WSM Bookservice catalogue 2007

Anarchist books by post, a new catalogue for 2007BOOKS

Martha Ackleburg
FREE WOMEN OF SPAIN
Cowards don’t make history; and the women of Mujeres Libres (Free Women) were no cowards. Courageous enough to create revolutionary change in their daily lives, they mobilised over 20,000 women into an organised network during the Spanish Revolution to strive for community, education, and equality for women and the emancipation of all.

Militants in the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union, Mujeres Libres struggled both against fascism, the state, and reaction; and the less than supportive attitudes and concerns of some of their male comrades. Martha Ackelsberg writes a comprehensive study of Mujeres Libres, intertwining interviews with the women themselves and analysis connecting them with modern feminist movements.
€17.50 / £12.00

Andy Anderson
HUNGARY 1956
Superb history of the revolution and the workers’ councils.
€8.95 / £5.95

Piotr Arshinov
HISTORY OF THE MAKHNOVIST MOVEMENT
A first-hand account of this little known episode of the Russian Revolution. From 1918-21, fighting off both the Red and White Armies, the anarchist Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army defended free soviets and liberty in the Ukraine. Written in 1921, the author was part of the movement itself.
€14.25 / £9.90

Paul Avrich
THE MODERN SCHOOL MOVEMENT
Between 1910 and 1960 anarchists in the US established more than twenty schools. These were the ‘Modern Schools’ - where children could study in an atmosphere of freedom and self-reliance, in contrast to the discipline of the traditional classroom. Participants included Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger and Alexander Berkman. Includes interviews with surviving Modern School students.
€21.00 / £13.95

Michael Bakunin (ed. Sam Dolgoff)
BAKUNIN ON ANARCHISM
Selection of his writings brought together in this collection for the general reader and student. Bakunin was one of the leading thinkers of anarchism and one of the most important practitioners of social revolution.
€16.00 / €10.99

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 / £4.20

Brian Morris
BAKUNIN: THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
Morris illustrates the fundamental idea within the anarchist tradition, one that was most eloquently expressed by Bakunin: “I am a fanatic lover of liberty, considering it as the unique condition under which intelligence, dignity and human happiness can develop and grow… the only kind of liberty that is worthy of the name, liberty that consists in the full development of all the material, intellectual and moral powers that are latent in each person”. An exceptional historical biography of a man whose political philosophy epitomises the anarchist tradition.
€19.00 / £12.99

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 / £4.90

Alexander Berkman
WHAT IS ANARCHISM
In a clear, easily understandable conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses the major details of Anarchist thought: the myths about anarchism, society as it now exists, the need for revolution, the methods of bringing it about and how to prepare for the equitable future. This edition reunites the text previously available as ‘ABC of Anarchism’ and ‘What is Communist Anarchism’.
€14.50 / £10.00

Murray Bookchin, Graham Purchase, Brian Morris and Rodney Aitchtey
DEEP ECOLOGY AND ANARCHISM: A POLEMIC
Essays on Technology, Primitivism, Ecology and Anarchism.
€4.75 / £3.50

Maurice Brinton
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 / £5.49

Maurice Brinton
FOR WORKERS’ POWER
Includes writing on topics ranging from the Paris Commune to Paris 1968, via Wilhelm Reich, the Portuguese Revolution, The Irrational in Politics, The Belgian General Strike of 1960, The Bolsheviks and Workers’ Control and of course, the work of Paul Cardan/Cornelius Castoriadis. From the workplace, to the streets, to the bedroom, Brinton writes critically and honestly on the nuts and bolts of a free humanity, laying to rest the arguments against a genuinely libertarian socialism.
€17.50 / £12.00

Noam Chomsky
CHOMSKY ON ANARCHISM
We all know what Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that’s wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of — among other things — capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression and government propaganda, have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future. Not, that is, until ‘Chomsky on Anarchism’, a groundbreaking new book that shows a different side of this best-selling author: the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager.
€16.00 / £10.99

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 / £10.00

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 / £10.00

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 / £8.30

Frank Fernandez
CUBAN ANARCHISM
Anarchism was the driving force behind Cuba's revolutionary and trade union movements from their dawn until well into the 20th century. Anarchists bore primary responsibility for organising workers in Cuba's most important industries, tobacco and sugar. At the height of their influence, Cuba's anarchists controlled the union movement, provided free non-religious schools for poor children, provided meeting places for Cuba's working class, organised campesinos into unions and agricultural collectives, and published newspapers and magazines across the island. Later, they would take an active part in the resistance to the Machado, Batista, and Castro dictatorships. This book presents their inspiring story.
€12.95 / £8.50

