WSM Bookservice Catalog


We supply the following books by mail order to people in Ireland. If you are outside Ireland or you want a more extensive selection we recommend you look at Freedom Press or AK Press.

There is a separate list of pamphlets published by the WSM, and another for shops and individuals interested in selling WSM material.


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Daniel Guerin

ANARCHISM

An excellent introduction to anarchism covering topics as diverse as the State, democracy, trade unions, how will public services be managed after the revolution; and a look at anarchism in Italy, Russia and Spain. Introduction by Noam Chomsky.

10.00

 

Alexander Berkman

THE ABC OF ANARCHISM

The book that answers the questions you always wanted to ask: is anarchism violent, can we live without government, how can anarchist society be organised, who can change society, is a revolution necessary?

6.25

 

Alexander Berkman

WHAT IS COMMUNIST ANARCHISM

Compliments the above. More answers: the wages system, law, the churches, war, and more.

4.75

 

Daniel Guerin (editor)

NO GODS, NO MASTERS (Vol.1)

This is the first English translation of Guerin?s massive anthology of anarchism: the history and practice of the movement, its writers and activists, the famous names and the unknown. Volume one includes Bakunin, Kropotkin, Max Stirner, Emma Goldman and others - dealing with property, individualism, religion, the state, the disagreements with Marxists in the First International, workers? self-management, the Paris Commune, and more.

19.00

 

Daniel Guerin (editor)

NO GODS, NO MASTERS (Vol.2)

Volume two includes writings about the general strike, ?propaganda by deed?, collectives, the Russian revolution, the Ukrainian insurgent army, the Spanish revolution, and more.

19.00

 

Kevin Doyle

PARLIAMENT OR DEMOCRACY?*

The author shows, with detailed research and examples from recent history, how parliaments evolved from bring councils of advisors to the rich and powerful to representing and running society exclusively in their interests. A century of ?parliamentary socialism? has failed as the rich get richer at the expense of the poor. Examines the anarchist alternative.

2.50

 

Captain Jack White

THE MEANING OF ANARCHISM

Although virtually written out of Irish history, the founder of the Irish Citizen Army did not vanish after the 1913 lockout. In 1936 he was fighting with the Spanish CNT against Franco?s army. This pamphlet was a direct result of his experiences.

1.25

 

THE ANARCHIST FAQ, BOOK ONE

Frequently Asked Questions answered. Anarchism, democracy, human nature, terrorism, religion, feminism, pacifism, and much more are discussed.

4.00

 

ANARCHIST FAQ, BOOK SIX

More of those Frequently Asked Questions, this time looking at what anarchists do. So, if you have questions about voting, syndicalism, co-operatives, direct action, childrearing, trade unions, violence, social revolution, and more.. get this book.

7.75

 

Alexander Skirda

FACING THE ENEMY: A HISTORY OF ANARCHIST ORGANIATION

Drawing on decades of research, Skirda is able to trace the history of Anarchism as a political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. He offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers and organisers and of their opposition?like the Paris chief of police who organized undercover ?anarchist bombers? in an attempt to infiltrate and discredit the movement.

Skirda argues that the core problem for anarchists has been to create a revolutionary movement and envision a future society in which the autonomy of the individual is not compromised by the need to take collective action. How anarchists have grappled with that question in theory and in practice make up the core of the book.

19.00

 

Peter Kropotkin

ANARCHISM AND ANARCHIST COMMUNISM

Two articles for the general reader, one was used in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

2.75

 

Peter Kropotkin

MUTUAL AID

His most influential book. Kropotkin shows that co-operation is as important as competition, and uses many examples from nature.

14.50

 

Peter Kropotkin

THE STATE:

ITS HISTORIC ROLE

The title says it all.

4.00

 

Peter Kropotkin

FIELDS, FACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS TOMORROW

The Russian anarchist does some crystal ball gazing as he tries to see how things would work in an anarchist society.

12.50

 

Peter Kropotkin

ACT FOR YOURSELVES

A collection of short and easy to read articles.

9.65

 

Peter Kropotkin

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

The economics of a free society. How we might feed, clothe and house ourselves without bosses or government.

8.00

 

Peter Kropotkin

THE WAGE SYSTEM*

Is the wage system necessary? Can we do better?

0.75

 

Peter Kropotkin

WAR*

Short article that remains relevant almost a century on.

