In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement. read more »
A collection of essays and articles from the Ukranian revolutionary, Nestor Makhno, who fought against encroaching Bolshevik terror during the Russian Revolution. The Struggle Against the State and other Essays sheds valuable insight onto the man and the movement that bore his name.
Alexander Berkman was a 20th century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. read more »
Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by. read more »
With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it? read more »
For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. read more »
Beyond Property Destruction is the fourth installment of the Tactical Analysis Series, an ongoing series of pamphlets about tactics theory and analysis. read more »
Raul Zibechi is one of Latin America's leading political theorists. His, his first book translated into English, is a historical analysis of social struggles in Bolivia and the forms of community power instituted by that country's indigenous Aymara. read more »
Poetics of Resistance, A : The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency by Jeff ConantSubmitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 06:10.
Part literary criticism, part media analysis, and part marketing handbook, A Poetics of Resistance explores the varied elements of poetics and symbolism that have helped Zapatismo emerge as something entirely new: a resolutely radical public relations campaign for human liberation.
From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the "battle of Seattle" and the recent Greek uprising, anarchists have been inspired by the ideal of a free society of free individuals-a world without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? read more »
"I have sought with all my strength to elevate the moral and material conditions of the Italian workers here, and I have sought to instill in their souls the same faith in their emancipation that is alive in me. I am a soldier of the ideal."—Carlo Tresca, 1923 read more »
This is undoubtedly one of the most important books of the twentieth century, and if you accept its thesis you won't be able to look at the political milieu in the same way ever again. read more »
The Most Radical Gesture is the first major study of the Situationist International, a revolutionary movement of extraordinary ambition and influence whose reflections on art, everyday life, pleasure, spontaneity, the city, and the spectacle have ensured it a vital, but largely hidden, role in the development of twentieth-century culture and politics. read more »
Considered by many to be the most important statement originally written in the English language delineating the basic position of philosophical egoism. When taken in tandem with The Ego and Its Own and John Badcock, Jr's Slaves To Duty, there remains little to add to complete the fundamentals of this philosophical impulse. read more »
John Badcock, Jr was a British individualist anarchist who was actively involved in the "Free Currency" and Free love movements of the 1890s and who set himself against the prevailing altruistic and leftist currents of his time to proclaim the sovereinty of the individual. read more »