Reddebrek's PDF's

Submitted by Reddebrek on August 17, 2012

All right mates, I've been transferring political articles and pamphlets to my E-reader for awhile now in case I'm ever separated from my lap top, and since mine can't read word files that means converting them to PDF's. Anyway since I was doing this I noticed a lot of well done and lengthy articles on Libcom weren't available in PDF format (or were in the case of actual books, but from a very dodgy looking filesharing site) so I figured why not share?

I usually leave a comment with a link to the PDF in the relevant article, but thought it might be a good idea to collect them all here in a topic to save anyone interested from trawling the archives. So here we go, these are amateur but I've kept the formatting and images intact.

Here's the folder

Why Anti-National?

What future for Zimbabwe now? 1980

The third Revolution? Peasant Resistance to the Bolsheviks

The Folly of Voting

The English Working Class

SWP the Party of God

National Liberation and State Power an Anarchist Critique of the MPLA

Anti Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution

A People's History of the American Revolution

I also found this PDF of Socialist Songs if anyone wants it.

If you'd like to make your own PDF's and don't want to pay adobe then I recommend doPDF its free and easy to use.

I'll add other PDF's into other posts as and when I've made them. Hope you find these useful.

Toms

10 years 1 month ago

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Thanks :D

Steven.

10 years 1 month ago

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Hi, thanks for posting this. I have moved it into a more appropriate forum.

It is really helpful you doing this, however links on media fire won't last for ever. What would be really useful is if you attached these PDF files to the actual articles, so anyone can easily get them in future if they would rather read PDFs. To do this, just click the edit tab above the article, scroll down to "file attachments" and attach the PDFs. Then an editor will approve your change.

Thanks again!

Reddebrek

10 years 1 month ago

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Sorry I thought Community was the appropriate forum. I also didn't know you could add files through edits, I'll do that now. Though I think I'll still keep this thread as a sort of catalogue and reminder to me what I've already done.

Steven.

10 years 1 month ago

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Reddebrek

Sorry I thought Community was the appropriate forum.

no worries. The forum description of libcommunity is "Forum community, off-topic discussion, arguments and miscellaneous banter. If you want to hold a serious discussion, use one of the main forums above. "

I also didn't know you could add files through edits, I'll do that now.

great stuff, thanks!

Reddebrek

9 years 6 months ago

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Heres another batch,

Spartakism to National Bolshevism

Working Class Activity and Councils 1918-1923

1990: Worker Insurrection in Osaka

Anarchists and the Second Chechen War

I also have a few old documentaries some users might find interesting. Free are from a show called echo and are dripping with Western supierioty, but I still think are very interesting and rare glimpses into foreign nations like Afghanistan (1973) Algeria and Libya in the Seventies. You can download the files or watch them on my youtube

I also have a PBS investigation in Black September and the Palestine/Israel conflict. Its a very good documentary that has some very frank interviews with Palestinian militants and members of the defunct Jewish terrorist groups like the Stern gang.

Remember guys keep circulating the tapes.

petey

10 years 1 month ago

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great work, thanks

Reddebrek

10 years 1 month ago

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Before I give you the latest batch I think it might be a good idea to give a brief outline of how I make these in case anyone else would find it useful. Its really simple to do but the problem with computers is it can take a hand holding to show how exactly its done.

Basically all I do is click and drag the mouse over the article title and hold it down till I reach the bottom of the article taking care not to highlight the stuff on the side. Then its literally just a case of copy and pasting into word, then saving the file. Then I open DoPDF browse for that file then click create and there you go.

The Birth of a Revolutionary Movement in Yugoslavia

The Mexican Revolution

China's Migrant Workers

A brief history of the Gay Liberation Front

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any problems making PDF's.

Reddebrek

9 years 9 months ago

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Happy hanukkah!

US Invasion of Panama

A Short History of the Anti Fascist Action (AFA)

A Young Lord Remembers

Libertarian Communism- Isaac Puente

A "Moscow Trial" in Ho Chi Minh's Guerilla Movement

Oh and some good news I've discovered a very simple way to convert PDF's into other ebook formats like epub and mobi, there's a website that does it for you simple upload the file like you would an image and it'll make a copy in another version.

http://ebook.online-convert.com/ The website should explain it all for you but if not feel free to ask.

Reddebrek

9 years 8 months ago

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Lincoln and Emancipation -Howard Zinn

The 1912 Lena Massacre

The 1927 Columbine Mine Massacre

The CNT and the Defence Committees in Barcelona 1933-38

The Secret Wars of the CIA

What is Nationalism?

What will it take to organise fast food?

