PDFs

Social anarchism or lifestyle anarchism: an unbridgeable chasm - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin's polemical essay against the increasingly individualist, misanthropic, mystical and anti-organisational trends in US anarchism still holds relevance today, no less in Britain than the States.

The conquest of bread - Peter Kropotkin

Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin's "The Conquest of Bread", along with his "Fields Factories and Workshops" was the result of his extensive research into industrial and agricultural production; originally published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1906.

Eclipse and re-emergence of the communist movement - Gilles Dauvé and François Martin

France, 1968.

A book by François Martin and "Jean Barrot" (aka Gilles Dauvé), influential since the 1970s among the English-speaking ultra-left. The themes include the refusal of work, the legacy of left communism/the ultra-left, and a restatement of revolution, as not merely a singular event, but the unleashing of a dynamic – 'communisation'.

Fascism/Antifascism - Gilles Dauvé

This translation of the first 10 sections of Dauvé's text '« Bilan » Contre-Révolution en Espagne' was first published by Black Cat Press in Edmonton Canada in 1982, without the author's knowledge, under a new title, 'Fascism/Antifascism'. Subsequently it was reprinted in the U.K. by Pirate Publications. For a more up-to-date reflection of Dauvé's views on the same themes, see his June 1998 text 'When Insurrections Die', which is a reworking of the original text on 'Bilan'.

Miscellaneous direct action guides

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Practical advice, tips, guides and resources to help you plan action as part of a variety of campaigns or struggles.

Prison organising

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Practical advice guides on supporting class struggle prisoners or surviving prison yourself, from letter-writing to prison slang, staying safe to getting involved in prison struggles.

Housing guide

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A page of advice on taking action to house yourself cheaply and know your rights, in a time when buying a property is beyond many people, council housing is being sold off, rents are rising and hundreds of thousands are homeless.

Personal guides

The advice contained in this section won't change the world, but it can help you improve your life by helping you not get messed around by debt collectors, the police or other public nuisances.

Independent media guide

A guide with advice and information on developing your own media, from online and printed publications to speeches, flyposting and more.

Jelinek, Wilhelm 'Willi', 1889-1952

Willi Jelinek

Biographical information about Willi Jelinek, and information about the anarchist movement in post-war East Germany under Russian occupation.