France

The nuclearization of the world - Jaime Semprun

In this Swiftian “nuclearist manifesto” first published in France in 1980, the author uses “laughable sophistry” and “black humor” “disguised as apologetics” in the “spurious defense” of a “program” to save the State and the status quo by “nuclearizing” the world, ridiculing “emotional” opposition to nuclear power, exposing the widespread “mistrust” of “specialists” as a “revolt of the ignorant”, calling attention to the many (non-economic) advantages of nuclearization, and concluding with a proposal to merge the police and the trade unions for the “self-management” of the security and social control functions that will be indispensable in a nuclearized world.

Paris, Aleppo, Baghdad: their wars, our dead!

Editorial of WorkersWildWest no.3 - A workers/ paper from West-London: Basic position on the Paris attacks, the war in Syria and the state of emergency

The Rebel Chronicles #2: Louise Michel and the 1878 New Caledonia Uprising

Second episode of history podcast The Rebel Chronicles.

Leaflet on the terrorist attacks in Paris, November 2015 - Mouvement Communiste/ Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Recent map of Syria showing where IS are

This is the English translation of the leaflet that was written in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015, in which 130 people died. The original French version is provided as a PDF.

Some cursory thoughts on the imminent bombing of Syria / ISIS

An immediate and unthinking call to bomb a country following a terrorist outrage committed by individuals is the gruesome manifestation of the worst aspects of nationalism, patriotism, and revenge, from faux-strongmen who dress up their dick-swinging and reactionary positions to give the impression that they are the only people prepared to defend national security….

Goldsmith, Marie: her life and thought

Marie Goldsmith

Article about Marie Goldsmith/Isidine/Korn that teases out her influence on Peter Kropotkin's ideas, as well as looking at her scientific career and her anarchism.

Storming of Eurotunnel on 2nd October 2015

Statement by Calais Migrant Solidarity published on October 3rd 2015 in response to migrants and refugees storming the Eurotunel and reports by the media to blame the events on European anarchists.

How the Paris Communards made their lives luxurious

Paris Communards

An interview about the Paris Communards' ideas about changing the world. From People & Nature

A 'New Spirit of Capitalism' (Review) - Sebastian Budgen

The New Spirit of Capitalism

A review of the book 'The New Spirit of Capitalism', a book tracing the development of new network forms of industry, and new forms of managerial practice. It originally appeared in the New Left Review.

Teresa Rebull, dead at the age of 30 – Pepe Gutiérrez

An obituary published in April 2015 on the occasion of the death of Teresa Rebull (1919-2015)—scion of a well-known libertarian family, sister-in-law of David Rey (a/k/a Daniel Rebull, co-founder of the CNT), textile worker at the age of 12, member of the POUM since 1936, volunteer nurse during the Civil War, participant in the May Days of 1937, prisoner of the Stalinists in a “cheka” in Barcelona, exile in France, participant in the French Resistance, and singer-songwriter of the Catalonian folk music revival of the 1960s, among other things—a remarkable woman and one of last survivors of a generation of women who “tried to win the war by carrying out the revolution”.