France

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”.

The anarchists who liberated Paris, and why they did it - Robert P Helms

Spanish Republicans on the Guadalajara tank

A short account of General Leclerc's 9th Company, better known as La Nueve, who were the first allied soldiers to link with the resistance in the liberation of Paris.

Torrano, Serge, 1950-2015

Serge Torrano

A short biography of the French libertarian communist railworker Serge Torrano.

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.

Louise Michel and William Morris - Linda Richardson

Article by Linda Richardson about the connections between Paris communard Louise Michel and libertarian socialist British artist William Morris.

The sans culottes in the French Revolution, 1793-1797 - Edinburgh DAM

A short pamphlet produced by the Direct Action Movement about the sans culottes: the revolutionary, urban poor in the French Revolution.