History

Anarchy in the navy - Peter E Newell

Republican sailors playing musical instruments on board battleship Jaime I

Article responding to the frequent historical criticism of anarchism that a ship could not be run without hierarchy, using the example of sailor-run ships during the Spanish Civil War.

Eat my dust: the story of John Dillinger

John Dillinger's mugshot

A short pamphlet about legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger. Published by Black Economy Books and AK Press.

Fighting to win: the history of an anarchist amongst a thousand others - Boris Dumont

A short pamphlet by Boris Dumont written in 1993 about his experiences as a revolutionary urban guerrilla. Published by Black Economy Books and the Anarchist Black Cross.

Until all are free: the trial statement of Ray Luc Levasseur

FBI sheet for Ray Luc Levasseur

The 1989 trial statement of US urban guerrilla Ray Luc Levasseur, published by Attack International in October 1989.

Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: flower power won't stop fascist power

Black Mask pamphlet cover

Subtitled "the story of a small, underground 1960s revolutionary group in New York City", this is a short pamphlet about the group, which has been described as a "situationist street gang".

The man that was hung

A 1917 article from the International Socialist Review about the murder of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizer, Frank Little. We do not approve of the offensive reference to Native Americans but reproduce this text in its entirety for historical accuracy.

Portugal: between two stools - Groupe de Liaison pour l'Action des Travailleurs

Portugal pamphlet cover

A critical account of the Portuguese revolution by the French Liaison Group for Workers' Action, translated and published in English in 1977 by the Social Revolution Hull group, arguing that rather than a workers' revolution it was a top-down modernisation of the capitalist economy.

Polmaise: the fight for a pit - John McCormack and Simon Pirani

Polmaise miners

This short book/pamphlet was originally published in 1989. It was written by John McCormack, a miner (and NUM delegate) from the Polmaise pit in Scotland, with the the help of Simon Pirani.

New York City municipal workers' strike, 1971 - Steven Johns

Bridges locked open by strikers

A short history of a two-day strike by thousands of New York city workers in pursuit of a pension plan.

Ninth-century Muslim anarchists - Patricia Crone

Famous 9th Century Muslim scholar and Mu'tazilite, Al-Kindi

Interesting article from 2000 by Patricia Crone about groups of essentially anarchist Muslims from southern Iraq in the ninth century.