Oh and I've got something extra for you, in addition to making PDF's I also make videos

And I've made a few videos about the IWW and another one about the Secret Wars of the CIA

Due to my current circumstances (stuck doing online part time work until I can find another permanent job) my ability to help organise has been non existent so I thought I might try my hand at online propaganda.
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Unfortunately the use of copyrighted material forced me to allow adverts on this one, so Download here for the add free version.

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For these two a fellow Wobblie let me use his songs in them.

Here's the Download links

Democracy
Whistling

[youtube]bmYZ_kWHk3Q[/youtube]
And heres the video lecture on the Secret Wars of the CIA Its nearly three hours in length though.

Steven.

9 years 7 months ago

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Just to say we really appreciate all the work you do on these. But please do attach these PDFs to the articles on libcom, and add the tag "PDFs". Then anyone who googles them will be able to use the PDFs. Whereas only a small number of people will be able to access them through this thread and mediafire files won't be online for that long!

Any articles you don't have permission to edit because of their input format if you post in the comments below then an admin can attach the file.

Cheers again!

Reddebrek

9 years 7 months ago

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Errr........... I am doing all that, and have been doing for about five months now.

Steven.

9 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek

Errr........... I am doing all that, and have been doing for about five months now.

okay brilliant, thanks. I have seen you do lots but I just had a look at some of the ones on the list like the Strategy of tension article and didn't see the PDF so wasn't sure if you were definitely doing it with all of them. Sorry!

jura

9 years 7 months ago

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I hate to suggest work to someone else, but if anyone could do what Reddebrek is doing but with EPUB or MOBI, so that the files are instantly usable on a Kindle, that would be amazing. Sure, anyone can do it on their own, but it takes time and is complicated with articles that are split into several parts.

Steven.

9 years 7 months ago

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jura

I hate to suggest work to someone else, but if anyone could do what Reddebrek is doing but with EPUB or MOBI, so that the files are instantly usable on a Kindle, that would be amazing. Sure, anyone can do it on their own, but it takes time and is complicated with articles that are split into several parts.

we would love it if someone would take this on. You can do it really quickly using this website:
http://www.2epub.com/

for articles with multiple chapters, you can click "printable version" then copy and paste it into a Word document then convert it.

The only problem is it doesn't do chapter separation and footnotes properly but I don't know how to do that.

(In our help out section we do ask for volunteers to help with this)

petey

9 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek

The Secret Wars of the CIA

thanks for that one. i wasn't aware/didn't remember that the pre-emptive strike talk went back that far.

Reddebrek

9 years 7 months ago

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There's a website I sometimes use that converts e-files into over e-files like PDF's to Mobi or vice versa. http://ebook.online-convert.com/ if you want you could download the PDF's then convert them into another file then attach it to the article as well.

Reddebrek

9 years 7 months ago

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petey

Reddebrek

The Secret Wars of the CIA

thanks for that one. i wasn't aware/didn't remember that the pre-emptive strike talk went back that far.

Your welcome and technically the idea of pre-emptive strikes is so old it pre-dates Rome, the justification of the Third Punic War was that Carthage was in a sense rearming and violating diplomatic agreements and its military sanctions.

1939-45 The Edelweiss Pirates
1976 Soweto Riots
Anti-Capitalist Bloc at the (2008) RNC an IWW Report
Bolshevik's Shooting Anarchists
Towards a Wobbly Methodology
Anarchists and the Second Chechen War (fixed)
Strange Defeat the Chilean Revolution - Pointblank!
The General Strike that didn't happen IWW and Wisconsin

petey

9 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek

petey

Reddebrek

The Secret Wars of the CIA

thanks for that one. i wasn't aware/didn't remember that the pre-emptive strike talk went back that far.

Your welcome and technically the idea of pre-emptive strikes is so old it pre-dates Rome, the justification of the Third Punic War was that Carthage was in a sense rearming and violating diplomatic agreements and its military sanctions.

oh i know (i used to teach roman history), i was speaking about recent american history, the way the bush/yoo stuff was presented as a major new descent into unconstitutional illegality when they were putting into practice ideas that had been kicked about for decades.

wojtek

9 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek, libcom have a 'PDF' tag so you can attach the files to the articles. Click on 'File attachments', choose the PDF you wish to upload and then just attach it.

Reddebrek

9 years 7 months ago

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Your about six months too late mate.