0.50

 

Graham Purchase

EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION

A look at the life and ideas of Peter Kropotkin. One of the ablest and most influential anarchist theoreticians of his time, Kropotkin advocated complete social reorganisation based on mutual aid, individual liberty through free co-operation, and solidarity. Purchase shows how Kropotkin?s ideas are still very relevant today.

6.50

 

Edited by Anna Key

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR! LIBERTARIAN ANTI-MILITARISM THEN AND NOW

This pamphlet presents 110 years of anti-militarist propaganda, from Spain?s last imperialist adventure in 1893, through the First World War right up to the ?War on Terror?. It includes Randolph Bourne?s classic analysis of why war is the ?health of the state?. Libertarians have opposed the armed forces as the ultimate prop of the state, a pool of scab labour and the place where the authority principle (orders, not logic) runs rampant. Anarchists have always argued that the alternative to dying for our leaders is fighting for a new world. There?s a brief glimpse of how this looks in practice, from the Ukraine?s Makhnovist insurgents to Spain?s revolutionary militias.

3.20

 

FIGHTING FOR WOMEN?S FREEDOM*

Short pamphlet dealing with why women get a raw deal and what we can do about it.

0.35

 

Nestor Makhno

THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE STATE

Makhno was a committed anarchist who had spent years in the Tsar?s jails. Released by the February Revolution he returned home to Gulyai-Polye and threw himself into organising trade unions, collectives and soviets. During the civil war he was the leader of a workers and peasants army in the Ukraine, which saved the Red Army from military defeat at the hands of the Whites. When the White threat had been dealt with the Bolsheviks turned on the anarchists and eventually defeated them.

From his Paris exile in the 1920s Makhno wrote these articles dealing with the Russian Revolution, the insurgency in the Ukraine, the national question, anti-Semitism, the Kronstadt revolt, the Bolshevik dictatorship, ?soviet? power, and anarchism.

12.50

 

Michael Bakunin

MARXISM, FREEDOM AND THE STATE

Extracts from several of his writings, including his differences with Marx about the nature of the State.

5.50

 

Michael Bakunin

THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM*

What is property, what is capital? Why anarchists have always opposed capitalism.

0.50

 

Michael Bakunin

POWER AND AUTHORITY*

The guy sometimes called the ?father? of modern anarchism spells it out.

0.50

 

Michael Bakunin

BAKUNIN ON VIOLENCE

Bakunin?s letter to Sergei Nechaev (nihilist terrorist par excellence) where he expresses his faith in humanity & in the process rejects Nechaev?s views on the subject.

1.90

 

Michael Bakunin

GOD AND THE STATE

An introduction to anarchist thought, a manifesto of atheism, and a summing up of the thoughts of Bakunin.

1.60

 

Michael Bakunin

A CRITICISM OF STATE SOCIALISM.

1.25

 

Michael Bakunin

BASIC BAKUNIN

Brief outline of the man?s ideas.

1.00

 

Brian Morris

BAKUNIN: THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM

Michael Bakunin never produced a systematic collection of his ideas in the manner of Marx, but his philosophy is by no means incoherent, and he fully deserves to be recognised as an important and influential political theorist. This is the first major English language attempt to do the man and his ideas such justice.

16.00

 

Errico Malatesta

ANARCHY

A short introduction to a big idea.

4.50

 

Errico Malatesta

FRA CONTADINI

A fictional conversation about whether the bosses have a ?right? to their property, whether the government is necessary, whether socialism can work.

2.25

 

Vernon Richards (editor)

ERRICO MALATESTA: LIFE AND IDEAS

This book gathers together the thoughts and actions of this famous Italian anarchist.

8.00

 

Errico Malatesta

THE ANARCHIST REVOLUTION

A complement to ?His Life And Ideas?, much of it previously unpublished. As fresh today as when it was written.

7.20

 

YOU CAN?T BLOW UP A SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP

A statement of the anarchist case against terrorism.

2.00

 

Nestor Makhno, Piotr Arshinov, Ida Mett et al

THE ORGANISATIONAL PLATFORM OF THE LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISTS*

The classic 1926 text by five veterans putting forward their opinion why the anarchists failed in the Russian revolution, and the organisational methods needed in the future.

1.90

 

George Fontenis

MANIFESTO OF LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM*

This pamphlet has become a key work for revolutionary anarchists. How we could change the world.

