Barry Pateman

The Spanish Revolution 70 years later

An outline of the social revolution which exploded at the start of the Spanish Civil War, touching on how it happened and how it was crushed, as well as its significance for anarchists.

Mat Kavanagh and the History of Anarchism

Mat Kavanagh's notes on freethought

Thoughts on Mat Kavanagh's writing, what he's trying to do with it and what it means for anarchist history

Anarchist history: confessions of an awkward pupil - Barry Pateman

Barry Pateman

An excellent article by Barry Pateman about how it feels to be unearthing anarchist history, how it feels to be viewed as part of this history and the complex nature of past anarchist movements.

“Nameless in the crowd of nameless ones…” : Some thoughts on The Story of A Proletarian Life, by Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 1923

Ninety-one years on and Vanzetti still has much to offer me. I am thankful I have had the chance to read him and I am thankful to him for his words that have always encouraged me to think, question and act.

An Appeal to the Young: Some thoughts on a best seller

A response to Kropotkin's classic pamphlet, discussing its strengths and limitations

“Nameless in the crowd of nameless ones…” : Some thoughts on The Story of A Proletarian Life, by Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 1923

Some thoughts on Vanzetti's "Story of a Proletarian Life". Surely this work is one of the greatest working class autobiographies of all time?

Noam Chomsky on anarchism - interview by Barry Pateman

Video of an interview by Barry Pateman with Noam Chomsky about anarchism.