guerrillas

Peru: The ideology of apocalypse Shining Path to what?

A 1993 article criticising the effect the Maoist Shining Path's decades long conflict has had on Peru and advocating instead a confederation of the Andes.

Women’s popular movement and the Shining Path: The contradictions of patriarchal women's emancipation

Please enjoy this original piece I recently wrote, about women's liberation and the Peruvian Shining Path guerrilla movement. Any feedback and constructive criticism is welcome.

The CNT defense committees in Barcelona 1933-1938: An interview with Agustín Guillamón

A discussion of the rise and fall of the revolutionary institutions that were the foundation of the Spanish Revolution in the anarchosyndicalist stronghold of Barcelona, the social and organizational context of the anarchosyndicalist movement during the Civil War at the neighborhood level, the conflict between the rank and file militants and the collaborationist “superior committees” of the anarcho-syndicalist union the CNT, the meaning of the “spontaneity” of that movement and the process that led to its destruction at the hands of the republicans and Stalinists.

Creating a movement with teeth: A documentary history of the George Jackson Brigade

A collection of documents by and about the George Jackson Brigade, an urban guerrilla group active in the north-west United States in the 1970s. Reproduced here for reference, as opposed to an endorsement of their politics or practice.

The Angry Brigade: A history of Britain's first urban guerrilla group

This book covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the “Stoke Newington 8” conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey—the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Written after extensive research—among both the libertarian opposition and the police—it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.

Armed struggle and the revolutionary movement

Jean Weir, Albert Meltzer, Abel Paz (Diego Camacho)

A transcription from 325 #10 of a speech by Jean Weir. It overviews in more straightforward language the argument against traditional armed struggle put forward by Italian insurrectionary anarchists inspired by the practice of groups like Azione Rivoluzionaria. It reiterates the argument against building just towards one grand revolutionary break and for pushing for the exploited to organize towards multiple insurrectionary ruptures. It is provided for informational purposes.

Anarchy #38

Anarchy 38 cover

The final issue of the second series of Anarchy magazine from 1985, covering in particular state provocation, armed struggle in France and West Germany and more.

The Hajduks of Cotovschi

A short history of The Hajduks of Cotovschi, an anarchist communist partisan organization from Romania, that pursued its activity in Bucharest, between 1939 to 1941.

The way the wind blew: A history of the Weather Underground

Weather Underground member mugshots

A detailed history of the US left-wing urban guerrilla group the Weather Underground, or Weathermen.