Joao Freire
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: ANARCHIST INTELLECTUALS, WORKERS, PEASANTS AND SOLDIERS IN PORTUGAL’S HISTORY
This fascinating history is traced from the beginning of the 20th century through the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. The role of the anarchists during Salazer’s dictatorship is examined with much previously unknown documentation. Of particular interest is the history of the anarchists during the 1974 ‘Carnation Revolution’ and during Portugal’s emergence as a contemporary liberal democracy.
€21.50 / £15.00

Robert Graham
ANARCHISM: VOLUME 1 [300CE TO 1939]
”Robert Graham is an outstanding scholar of anarchism and has made an exceptionally stimulating choice of texts: some familiar, others- especially those from East Asia - entirely unknown to me.”
David Goodway, Anarchist Historian, University of Leeds

”Will definitely meet the need for a comprehensive study of all the strands, ideas and themes of anarchist and libertarian thought.”
Stuart Christie, Anarchist Writer/Publisher
€29.00 / £19.99

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.
€13.00 / £10.99

Daniel Guerin (ed)
NO GODS, NO MASTERS
Originally printed in French in four volumes, Guérin’s monumental work is now in print in a single book. It’ s a hefty tome, including writing from Malatesta, Souchy, Voline, Makhno, Durruti, Goldman - in short everybody you would expect and many more besides. Collected by writer and by subject (Spanish Civil War, for example, or Kronstadt) it a great, fully annotated collection, ably translated by Paul Sharkey.
€24.50 / £16.95

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 / £9.50

Peter Kropotkin
ACT FOR YOURSELVES
A collection of short and easy to read articles.
€9.65 / £7.00

Peter Kropotkin
THE CONQUEST OF BREAD
The economics of a free society. How we might feed, clothe and house ourselves without bosses or government.
€7.50 / £4.95

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 / £10.00

Peter Kropotkin
MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST
Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) was born into the highest rank of the Russian aristocracy. This fascinating account of his dramatic conversion from prince to anarchist is more than an autobiography; it is an extraordinary portrait of the old Russia, both before and after the liberation of the serfs. Memoirs is also a study of the early anarchist movement in Western Europe, in which Kropotkin played a part after his escape from a Russian prison – thereby earning a second imprisonment, this time in France.
€17.50 / £11.99

Ricardo Flores Magon
DREAMS OF FREEDOM: A RICARDO FLORES MAGON READER
Chunky volume of Magon’s writing on a wide range of topics - class war, feminism, racism and expropriation to name a few - alongside letters, maps, illustrations, chronology and bibliography. Along with Emiliano Zapata, Magon is regarded as one of the most important figures of the Mexican Revolution. Through his newspaper ‘Regeneracion’ he boldly criticized the country’s military dictatorship and worked to build the popular movement that eventually overthrew it.
€17.80 / £12.00

Ricardo Flores Magon
LAND AND LIBERTY
Documents the influence of anarchist ideas in the Mexican Revolution, by Ricardo Flores Magon.
€11.50 / £7.95

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, collectivesand 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 / £7.95

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 / £4.50

Errico Malatesta
ANARCHY
A short introduction to a big idea.
€5.25 / £3.50

Errico Malatesta
AT THE CAFE
While Malatesta was hiding from the police he regularly went to a cafe in Ancona, Italy. He had shaved off his usual beard but he was still taking a risk. Especially as this wasn’t an anarchist cafe, but had a variety of customers including the local policeman. The conversations he had in this café became the basis for the dialogues that make up this book.

For the first time in English, Malatesta, in his usual commonsense and matter-of-fact style, sets out and critically analyses the arguments for and against anarchism. Translated by Paul Nursey-Bray, this is a classic defence of anarchism that anticipates the rise of nationalism, fascism and Stalinism.
€10.80 / £7.50

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 / £5.00

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 / £12.99

Peter Newell
ZAPATA OF MEXICO
Very nice new edition of the classic book on Zapata, with illustrations throughout. Zapata was the leading figure of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He fought for the rights of local communities against greedy landlords, treacherous politicians and foreign-owned companies (how little things change...). Under the slogan "Land and Liberty" he became the purest embodiment of the Mexican Revolution
€14.50 / £9.50

Graham Purchase
ANARCHISM AND ECOLOGY
When the first coloured pictures of Earth from space were broadcast many people, perhaps for the first time in all of human history, realised the truly global nature of human existence. We began to see that we were stranded in a vast universe unknown and unexplored, in which there is no certainty of encountering any other form of intelligent life or of finding another planet on which our species could conveniently live, yet we continue to respond to our environment as though it was dispensable. This book outlines the history of our slow alienation from environment, and proposes some visionary and yet practical solutions to the global ecological crisis.
€20.00 / £13.99

