orwell

Looking Back on the Spanish War- George Orwell

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Personal histories of the early CIO

Union busters analysis of the IWW

The Hungarian Revolution 1956

1956 the Hungarian Revolution

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The Paris Commune (Solidarity)

The Arditi del Popolo (Italian anti fascist militia)

1919 Seattle General Strike

1926 British General Strike

The Reign of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

On the militarisation of the militia's

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1970-90 The War of Counter Insurgency in El Salvador

Interview with the IASR (Romanian Industrial Unionists)

Romania after transition restructuring and struggle 2004

The History of the Quebec Student Movement

The Lessons of the March Action

Vietnam Socialism or Pacifism? - John Sullivan

The Kind Hearted Executioner

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Ending the war, inventing a movement Mayday 1971

Behind the 21st century intifada

Part and Working Class- Anton Pannekoek

The Shootout at Rue Grange aux Belles 1924

The Soviet Union versus Socialism- Noam Chomsky

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Strike on the docks of Constanta

1905- Today the IWW in the US

1917-1921 The Industrial Workers of Africa

1918 Rice riots and strikes in Japan

Nestor Makhno 1889-1934

The General Strike- Ralph Chaplin

Mutinies by Dave Lamb

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Viva Italia!

Operation Gladio

The Strategy of Tension in Italy

Armed Struggle in Italy a Chronology

I punched my Boss in the face

Occupy Oakland is Dead, Long live the Oakland Commune

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Lincoln and Emancipation -Howard Zinn

The 1912 Lena Massacre

The 1927 Columbine Mine Massacre

The CNT and the Defence Committees in Barcelona 1933-38

The Secret Wars of the CIA

What is Nationalism?

What will it take to organise fast food?

Oh and I've got something extra for you, in addition to making PDF's I also make videos

And I've made a few videos about the IWW and another one about the Secret Wars of the CIA

Due to my current circumstances (stuck doing online part time work until I can find another permanent job) my ability to help organise has been non existent so I thought I might try my hand at online propaganda.

Unfortunately the use of copyrighted material forced me to allow adverts on this one, so Download here for the add free version.

For these two a fellow Wobblie let me use his songs in them.

Here's the Download links

Democracy
Whistling

And heres the video lecture on the Secret Wars of the CIA Its nearly three hours in length though.

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Interview with a Jimmy Johns Worker

We've been robbed for Long enough Its time to strike

The IWW and Political Parties

Solidarity against Sexism on the Shop floor

Striking back at bosses, solidarity networks and sexual assault

Reflections on the IWW (UK) National Strategy Conference

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A Wobbly Strategy for Fundamental change

Staughton Lynd's remarks on Solidarity Unionism

Remembering FW Adam Breisemeister

The Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti by Goldman and Berkman

The Story of a Proletarian Life (Vanzetti's autobiography)

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Feb 14 2013 22:39

Just to say we really appreciate all the work you do on these. But please do attach these PDFs to the articles on libcom, and add the tag "PDFs". Then anyone who googles them will be able to use the PDFs. Whereas only a small number of people will be able to access them through this thread and mediafire files won't be online for that long!

Any articles you don't have permission to edit because of their input format if you post in the comments below then an admin can attach the file.

Cheers again!