PDFs

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots - Karel Čapek

A stage play about an industrialists attempt to maximise productivity by replacing human workers with artificial ones dubbed `Robots`.

Falling Star: Countering Gender Essentialism with Sex Essentialism

Trans liberation is revolution

Red and Black Leeds on the limitations of both gender essentialism and sex essentialism as a way to understand gender expression and identity.

Protest without illusions

CND march

Compilation of writings of British anarchist Vernon Richards from 1955 to 1964 on the anti-war movement and movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution - Vernon Richards

Collectivised transport during the revolution

A critical account and assessment of the Spanish civil war and revolution, particularly focusing on the successes and failures of the anarchist organisations, written by Vernon Richards.

Socialist Studies

Socialist Studies

Socialist Studies is a quarterly journal published since 1989 originally by Camden and North West London branches of the SPGB and subsequently the group of the same name formed by some of the members of the dissolved branches.

The general strike and Irish independence

The 1918 general strike

Interesting article by John Dorney on the syndicalist tactic of the general strike and its relationship with the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century.

The postal strike of 1922

Striking postal workers march, September 1922

Cathal Brennan tells the story of the postal strike of September 1922, in which the postal unions struck against pay cuts in the infancy of the Irish Free State and at the height of the Irish civil war.

‘Rough and ready work’: The Special Infantry Corps

Free State troops take prisoners

Article by John Dorney telling the story of the Special Infantry Corps, a military unit set up during the civil war of 1922-3 to suppress agrarian agitation and strikes.

Japan's 1968: a collective reaction to rapid economic growth in an age of turmoil

1968 Tokyo student protest

2015 paper written by Oguma Eiji containing lots of interesting historical information about the Japanese radical and student movements of 1968, including historical background and aftermath.