anarchism

Thoughts on local anarchist newspapers in 1980s Britain

The Kate Sharpley Library have just had a donation of some 1980s local anarchist newspapers (all from north west England).

Elisée Reclus and the city without limits – José Ardillo

A 2014 critical review of two essays on Elisée Reclus published in 2013, focusing on his somewhat ambivalent views on the city (e.g., he thought that the vast stockyards and slaughterhouse complexes of the Chicago meat industry of 1900 comprised a “model for the mechanization of meat production that should be extended to other cities and countries”), the problematic of how these views fit into his overall theoretical perspective (he was a world-famous libertarian geographer), and the extent to which they are still relevant for our time.

Virus magazine

Partial online archive of Virus magazine, a journal for militant anarchism initially founded by Colin Parker which then became the magazine of the Anarchist Communist Federation (later renamed the Anarchist Federation).

Lib Ed magazine

A partial online archive of Lib Ed, a magazine for the liberation of learning, produced by the Libertarian Education group.

Louise Michel - Edith Thomas

Louise Michel in her military uniform

Well researched, thorough and detailed biography of legendary Paris communard, anarchist and French national hero of the late 19th century, translated by Penelope Williams in 1980.

Anarchism: what it is and what it isn't - Chaz Bufe

Anarchism in action: revolutionary Spain

A short article addressing common misconceptions about anarchism, and explaining what it really means.

Bakunin's writings - Guy Aldred

Guy Aldred's collection of Bakunin's writings.

Pioneers of anti-parliamentarism - Guy Aldred

Guy Aldred's pamphlet on the pioneers of anti-parliamentarism, focusing on such figures as Mikhail Bakunin, Rosa Luxembourg, and Herman Gorter.

The doctrine of anarchism of Michael A. Bakunin - Eugene Pyziur

Eugene Pyziur's account of Bakunin's social and political thought.

An exhibition in Moscow: “The history of anarchism: sources”

Russian anarchist newspapers

The official opening of the exhibition “The History of Anarchism: Sources” will be held April 17 at the Centre for Social-Political History of the GPIB [State Public Historical Library] of Russia. Using the materials on display, it is possible to study the history of anarchism from Godwin, Proudhon and Bakunin up to our own times.