PDFs

Four years later, still a graveyard of Chinese youth

Foxconn suicides continue

In 2014, on the eve of China’s national day celebrations, scenes recalling those of four years ago appeared in Chinese headlines. Foxconn became known to the world four years ago when thirteen of its young workers jumped to their deaths in quick succession. The death of young Foxconn worker and poet Xu Lizhi reminded us that in this Fortune 500 company that produces some 40% of the world’s electronics, the cruelty and hopelessness of workers' situation has not changed. But most of us are unaware that Xu is not alone. At least five other workers, and likely more than that, have joined him this year. Many other workers have taken their own lives since the famous 13.

How to kill an act of parliament: solidarity, agency and the dockers in the 1960s and 1970s

A paper by Jack Saunders on how an unofficial network of workplace union reps/dockworkers defeated the 1971 Industrial Relations Act.

The black radical tradition

A massive PDF compilation of writings about black radical and revolutionary movements in the US in the 20th century. This same reader is available in a cleaner format here: http://libcom.org/library/black-revolutionaries-us-communist-interventions-vol-3

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 2

Second volume of José Peirats' extensive work on the Spanish anarchist union the CNT, which in this volume focuses on the battles raging at both the front and rear guards. Additionally, a biographical chapter, "The Life and Struggles of José Peirats" gives a great deal of insight into this CNT fighter and historian.

Woman's freedom - Lily Gair Wilkinson

An interesting anarchist-communist feminist text first published by Freedom Press in 1914.

This world we must leave - Jacques Camatte

A pamphlet consisting of texts from the journal Invariance: "This World We Must Leave" and "Statements and Citations". Translated by David Brown.

Fragments: a memoir - Sam Dolgoff

Sam Dolgoff

A 1986 memoir by Russian-born American anarcho-syndicalist Sam Dolgoff (1902-1990) with lots of interesting information about the anarchist movement in the US and New York in particular in the 20th century.

Rybin, Peter, 1885-1921

Peter is second from left, pictured in November 1920

Historical information about Peter Rybin, a Russian anarcho-syndicalist who joined the revolutionary Ukrainian Makhnovist army and was also active in the US, gleaned largely from his Soviet secret police file and focusing on his final months before he was sadly executed.

The proletariat has to take up the struggle against religious fanaticism which reinforces the state and increases divisions within the exploited - Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Religion is poison

The text against religious "fideism" which forms the body of this leaflet was mostly written before the Charlie Hebdo/Kosher Supermarket attacks and was not intended as a response to these events. But then events forced our hand! Some of the text proved very prescient, particularly the comments about anti-Semitism. Some comrades distibuted this leaflet at the massive "Je suis Charlie" demo. It was possibly the only "political" tract handed out there.

Why I don't do Kwaanza - Bruce A Dixon

Chalk outlines of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins

Bruce A Dixon from Black Agenda Report explains why he doesn't celebrate Kwaanza: the holiday invented by Ron Karenga of the US Organization, which murdered leading members of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s.