1.20

 

ANTI-IMPERIALISM AND NATIONAL LIBERATION*

South African anarchists of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation explain why they oppose imperialism but reject nationalism. Apart from one minor flaw - their mistaking James Connolly?s syndicalism for anarchism ? it?s a welcome addition to the discussion of this aspect of ruling class power.

2.00

 

CAPITALISM WON?T FALL BY ITSELF!*

Looks at methods of anarchist organisation.

1.90

 

Emile Pouget

DIRECT ACTION

Direct Action is the classic statement of revolutionary syndicalism. Against the slavery that is capitalism, Pouget proposes not faith in the go-betweens of parliament (or union leaderships!) but workers? own action. Action to win small victories, strengthening and inspiring the working class for the big one: the destruction of capitalism and rebuilding society from the bottom up.

3.00

 

Emma Goldman

THE INDIVIDUAL, SOCIETY, AND THE STATE

0.90

 

Emma Goldman

ANARCHISM: WHAT IT REALLY STANDS FOR & A NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

1.00

 

Rudolf Rocker

SOCIALISM AND STATE

Chapter 14 from his huge ?Nationalism and Culture?. This takes up the question: authoritarian or libertarian socialism, government or administration?

2.25

 

TRADE UNIONS AND REVOLUTION*

Why we need to work for anarchism inside the trade unions, the struggle to take power away from the full-time officials and return it to the membership.

1.00

 

Unofficial Reform Committee (of the South Wales Miners? Federation)

THE MINERS? NEXT STEP

First published in 1912 as a short sharp tactical pamphlet, and still relevant today. A libertarian proposal for democratic, militant and member-controlled trade unions.

2.25

 

Joyce Maupin

WORKING WOMEN AND THEIR ORGANISATIONS

A brief history of over 150 years of women?s labour organisation in the U.S.A.

2.25

 

Solidarity Federation

THE ECONOMICS OF FREEDOM

An anarcho-syndicalist contribution to the discussion of how a directly democratic, anarchist economy might and could work.

3.20

 

Aileen O?Carroll, Kathleen O?Kelly and others

SEX, CLASS AND WOMENS OPPRESSION*

An anarchist look at women?s oppression, the ?family values? offensive, continuing inequality at work, anti-prostitution laws, and the struggle for abortion rights in Ireland.

1.00

 

Noam Chomsky

CHOMSKY ON ANARCHISM*

Noam Chomsky?s interview with Irish anarchists on ?Anarchism, Marxism and hope for the future?, alongside his ?Notes on Anarchism?.

1.90

 

Noam Chomsky

RADICAL PRIORITIES

Provides relatively easy access to Chomsky?s libertarian philosophy and political analysis. Taken from a wide variety of sources, many never widely published - some never in a book at all and spanning four decades, the reader is furnished with a truly comprehensive window into Chomsky?s anarchist convictions.

16.00

 

Noam Chomsky

KEEPING THE RABBLE IN LINE

Interviews with Chomsky on gun control, fascism, human rights, the democracy deficit, global warming, free trade, and more.

16.00

 

Noam Chomsky

LETTERS FROM LEXINGTON

The role of the media in justifying government and big business actions. An indispensable antidote to the mainstream media.

12.50

 

Noam Chomsky

MEDIA CONTROL: SPECTACULAR ACHIEVEMENTS OF PROPAGANDA

How the powerful use media manipulation to influence events.

6.25

 

Noam Chomsky

MANUFACTURING CONSENT

The book of the film. Beautifully and lovingly produced. 300 stills from the film, a complete transcript, excerpts from Chomsky?s writings, interviews and correspondence, further exchanges between Chomsky and his critics, historical and biographical material, and film maker?s notes and resource guide.

The media present themselves as objective, balanced and free from any agenda. Reality suggests something different. The media are large companies that serve to mobilise support for the special interests that dominate state and corporate power. In democratic societies populations are not controlled by force. Rather, they are subject to more refined forms of manipulation. Necessary illusions are created. Consent is manufactured. The public is marginalised.

24.00

 

Milan Rai

CHOMSKY?S POLITICS

For over twenty five years Noam Chomsky ?s political writings have enlightened and inspired radicals whilst enraging their opponents in the halls of power. Beginning with a concise biography of the man, Milan Rai paints a sympathetic yet probing analysis of Chomsky?s critique of the United States media and foreign policy, and of his vision of a libertarian socialist future.

