revolutions

Industrial collectivisation during the Spanish revolution - Deirdre Hogan

Interesting article by Deirdre Hogan about the collectivisation and worker control of industry in revolutionary Spain during the civil war.

A soldier returns - letter from an American fighter in the Durruti Column

A letter from an American trade unionist and member of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) about his experiences as a fighter in the Spanish Civil War and Revolution of 1936-9 in the International section of the anarchist Durruti Column.

A day mournful and overcast... An account of the Iron Column

A personal account of a liberated prisoner's experience as a fighter during the Spanish Civil War and Revolution of 1936-9 in the anarchist militia unit called the Iron Column prior to its incorporation into the Communist-run Republican army.

Anarchists in the Russian Revolution - Paul Avrich

Anarchists protest against the Bolshevik dictatorship.

Why past revolutionary movements have failed

Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek, from "Living Marxism" Vol. 5, # 2 - Fall 1940.

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.

Hungary '56 - Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson's pamphlet, written in 1964 and published by Solidarity is invaluable as a guide to the events of the Hungarian uprising of 1956.