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 / £4.30

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 / £8.95

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 / £12.50

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 / £14.00

Milan Rai
CHOMSKY’S POLITICS
A full-length survey of Chomsky's political life and writing. The picture of his political philosophy this book provides is a useful one, focusing especially on his assault on journalism's self-censorship and corporate control of the mass media.
€17.75 / £12.00

Rudolf Rocker
NATIONALISM AND CULTURE
Rocker dissects the national state to show how historically it has stifled cultural progress and is reactionary in nature. He traces the evolution of nationalism, and the creation of a centralised state with the race theory as its base, to its logical conclusion in Nazi Germany. Also examined is the use of religion by kings and rulers as a tool in the exploitation of their subjects and the use of state power by religious leaders to cement their control.

Rocker’s style is lively and enjoyable. This book is a treasure of free thought in an era of extreme persecution (originally published in exile shortly after Hitler’s rise to power) and demonstrates that if people are ever going to achieve freedom and the flowering of culture it is going to be at the expense of the State.
€2.50 / £15.00

Diego Abad de Santillan
AFTER THE REVOLUTION
Anarchism and the economics of workers’ control. Written during the Spanish revolution by a participant.
€12.50 / £8.95

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.
€10.50 / £7.00

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 / £12.00

Alexander Skirda
ANARCHY’S COSSACK
The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the tsarist empire and the civil war that convulsed and bloodied Russia between 1917 and 1921. As in many of history’s chivalric tales, clashes were fought through lightning cavalry charges and bitter hand-to-hand, saber-wielding combat. The combatants were drawn from several camps: Budyenny’s Red cavalry, the Don Cossacks and Kuban Cossacks (allied with the Whites), Ukrainian nationalists, and Makhnovist anarchist partisans.

Mahkno and his people were fighting for a society “without masters or slaves, with neither rich nor poor.” They acted towards that ideal by establishing “free soviets.” Unlike the soviets drained of all significance by the dictatorship of a one-party State, the “free soviets” became the grassroots organs of a direct democracy - a living embodiment of the free society - until they were betrayed, and smashed, by the Red Army.
€19.00 / £13.00

Joel Spring
A PRIMER OF LIBERTARIAN EDUCATION
An introduction to alternative education.
€9.00 / £5.99

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 / £2.75

Edith Thomas
LOUISE MICHEL
From the barricades of the Paris Commune to spectacular trials and demonstrations, Louise Michel is one of the most extraordinary legends in the literature of freedom.
€17.50 / £11.99

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 / £13.99

Jack White
MISFIT
The autobiography of Captain Jack White, the man who trained the Irish Citizen Army.
€14.99 / £9.95

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 / £6.00

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 / £5.25

PAMPHLETS

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 / £1.50

Harald Arneson
DIRECT ACTION: TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT
There is a lot of talk about ‘direct action’ in anti-war and leftist circles, but what does it actually mean. One anarchist gives his view.
€0.35 / £0.25

Michael Bakunin
THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM
What is property, what is capital? Why anarchists have always opposed capitalism.
€0.50 / £0.35

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 / £1.00

Michael Bakunin
A CRITICISM OF STATE SOCIALISM.
€1.25 / £0.85

Maurice Brinton
THE IRRATIONAL IN POLITICS
Sexual politics and authoritarian conditioning.
€2.25 / £1.50

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 / £3.00

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 / £1.25

John Crump
THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN JAPAN
A short history of the anarchist movement in Japan from 1906 to the present.
€2.75 / £1.80

Uri Davis
ON ZIONISM AND JEWISH IDENTITY
Jewish identity, who is a Jew and what being Jewish is all about, from the anti-Zionist Palestinian Jewish scholar.
€2.25 / £1.50

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 / £3.00

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 / £2.00

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 / £1.25

Jo Freeman
THE TYRANNY OF THE STRUCTURELESSNESS
Why organisations need structure to ensure they are democratic.
€0.50 / £0.35

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 / £0.40

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 / £0.35

George Fontenis
MANIFESTO OF LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM
This pamphlet has become a key work for revolutionary anarchists. How we could change the world.
€1.20 / £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 / £1.30

The Friends of Durruti
TOWARDS A FRESH REVOLUTION
An excellent assessment of why workers’ power and liberty were 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 / £0.80

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.
€2.2/ £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 / £0.50

