Library

Where is Theorie Communiste heading? - Bruno Astarian

Bruno Astarian responds to Theorie Communiste's text "It is in the present tense that communisation must be talked of", which was in turn he critique of Astarian's paper "Communisation as the way out of the crisis".

Revolution and counterrevolution in Catalonia - Carlos Semprún Maura

First published in France in 1974, a “critical analysis of the bureaucratization of the CNT, with regard to both the political as well as the economic terrain”, bureaucratization which the author claims was “total and complete”, with discussions of certain historical turning points and watershed moments (e.g., the militarization of the militias, the May Events and the overthrow of the Council of Aragon), and extensive passages quoted from eyewitness accounts (e.g., Marcel Ollivier’s Les journées sanglantes de Barcelone), newspaper articles and official documents that have not previously appeared in English translation.

Digging deeper: issues in the miners' strike - Huw Beynon

Dig deep for the miners sticker sheet

A collection of articles by 17 different authors analysing the UK miners' strike in detail. It examines the issues at stake, the Tories' strategy, the role of the police and the courts, the miners and their supporters and families, and the TUC and the Labour Party. Published while the strike was still ongoing, in 1985.

Authority and delinquency - Alex Comfort

Classic 1950 essay on the criminology of government by Dr Alex Comfort, republished in 1988 with a new preface. Originally written in the wake of WWII, the book was concerned with illustrating that deviant behaviour - unacceptable in the public at large - had become the norm in the political and military arena.

The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years, 1868-1936

The seminal history of Spanish anarchism: from its earliest inception to the organizations that claimed over two million members on the eve of the 1936 Revolution. It has been hailed as a masterpiece.

The sans culottes in the French Revolution, 1793-1797 - Edinburgh DAM

A short pamphlet produced by the Direct Action Movement about the sans culottes: the revolutionary, urban poor in the French Revolution.

Fellow worker: the autobiography of Fred Thompson

The autobiography of Fred W. Thompson - socialist, Wobbly, organizer, soapboxer, editor, class-war prisoner, educator, historian, and publisher. This book is an important contribution to the understanding of working-class radicalism in twentieth-century North America.

Unknown heroes: biographies of anarchist resistance fighters - Miguel Garcia

A set of short biographies of anarchists who fought in the guerrilla resistance against General Franco's military dictatorship in the wake of the Spanish Civil War.

The life style of Buenaventura Durruti

A short pamphlet by the Kate Sharpley Library about the life of Spanish anarchist revolutionary Buenaventura Durruti, published in 1994.

The anarchist resistance to Franco: biographical notes - Antonio Tellez

Sabate in the Pyrenees, false colour

A great collection of short biographies and photographs of people who fought in the underground resistance to General Franco's military dictatorship.