History

Pannekoek "Marx and Bakunin"

Anton Pannekoek's letter to Paul Mattick (26 May 1949) on the differences between Marxism and anarchism. The original version of the letter is in International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) Archives. (IISG, Pannekoek Archives, F. 108 PP.8) Below you will find the transcribed copy of the originally hand-written letter.

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

The proletariat & the Israeli-Palestinian Question

The conflict in Palestine is tragic in many respects - it seems eternal, and it has lasted a long time and seems to have no end. The whole ruling capitalist world including its mass media machinery creates extremely close attention, but very little is done to stop open barbarism that is about the super strong Israeli side that continually oppress and humiliate its weak counterpart, i.e., Palestinian semi-sate. However, the heavy price for these militaristic demos is normally paid by the masses, mainly from Palestinian side.

A biographical sketch of Edgar Bauer (1820-1886)

1936-37: the war in Spain exposes anarchism's fatal flaws

I am posting this recent article on anarchism in Spain in the 1930s (the first of two) - the most recent addition to the ICC’s long-running series ‘Communism is not just a nice idea’ (http://en.internationalism.org/go_deeper) - because I think it is relevant to an emerging debate around internationalism and anti-fascism in relation to the wars in the Middle East and the Ukraine. I will add the second part (on dissident anarchist tendencies in the war in Spain) when it is ready.
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Fontanillas Borras, Antonia (1917-2014) aka Aurora, Tona

Antonia Fontanillas

A short biography of Spanish anarchist militant Antonia Fontanillas

Communalism: from its origins to the 20th century - Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth's history of radical and religious communes. Available in text and as a PDF.

Putting labor’s house in order: the Transport Workers Union and labor anti-Communism in Miami during the 1940s

An essay by Alex Lichtenstein about how 'red-baiting' and anti-Communism effected a CIO union in Miami during the 1940s.

Three Japanese anarchists: Kotoku, Osugi and Yamaga - Victor Garcia

Excellent pamphlet looking at the history of the Japanese anarchist movement, and in particular the lives (and deaths, in the two former cases) of Shūsui Kōtoku, Osugi Sakae and Taiji Yamaga.

Syndicalism in action: how the Italian glassblowers became their own employers - Odon Por

A short pamphlet, which is very uncritical but still contains useful historical information about Italian glassblowers in the early 20th century, who first formed an industrial union then formed a cooperative to rival the private employers.