17.75

 

James Connolly

LABOUR IN IRISH HISTORY

In this little book Connolly challenges the nationalist myths about the Irish struggle for freedom from British rule. Connolly?s aim was to convince the radical nationalists that their policy of a ?union of classes? would lead to disaster. He argued that Irish independence would bring little in the way of freedom and progress for the majority of the Irish people unless it included a fundamental challenge to the structure of society. He also shows graphically how the Irish capitalist class was always prepared to abandon and betray the struggle for liberation if its economic and social interests were threatened.

2.00

 

LOCKOUT

Pamphlet commemorating the struggles of the working class during the 1913 lockout. Articles on the Irish Citizen Army, the often hostile relationship of nationalism and socialism, socialism in the lockout, poverty then and now, and the anti-strike Industrial Relations Act.

1.25

 

THE ORANGE ORDER & SECTARIANISM*

Why the Orange Order is an enemy of all workers, Protestant as well as Catholic. From it?s origins in the landlord organised reaction to the 1798 rebellion to the little known struggle when the Falls and the Shankill fought together. And a fresh look at the King Billy story.

1.00

 

Andrew Flood

THE 1798 REBELLION*

In June of 1795 several Irish Protestants gathered on top of Cave Hill, overlooking Belfast. They swore ?never to desist in our efforts until we had subverted the authority of England over our country and asserted our independence?. Three years later 100,000 rose against Britain in the first Irish republican insurrection. The author examines what they were fighting for and how they influenced modern Irish nationalism.

0.60

 

WINNING THE WATER WAR*

How the water charges were defeated. How the movement grew from tiny meetings to a mass campaign of non-payment which forced the government to abolish this double tax.

0.20

 

Anna Key (editor)

MAYDAY AND ANARCHISM : REMEMBRANCE AND RESISTANCE FROM HAYMARKET TO NOW

Mayday commemorates the Haymarket Martyrs of Chicago who were framed ? and executed ? for their anarchist ideas and fighting for the eight hour day. This pamphlet shows the history of Mayday, and the differing ways in which Anarchists have responded to its call. It includes pieces on: The Haymarket affair and its aftermath, the idea of Mayday from the 1890s to the 1940s and reclaiming Mayday in recent times.

4.50

 

WORLD WAR - COLD WAR

Articles from the British anarchist ?Freedom? paper during and after the Second World War.

11.00

 

Mauro Agnostini et al

PRISONERS AND PARTISANS

The attempt on Mussolini?s life, anarchists in the Renicci d?Anghairi concentration camp, and the Red Flying Column.

2.25

 

RED YEARS, BLACK YEARS

Anarchist resistance to fascism in Italy, from 1919-45

3.25

 

Odon Por

THE ITALIAN GLASS BLOWERS? TAKEOVER OF 1910

Another forgotten gem of working class history and self-organisation.

1.25

 

Phil Mailer

PORTUGAL: THE IMPOSSIBLE REVOLUTION

Detailed eye-witness account of the 1974/75 uprising by an Irish worker living in Lisbon.

A 400 page hardback for just 6.50!!

 

Julio Carrapato

THE ALMOST PERFECT CRIME : THE MISREPRESENTATION OF PORTUGUESE ANARCHISM

Portuguese anarchism has been overshadowed by the events in neighbouring Spain. But, for all that, Portugal has a long tradition of libertarian organisation. It runs from the 1870s, to the insurrection of 1910, fighting the fascist dictatorship from the 1920s to the 1970s, continuing up to the present day. This pamphlet uncovers that hidden history.

4.50

 

Stefan Anarkowic

AGAINST THE GOD EMPEROR

A piece of forgotten anarchist history, the 1911 treason trials in Japan.

1.50

 

John Crump

THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN JAPAN

A short history of the anarchist movement in Japan from 1906 to the present.

2.75

 

Sakae Osugi

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF OSUGI SAKAE

Biography of the flamboyant and often jailed Japanese anarchist, murdered by the state.

7.50

 

Victor Garcia

THREE JAPANESE ANARCHISTS: KOTOKU, OSUGI AND YAMAGA

Victor Garcia (sometimes known as ?the Marco Polo of anarchism? for the length and breadth of his travels) recounts the stories of three of the major figures of Japanese anarchism, each shedding light on the wider social context as well as the struggles of the Japanese anarchist movement.

2.25

 

ANARCHISM & THE E.Z.L.N*

An anarchist analysis of the Zapatistas alongside a substantial interview with Marcos by US and Mexican anarchists.