Deirdre Hogan, Conor McLoughlin, Aileen O’Carroll, James Hutchings
SISTERS IN ARMS
The role played by anarchist women in the Spanish Revolution.
€1.50 / £1.00

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 / £0.35

Anna Key (editor)
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’sMakhnovist insurgents to Spain’s revolutionary militias.
€3.20 / £2.00

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 / £3.00

Peggy Kornegger
ANARCHISM: THE FEMINIST CONNECTION
Kornegger's argues that the fight against patriarchy necessarily entails challenging the very idea of authority itself.
€0.75 / £0.50

Peter Kropotkin
ANARCHISM AND ANARCHIST COMMUNISM
Two articles for the general reader, one was used in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
€2.75 / £1.95

Peter Kropotkin
THE STATE: ITS HISTORIC ROLE
The title says it all.
€4.00 / £3.00

Peter Kropotkin
THE WAGE SYSTEM
Is the wage system necessary? Can we do better?
€0.75 / £0.50

Peter Kropotkin
WAR
Short article that remains relevant almost a century on.
€0.50 / £0.35

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 / £1.50

Elias Mazanera
THE IRION COLUMN: TESTAMENT OF AEVOLUTIONARY
The Iron Column was one of the volunteer militia units set up by Spanish anarchists to resist Franco’s military revolt and to fight back by means of social revolution. Manzanera served on its war committee and in this pamphlet remembers its achievements. They fought not only against fascism but for anarchism.
€3.00 / £2.00

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 / £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 / £1.80

Peter Newell
FIGHTING THE REVOLUTION No 2
Louise Michel, Peter Kropotkin and the Paris Commune.
€1.90 / £1.25

Odon Por
THE ITALIAN GLASS BLOWERS’ TAKEOVER OF 1910
Another forgotten gem of working class history and self-organisation.
€1.50 / £1.00

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 / £2.00

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 / £2.00

Paul Sharkey
A CHRONOLOGY OF THE FRIENDS OF DURRUTI
A short history of the Friends of Durruti, which goes well with the ‘Towards A Fresh Revolution’ pamphlet above.
€0.80 / £0.60

Dermot Sreenan
CUBA: SOCIALIST PARADISE OR CASTRO’S FIEFDOM?
Is Cuba socialist? What do we mean by ‘socialism’?
€0.50 / £0.35

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 / £1.50

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.
€1.50 / £1.00

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 / £3.00

THE ANARCHIST FAQ, BOOK ONE
Frequently Asked Questions answered. Anarchism, democracy, human nature, terrorism, religion, feminism, pacifism, and much more are discussed.
€4.00 / £2.75

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 / £1.30

CAPITALISM WON’T FALL BY ITSELF!
Looks at methods of anarchist organisation.
€1.90 / £1.50

CLASS, CAPITALISM AND THE STATE
A short introduction to anarchism by the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation of South Africa.
€0.50 / £0.35

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 / £0.65

FIGHTING FOR WOMEN’S FREEDOM
Short pamphlet dealing with why women get a raw deal and what we can do about it.
€0.35 / £0.25

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 / £0.65

RED YEARS, BLACK YEARS
Anarchist resistance to fascism in Italy, from 1919-45
€3.25 / £1.80

THE ECONOMICS OF FREEDOM
An anarcho-syndicalist contribution to the discussion of how a directly democratic anarchist economy might, and could, work
€3.20 / £2.50

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 / £1.00

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 / £0.65

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 / £1.50

WE ARE ALL ANARCHISTS AGAINST THE WALL
Palestinian and Israeli anarchists involved in the struggle against the “apartheid wall” being built by the Israeli government.
€1.80 / £1.20

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE EU?
An anarchist look at the European Union, and what’s wrong with this bosses’ project.
€1.00 / £0.65

WOMEN IN THE ZAPATISTAS
Reports on, communiques from and interviews with women of the EZLN.
€3.50 / £2.25

YOU CAN’T BLOW UP A SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP
A statement of the anarchist case against terrorism.
€2.00 / £1.30

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.
54 minutes
€16.00 / £10.00

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 / £10.00

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 / £10.00

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 / £10.00

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 / £10.00

Noam Chomsky
AN AMERICAN ADDICTION: Drugs, Guerillas, Counterinsurgency - US Intervention In Colombia
Clinton's last act as President was to authorise $1.7 billion in military aid to Colombia. Bush has already added almost another billion dollars. In a clear, concise, and sometimes bitterly funny lecture, Chomsky shows us who is getting the money, who is producing and exporting the drugs, and what the war on the ground is really about.
52 minutes
€16.00 / £10.00

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