The Commune, the church and the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin on the Paris commune and its relationship with Christianity and the government.

The civil war in France - Karl Marx

Karl Marx's contemporary account of the Paris Commune, placing it in context fo the wider events in France at the time. The Paris Commune significantly changed Marx's ideas about the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat", and his support for it's organisation structures suggests a different trajectory of revolutionary organisation to the "Marxist" revolutions in the 20th Century.

The Paris Commune and the idea of the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin on the Paris Commune and the idea of government and the state.

The Commune of Paris - Peter Kropotkin

Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin's analysis of the Paris Commune, a defining moment in revolutionary history which inspired both marxist and anarchist revolutionaries for many years afterwards, and warrants continued attention today.

Cottin, Louis Emile, 1896-1937

Louis Emile Cottin

A biography of Louis Emile Cottin, who attempted to assassinate the French president and fought in the Durruti Column in the Spanish Civil War.

Crosnier, Alain, 1955-2005

A biography of French anarchist and magazine director of Alternative Libertaire, Alain Crosnier.

Guerin, Daniel, 1904-1988

Daniel Guerin.

A biography of the French libertarian communist and gay liberationist intellectual, Daniel Guerin.

Lyotard, Jean-Francois, 1924-1998


A short account of academic Jean-Francois Lyotard's time as a revolutionary libertarian socialist.

Bouyé, Henri, 1912-1999

Henri Bouyé

A short biography of Henri Bouyé, who kept the French anarchist movement going throughout World War II and rebuilt the movement following the war.

Bourgeois, Guy, 1926-2004

Guy Bourgeois in the 1950s

A short biography of Guy Bourgeois, French anarchist and anti-colonialist who fought with the resistance during World War 2.