1.90

 

PARIS ?68*

A detailed eyewitness account of the Paris revolt, first published in 1968

1.50

 

Edgar Rodrigues, Renato Ramos and Alexandre Samis,

AGAINST ALL TYRANNY! ESSAYS ON ANARCHISM IN BRAZIL

Emigration was one of the great dreams of nineteenth century European workers, and Brazil was just one of the ?New Worlds? which took them, and showed them that the promise of such promised lands was easily broken. But the anarchist dream of freedom and revolution came with them, and workers ? Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian ? fought to make it a reality. And it was not only rampant capitalism they had to fight, but also state-worshippers, both Left and Right. This pamphlet contains an outline of the history of the anarchist movement in Brazil to the present day and records some of the figures who made it what it was.

3.00

 

Eddie Conlon

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: ANARCHISM IN ACTION*

Why the war started, the workers? response, the role of the anarchists, was a revolution possible, the anarchist contribution in industry and on the land, their role in organising the anti-fascist militias, the Stalinist sabotage of the revolution, why Franco won.

1.90

 

ANARCHO-SYNDICALISM IN PUERTO REAL

?They haven?t gone away you know? as Gerry Adams was once heard to remark. There are many thousands of anarchists in the CNT and CGT anarcho-syndicalist unions in Spain. This pamphlet documents the massive struggle and community resistance against the Spanish government?s ?rationalisation? plans for the shipyards in Puerto Real. The struggle continues.

1.50

 

Vernon Richards

LESSONS OF THE SPANISH REVOLUTION

Investigates the defeat of the Spanish revolution and looks critically at the role of the CNT ?leadership?.

8.00

 

SPAIN: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION

Reprints of articles from the British anarchist paper Spain and the World, which appeared from 1936-1939. First hand accounts of the constructive aspects of the Spanish revolution: the collectives in industry, agriculture and public services; reports from the front, etc.

8.00

 

Jose Peirats

ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION

The first 100 pages are a brief survey of the working class movement going back to the founding of the Spanish section of the First International in 1869, and the struggles that were a prelude to the events of 1936-1939. The rest of the book is taken up with a comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish civil war and the role played by the anarchists.

19.00

 

J Mintz

THE ANARCHISTS OF CASAS VIEGAS

The personal lives, organisation, uprising and brutal suppression of pre-Civil War Andalucian peasants. Blends oral history with solid research.

10.75

 

Augustin Souchy, Jose Peirats, Burnett Bolloten, Emma Goldman

THE MAYDAYS IN BARCELONA 1937

In May 1937 workers in Barcelona members of the CNT and the anti-Stalinist Marxists of the POUM responded to the provocations of the republican police, backed by the Catalan republicans and the Communist Party, by seizing the city. These are eye-witness accounts of the events that raised the question of state power or workers? power.

9.50

 

The Friends of Durruti

TOWARDS A FRESH REVOLUTION

An excellent assessment of why workers? power and libertywere not won in Spain in 1936/37. Written by a group of anarchist militants after the May Days in 1937 when the republican ruling class and their communist allies attacked the revolutionary workers and their organisations.

1.25

 

Paul Sharkey

A CHRONOLOGY OF THE FRIENDS OF DURRUTI

A short history of the FoD, which goes well with the pamphlet above.

0.80

 

George Fontenis

THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF THE FRIENDS OF DURRUTI*

Spanish anarchists who refused to wait until the war has been won to carry out the revolution, they believed that one couldn't be dissociated from the other. And they affirmed that without a revolutionary theory revolutions cannot come from below, and that the revolution of 19 July 1936 failed for want of a

programme derived from such a theory.

2.00

 

Abel Paz

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

A pocket size book of photos and personal memoirs by a man who fought with the Durruti Column and later served 11 years in Franco?s jails. Many of these photos have never been seen before.

11.00

 

An ?Uncontrollable? from the Iron Column

A DAY MOURNFUL AND OVERCAST

A classic text of the Spanish Civil War. The Iron Column was famous (or notorious!) for being made up of ex-prisoners, and also for its ferocious defence of its revolutionary principles. This pamphlet gives us a direct line to the Spanish revolution and the hopes and dreams of some of the people who made it.

3.00

 

Robert Alexander

THE ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Based on nearly 60 years of painstaking research and using new evidence, Alexander discusses the role of the anarchists in all aspects of Spanish life. Work, the military, culture and politics all come under investigation. Of particular interest is the favourable view of life in the worker-controlled urban and rural collectives. Two volumes,

27.00 each.