Reddebrek

9 years 4 months ago

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Crossing the Colour lines comparing the IWW in America and South Africa

The Meaning of Tianamen

China in Revolt

1912 Lawrence Textile strike (the famous Bread and Roses strike)

1892 Homestead Strike

The Cold War as a System

A brief History of Red Menace

1642-52 The Diggers and Levellers

The Ranters and Libertarian Communism http://www.mediafire.com/view/l65wjc99435bupa/A_shadow_of_glorious_(though_strange)_good_things_to_come_The_Ranters_and_libertarian_communism_in_the_English_civil_war.pdf

petey

9 years 4 months ago

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Reddebrek

The IWW and Profintern

i'd heard bout that but never read it before, thanks

Reddebrek

9 years 3 months ago

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petey

Reddebrek

The IWW and Profintern

i'd heard bout that but never read it before, thanks

You're welcome

Origins of the job structure in the Steel Industry

1970-71 Polish Uprising

The Revolutionary Communist Party at Burning Man

The "Revolution" we really, really don't need http://www.mediafire.com/view/269806csfry82ca/The_Revolution_we_really%2C_really_DON'T_need.pdf

Socialist Substandard 100 years of the SPGB

The Origins of the IWW in Britain and the Two Georges

The Young Lords Party its Democratic Deficit and Decline

Reform and Counterreform in Czechoslovakia 1968

Reddebrek

9 years 3 months ago

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The Chinese Anarchist Movement

The Black Guards

The Anarchist Underground of Leningrad

1920: The Sapozkhov uprising and the army of truth

American Labour on the Defensive

The Anti-Liberation Movements (Critique of the ANC)

From Peoples Politics to State Politics aspects of National Liberation in South Africa http://www.mediafire.com/view/4pha2097gyxs496/From_people's_politics_to_state_politics_aspects_of_national_liberation_in_South_Africa_1984-1994.pdf

Political economy of a disintegrating Stalinism

Steven.

9 years 1 month ago

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Excellent!

Reddebrek

9 years 1 month ago

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Oh and before I forget after completing the Radical America I made a torrent with all of them together for easier access and sharing.

Oh and I while ago I did something similar with the Situationist Spectacular Times series they're all in this folder

arminius

7 years 10 months ago

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Thanx for these.

Third wave link is same as First of May, though... :(

Reddebrek

7 years 10 months ago

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arminius

Thanx for these.

Third wave link is same as First of May, though... :(

D'oh
Fixed, thanks.

Steven.

6 years 7 months ago

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Thanks for these excellent continued contributions!

Reddebrek

6 years 7 months ago

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Steven.

Thanks for these excellent continued contributions!

Thank you, I'd been really busy and feeling like this wasn't really useful. But then I used the map feature on my work computer (libcom slips through the company blacklist) and saw how many people all over the world were reading even small articles. So I felt maybe this really is useful.

I created a torrent with all in, olus some stuff I got from Libcom. https://onebigtorrent.org/torrents/24506/Global-Radical-PDF-archive

Oh and I also saw this

Libcom has North Korean readers!

Steven.

6 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek

Steven.

Thanks for these excellent continued contributions!

Thank you, I'd been really busy and feeling like this wasn't really useful. But then I used the map feature on my work computer (libcom slips through the company blacklist) and saw how many people all over the world were reading even small articles. So I felt maybe this really is useful.

I created a torrent with all in, olus some stuff I got from Libcom. https://onebigtorrent.org/torrents/24506/Global-Radical-PDF-archive

Oh and I also saw this

Libcom has North Korean readers!

hey, do you mean the map feature in our library? If so that doesn't show where users are browsing from that shows articles which have been geo-tagged (we have way more readers than articles on the map).

That said, we have had visits from North Korea, although that is one of the places with the fewest visitors (the only place with fewer is Vatican City!)

Sike

6 years 7 months ago

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These are great, thanks for uploading them.

jon active

6 years ago

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How do Reddebrek
could you email me please
I'd like to ask you a favour
cheers
jon

[email protected]

Steven.

5 years 2 months ago

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Excellent as ever

petey

5 years 1 month ago

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thanks for the limerick soviet pdf's.
and i admit i hadn't heard about the young patriots.

Reddebrek

5 years 1 month ago

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Thank you, I'm glad I can help share some interesting experiences and ideas. I'm afraid I've hit my upload limit for the site though so I can't really do much more at the moment.

Reddebrek

4 years 5 months ago

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Bordigism
What is behind the label? A plea for clearness - Sylvia Pankhurst
Historical materialism - An anti-revolutionary theory of revolution
Falling Star: Countering Gender Essentialism with Sex Essentialism
Pannekoek "Marx and Bakunin"
Letter from a London street cleaner
The Lenin legend - Paul Mattick
Leninism or Marxism - Rosa Luxemburg
Class war in Barcelona - Jean Barrot, 1973
Sonja Krivokapić: Why women should forget about Fidel Castro

Reddebrek

3 years 11 months ago

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Reddebrek

2 years 9 months ago

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I'm adding my archive and other files and texts I've collected over the years to the Internet archive
https://archive.org/details/@reddebrek

Its slow work, but it should make it easier to search for specific files.