Emma Goldman

Red Emma speaks: An Emma Goldman reader

Alix Shulman has provided a truly elegant collection of Emma Goldman's speeches and writings. Shulman's introductions also display a rare and genuine knowledge of anarchist political thought. In her comments, Kates shows the relevance of Goldman's life and work for the contemporary world. This collection contains many very important essays that are not present in other collections of Emma Goldman's work.

Syndicalism: the modern menace to capitalism - Emma Goldman

In view of the fact that the ideas embodied in Syndicalism have been practiced by the workers for the last half century, even if without the background of social consciousness; that in this country five men had to pay with their lives because they advocated Syndicalist methods as the most effective, in the struggle of labor against capital; and that, furthermore, Syndicalism has been consciously practiced by the workers of France, Italy and Spain since 1895, it is rather amusing to witness some people in America and England now swooping down upon Syndicalism as a perfectly new and never before heard-of proposition.

It is astonishing how very naïve Americans are, how crude and immature in matters of international importance. For all his boasted practical aptitude, the average American is the very last to learn of the modern means and tactics employed in the great struggles of his day. Always he lags behind in ideas and methods that the European workers have for years past been applying with great success.

Speeches against conscription - Emma Goldman

The transcripts of four speeches made by Emma Goldman against conscription across the US in 1917.

“We Don’t Believe in Conscription” (Delivered at the Harlem River Casino, New York City, May 18, 1917)

Bolsheviks shooting anarchists - Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman

Letter from Emma Goldman and Alex Berkman written to warn workers of the persecution of revolutionaries in Russia by the Bolsheviks, originally published in Freedom in 1922.

We have just received the following letter from our comrades Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, who are now stranded in Stockholm. This letter gives us the truth about the terrible persecution of Anarchists in Russia.

Vision on fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish revolution

This expertly chosen collection features the most important writings from the turbulent last four years of Emma Goldman's life. Vision on Fire is the perfect complement to her celebrated autobiography, Living My Life, and for those readers inspired by her powerful collection, Anarchism and Other Essays. David Porter reveals Goldman's struggles with the contradictions of the Spanish Revolution and her efforts to maintain integrity and vision in the heat of political activism. Contemporary readers will find Vision on Fire a high-caliber history book as well as an honest depiction of the complex world of libertarian revolution.

As an official representative of the CNT-FAI during the revolution, Emma Goldman made three trips to Spain to observe first-hand the most thoroughgoing social revolution in history.

The Philosophy of Atheism - Emma Goldman

To give an adequate exposition of the Philosophy of Atheism, it would be necessary to go into the historical changes of the belief in a Deity, from its earliest beginning to the present day. But that is not within the scope of the present paper.

The Social Importance of the Modern School

Emma Goldman on the importance of the modern school movement.

To fully grasp the social importance of the Modern School, we must understand first the school as it is being operated today, and secondly the idea underlying the modern educational movement.

What, then, is the school of today, no matter whether public, private, or parochial?

Anarchy and Organization: The Debate at the 1907 International Anarchist Congress

A debate at the 1907 international Anarchist Congress between Amédée Dunois, ErrIco Malatesta, Emma Goldman, and Max Baginski on organization.

Anarchism and other essays - Emma Goldman

A collection of writing about anarchism and other topics by legendary anarchist, Emma Goldman.

The Tragedy at Buffalo - Emma Goldman

The assassination of William McKinley

Emma Goldman's defense of Leon Czolgosz, the anarchist who shot William McKinley.

For they starve the little frightened child
Till it weeps both night and day:
And they scourge the weak, and flog the fool,
And gibe the old and gray,
And some grow mad, and all grow bad,
And none a word may say.

—Oscar Wilde.