anarcho-syndicalism

Wayne Thorpe - El Ferrol, Rio de Janeiro, Zimmerwald, and Beyond: Syndicalist Internationalism, 1914-1918

"International syndicalism is our holy family"(1). Thus declared Die Einigkeit, the journal of the German syndicalist trade unions, on 25 July 1914, on the eve of the outbreak of war in Europe. This declaration constituted not only an identification with syndicalist organizations elsewhere but a pledge to honour labour internationalism in the event of war.

Anarchism and Ecology - Graham Purchase

Humankind has since it became aware of its ability to radically alter its natural and social environment, dreamt of ideal societies in which future generations of our species might live and evolve in radically different ways to that of"the present day.

The green city - Graham Purchase

Whatever the shortcomings of his writings, Purchase is one of the few contemporary anarchist writers willing to consistently tackle subjects of immediate relevance to those actually wanting to change society in OUR lifetime....

Anarchism and Environmentalism - Graham Purchase

In this wide-ranging book, Graham Purchase, one of the anarchist movement's leading theoreticians, graphically demonstrates relation of classical libertarian thought to the most pressing issues on the Green agenda: bioregionalism, overpopulation, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, wilderness preservation, technology, social ecology, and eco-defense.

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

Solidaridad Obrera: another way of understanding anarcho-syndicalism

A description of Solidaridad Obrera, a split from the Spanish CGT, by one of its members.

The Zizek/Chomsky Debate: a Pragmatist View

Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek are useful for fulfilling different kinds of needs.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution - José Peirats

Extensive, three volume work by chronicling the history of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT - "National Confederation of Labour"), the anarcho-syndicalist union and largest workers' union in Spain at the time during the Spanish civil war and revolution 1936-9.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 1

A careful chronicle of political change and hope in 1930s Spain, this staggering work examines how the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), rose up against the oppressive structures of Spanish society.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 2

Second volume of José Peirats' extensive work on the Spanish anarchist union the CNT, which in this volume focuses on the battles raging at both the front and rear guards. Additionally, a biographical chapter, "The Life and Struggles of José Peirats" gives a great deal of insight into this CNT fighter and historian.