satire

The Book of Joe: A Satire of Capitalist Society

An updating of the Bible's Book of Job for modern society.

Manual for Revolutionary Leaders (Second Edition Including the Sources of M. Velli's Thoughts) - Fredy Perlman aka Michael Velli

This was Fredy's attempt to discredit manipulative political organizers... When someone shouted "All Power to the People" Fredy heard "All Power to the Leader".

The nuclearization of the world - Jaime Semprun

In this Swiftian “nuclearist manifesto” first published in France in 1980, the author uses “laughable sophistry” and “black humor” “disguised as apologetics” in the “spurious defense” of a “program” to save the State and the status quo by “nuclearizing” the world, ridiculing “emotional” opposition to nuclear power, exposing the widespread “mistrust” of “specialists” as a “revolt of the ignorant”, calling attention to the many (non-economic) advantages of nuclearization, and concluding with a proposal to merge the police and the trade unions for the “self-management” of the security and social control functions that will be indispensable in a nuclearized world.

International left distracted by shiny new object

Jeremy Corbyn has already helped Leftists around the world forget their uncritical support of SYRIZA

L'enragé no. 1

L'Enragé No. 1

A reprint (in both French and in English translation) of no. 1 of L'Enrage, a satirical journal founded by Jean-Jacques Pauvert and produced in France during the May 68 events. Translated by Ruth Porter.

'Extra-ordinary Anarchist Revolutionary Network that Everyone Should re-Tweet' founded!

A serious piece of satire reflecting on the experience of political anarchist organizations.

Great moments in satire: a love note to the haters

An article by Hugh Goldring about Great Moments in Leftism, a comic strip that highlights the often absurd nature of the radical left.

Exclusive: HATE-FILLED UNIONS RUINING BRITAIN!

I've been rooting through the Sun's bins recently and was shocked to find a letter addressed to the staff by the firm's chief, Rupert Murdoch

In the Freest State in the World - Ret Marut (B. Traven)

Photos of Ret Marut from London police files - 1923

A satirical text about German democracy and the Munich Soviet Republic of 1919, in which Ret Marut (who later became B. Traven) participated.