anarchism

Bakunin – Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós on Bakunin and his legacy.

Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez on the Catalonian crisis – September 2017

Sceptical views on the Catalonian independence movement of 2017 from Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez, who basically maintain that anarchists who join in the nationalist movement, a movement based on mass psychosis and the “marketing” of illusory identity politics (“the Catalonian people is just as abstract a concept as the Spanish people”), thinking they are taking advantage of an opportunity to advance their cause, are being cynically used as the “popular backdrop for a bad play in which an ordinary redistribution of power is being publicly screened”, and later “will have to be punished for snatching their [the Catalonian ruling class’s] chestnuts out of the fire”.

Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968). A biographical note – Agustín Guillamón

A brief biographical sketch of the remarkable life of Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968), who, disabled by polio when he was a child, but possessing a formidable intellect and an indomitable will, was an active member of the Libertarian Youth and the Peninsular Committee of the FAI, and then the chief of domestic intelligence for the CNT-FAI during the Spanish Civil War—a ruthless persecutor of fascists, priests and “incontrolados”, and “the most powerful figure in the CNT” in April-May 1937 when he played a decisive role in the outbreak of the May Events—and, after the war, he emigrated to Chile, where he wrote literary and cultural review articles for local newspapers.

Black anarchism: a reader

Black CNT militant from the Spanish Civil War.

Excellent pamphlet from Black Rose Anarchist Federation compiling the writings of black anarchists such as Lucy Parsons and Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin to less well-known activists from the USA, Africa and Latin America, highlighting the contribution of black people to both the historical and contemporary anarchist movement.

The Anarchist Movement in Ukraine at the Height of the New Economic Policy (1924-25) by Viktor Savchenko

A study of anarchism in Ukraine, after it had supposedly 'disappeared'.

The Woman Rebel #1.07

The Woman Rebel #1.07 cover

The Woman Rebel Vol. 1. No. 7 (September-October, 1914). New York, NY. Sourced from the Archives of Social History (from the State University of New York) 1976 republication of The Woman Rebel. Digitized by Google and uploaded to HathiTrust. Document has 100% OCR.

The Woman Rebel #1.06

The Woman Rebel #1.06 cover

The Woman Rebel Vol. 1. No. 6 (August, 1914). New York, NY. Sourced from the Archives of Social History (from the State University of New York) 1976 republication of The Woman Rebel. Digitized by Google and uploaded to HathiTrust. Document has 100% OCR.

The Woman Rebel #1.05

The Woman Rebel Vol. 1. No. 5 (July, 1914). New York, NY. Sourced from the Archives of Social History (from the State University of New York) 1976 republication of The Woman Rebel. Digitized by Google and uploaded to HathiTrust. Document has 100% OCR.

The Woman Rebel #1.04

The Woman Rebel #1.04 cover

The Woman Rebel Vol. 1. No. 4 (June, 1914). New York, NY. Sourced from the Archives of Social History (from the State University of New York) 1976 republication of The Woman Rebel. Digitized by Google and uploaded to HathiTrust. Document has 100% OCR.

Anarchism and the British warfare state: the prosecution of the 'war commentary' anarchists, 1945

Article by Carissa Honeywell, published in 'International Review of Social History', Volume 60, Issue 2, pp. 257-284 (August 2015). This article argues that in the closing months of World War II the British government decided to suppress War Commentary because officials feared that its polemic might foment political turmoil and thwart postwar policy agendas as military personnel began to demobilize and reassert their civilian identities.