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Think It Over

Think It Over

2016 Canadian Edition

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by Tim Acott; Vancouver IWW

"Think It Over" is a great, modern agitational pamphlet about reasons to join the Industrial Workers of the World.

The First Socialist Schism

The First Socialist Schism

Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Workingmen's Association

books | $35.00

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by Wolfgang Eckhardt

The First Socialist Schism chronicles the conflicts in the First International (1864–1877), an important milestone in the history of radical ideas.

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution

A Critical Introduction

books | $14.00

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by Elliot Liu

A nuanced and critical review of the Chinese Revolution - inherited as "Maoism" - and lessons it offers today's movements.

MayDay and Anarchism

MayDay and Anarchism

Remembrance and Resistance from Haymarket to Now

short works | $4.50

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by Anna Key, ed.

This classic collection of short works compiled by Kate Sharpley Library explores the links between MayDay and Anarchism.

No Regrets

No Regrets

Counter-culture and Anarchism in Vancouver

books | $18.00

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by Larry Gambone

Larry Gambone's memoir, No Regrets, chronicles the troublemaking Vancouver anarchist scene in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Role of the Revolutionary Organization

The Role of the Revolutionary Organization

pamphlets | $3.00

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by Anarchist Federation

Anarchist Federation's "The Role of the Revolutionary Organization" describes the purpose and necessity of anarchist cadres in bringing about revolution.

The Economics of Freedom

The Economics of Freedom

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by Solidarity Federation

The authors of The Economics of Freedom develop a model (but not a straitjacket) of what a direct-democracy, anarcho-syndicalist society could look like.

Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

From Shipyard Resistance to Direct Democracy and Community Control

short works | $3.50

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by Solidarity Federation

Awesome study of workplace/community organizing, assemblies, and role of the CNT in 1987 uprising in Puerto Real shipyards.

Workmates

Workmates

Direct Action Organizing on the London Underground

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by Solidarity Federation

In the late 1990s, plans to outsource track maintenance on the London Underground were being pushed through by the government. Workers at one depot responded by...

Workers’ Councils

Workers’ Councils

and the Economics of Self-Managed Society

short works | $8.00

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by Cornelius Castoriadis

Workers' Councils by Cornelius Castoriadis is a classic 'council communist' proposal for workers running society based on principles of self-management.

Abolish Work

Abolish Work

“Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”

short works | $10.00

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by Prole.info

Abolish Work from the prole.info collective combines two illustrated critiques of daily life in the frontlines of class war.

Leninism or Communism?

Leninism or Communism?

short works, pamphlets | $2.00

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by Gilles Dauvé

Reprint of a text by Jean Barrot as a contribution to the demystification of the Russian Revolution, particularly with regard to the role of Lenin and the...

Combative Unionism

Combative Unionism

Waging Class War Within Labour

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by Prairie Struggle Collective

Within the broader radical left it has been discussed many times by various organizations and non-affiliates, whether or not the labour movement can be an area to...

The Commune

The Commune

Paris, 1871

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by Andrew Zonneveld, Ed.

Reflections on the Paris Commune by classic anarchist/libertarian-socialists Louise Michel, Voltairine de Cleyre, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin et al.

The Tyranny of Theory

The Tyranny of Theory

A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism

books | $30.00

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by Ronald D. Tabor

Does Marxism equal totalitarianism? Are the ideas of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels somehow responsible for the horrors of Communism? Or were Communist societies...

To Remain Silent is Impossible

To Remain Silent is Impossible

Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman in Russia

books | $20.00

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by Andrew Zonneveld, Ed.

Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman's "To Remain Silent is Impossible" collects their famous essays on the shortcomings of the Russian Revolution.

Le fond de l’air est rouge

Le fond de l’air est rouge

(The substance of the air is red)

zines | $10.00

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by Stefan Christoff

Le fond de l’air est rouge is a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising. Written between spring 2011 and summer 2012, this series of articles...

Lines of Work

Lines of Work

Stories of Jobs and Resistance

books | $20.00

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by Recomposition collective

Lines of Work is a collection of shared workplace and organizing stories and lessons derived from them that are interweaved with these discussions. Taken from the...

What was the USSR?

What was the USSR?

Towards a Theory of the Deformation of Value Under State Capitalism

books | $16.00

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by the Aufheben Collective

To transform society we not only have to understand what it is, we have to understand how past attempt to transform it failed. This book explores the inadequacies...

Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea

Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea

A Critical Evaluation

books | $4.00

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by Scott Nappalos

Scott Nappalos engages the organizational doctrine of "democratic centralism" as it existed in the USSR and as it is revised by groups today.

