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Leon Trotsky on France
Leon Trotsky

Pathfinder Press (NY), 1979

An assessment of the social and economic crisis that shook France in the mid-1930s in the aftermath of Hitler's rise to power in Germany, and a program to unite the working class and exploited peasantry to confront it. Glossary, other writings by Trotsky on France, 1929-40, index.


Lucy Parsons: Freedom, Equality & Solidarity -- Writings & Speeches, 1878-1937 (Revolutionary Classics)
Parsons Lucy

Charles H. Kerr, 2004

Cultural Writing. "More dangerous than a thousand rioters!" That's what the Chicago police called Lucy Parsons--America's most defiant and persistent anarchist agitator, whose cross-country speaking tours inspired hundreds of thousands of working people. Her friends and admirers included William Morris, Peter Kropotkin, "Big Bill" Haywood, Ben Reitman, and Sam Dolgoff. And the groups in which she was active were just as varied: the Knights of ...


Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (Gender and ...

The University of North Carolina Press, 2010

Italians were the largest group of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, and hundreds of thousands led and participated in some of the period's most volatile labor strikes. Yet until now, Italian women's political activism and cultures of resistance have been largely invisible. In Living the Revolution , Jennifer Guglielmo brings to life the Italian working-class women who helped shape the vibrant, transnational, ...


Agile Management: Leadership in an Agile Environment
Ángel Medinilla

Springer, 2012

If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your ...


Political Class Dismissed: Essays Against Politics, Including "What's Wrong With Buffalo"
Mr. James Ostrowski

Cazenovia Books, 2004

Political Class Dismissed is an unrelenting assault on America's (and Buffalo's) political class: the people who have seized political power and used it to advance their own private interests--domestic and foreign--at our expense. The author is uniquely qualified to expose the political class, growing up in a political family, being a former liberal Democratic activist and candidate, and practicing law in state and federal courts for twenty ...


The Spanish Revolution (1931-39)
Leon Trotsky

Pathfinder Press (NY), 1973

Analyzes the revolutionary upsurge on the land and in the factories leading to the Spanish civil war and how the Stalinists' course ensured a fascist victory. Map, chronology, glossary of organizations, parties and periodicals, notes, index.


Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Paul Mason

Haymarket Books, 2010

"This is micro-historical writing at its best."—Walden Bello, author of Dilemmas of Domination "Brilliant."—Ken Loach The stories in this book come to life through the voices of remarkable individuals: child laborers in Dickensian England, visionary women on Parisian barricades, gun-toting railway strikers in America’s Wild West, and beer-swilling German metalworkers who tried to stop World War I. It is a story of urban slums, self-help ...


Red Emma Speaks
Emma Goldman

Humanity Books, 1996

Unlike any other collection of Goldman’s work, Red Emma Speaks presents in a single, handy volume the full sweep of her opinions and personality. In addition to nine essays from Goldman’s own 1910 collection, Anarchism and Other Essays; three dramatic sections from her 1931 autobiography, Living My Life; and the afterword to her My Disillusionment in Russia (which the collapse of the Soviet Union later revealed as prescient); this book ...


Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spain
Felix Morrow

Pathfinder Press (NY), 1974

A contemporary account of the revolution and civil war in Spain in the 1930s in which the proletariat, betrayed by its Stalinist, social democratic, and anarchist leaderships, went down to defeat under the blows of an armed fascist movement. Index, Chronology, Glossary


Anarcho-Syndicalism (Pluto Classics)
Rudolf Rocker

Pluto Press, 1998

Rudolf Rockerb's classic survey of anarcho-syndicalism was written during the Spanish Civil War to explain to the wider reading public the ideology which inspired the social revolution in Spain. It remains unsurpassed as a general introduction to anarchist thought and an authoritative account of the early history of international anarchism by one of the movement's leading figures.


Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939
Gabriel Jackson

Princeton University Press, 1987

At the time of its occurrence, the Spanish Civil War epitomized for the Western world the confrontation of democracy, fascism, and communism. An entire generation of Englishmen and Americans felt a deeper emotional involvement in that war than in any other world event of their lifetimes, including the Second World War. On the Continent, its "lessons," as interpreted by participants of many nationalities, have played an important role in the ...


The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics

AK Press, 2012

The only crisis of capitalism is capitalism itself . Let's toss credit default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, while we're at it, private ownership of production in the dustbin of history. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors aren't trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard ...


About Anarchism
Nicholas Walter

Freedom Press, 2002

One of the finest short introductions to the basic concepts, theories and practical applications of anarchism. First written in the 60s, it has yet to be surpassed. This handsome new edition includes an introduction by his daughter, the British feminist author Natasha Walter.


Imperiled Life: Revolution against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions)
Javier Sethness

AK Press, 2012

Imperiled Life theorizes an exit from the potentially terminal consequences of capital-induced climate change. It is a collection of reflections on the phenomenon of catastrophe—climatological, political, social—as well as on the possibilities of overcoming disaster. Javier Sethness-Castro presents the grim news from contemporary climatologists while providing a reconstructive vision inspired by anarchist intellectual traditions and ...


Durruti in the Spanish Revolution
Abel Paz

AK Press, 2006

"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. But Abel Paz, who fought alongside Durruti in the ...


Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
Sheila Rowbotham

Verso, 2009

The gay socialist writer Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A mystic advocate of, among other causes, free love, recycling, nudism, women’s suffrage and prison reform, his work anticipated the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Sheila Rowbotham’s highly acclaimed biography situates Carpenter’s life and thought in relation to the social, ...


The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

Black Rose Books, 1996

An analyses on the radical collectives organized in Spain. "The eyewitness reports and commentary presented in this highly important study reveal a different understanding of the nature of socialism and the means for achieving it."--Noam Chomsky


Production Power and World Order
Robert Cox

Columbia University Press, 1987

In this seminal study, Robert Cox offers a new approach to the study of power by identifying the connections between production, the state, and world order.


Anarchist Portraits
Paul Avrich

Princeton University Press, 1990

From the celebrated Russian intellectuals Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin to the little-known Australian bootmaker and radical speaker J. W. Fleming, this book probes the lives and personalities of representative anarchists.


Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority

AK Press, 2007

Protestors, rows of riot cops, tear gas lobbed into crowds—these are the images that easily flood into the mind when one thinks about a gathering to protest the IMF, the WTO, a meeting of the G8, or the war on Iraq. The movement against corporate globalization has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of world consciousness, but what do we know—and what have we seen, really—of the cultural and aesthetic sides of these and ...



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