PDFs

Were we wrong? - Murray Bookchin

An essay in which Murray Bookchin argues against the dominant Marxist and anarchist view of capitalist development and revolutionary change. Published in Telos, Vol. 65, Fall, 1985, pp. 59-74.

For political equality - Akiva Orr

Strike vote, Brazil.

Akiva Orr writes on politics after the 'End of History', widespread disillusionment with the politics of Soviet-style Big Government as well as the crises of society run by Big Business. Rather, the time is ripe to create a new, post-parliamentary, direct democracy, based on political equality.

Peace, peace when there is no peace - Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover

Israeli Commander Moshe Dayan in the Suez Canal region during the 1956 war.

Book written by Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover between 1957-1961, before either had broken with the Israeli Communist Party, highlighting Israel's involvement in the Suez Crisis on the side of Britain and France as a contrived piece of foreign policy and not the "war of no choice" which it was described as.

Enlightening disillusionments - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr.

Memoires of Israeli libertarian socialist and anti-Zionist activist, Akiva Orr, covering the period from the 1950s, including his radicalisation during a strike on the Israeli docks, until 2005.

Israel: politics, myths and identity crises - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr examines the politics and ideology of Zionism and demystifies the notion of the 'Jewish state' as well as that of the 'rights of nations' more generally.

Putting labor’s house in order: the Transport Workers Union and labor anti-Communism in Miami during the 1940s

An essay by Alex Lichtenstein about how 'red-baiting' and anti-Communism effected a CIO union in Miami during the 1940s.

Three Japanese anarchists: Kotoku, Osugi and Yamaga - Victor Garcia

Excellent pamphlet looking at the history of the Japanese anarchist movement, and in particular the lives (and deaths, in the two former cases) of Shūsui Kōtoku, Osugi Sakae and Taiji Yamaga.

Syndicalism in action: how the Italian glassblowers became their own employers - Odon Por

A short pamphlet, which is very uncritical but still contains useful historical information about Italian glassblowers in the early 20th century, who first formed an industrial union then formed a cooperative to rival the private employers.

The other Israel: the radical case against zionism

Classic critique from 1972 by pioneering Israeli anti-zionist socialist group Matzpen against the Israeli state and the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict in the Middle-East.

The unJewish state: the politics of Jewish identity in Israel - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr.

Akiva Orr looks at the failure of Israel's founders to provide a source for modern Jewish identity via a secular Jewish state, providing an original analysis of the arguments around the construction of Israeli and Jewish identities using source material from government debates translated for the first time.