Revolution

Revolution

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by Carlo Cafiero

Carlo Cafiero (1846–1892) is undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the First International both in Italy, his home country, and in general throughout...

The Spanish Revolution

The Spanish Revolution

short works | $3.00

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by Wayne Price

This pamphlet, an excerpt from The Abolition of the State by Wayne Price, investigates why the Spanish revolution ultimately failed, and what we can learn from...

Fighting for Ourselves

Fighting for Ourselves

Anarcho-Syndicalism and the Class Struggle

books | $10.00

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by Solidarity Federation

The discrediting of 20th-century state socialism has also swept many anarchist and synidcalist themed struggles from memory. This book aims to recover some of...

Direct Unionism

Direct Unionism

A Discussion Paper

short works | $3.00

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by Recomposition collective

It seems as though workers everywhere are forced to accept more and more compromises in their compensation, and on the job. What can be done about this? This...

From the Ashes

From the Ashes

An introduction to our writings

short works | $3.00

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by Recomposition collective

This is a collection of three articles which serve as a good introduction to our weblog, Recomposition, which is about learning from labour struggles to improve...

The Housing Monster

The Housing Monster

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by prole.info

The Housing Monster is a scathing illustrated essay that takes one seemingly simple, everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround it....

Class War Lessons

Class War Lessons

short works | $3.75

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by Stan Weir

Stan Weir tells the story of the closest he ever came to the self-governing workers' world in which he believed all his adult life. On the SS Hanapepe, workers...

News of the Spanish Revolution

News of the Spanish Revolution

Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

books | $8.00

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by ed. Charlatan Stew and Kate Sharpley Library

In 1936, the IWW & the OBU Monthly, published articles about the Spanish situation, differing from liberal and official Communist perspectives.

Punching Out

Punching Out

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by Martin Glaberman

'Punching Out' by Martin Glaberman is a classic, authoritative short pamphlet about the merits of direct action in workplace organizing.

Upon the Backs of Labour

Upon the Backs of Labour

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by Arthur J. Miller

Workers need to reclaim our voice of self-expression. We do not need others, with their own purposes, speaking for us. Our reclaiming of our voice will be an act...

Strengthening Anarchism’s Gender Analysis

Strengthening Anarchism’s Gender Analysis

Lessons from the Transfeminist Movement

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by J. Rogue

In this pamphlet, J. Rogue argues that transfeminist theory — because it understands gender, race, and class as "intersecting" lines of oppression — offers...

Solidarity Networks

Solidarity Networks

Examples and Ideas of Direct Action

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by Cold B and T Barnacle

Solidarity Networks is guide to building a successful solidarity network along the lines of the Seattle Solidarity Network, written by SeaSol organizers.

Between Peasants

Between Peasants

short works | $4.00

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by Errico Malatesta

Errico Malatesta' Between Peasants is a classic introduction to the basic principles of anarchism, written as a dialogue between rural landless workers.

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

A Study in Urban Revolution

books | $24.50

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by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying chronicles the development of the 1970s Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement.

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

short works | $3.00

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by Jomo

A booklet by Jomo on struggles faced by queer workers.

Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

books | $22.00

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by Nestor Makhno

The second volume of Makhno's memoirs, originally published in France in 1936 and published in English here for the first time on thoughtcrime ink.

Beyond the Affinity Group

Beyond the Affinity Group

The Organizational Challenge for Anarchists

short works | $3.00

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by Andrew Flood

This collection of three articles examines the hows and whys of anarchist organization.

Capitalism, Class, and Class Struggle for (Ex)-Dummies

Capitalism, Class, and Class Struggle for (Ex)-Dummies

short works | $2.50

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by Jared Davidson

A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle.

The Story of a Proletarian Life

The Story of a Proletarian Life

short works | $2.50

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by Vanzetti, Bartolomeo

What experiences shape an anarchist? What is it like to be a member of a visible minority, forced into precarious employment, dangerous working conditions, and...

The Intersections of Anarchism and Community Organizing

The Intersections of Anarchism and Community Organizing

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by Dave

"Dave's" work discusses the differences between activism and organizing: “Historically, revolutionary movements have been guided by revolutionary strategy and...

From Reform to Revolution

From Reform to Revolution

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by Ian Martin

This work by Ian Martin takes on the dichotomy between "reform" and "revolution," and makes a case for certain contexts of anarchists working within so-called...

Weakening the Dam

Weakening the Dam

pamphlets | $3.25

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by Twin Cities IWW

A pamphlet put out by the Twin Cities IWW branch for the purpose of promoting the development of workplace organisers, based on their experiences of organising at...

