A review of the definitive book on the FAI. Essential reading for anyone interested in Spanish Anarchism.
Review of an essential book for understanding the CNT and the Spanish Revolution.
A review of the book Albert Parson produced while in prison awaiting execution after the Haymarket police riot of 1886. An essential introduction to the ideas of the Chicago Anarchists.
A review of a classic introduction to communist-anarchism by one of its leading militants.
A review of Rocker's classic introduction to anarcho-syndicalist ideas and movements.
One anarchist's account of attending the British SWP's Marxism 2001 event. Not a very pleasant experience, but it says a lot about the state of the British left and the politics of Leninism.
There is a long tradition of personal autobiographies written by ageing activists in the anarchist movement about their experiences and motivations. This is the recently published autobiography of Albert Meltzer, a British anarchist whose life has taken him from the fights against Mosley and support for Spain in the 1930's through fringe involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler, the Cairo mutiny after WWII, supporting the Spanish resistance, to the Angry Brigade trials and fighting the National Front in the 1970's.
A review of Imagine by Tommy Sheridan and Alan McCombes, the (then) leaders of the Scotish Socialist Party. An attempt by Trotskyists to become libertarian sounding are not very convincing.
We have been insisting on the need for the far left to re-appraise the tradition of the Russian revolution and in particular the role the Bolsheviks played in destroying that revolution. One of the most detailed responses to the anarchists critique of Bolshevism was published in the winter issue of International Socialism the journal of the Socialist Workers Party (the largest Leninist group in England).