History

Don't mark his face: Hull prison riot, 1976

HMP Hull

Pamphlet about the Hull prison riot of 1976 including an introduction and a personal account by former Angry Brigade member Jake Prescott.

Prehistory of The Idea: Part One

Gabriel Charavay

A revised chapter on a projected book ,The Idea: Anarchist Communism Past, Present and Future

The Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees in Spain - The history of the revolutionary syndicalist tendency of the CNT (1919-1925) - Comités Syndicalistes révolutionnaires

An account of the rise and fall of the CNT’s Revolutionary Syndicalist tendency—said to reflect the “original” orientation of the CNT of 1910-1918, modeled on the CGT and the "Charter of Amiens", as opposed to the “sectarian” anarchosyndicalist “deviation” that first arose in the CNT in 1919 as a result of the post-war crisis—featuring the “Declaration of Principles” and “Manifesto” of the Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees (founded in 1922), and discussions of the debates in the CNT concerning the Russian Revolution, the Third International, the Red Trade Union International, how to respond to repression, the question of violence, and the campaign for the trade union united front.

1929 Declaration of the Anarchist Federation of Poland

glos_anarchisty

In this declaration from 1929, the Anarchist Federation of Poland (founded 1926) outlines its ideological and tactical programme. Situating itself within the traditions of stateless communism and revolutionary syndicalism, the document also stresses the importance of Workers' and Peasants' Councils for the anarchist project. At the time of its publication, the AFP was a marginal organisation – its politics would only find slightly wider resonance in the middle of the 1930s.

The Russian Revolution and the international proletariat - Maria Koszutska

Maria Koszutska

This collection of articles, published during August 1918 in the newspaper of the PPS-Left, while clearly supportive of the Bolsheviks, discusses many controversial aspects of their rule: the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the peasantry, the terror, as well as the question of democracy. Koszutska encourages the international proletariat to take an active part in the events, and help guide them on the correct path to socialism, rather than remain critics on the outside.

How the Paris Communards made their lives luxurious

Paris Communards

An interview about the Paris Communards' ideas about changing the world. From People & Nature

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Jan Appel - Communist Bulletin Group

A short biography of Jan Appel, a German council communist.

Towards a history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD) - Communist Bulletin Group

A history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD), a council communist organization that exists in Germany during the 1920s.

The making of an organizer: A history and analysis of the Chicago Couriers Union 2003-2006

A personal account of an organiser's time in the Chicago Couriers Union (CCU)