PDFs

God and the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Bakunin's classic and highly influential atheist text setting out the anarchist critique of religion as bound up in legitimising the state.

The civil war in France - Karl Marx

Karl Marx's contemporary account of the Paris Commune, placing it in context fo the wider events in France at the time. The Paris Commune significantly changed Marx's ideas about the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat", and his support for it's organisation structures suggests a different trajectory of revolutionary organisation to the "Marxist" revolutions in the 20th Century.

The Paris Commune and the idea of the state - Mikhail Bakunin

Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin on the Paris Commune and the idea of government and the state.

The Commune of Paris - Peter Kropotkin

Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin's analysis of the Paris Commune, a defining moment in revolutionary history which inspired both marxist and anarchist revolutionaries for many years afterwards, and warrants continued attention today.

The Bolsheviks and workers' control: the state and counter-revolution - Maurice Brinton

Leading Bolsheviks Lenin and Trotsky.

A remarkable pamphlet by Maurice Brinton exposing the struggle that took place over the running of workplaces between workers and the new state in the Russian Revolution.

Socialism, anarchism and feminism - Carol Ehrlich

Socialism, anarchism and feminism - Carol Ehrlich

Carol Ehrlich's 1977 anarchist feminist text.

Value, price and profit - Karl Marx

IWMA 1864 (image from marxists.org)

Speech by Marx to the First International Working Men's Association, June 1865

Third worldism or socialism - Solidarity

Rohana Wijeweera - leader of the JVP

Originally published by Solidarity in their pamphlet "Ceylon: the JVP Uprising".

You can't blow up a social relationship - the anarchist case against terrorism

A clear explanation of why anarchists oppose terrorism, and why terrorism or propaganda by deed can be of no benefit to the working class, as capitalism is a social relationship, not a group of bad individuals.