Rebel Voices

Rebel Voices

An IWW Anthology

books | $27.95

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by Joyce L. Kornbluh, ed.

Originally published in 1964 and long out of print, Rebel Voices remains by far the biggest and best source on IWW history, fiction, songs, art, and lore. This...

The Wage System & Law and Government

The Wage System & Law and Government

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by Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman knew his audience. His easy-to- understand style was aimed directly at the working people who would benefit most from a world without hierarchy....

Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice

Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice

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by Emma Goldman

This classic Emma Goldman text first appeared in Emma's journal, Mother Earth in January and February 1913. Although this article was written a century ago, it...

Anarchism & Organization

Anarchism & Organization

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by Errico Malatesta

What sorts of organizing lead to the social relationships that anarchists desire to bring about? And empower anarchist organizations and organizing?

Anarchism & Environmental Survival

Anarchism & Environmental Survival

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by Graham Purchase

Anarchism and Environmental Survival, by Graham Purchase, at thoughtcrime ink

The Third Revolution?

The Third Revolution?

Peasant and worker resistance to the Bolshevik government

short works | $3.00

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by Nick Heath

The Makhnovist movement of the Ukraine is the best known of the revolutionary oppositions to the Bolshevik regime. But it was not the only radical challenge the...

Anarchism & Socialism

Anarchism & Socialism

Reformism or Revolution?

books | $14.50

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by Wayne Price

Anarchism and Socialism is Wayne Price's lucid collection of essays in favour of class-struggle, pro-organizational, anarchist communism.

Siberian Makhnovshchina

Siberian Makhnovshchina

Siberian Anarchists in the Russian Civil War (1918-1924)

books | $6.00

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by Igor Podshivalov

The Siberian anarchists during the Russian Civil War (1918-24) aimed to establish free federations of rural communes, like the movement led by Makhno.

Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots

Anarchists as Revolutionary Organizers

short works | $2.00

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by Ian Martin

What needs to be done to create a successful, truly liberatory, revolutionary movement? What should an anarchist be doing to help in the creation and construction...

Bourgeois Influences on Anarchism

Bourgeois Influences on Anarchism

short works | $6.00

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by Luigi Fabbri

In this short volume, Fabbri dissects some products of the passion for social change as symptoms of capitalism itself that is resonant some flaws in "activism" of...

How to fire your boss

How to fire your boss

pamphlets | $1.50

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by Industrial Workers of the World Edmonton General Membership Branch

How To Fire Your Boss from Edmonton's Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch is a great intro pamphlet to direct action strategies at the workplace.

Yardbird Blues

Yardbird Blues

books | $12.00

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by Arthur J. Miller

The book is about real workplace experiences and issues in the maritime industry such as: workplace safety, general working conditions, environmentalism and how...

What About Human Nature?

What About Human Nature?

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by The Anarchist FAQ Editorial Collective

This excerpt from An Anarchist FAQ delivers revolutionaries, philosophers, and historians' reflections on the compatibility of anarchism and human nature.

Profit and exploitation

Profit and exploitation

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by Peter Kropotkin

'Profit and Exploitation' distills 'The Conquest of Bread' by Peter Kropotkin into two especially relevant chapters in a great little introductory booklet.

The International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam (1907)

The International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam (1907)

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by Maurizio Antononioli

In August 1907, Amsterdam hosted an international anarchist congress with delegates from 14 different countries. Over the space of a week, it dealt with a series...

The Saga of Nestor Makhno

The Saga of Nestor Makhno

short works | $2.00

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by Anonymous

A short, illustrated introduction to the life of Nestor Mahkno, anarchist folk hero of the Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Revolution

The Ukrainian Revolution

books | $22.00

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by Nestor Makhno

The third volume of Makhno's memoirs (1937), concerning Makhno's exile years. First published in English by Black Cat Press in 2009!

Kontrrazvedka

Kontrrazvedka

The story of the Makhnovist secret service

books | $14.50

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by Vyacheslav Azarov

The Makhnovist movement was an attempt by peasants in southeastern Ukraine to create an anarchist society in 1917-1921. This unique social experiment embraced a...

The Revolt of Ghent

The Revolt of Ghent

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by William Morris

Morris’s history of the revolt of Ghent emphasizes one of Morris’s particular interests: the development of the conflict between the craft guilds on the one hand...

The Conquest of Bread

The Conquest of Bread

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by Peter Kropotkin

The Conquest of Bread is a detailed, systematic description of how to build a future society where there is "well-being for all." It represents the most mature...

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism

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by Wayne Price

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism are Wayne Price's short answers in his debate with Michael Albert about the revolutionary transformation of society.

