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Lovable Anarchism: Campus Protest in Japan From the 1990s to Today

Kyoto Students occupy clock tower

A paper documenting several examples of recent protests by students and university employees on campuses in Japan following a period of privatisations and a move towards short term contracts.

Voting as Counter-Revolution – how the politicians who gave us the vote saw things 100 years ago

A hundred years ago, the British ruling class decided to extend the vote to women over thirty and to working class men. By doing this they hoped to restore people's faith in parliamentary government and thereby counter any revolutionary tendencies inspired by the Russian Revolution. As Sylvia Pankhurst said in 1923:

Michael Bakunin - E. H. Carr

Though hostile, E. H. Carr's text on Bakunin (1937, republished with minor revisions in 1975) remains the standard biography of the man in the English language.

Statism and anarchy - Mikhail Bakunin

Containing his most fully-developed critique of Marx and his methods, Statism and Anarchy was Bakunin's only book-length publication in his lifetime.

On the abolition of all political parties - Simone Weil

Dissecting the dynamic of power and propaganda caused by party spirit, the increasing disregard for truth in favor of opinion, and the consequent corruption of education, journalism, and art, in “On the Abolition of All Political Parties,” Simone Weil forcefully makes the case that a true politics can only begin where party spirit ends.

The kingdom of god is within you - Leo Tolstoy

The Kingdom of God is Within You is Leo Tolstoy's classic text of Christian anarchism.

Japan's wartime use of colonial labour: Taiwan and Korea (1937-45)

A thesis detailing the extent of the exploitation of colonial labourers of Taiwanese and Korean origin as Japan mobilised for war, the conditions of the workers and their resistance.

Political Protest in Interwar Japan

A collection of propaganda produced by Leftist political parties, Unions and the Proletarian Cultural movement. With accompanying notes placing them in context.

What? Anarchists in Egypt!

A short account of the anarchist movement, primarily of Italian migrants, in Egypt before 1916, by Costantino Paonessa.