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The aims and principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups

The Aims and Principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups, from the Congress of the Union of Anarchist Groups, held in Glasgow December 2-3, 1945.

Manchester Arena atrocity: an initial response

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Our work creates the bulk of the world’s wealth which ends up in the hands of the capitalist class. They use the wealth we create to supply armies and to wage wars to defend their existence. We need to build an international movement which can create a society in which people’s needs not capitalist profits dominate, and in doing so end atrocities like the one in Manchester. No war but the class war.

Careless: Care work in West London

A friend working in social care wrote down some experiences from the job. Of particular interest given the current debate about care crisis and election pledges.

A people's history of England

England countryside, illustration by Clifford Harper

This classic 1938 work by AL Morton lays out the main outlines and most important turning points of British history - from the point of view of the ordinary people - in a clear and jargon-free style.

Manchester’s self-organised homeless challenge Andy Burnham over housing pledge

Organisers at squatted former arts space Cornerhouse have called on new Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to go a step further than simple charity donations and engage directly with homeless people in finding solutions to the city’s rough sleeping crisis. Cornerhouse, owned by Network Rail, has been occupied by homeless people and Manchester Activist Network (MAN) since January and successfully saw off an eviction attempt late last month.

The general election: more ruling class mystification

The electoral process is a fraud offering only capitalist choices. It will not end austerity for millions of workers. The working class has already discovered its own form of direct democracy but this can only become operative in the active struggle to step up our fight not just for better living standards but against the system which is reducing them.

The why I ams: Why I am a communist - William Morris; why I am an expropriationist - L.S. Bevington.

The why I ams: Why I am a communist - William Morris; why I am an expropriationi
The Why I Ams: Why I Am a Communist by William Morris; Why I Am an Expropriationist by L.S. Bevington. Published 1894. Copy from Victorian Women Writers Project.

Poems, Lyrics, and Sonnets

Poems, Lyrics, and Sonnets by Louisa Sarah Bevington, published 1882. Copy from Victorian Women Writers Project.

Liberty Lyrics

Liberty Lyrics by Louisa Sarah Bevington, published 1895. Copy from Victorian Women Writers Project.

Key-Notes

Key-Notes poem by Louisa Sarah Bevington. Copy from Victorian Women Writers Project.