Shift in Progress

Shift in Progress

A Not-So-Comic Book

comix | $11.00

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by S. Louden; SJ Pike; LAA. Barlott-Cardenas; L. Butz & R. Butz; K. Johnson

Interviews with seven young workers and the real-life experiences of the artists themselves provided the inspiration of the five stories in this graphic story...

You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship

You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship

The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism

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by v/a

"You Can't Blow Up a Social Relationship" is a clear explanation of why anarchists oppose terrorism, and why terrorism never helps the working class.

Reformers, Socialists and Communists

Reformers, Socialists and Communists

An Anarchist Critique

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by Alexander Berkman

Reformers, Socialists and Communists excerpts Alexander Berkman's 'What is Anarchist Communism?' and critiques methods of seizing or reforming state power.

An Appeal to the Young

An Appeal to the Young

books | $3.00

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by Peter Kropotkin

An Appeal to the Young is one of Kropotkin's earliest published anarchist writings. Outstanding for its freshness, directness, and simplicity, this work was...

Fields, Factories and Workshops

Fields, Factories and Workshops

Industry Combined with Agriculture and Brain Work with Manual Work

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by Peter Kropotkin

Fields, Factories and Workshops is a landmark anarchist text and arguably one of the most influential and positive statements of the anarchist political position....

God and the State

God and the State

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by Mikhail Bakunin

God and the State is the best known work of the founder of collectivist anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin. His ringing denunciation of religion and authoritarian tyranny...

A Grand Cause

A Grand Cause

The Hunger Strike and the Deportation of Anarchists from Soviet Russia

short works | $4.00

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by G.P. Maximoff

'A Grand Cause' by G.P. Maximoff describes hunger strike of anarchist prisoners in Soviet Russia in 1921, excerpted from his longer The Guillotine at Work.

The Russian Revolution in Ukraine

The Russian Revolution in Ukraine

March 1917 - April 1918

books | $18.00

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by Nestor Makhno

This is the first volume of Makhno's memoirs, translated into English for the first time.

Atamansha

Atamansha

The Story of Maria Nikiforova - the Anarchist Joan of Arc

short works | $6.00

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by Malcolm Archibald

The anarchist Maria Nikiforova (1885-1919) played a prominent role in the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the subsequent Civil War as an organizer, military...

Know your rights

Know your rights

A primer for Canadians

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by Anarchist Black Cross Calgary

Anarchist Black Cross Calgary's Primer for Canadians for dealing with the Police.

What is Socialism?

What is Socialism?

An Anarchist Perspective

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by Jason Brannigan

A short pamphlet explaining the class struggle anarchist view of socialism; where anarchism differs from socialism as marxist groupings and left parties.

Selected Short Works of John Reed

Selected Short Works of John Reed

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by J. Hawthorn, ed.

Though best known for his coverage of the Russian Revolution in his 1919 book Ten Days That Shook the World, the American writer John Reed was also well known for...

They Died for You

They Died for You

A Brief History of Canadian Labour Martyrs

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by Larry Gambone & DJ Alperovitz

'They Died for You' by the Vancouver Island branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) consists of short biographies of labour martyrs in Canada.

The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914

The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914

Rebecca Edelsohn, Alexander Berkman, Anti-Militarism, Free Speech And Hunger Strikes

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by Rebecca Edelsohn, Alexander Berkman, et. al.

'The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914' includes several speeches and pieces by Rebecca Edelsohn, a leading anarchist figure in NYC.

Making Anarchist Revolution Possible

Making Anarchist Revolution Possible

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by Arthur J. Miller

This is one of the best introductions to anarchism we've run across. Here, anarchism is explained as a process of social and political organizing along...

Anarchist Morality

Anarchist Morality

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by Peter Kropotkin

A classic, 'Anarchist Morality' by Peter Kropotkin conceives morality from our instincts for sympathy & unity, ideas he developed further in Mutual Aid.

What is Class Struggle Anarchism & The Relation Between Class and Non-Class Oppressions

What is Class Struggle Anarchism & The Relation Between Class and Non-Class Oppressions

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by Wayne Price

This short zine collects the two halves of one of Wayne Price's most widely circulated essays. It argues for the centrality of class within anarchists' analysis...

What is Anarchism?

What is Anarchism?

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by Workers Solidarity Federation

What is Anarchism? is a great, basic 'Anarchism 101'-style pamphlet from Zabalaza, including basic definitions, examples, and relevance of anarchism.

Under the Yoke of the State

Under the Yoke of the State

Selected Anarchist Responses to Prison and Crime, Vol 1 (1886-1929)

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by Compilation

Published by Kate Sharpely Library, "Under the Yoke of the State" compiles writings and critiques of prison by anarchists who experienced them.