 

Abel Paz

DURRUTI

An exhaustive biography of one of the Spanish anarchism?s most dedicated militants, through union organisation, political activism, exile, imprisonment, revolution & the Durruti Column. A living icon of the Spanish movement, he was shot on the front in Madrid in late 1936. Half a million people attended his funeral.

17.00

 

Deirdre Hogan, Conor McLoughlin, Aileen O?Carroll, James Hutchings

SISTERS IN ARMS*

The role played by anarchist women in the Spanish Revolution.

1.50

 

Deirdre Hogan

THE FREEDOM TO SUCCEED*

The story of the anarchist collectives in the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. Turning ideals into reality.

0.50

 

Frank Fernandez

CUBAN ANARCHISM,

THE HISTORY OF A MOVEMENT

A brief but telling history of anarchism in the 3rd world. Here's the history before, during and after the revolution.

11.00

 

Dermot Sreenan

CUBA: SOCIALIST PARADISE

OR CASTRO?S FIEFDOM?*

Is Cuba socialist? What do we mean by ?socialism??

0.50

 

Sam Mbah and IG Igariwey

AFRICAN ANARCHISM

Groundbreaking book by Nigerian anarchists covering anarchism in traditional African societies, the relationship of anarchism to African liberation struggles, whether or not there is a specifically African form of anarchism, and the possible influence of anarchism on the continent?s future development.

11.00

 

STALIN DIDN?T FALL FROM THE MOON!*

A collection of articles from Workers Solidarity on the Russian revolutions and its destruction at the hands of Lenin & Trotsky?s Bolshevik Party.

2.25

 

THE BOLSHEVIKS AND WORKERS? CONTROL

A very detailed work that sets out to discover what workers? control really is, and why the Bolsheviks were hostile to it. A day-by-day account of how they systematically suppressed factory committees and stripped the soviets (councils of delegates) of their independence and ability to act in ways not approved by the Bolsheviks.

8.00

 

THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKERS CONTROL IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

How the workers took control of Russian industry before their defeat by the new Bolshevik bosses. Not as detailed as the Brinton book but still has plenty of information.

1.25

 

Voline

THE UNKNOWN REVOLUTION

A combination of history, eye-witness account and partisan advocacy, from this anarchist participant in the Russian revolution 1917-21.

20.00

 

Ossip Tsebry

MEMOIRS OF A MAKHNOVIST PARTISAN

One of those who took up arms in defence of the Ukrainian/Russian Revolution - fighting against interventionists, Tsarist-Whites and Bolsheviks, and who linked up with the Makhnovists, survived to tell his story. A fascinating account of revolutionary Ukraine as it really was.

1.50

 

Alexander Berkman

THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY

What went wrong in Russia? How did the successful attempt to get rid of the Tsarist rulers lead only to a new dictatorship by the Bolsheviks? Berkman arrived in Russia in 1920, having been deported from the USA because of his opposition to the First World War. Less than two years later he left Russia convinced that the Bolsheviks had destroyed the social revolution he had spent his life working for.

4.00

 

Alexander Berkman

THE BOLSHEVIK MYTH

The defeat of the great ideas that inspired the revolutionaries of 1917. An eye-witness account of the rise of the new dictators.

6.50

 

Alexandra Kollontai

THE WORKERS? OPPOSITION

Kollontai, a leading Bolshevik, was also a leader of the ?worker?s opposition? faction within the Bolshevik party. Their pamphlet clearly illustrates how far from workers? control Russia had already moved by the 1920s.

4.00

 

Nestor Makhno

MY VISIT TO THE KREMLIN

The Ukrainian anarchist visits Lenin at the Kremlin in 1918. He was not impressed.

1.50

 

Emma Goldman

TROTSKY PROTESTS TOO MUCH*

Trotsky protested much about Stalin?s repression. However his own record was less than perfect.

0.75

 

G P Maximoff

THE GUILLOTINE AT WORK

A Russian anarchist takes a critical look at the Russian revolution and Lenin?s role in suppressing the people?s free initiative and creating the foundations of dictatorship that Stalin was to later complete.

7.50

 

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION DESTROYED

The nature and strategy of Bolshevism examined. What the Bolsheviks did in the Russian revolution, opposition within the Party, the Makhnovist movement, the Kronstadt uprising of 1921.

