Using an anarchist theoretical framework, it is argued that the working class would obtain greater gains through militant direct action modeled on the labor movement of the past. The history of the 8-hour workday is reviewed as a case study showing that it was won because of radical leaders who challenged existing legal institutional frameworks through societal education, militant ideology, direct action, and violent resistance against state attacks. Positive changes did not occur politically, peacefully, or voluntarily. read more »
Os Cangaceiros was a group of delinquents caught up in the spirit of the French insurrection of 1968 who refused to let that spirit die. With nothing but contempt for the self-sacrificial ideology practiced by “specialists in armed struggle”, this uncontrollable band of social rebels wreaked havoc on the French state — attacking infrastructures of oppression, supporting popular revolts, stealing and releasing secret blueprints for high-tech prisons, raiding the offices of corporate collaborators, and creating their lives in complete opposition to the world based on work. read more »
“Jeanne Charles” was the pseudonym of Françoise Denevert. This article, under the title La critique ad mulierem, originally appeared in the journal Chronique des Secrets Publics (Paris, 1975). This new translation by Ken Knabb supersedes the 1975 version included in Public Secrets.
text from here: http://www.bopsecrets.org/PS/women.htm
puttingthesexybackinfeminazi at riseup dot net
Expanded re-print of Albert Meltzers short account of the Bonnot Gang
"The first time that the bourgeois press cried “OUTRAGE!” at the Bonnot Gang activity was over the affair in the rue Ordener, a few days before Christmas 1911. It was one of the first motor car raids and is thus a milestone in the march of “progress”.
The Societe General was raided"
Printed pamphlet available from
The events at Nanterre University during the general strike of May 68' in Paris is somewhat well documented. The continuation of the struggle in and around this specific university for a few years following May, is less remembered, if at all. read more »
a zine compiled to distribute at Chicago Pride 2009. Aimed at situating Stonewall and PRIDE in a historical context, "Militant Flamboyance" explores radical queer history and how the Stonewall Riots affected a larger GLBTQ movement.
includes a herstory of the Revolutionary Cells and Rote Zora armed resistance in Germany, an interview with two anonymous members of Rote Zora, and a brief look at Direct Action and the Wimmin's Fire Brigade
by Alfredo M. Bonanno
http://zinelibrary.info/files/Prison_memoirs_of_an_anarchist.pdf (9.25 mb)
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkman's account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, from 1892 to 1906.
First published in 1912 by Emma Goldman's Mother Earth press, it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.
http://zinelibrary.info/files/bonnot_zine1.pdf (53 mb)
A saddle-stitched booklet (zine) formatted version of this: http://www.archive.org/details/bonnot_gang
Print double-sided and fold over. Can be secured with a rubber band or, if available, a heavy-duty stapler. read more »
by Victor Robinson
THE SEATTLE GENERAL STRIKE
An Account of What Happened in Seattle and
Especially in the Seattle Labor Movement, During the General Strike, February 6 To 11, 1919
Printer-ready PDF (429k) file attached
Originally issued by the History Committee
of The General Strike Committee, March, 1919
Printed by The Bum Press, Charlestown, Mass, March, 1972
WITH BACKGROUND NOTES ADDED (1999)
LEFT BANK BOOKS and CHARLATAN STEW
for social anarchism
Selected writings by Lucy Parsons, wife of Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons and IWW organizer. Includes: "Principles of Anarchism" and "To Tramps."
with other writers