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century

books | $30.00

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by Vadim Damier

This critical study of anarcho-syndicalism in the last century reveals a history of struggle which has often been neglected but holds many valuable lessons for...

Don’t Vote, Organize!

Don’t Vote, Organize!

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by Anarcho

Don't Vote, Organize! is a concise, cogent argument for putting energies to workplace/community organizing & revolt instead of parliamentary elections.

Said the Pot to the Kettle

Said the Pot to the Kettle

Feminist Theory for Anarchist Men

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by Anonymous

"Said the Pot to the Kettle" is a widely circulated zine providing a basic introduction to feminist theory for anarchist men.

A Grand Cause

A Grand Cause

The Hunger Strike and the Deportation of Anarchists from Soviet Russia

short works | $4.00 USD

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by G.P. Maximoff

'A Grand Cause' by G.P. Maximoff describes hunger strike of anarchist prisoners in Soviet Russia in 1921, excerpted from his longer The Guillotine...

Abolish Work

Abolish Work

“Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War”

short works | $10.00 USD

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by Prole.info

Abolish Work from the prole.info collective combines two illustrated critiques of daily life in the frontlines of class war.

An Appeal to the Young

An Appeal to the Young

books | $3.00 USD

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by Peter Kropotkin

An Appeal to the Young is one of Kropotkin's earliest published anarchist writings. Outstanding for its freshness, directness, and simplicity, this...

Anarchism & Environmental Survival

Anarchism & Environmental Survival

books | $15.00 USD

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by Graham Purchase

Anarchism and Environmental Survival, by Graham Purchase, at thoughtcrime ink

Anarchism & Organization

Anarchism & Organization

short works | $1.50 USD

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by Errico Malatesta

What sorts of organizing lead to the social relationships that anarchists desire to bring about? And empower anarchist organizations and...

Anarchism & Socialism

Anarchism & Socialism

Reformism or Revolution?

books | $14.50 USD

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by Wayne Price

Anarchism and Socialism is Wayne Price's lucid collection of essays in favour of class-struggle, pro-organizational, anarchist communism.

Anarchist Morality

Anarchist Morality

short works | $6.00 USD

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by Peter Kropotkin

A classic, 'Anarchist Morality' by Peter Kropotkin conceives morality from our instincts for sympathy & unity, ideas he developed further in Mutual...

Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

From Shipyard Resistance to Direct Democracy and Community Control

short works | $3.50 USD

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by Solidarity Federation

Awesome study of workplace/community organizing, assemblies, and role of the CNT in 1987 uprising in Puerto Real shipyards.

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century

books | $30.00 USD

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by Vadim Damier

This critical study of anarcho-syndicalism in the last century reveals a history of struggle which has often been neglected but holds many valuable...

Atamansha

Atamansha

The Story of Maria Nikiforova - the Anarchist Joan of Arc

short works | $6.00 USD

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by Malcolm Archibald

The anarchist Maria Nikiforova (1885-1919) played a prominent role in the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the subsequent Civil War as an organizer,...

Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots

Anarchists as Revolutionary Organizers

short works | $2.00 USD

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by Ian Martin

What needs to be done to create a successful, truly liberatory, revolutionary movement? What should an anarchist be doing to help in the creation...

Between Peasants

Between Peasants

short works | $4.00 USD

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by Errico Malatesta

Errico Malatesta' Between Peasants is a classic introduction to the basic principles of anarchism, written as a dialogue between rural landless...

Beyond the Affinity Group

Beyond the Affinity Group

The Organizational Challenge for Anarchists

short works | $3.00 USD

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by Andrew Flood

This collection of three articles examines the hows and whys of anarchist organization.

Bourgeois Influences on Anarchism

Bourgeois Influences on Anarchism

short works | $6.00 USD

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by Luigi Fabbri

In this short volume, Fabbri dissects some products of the passion for social change as symptoms of capitalism itself that is resonant some flaws...

Capitalism, Class, and Class Struggle for (Ex)-Dummies

Capitalism, Class, and Class Struggle for (Ex)-Dummies

short works | $2.50 USD

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by Jared Davidson

A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle.

Class War Lessons

Class War Lessons

short works | $3.75 USD

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by Stan Weir

Stan Weir tells the story of the closest he ever came to the self-governing workers' world in which he believed all his adult life. On the SS...

Combative Unionism

Combative Unionism

Waging Class War Within Labour

short works | $3.50 USD

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by Prairie Struggle Collective

Within the broader radical left it has been discussed many times by various organizations and non-affiliates, whether or not the labour movement...

Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea

Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea

A Critical Evaluation

books | $4.00 USD

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by Scott Nappalos

Scott Nappalos engages the organizational doctrine of "democratic centralism" as it existed in the USSR and as it is revised by groups today....

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

A Study in Urban Revolution

books | $24.50 USD

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by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying chronicles the development of the 1970s Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement.

Direct Unionism

Direct Unionism

A Discussion Paper

short works | $3.00 USD

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by Recomposition collective

It seems as though workers everywhere are forced to accept more and more compromises in their compensation, and on the job. What can be done about...

Don’t Vote, Organize!

Don’t Vote, Organize!

short works | $3.00 USD

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by Anarcho

Don't Vote, Organize! is a concise, cogent argument for putting energies to workplace/community organizing & revolt instead of parliamentary...

Fields, Factories and Workshops

Fields, Factories and Workshops

Industry Combined with Agriculture and Brain Work with Manual Work

books | $8.00 USD

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by Peter Kropotkin

Fields, Factories and Workshops is a landmark anarchist text and arguably one of the most influential and positive statements of the anarchist...

Fighting for Ourselves

Fighting for Ourselves

Anarcho-Syndicalism and the Class Struggle

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by Solidarity Federation

The discrediting of 20th-century state socialism has also swept many anarchist and synidcalist themed struggles from memory. This book aims to...

From Reform to Revolution

From Reform to Revolution

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by Ian Martin

This work by Ian Martin takes on the dichotomy between "reform" and "revolution," and makes a case for certain contexts of anarchists working...

From the Ashes

From the Ashes

An introduction to our writings

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by Recomposition collective

This is a collection of three articles which serve as a good introduction to our weblog, Recomposition, which is about learning from labour...

God and the State

God and the State

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by Mikhail Bakunin

God and the State is the best known work of the founder of collectivist anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin. His ringing denunciation of religion and...

How to fire your boss

How to fire your boss

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by Industrial Workers of the World Edmonton General Membership Branch

How To Fire Your Boss from Edmonton's Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch is a great intro pamphlet to direct action strategies at the...

Know your rights

Know your rights

A primer for Canadians

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by Anarchist Black Cross Calgary

Anarchist Black Cross Calgary's Primer for Canadians for dealing with the Police.

Kontrrazvedka

Kontrrazvedka

The story of the Makhnovist secret service

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by Vyacheslav Azarov

The Makhnovist movement was an attempt by peasants in southeastern Ukraine to create an anarchist society in 1917-1921. This unique social...

Le fond de l’air est rouge

Le fond de l’air est rouge

(The substance of the air is red)

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by Stefan Christoff

Le fond de l’air est rouge is a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising. Written between spring 2011 and summer 2012, this...

Leninism or Communism?

Leninism or Communism?

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by Gilles Dauvé

Reprint of a text by Jean Barrot as a contribution to the demystification of the Russian Revolution, particularly with regard to the role of Lenin...

Lines of Work

Lines of Work

Stories of Jobs and Resistance

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by Recomposition collective

Lines of Work is a collection of shared workplace and organizing stories and lessons derived from them that are interweaved with these discussions....

Making Anarchist Revolution Possible

Making Anarchist Revolution Possible

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by Arthur J. Miller

This is one of the best introductions to anarchism we've run across. Here, anarchism is explained as a process of social and political organizing...

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution

A Critical Introduction

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by Elliot Liu

A nuanced and critical review of the Chinese Revolution - inherited as "Maoism" - and lessons it offers today's movements.

MayDay and Anarchism

MayDay and Anarchism

Remembrance and Resistance from Haymarket to Now

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by Anna Key, ed.

This classic collection of short works compiled by Kate Sharpley Library explores the links between MayDay and Anarchism.

News of the Spanish Revolution

News of the Spanish Revolution

Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

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by ed. Charlatan Stew and Kate Sharpley Library

In 1936, the IWW & the OBU Monthly, published articles about the Spanish situation, differing from liberal and official Communist perspectives....

No Regrets

No Regrets

Counter-culture and Anarchism in Vancouver

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by Larry Gambone

Larry Gambone's memoir, No Regrets, chronicles the troublemaking Vancouver anarchist scene in the 1960s and 1970s.

Profit and exploitation

Profit and exploitation

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by Peter Kropotkin

'Profit and Exploitation' distills 'The Conquest of Bread' by Peter Kropotkin into two especially relevant chapters in a great little introductory...

Punching Out

Punching Out

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by Martin Glaberman

'Punching Out' by Martin Glaberman is a classic, authoritative short pamphlet about the merits of direct action in workplace organizing.

