PDFs

The struggle of the 'mill girls': class consciousness in early 19th century New England - Ian Schlom

This article traces the development of class consciousness of and the antagonism between the capitalists and the Lowell and Lawrence "Mill Girls" in the earlier half of the 19th Century in New England.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: a biography - George Woodcock

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: A Biography

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-65) was one of the most important social thinkers of the nineteenth century. A considerable amount has been written about him in French. The present work, however, is the first full-scale biography in English.

An angry person's guide to finance - Jack Copley

A layperson's guide to the complex and frustrating financial world - from a Marxist perspective.

Anarchism and education: a philosophical perspective - Judith Suissa

Anarchism and Education offers a philosophical account of the neglected tradition of anarchist thought on education. Although few anarchist thinkers wrote systematically on education, this analysis is based largely on a reconstruction of the educational thought of anarchist thinkers gleaned from their various ethical, philosophical and popular writings. Primarily drawing on the work of the nineteenth century anarchist theorists such as Bakunin, Kropotkin and Proudhon, the book also covers twentieth century anarchist thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Paul Goodman, Daniel Guerin and Colin Ward.

Louise Michel: rebel lives

Louise Michel was the incendiary leader of the 1871 Paris Commune, when the city's population rose up to establish a short-lived workers' government. An anarchist and an irrepressible rebel, "The Red Virgin" spent much of her life on the run, in jail, or in danger of being locked away in mental asylums. This is Michel's defiant story, with commentaries by Emma Goldman, Bertolt Brecht, Sheila Rowbotham, Howard Zinn, Victor Hugo, and Karl Marx.

1917 Raids on the Socialist Party and the IWW

IWW HQ in Chicago, 1917

An article in the International Socialist Review from October 1917 about the federal raids on the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World the month before.

Government in the future - Noam Chomsky

Text of Noam Chomsky's 1970 lecture on the possibilities for a libertarian socialist society and against both liberal capitalist and state socialist alternatives.

Poster for benefit for Phelps-Dodge and British miners - Libertarian Workers Group

A poster from a joint LWG (WSA) - RSL benefit for British and Phelps-Dodge miner strikes in NYC. Donated by NY WSA Library.

1989 IWW referendum to affiliate with the IWA

In 1989 the IWW passed a referendum to affiliate with the IWA which passed 71 - 44 based on the internal General Organizing Bulletin of the union from that year. The text of the referendum was reprinted in the Industrial Worker which is included here.

The Proletarian Public - The Practice of Proletarian Self-Emancipation [1996] Peter Critchley

"... I wanted to write on the proletarian transformation of politics and the tradition of 'socialism from below'. I share that commitment to working class self-emancipation and autonomy, and so gathered materials for a thesis on proletarian order... hoping to inform a little, inspire and just pay tribute to... all those who breathed fire and life into socialism. "