PDFs

The occupation of the factories: Italy 1920 - Paolo Spriano

Fiat plant occupied by the workers, 1920

The story of the mass wave of strikes and factory occupations which swept Italy 1920-21 told from the documents and accounts of the time. Written in 1964 and translated into English in 1975 by Gwyn A Williams, who also wrote the introduction. We don't agree with all of the political perspective of the author but reproduce this text for its historical factual information.

The monument: the story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain - Robert Barltrop

The Monument: The Story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain is about a group of people who emerged from the nineteenth century declaring hostility to the official Labour movement and all reforms. They were self-educated working men and their watch-word was ‘no-compromise’. They stood almost alone against the 1914-18 war, and foretold the state capitalist outcome of the Russian Revolution. We disagree with their electoralism but reproduce this text for reference.

Race Traitor: the journal of new abolitionism

Partial online archive of Race Traitor, a journal dedicated to abolishing the concept of whiteness in the United States, published in the 1990s and 2000s.

Factory of strategy: 33 lessons on Lenin - Antonio Negri

Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in Negri’s theoretical trajectory. We do not necessarily agree with it but reproduce it for reference.

Black star: an anarchist review #1.01

First issue of Black Star: an anarchist review, published in 1975 by the U.S. based Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation.

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, head of the United Electrical Workers Midwest District 11

Ernest DeMaio, photo taken by Bud Shultz

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, from his early radicalizing experience of the First Red Scare to facing repression and harassment during the Second Red Scare.

The ordeal of the Loyalty Test: Arthur Drayton

An account from Arthur Drayton, a black postal worker and unionist who faced repression for his membership in a a Communist Party USA-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization.

Race Traitor #10

Winter 1999 issue of Racetraitor, a journal dedicated to abolishing the concept of whiteness in the United States.

To the honourable Miss S… and other stories - B Traven

A set of 15 short stories by the elusive libertarian communist author, B Traven, written while he was living in Munich in the run-up to and during World War I. With an introduction by Will Wyatt.

The Makhnos of memory: Mennonite and Makhnovist narratives of the civil war in Ukraine (1917-1921) - Sean David Patterson

A really interesting Masters thesis on the relationship between Mennonites and Makhnovists in southern Ukraine during the Russian Civil War through the historical narratives found in each group’s literature.