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The tragic week, Spain 1909 - Murray Bookchin

General strike, Barcelona, 1909

Murray Bookchin's history of the "tragic week": a spontaneous workers' uprising in Catalonia, Spain, which was isolated and crushed by the government, leaving hundreds dead.

The Slocum massacre, 1910

Descendants of some of the victims of the massacre

On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred in an act of terror designed to maintain economic white supremacy.

On the fate of the state: Bakunin versus Marx - Paul McLaughlin

An article in which Paul McLaughlin compares the role of the State in Marx and Bakunin's thought. He concludes that Marxism is statist in ends, not solely in means.

Anarchy: graphic guide - Clifford Harper

A clearly written and simple introduction to anarchism, beautifully illustrated in Clifford Harper's distinctive woodcut-style, published in 1987.

World War I and 100 years of counterrevolution - Mark Kosman

In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever.[1]

A short history of the 'Star of Peru' Bakery Workers' Federation (FOPEP)

On 10 April 1887 a few dozen bakery employees in Lima got together to launch the ‘Star of Peru’ (Estrella del Peru) Bakery Workers’ Society (SOPEP: Sociedad de Obreros Panaderos Estrella del Perú), affiliating to the Universal Union Artisans’ Confederation as federated branch No 9.

Man!: a journal of the anarchist ideal and movement #7-8.03

July-August 1935 issue of Man!: a journal of the anarchist ideal and movement.

Man!: a journal of the anarchist ideal and movement

Archive of an American anarchist newspaper published in the 1930s.

The new radicals in the multiversity and other SDS writings on student syndicalism - Carl Davidson

Student demonstration against the Vietnam war in State Street, 1968

A manual for budding student organisers from one of the leaders of Students for a Democratic Society, the biggest student organisation in the US in the radical upsurge of the late 1960s. Much of its contents are still of use to students today.

Kautsky's theory of proletarian revolution - Isaak Alter

Karl Kautsky August Bebel Second International

A critical survey, quite detailed, but containing few new insights. Source: Under the Banner of Marxism, 1928, No.4, p. 30-71.