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Egalitarian social organisation among hunter-gatherers: the case of the Mbendjele Bayaka - Jerome Lewis

It would be absurd to try to return to the social relations of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. But these social relations did last for 100,000 years in the most successful anarchist-communism experiment in history. So there must be something to learn from hunter-gatherers. The pygmies of Central Africa traditionally live in ways that come closest to the ways prehistoric hunter-gathers may have lived. This article is one of the most recent studies of the way African pygmies maintain egalitarian social relations and so make anarchist-communism work.

Blood Relations: Menstruation and the origins of culture - Chris Knight (complete book)

Rock art image of girl's first menstruation ceremony

This highly original book presents a new theory of the origins of human culture. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biology and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behaviour and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual and political revolution initiated by women.

Hermosilla Sagredo, Julia, 1916-2009

Julia Hermosilla Sagredo

A short biography of lifelong Sopanish anarchist militant Julia Hermosilla Sagredo

Hernáez Vargas, Casilda aka Kasi, 1914-1992

Casilda Hernaez

A short biography of Basque anarchist Casilda Hernaez.

Mesa, Isabel, 1913-2002

Isabel Mesa in 1930s

A short biography of Isabel Mesa Delgado, life-long Spanish anarchist.

Response to racist TEFL blog

A response to a racist blog posted in support of actions happening at the Speak Up School of English in London.

Perez, Maria, 1917-1942, aka La Jabalina

Maria Perez

A short biography of Spanish anarchist Maria Perez, who fought with the Iron Column and was murdered by the Francoists in 1942

Perez, Concha, 1915-2014

Concha Perez

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist militant Concha Perez

Liaño, Concha (1916-2014)

Concha Liaño

A short biography of Concha Liaño, one of the founders of the Spanish anarchist women's movement Mujeres Libres

Rius, Maria, 1909-c.1970

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist Maria Rius.