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Anarchism & the Chinese Revolution - video and audio

A 60 minute recording of a talk and discussion on the Chinese revolution and the Chinese anarchist movement. It's available here as google video, mp4 and mp3 formats, the first two are preferred as the viewer will then be able to see the images referenced during the talk. 

 

The Spanish Revolution: 70 Years On

An overview of the Spanish Revolution and its lessons for anarchists and other radicals.

The Anarchists of Casas Viejas

Review of a classic of social anthropology which debunks numerous myths about Spanish anarchism. An important and inspiring work.

Review of We, The Anarchists by Stuart Christie

A review of the definitive book on the FAI. Essential reading for anyone interested in Spanish Anarchism.

Review of The CNT in the Spanish Revolution by Jose Peirats

Review of an essential book for understanding the CNT and the Spanish Revolution.

Review: Bakunin: The Creative Passion

A review of an excellent new biography of Bakunin.

Will the real Bakunin please stand up?

A reply to Leninists distortions about Bakunin. Includes a summary of his key anarchist ideas and anarchism's key difference with Leninism.

The irresistible correctness of anarchism

A lengthy critique of the SWP's attempt to rewrite the history of the resistance to Italian fascism in the early 1920s as well as the revolutionary Red Years after World War I. An important, if not well known, bit of anarchist history.

On the Bolshevik Myth

An anarchist critique of an ISO attack on the Makhnovists. Corrects the distortions and shows how the Makhnovists show that Bolshevik authoritarian had its roots in Leninist ideology and cannot be solely explained by the civil war. Also refutes claims that the Haymarket Martyrs were Marxists as well as correcting the usual distortions about Kronstadt.

How Revolutions must not be made

A review of Goldman's account of her experiences in Russia, plus a review of a classic collection of Kropotkin' essays. Both contain much wisdom for modern revolutionaries.

  


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