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Siuda, Pyotr Petrovich (1937-1990)

Piotr Siuda

A short account of the life of Piotr Siuda, Novocherkassk striker and later anarcho-syndicalist.

China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance

China on Strike cover

This book provides a revealing window into the lives and struggles of workers organizing in China’s factories. Drawing on dozens of interviews with Chinese workers, this book documents the processes of migration, changing employment relations, worker culture, and other issues related to China’s explosive growth.

Masera, Pedro (1877- 1938)

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist miner Pedro Masera, murdered by the Francoists in 1938

The unemployed in the popular uprising of December, 2001: Report from Greater Buenos Aires

This moving account reveals some prominent facts behind the scenes of the December 2001 uprising in Argentina. Cacho's account reveals the political ideas and tactics of the unemployed, who throughout the 90s had managed to obtain public attention and increasing legitimacy in demanding government assistance by disrupting automobile traffic on highways across the entire territory. The piqueteros - the common label of various similar organizations - had coordinated their actions, not just among themselves, but also with the more traditional leftist movements, unions, and political parties.

Sex, work and sex work - Red and Black Leeds

A pamphlet compiling interviews with and articles by members of Red and Black Leeds (RABL), giving an anarchist-communist perspective on sex work, from the perspective of anarchist-communist sex workers.

The “Economic Calculation” controversy: unravelling of a myth

Inequality illustration from FightInequality.org based on photo from Kenya

Originally published in Common Voice Issue 3 (2005).
The “economic calculation argument” (ECA) is principally linked with the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, who wrote a seminal tract (“Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth”) in 1920, purporting to show that socialism was not a realisable system.

On the current events in Brazil - against electoral-media polarization, against all factions of capitalism: intransigent social struggle !!! - Iniciativa Revolução Universal

Impressive account of the events in Brazil and the conditions of the class struggle, from 2013 to the impeachment of President Dilma in 2016.

The KAPD and the proletarian movement – Jacques Camatte

A 1971 essay on the KAPD, its positive features (its break with the ideology and practice of social democracy) and its shortcomings (“ideology of the producers”), with discussions of, among other things: Lenin’s Infantile Disorder; the KAPD’s relations with the Third International; National Bolshevism; the AAU and AAUE; the KAPD as vanguard party; the counterrevolution, Stalinism and fascism; the crucial importance of Germany for the proletarian revolution; the KAPD’s influence on the communist currents of the 1960s; and the next, “human revolution” entailing the “abolition of the proletariat” (communism: “the mode of production in which the goal of production is man himself”).

The Destructive Character - Walter Benjamin

Ravachol, 1893 - Charles Maurin

Text published originally in the Frankfurter Zeitung at 20th November 1931.