PDFs

Fire in the minds of men: origins of the revolutionary faith - James H. Billington

A hostile, but very informative, historical overview of the development of socialist thought.

Jan Appel - Communist Bulletin Group

A short biography of Jan Appel, a German council communist.

Towards a history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD) - Communist Bulletin Group

A history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD), a council communist organization that exists in Germany during the 1920s.

Intellectual and manual labour: a critique of epistemology - Alfred Sohn-Rethel

Sohn-Rethel’s Intellectual and Manual Labour argues that the “real abstraction” of commodity exchange makes possible “ideal abstraction” in cognition. In a radical version of the Marxist base-superstructure argument, Sohn-Rethel claims that abstraction must first exist in reality before it can appear in a pure form in the intellect. Mirroring Marx’s “critique of political economy,” Sohn-Rethel’s “critique of epistemology” attempts to prove that Kant’s a priori categories should not be grounded in the timeless transcendental subject but rather in the historical development of human society.

Pre-Capitalist economic formations - Karl Marx

Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations is part of a huge manuscript Marx wrote in researching and preparing what would become A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy published in 1859.

Grin and bare it all: Against liberal conceptions of sex work

A stripper's zine analysing sex work from an anarchist and feminist perspective.

Interview with Cuadernos de Negación

"They all must go: government of the workers and community assemblies".

English translation of a written interview with Argentinian communist group, Cuadernos de Negación (Negation Notebooks), discussing the recent history of the country's workers' movement, including the 1969 Cordobazo and the 2001 uprising, and prospectives for the future.

Surviving internships: A counter guide to free labour in the arts

A guide written by and for cultural workers on the topic of unpaid internships.

The making of an organizer: A history and analysis of the Chicago Couriers Union 2003-2006

A personal account of an organiser's time in the Chicago Couriers Union (CCU)

Red Vienna: experiment in working class culture, 1919-1934. - Helmut Gruber

From 1919 to 1934, the Socialist government in Vienna sought to create a comprehensive working-class culture, striving to provide a foretaste of the socialist utopia in the present. In Red Vienna, Gruber critically examines the impact of this experiment in all areas of life, from massive public housing projects and health and education programs to socialist parades, festivals, and sporting events designed to create a "new" working class.