1.50

 

Ida Mett

THE KRONSTADT UPRISING

The first workers? uprising against the new bosses in Russia. What the workers and sailors wanted, and the bloody response of the Bolsheviks.

2.75

 

Efim Yartchuk

KRONSTADT IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Yartchuk, an elected member of the Kronstadt soviet and a veteran of both the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, tells the tale of the Kronstadt garrison from the overthrow of Tsarism in 1917 to their eventual defeat by the Bolshevik counter revolution in 1921, by which time he had been imprisoned.

4.00

 

Andy Anderson

HUNGARY 1956

Superb history of the revolution and the workers? councils.

6.25

Richard Porton

FILM AND THE ANARCHIST IMAGINATION

A survey of anarchism in film - from crude bosses? propaganda with its stereotypes of bearded bomb throwers to Ken Loach?s Land and Freedom.

22.00

 

Diego Abad de Santillan

AFTER THE REVOLUTION

Anarchism and the economics of workers? control. Written during the Spanish revolution by a participant.

12.50

 

Rose Pesotta

BREAD UPON THE WATERS

Born in Russia, Pesotta emigrated to the USA in 1913 and found work in the clothing sweatshops of New York. An anarchist militant, she helped organise her fellow workers into the International Ladies? Garment Workers Union, and later was elected vice-president of the union. After ten years as a union full-timer, Pesotta chose to return to the production line, where she worked until her death in 1965. This is her passionate account of a life spent fighting for freedom and dignity for working people.

8.00

 

Louis Fabbri

BOUGEOISE INFLUENCES ON ANARCHISM

Why anarchism is not violence, chaos or mindless revolt; and where such misconceptions came from. The title may be a bit off-putting but this pamphlet is an easy read.

1.90

 

Andrew Flood

IS THE EMPORER WEARING CLOTHES?*

A review of Negri and Hardt's ?Empire? from an anarchist perspective

0.50

 

Graham Purchase

ANARCHISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVIVAL

A wide ranging collection of essays which graphically demonstrate the relation of classical libertarian thought to ecological issues - including labour organising and technology.

13.00

 

Murray Bookchin, Graham Purchase, Brian Morris and Rodney Aitchtey

DEEP ECOLOGY AND ANARCHISM: A POLEMIC

Essays on Technology, Primitivism, Ecology and Anarchism.

4.75

 

WHERE THERE?S BRASS THERE?S MUCK

Anarchism and ecology as seen by the British Anarchist Communist Federation - an excellent read.

3.25

 

Andrew Flood

CIVILISATION, PRIMITIVISM AND ANARCHISM*

Does primitivism and its generalised critique of civilisation offer any sort of realistic alternative to the world as it is.

0.50

 

RECLAIM OUR STREETS*

Reclaim our Streets/Critical Mass - what?s it all about?, how one RTS was organised , stuck in a traffic jam every day? - the politics of the car, anarchism & environmental survival.

0.50

 

ANARCHY! AN ANTHOLOGY OF EMMA GOLDMAN'S MOTHER EARTH

428 pages of reprints from Emma Goldman's radical journal Mother Earth, a "monthly magazine devoted to social science and literature," which existed from 1906 to 1918. Articles on the excecution of Denjiro Kotoku and other Japanese radicals, the hanging of anarchists framed for the Haymarket Square bombing, Goldman's trial in 1916, the vice-suppression actions of Anthony Comstock, the execution of Fransisco Ferrer, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, the massacre of striking miners at Ludlow, Colorado, and more.

20.00

 

Jo Freeman

THE TYRANNY OF THE STRUCTURELESSNESS*

Why organisations need structure to ensure they are democratic

0.50

 

Maurice Brinton

THE IRRATIONAL IN POLITICS

Sexual politics and authoritarian conditioning.

2.25

 

FIGHTING THE REVOLUTION No 1

Short biographies of Zapata, Makhno and Durruti.

1.50

 

FIGHTING THE REVOLUTION No 2

Louise Michel, Peter Kropotkin and the Paris Commune.

1.90

 

Joel Spring

A PRIMER OF LIBERTARIAN EDUCATION

An introduction to alternative education.

9.00

 

FIGHTING AND DEFEATING RACISM*

South African anarchists explain where racism came from, whether white workers benefit from it, and how it can be defeated.

