Kate Sharpley Library

Introduction: Ready for revolution

The Kate Sharpley Library team discuss Guillamón's work on the CNT's Defence Committees in relation to what we know about the start of the Spanish Revolution and why it's important.

The labour movement in Spain : Albert Meltzer on Spanish anarcho-syndicalism

KSL: Albert Meltzer was a long-standing supporter of the anarchist movement in Spain. One of our friends suggested we make this article available as one of the best things he wrote. It’s also representative of many of the things he cared about: anarchism, history, emancipation and class struggle.

Not forgotten, then or now. Review: book of Russian anarchist prisoner support bulletins keeps their memory alive

The Kate Sharpley Library and Alexander Berkman Social Club collectives have recently produced a beautiful book containing complete facsimile reprints of the Bulletin of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia, and the Bulletin of the Relief Fund of the International Working Men’s Association for Anarchists and Anarcho-Syndicalists Imprisoned or Exiled in Russia, which were originally published from 1923-1931.

Albert Meltzer and the fight for working class history

An article on British anarcho-syndicalist Albert Meltzer's attitude to anarchist history.

The almost perfect crime: The misrepresentation of Portuguese anarchism - Julio Carrapato

Kate Sharpley Library pamphlet on the anarchist movement in Portgual before and during Salazar's rule. Taken from The Bastard Archive

War and revolution: The Hungarian anarchist movement in WW1 and the Budapest commune 1919 - Martyn Everett

Kate Sharpley Library pamphlet on the anarchist movement in Hungary and the workers control in Budapest.

The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya: Crisis, armed struggle and dictatorship, 1967-85

PDF pamphlet of a history of the Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU). Founded in 1956 it was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. The FAU is still active today.

“Revolutionary syndicalism serves the proletariat, whereas anarchism is one brand of humanism” - interview with Juan Garcia Oliver

Juan García Oliver, anarchist Minister of Justice during the Civil War.

Excerpt from the pamphlet “My Revolutionary Life: Juan García Oliver interviewed by Freddy Gomez”

Action! Race War to Door Wars [Review]

Refutation by a former Anti Fascist Action member on some of the "facts" from a book by a former British National Party member.

In the eye of the beholder [Review, The Angry Brigade by Gordon Carr]

Review of the book, The Angry Brigade: a history of Britain's first urban guerilla group