PDFs

Anarchism in Germany and other essays - Gustav Landauer

Five essays, together with a historical/biographical sketch of the legendary German anarchist. Expelled (along with Malatesta, et al.) from the Second International, he was a theorist and activist second to none—brutally murdered by the Social Democrats while leading the Bavarian Commune in 1919.

Conquered City - Victor Serge

Victor Serge's novel about the early days of the Bolshevik regime, written in 1932 in France after being expelled from the Soviet Union and part biographical.

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín

Cover of Clandestine in Chile

In 1985 Miguel Littin a Chilean exile re-enters Chile posing as a Uruguayan businessmen followed by three European film crews. His plan was to record a documentary about living under the Pinochet Dictatorship in secret. This is his account of what happened.

Back to the future: Italian Workerists reflect upon the Operaista project - Steve Wright

Drawing upon the transcripts used in a book consisting of interviews of people involved in the Italian operaismo and autonomia movements, Steve Wright explores issues and debates around immaterial labour and post-Fordism, to the nature of subjectivity and the role of workers’ enquiries and co-research.

Carbonia (We were all communists) - Nanni Balestrini

Nanni Balestrini, author of the intoxicating and maddening novel The Unseen, returns with yet another brilliant piece about class struggle in Europe. After a period of internment at a Nazi prison camp, Balestrini's narrator takes a job as a miner in the town of Carbonia -- from Germany to Italy to Australia, Balestrini's narrator remembers fighting with comrades against Nazi prison guards, cops, bosses, and scabs.

Communalism: from its origins to the 20th century - Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth's history of radical and religious communes. Available in text and as a PDF.

Were we wrong? - Murray Bookchin

An essay in which Murray Bookchin argues against the dominant Marxist and anarchist view of capitalist development and revolutionary change. Published in Telos, Vol. 65, Fall, 1985, pp. 59-74.

For political equality - Akiva Orr

Strike vote, Brazil.

Akiva Orr writes on politics after the 'End of History', widespread disillusionment with the politics of Soviet-style Big Government as well as the crises of society run by Big Business. Rather, the time is ripe to create a new, post-parliamentary, direct democracy, based on political equality.

Peace, peace when there is no peace - Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover

Israeli Commander Moshe Dayan in the Suez Canal region during the 1956 war.

Book written by Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover between 1957-1961, before either had broken with the Israeli Communist Party, highlighting Israel's involvement in the Suez Crisis on the side of Britain and France as a contrived piece of foreign policy and not the "war of no choice" which it was described as.