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

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by Jomo

A booklet by Jomo on struggles faced by queer workers.

Rebel Voices

Rebel Voices

An IWW Anthology

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by Joyce L. Kornbluh, ed.

Originally published in 1964 and long out of print, Rebel Voices remains by far the biggest and best source on IWW history, fiction, songs, art,...

Reformers, Socialists and Communists

Reformers, Socialists and Communists

An Anarchist Critique

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by Alexander Berkman

Reformers, Socialists and Communists excerpts Alexander Berkman's 'What is Anarchist Communism?' and critiques methods of seizing or reforming...

Revolution

Revolution

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by Carlo Cafiero

Carlo Cafiero (1846–1892) is undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the First International both in Italy, his home country, and in...

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism

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by Wayne Price

Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism are Wayne Price's short answers in his debate with Michael Albert about the revolutionary transformation of...

Said the Pot to the Kettle

Said the Pot to the Kettle

Feminist Theory for Anarchist Men

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by Anonymous

"Said the Pot to the Kettle" is a widely circulated zine providing a basic introduction to feminist theory for anarchist men.

Selected Short Works of John Reed

Selected Short Works of John Reed

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by J. Hawthorn, ed.

Though best known for his coverage of the Russian Revolution in his 1919 book Ten Days That Shook the World, the American writer John Reed was also...

Shift in Progress

Shift in Progress

A Not-So-Comic Book

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by S. Louden; SJ Pike; LAA. Barlott-Cardenas; L. Butz & R. Butz; K. Johnson

Interviews with seven young workers and the real-life experiences of the artists themselves provided the inspiration of the five stories in this...

Siberian Makhnovshchina

Siberian Makhnovshchina

Siberian Anarchists in the Russian Civil War (1918-1924)

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by Igor Podshivalov

The Siberian anarchists during the Russian Civil War (1918-24) aimed to establish free federations of rural communes, like the movement led by...

Solidarity Networks

Solidarity Networks

Examples and Ideas of Direct Action

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by Cold B and T Barnacle

Solidarity Networks is guide to building a successful solidarity network along the lines of the Seattle Solidarity Network, written by SeaSol...

Strengthening Anarchism’s Gender Analysis

Strengthening Anarchism’s Gender Analysis

Lessons from the Transfeminist Movement

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by J. Rogue

In this pamphlet, J. Rogue argues that transfeminist theory — because it understands gender, race, and class as "intersecting" lines of oppression...

Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice

Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice

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by Emma Goldman

This classic Emma Goldman text first appeared in Emma's journal, Mother Earth in January and February 1913. Although this article was written a...

The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914

The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914

Rebecca Edelsohn, Alexander Berkman, Anti-Militarism, Free Speech And Hunger Strikes

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by Rebecca Edelsohn, Alexander Berkman, et. al.

'The Anarchist Response to War and Labour Violence in 1914' includes several speeches and pieces by Rebecca Edelsohn, a leading anarchist figure in...

The Commune

The Commune

Paris, 1871

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by Andrew Zonneveld, Ed.

Reflections on the Paris Commune by classic anarchist/libertarian-socialists Louise Michel, Voltairine de Cleyre, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin...

The Conquest of Bread

The Conquest of Bread

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by Peter Kropotkin

The Conquest of Bread is a detailed, systematic description of how to build a future society where there is "well-being for all." It represents the...

The Economics of Freedom

The Economics of Freedom

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by Solidarity Federation

The authors of The Economics of Freedom develop a model (but not a straitjacket) of what a direct-democracy, anarcho-syndicalist society could look...

The First Socialist Schism

The First Socialist Schism

Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Workingmen's Association

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by Wolfgang Eckhardt

The First Socialist Schism chronicles the conflicts in the First International (1864–1877), an important milestone in the history of radical...

The Housing Monster

The Housing Monster

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by prole.info

The Housing Monster is a scathing illustrated essay that takes one seemingly simple, everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that...

The International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam (1907)

The International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam (1907)

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by Maurizio Antononioli

In August 1907, Amsterdam hosted an international anarchist congress with delegates from 14 different countries. Over the space of a week, it dealt...

The Intersections of Anarchism and Community Organizing

The Intersections of Anarchism and Community Organizing

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by Dave

"Dave's" work discusses the differences between activism and organizing: “Historically, revolutionary movements have been guided by revolutionary...

The Revolt of Ghent

The Revolt of Ghent

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by William Morris

Morris’s history of the revolt of Ghent emphasizes one of Morris’s particular interests: the development of the conflict between the craft guilds...

