PDFs

The Commune of Paris - Peter Kropotkin

Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin's analysis of the Paris Commune, a defining moment in revolutionary history which inspired both marxist and anarchist revolutionaries for many years afterwards, and warrants continued attention today.

The Bolsheviks and workers' control: the state and counter-revolution - Maurice Brinton

Leading Bolsheviks Lenin and Trotsky.

A remarkable pamphlet by Maurice Brinton exposing the struggle that took place over the running of workplaces between workers and the new state in the Russian Revolution.

Socialism, anarchism and feminism - Carol Ehrlich

Socialism, anarchism and feminism - Carol Ehrlich

Carol Ehrlich's 1977 anarchist feminist text.

Value, price and profit - Karl Marx

IWMA 1864 (image from marxists.org)

Speech by Marx to the First International Working Men's Association, June 1865

Third worldism or socialism - Solidarity

Rohana Wijeweera - leader of the JVP

Originally published by Solidarity in their pamphlet "Ceylon: the JVP Uprising".

You can't blow up a social relationship - the anarchist case against terrorism

A clear explanation of why anarchists oppose terrorism, and why terrorism or propaganda by deed can be of no benefit to the working class, as capitalism is a social relationship, not a group of bad individuals.

Give up activism

J18

An important article from Do or Die issue 9 criticising the activist mentality in the direct action movement.

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'.