1.00

 

Teresa Hayter

OPEN BORDERS:

THE CASE AGAINST IMMIGRATION CONTROLS

Hayter assesses the impact of border controls since they were first introduced and makes the controversial case for their abolition. She answers the arguments about migration threatening jobs, working conditions and welfare benefits. This book shows that immigration restrictions have less to do with controlling numbers and more to do with legitimising racism.

21.00

 

Larry Gambone

SAINT CHE

The Che Guevara we rarely hear about:: the bureaucrat, the Stalinist and the executioner.

1.50

 

WHAT?S WRONG WITH THE EU?*

An anarchist look at the European Union, and what?s wrong with this bosses? project.

1.00

 

FIGHTING GLOBAL CAPITALISM*

Who are the IMF, G8, World Bank, WTO etc - The anarchist economic alternative to globalisation - Africa, anarchism & neo-liberalism- The media and the anti capitalist globalisation movement - Reviews of No LOGO and Globalise This! - Anarchism & the Anti-Globalization Movement.

1.50

 

Kolya Abramsky (ed.)

RESTRUCTURING AND RESISTANCE

A truly awesome collection of writings from the frontlines of globalisation and anti-capitalism. 566 pages long with 77 separate pieces about most aspects of the movement, written by people who are active in the struggle.

13.95

 

AGAINST WAR AND TERRORISM No.1*

Written by anarchists from four continents after the September 11th terror attacks on the USA, it looks at life in Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, George Bush, why the USA is hated by so many, diversity in Islam, press censorship, anarchist anti-imperialism, building an anti-war movement.

1.25

 

AGAINST WAR AND TERRORISM No.2*

More about the aftermath in Afghanistan, Oil and central Asia, civil liberties in time of war in the US, Israeli anarchists, and why there is a reversion to Islamic ?archaism?.

1.50

 

L Tift and D Sullivan

THE STRUGGLE TO BE HUMAN, CRIME CRIMINOLOGY AND ANARCHISM

Crime, punishment and social harms examined from a libertarian perspective. Dealing with crime and dealing with the causes of crime.

4.00

 

Dawn Collective (editors)

UNDER THE YOKE OF THE STATE

Anarchist responses to prisons and crime, 1886-1929. Essays and other material from: Alexander Berkman, Voltairine De Cleyre, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, Ricardo Flores Magon, Nestor Makhno, Errico Malatesta, Louise Michel, Lucy Parsons, and others.

4.50

 

B Traven

THE REBELLION OF THE HANGED

The fifth of B Traven?s celebrated ?Jungle Novels? about the Mexican Revolution, this is a vivid and moving picture of the gathering storms of revolution as the Indians begin to claim their rights.

14.50

 

 

 

CDs

 

Noam Chomsky

THE NEW WAR ON TERRORISM - FACT AND FICTION

What is terrorism? And how can we reduce the likelihood of such crimes, whether they are against us, or against someone else? With his vintage flair, penentrating analysis and ironic wit, Chomsky, in perhaps his most anticipated lecture ever ? delivered a month after 9/11, and his first public statement after the event - makes sense of a world apparently gone mad.

16.00

 

Noam Chomsky

CLASS WAR:THE ATTACK ON WORKING PEOPLE

?The war against working people should be understood to be a real war... (the ruling class) have long seen themselves as fighting a bitter class war, except they didn?t want anyone else to know about it?.

112 minutes.

16.00

 

Noam Chomsky

CASE STUDIES IN HYPOCRISY: US HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY

The US ruling class prides itself as the defender of democracy and human rights. Chomsky takes a look at the reality behind their human rights rhetoric and at the real motives for their ongoing assault on Iraq.

107 minutes.

16.00

 

Noam Chomsky

PROPAGANDA AND CONTROL OF THE PUBLIC MIND

Business and their political allies are waging an unrelenting class war against working people all over the world. Privatisation, the market and level playing fields are the words spilling from the mouths of bosses who tell workers to tighten their belts while their own wallets are bulging.

56 minutes.

16.00

 

Howard Zinn

HEROS AND MARTYRS

A CD which takes us back to the early years of the 20th century. Through a focus on Emma Goldman and Sacco & Vanzetti, he opens windows on immigrant life and workers? struggles of the day, political gangsters and cold hearted tycoons. Zinn recovers stories of people who fought back and made a difference.

101 minutes.

16.00

 

 

BADGES (enamel on metal)

Red and Black Star 2.00

Anti-Fascist 2.00

 

 

 

 

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