The Role of the Revolutionary Organization

The Role of the Revolutionary Organization

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by Anarchist Federation

Anarchist Federation's "The Role of the Revolutionary Organization" describes the purpose and necessity of anarchist cadres in bringing about...

The Russian Revolution in Ukraine

The Russian Revolution in Ukraine

March 1917 - April 1918

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by Nestor Makhno

This is the first volume of Makhno's memoirs, translated into English for the first time.

The Saga of Nestor Makhno

The Saga of Nestor Makhno

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by Anonymous

A short, illustrated introduction to the life of Nestor Mahkno, anarchist folk hero of the Ukraine.

The Spanish Revolution

The Spanish Revolution

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by Wayne Price

This pamphlet, an excerpt from The Abolition of the State by Wayne Price, investigates why the Spanish revolution ultimately failed, and what we...

The Story of a Proletarian Life

The Story of a Proletarian Life

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by Vanzetti, Bartolomeo

What experiences shape an anarchist? What is it like to be a member of a visible minority, forced into precarious employment, dangerous working...

The Third Revolution?

The Third Revolution?

Peasant and worker resistance to the Bolshevik government

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by Nick Heath

The Makhnovist movement of the Ukraine is the best known of the revolutionary oppositions to the Bolshevik regime. But it was not the only radical...

The Tyranny of Theory

The Tyranny of Theory

A Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism

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by Ronald D. Tabor

Does Marxism equal totalitarianism? Are the ideas of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels somehow responsible for the horrors of Communism? Or were...

The Ukrainian Revolution

The Ukrainian Revolution

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by Nestor Makhno

The third volume of Makhno's memoirs (1937), concerning Makhno's exile years. First published in English by Black Cat Press in 2009!

The Wage System & Law and Government

The Wage System & Law and Government

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by Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman knew his audience. His easy-to- understand style was aimed directly at the working people who would benefit most from a world...

They Died for You

They Died for You

A Brief History of Canadian Labour Martyrs

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by Larry Gambone & DJ Alperovitz

'They Died for You' by the Vancouver Island branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) consists of short biographies of labour martyrs in...

Think It Over

Think It Over

2016 Canadian Edition

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by Tim Acott; Vancouver IWW

"Think It Over" is a great, modern agitational pamphlet about reasons to join the Industrial Workers of the World.

To Remain Silent is Impossible

To Remain Silent is Impossible

Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman in Russia

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by Andrew Zonneveld, Ed.

Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman's "To Remain Silent is Impossible" collects their famous essays on the shortcomings of the Russian Revolution....

Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

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by Nestor Makhno

The second volume of Makhno's memoirs, originally published in France in 1936 and published in English here for the first time on thoughtcrime ink....

Under the Yoke of the State

Under the Yoke of the State

Selected Anarchist Responses to Prison and Crime, Vol 1 (1886-1929)

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by Compilation

Published by Kate Sharpely Library, "Under the Yoke of the State" compiles writings and critiques of prison by anarchists who experienced them....

Upon the Backs of Labour

Upon the Backs of Labour

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by Arthur J. Miller

Workers need to reclaim our voice of self-expression. We do not need others, with their own purposes, speaking for us. Our reclaiming of our voice...

Weakening the Dam

Weakening the Dam

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by Twin Cities IWW

A pamphlet put out by the Twin Cities IWW branch for the purpose of promoting the development of workplace organisers, based on their experiences...

What About Human Nature?

What About Human Nature?

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by The Anarchist FAQ Editorial Collective

This excerpt from An Anarchist FAQ delivers revolutionaries, philosophers, and historians' reflections on the compatibility of anarchism and human...

What is Anarchism?

What is Anarchism?

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by Workers Solidarity Federation

What is Anarchism? is a great, basic 'Anarchism 101'-style pamphlet from Zabalaza, including basic definitions, examples, and relevance of...

What is Class Struggle Anarchism & The Relation Between Class and Non-Class Oppressions

What is Class Struggle Anarchism & The Relation Between Class and Non-Class Oppressions

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by Wayne Price

This short zine collects the two halves of one of Wayne Price's most widely circulated essays. It argues for the centrality of class within...

What is Socialism?

What is Socialism?

An Anarchist Perspective

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by Jason Brannigan

A short pamphlet explaining the class struggle anarchist view of socialism; where anarchism differs from socialism as marxist groupings and left...

What was the USSR?

What was the USSR?

Towards a Theory of the Deformation of Value Under State Capitalism

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by the Aufheben Collective

To transform society we not only have to understand what it is, we have to understand how past attempt to transform it failed. This book explores...

Workers’ Councils

Workers’ Councils

and the Economics of Self-Managed Society

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by Cornelius Castoriadis

Workers' Councils by Cornelius Castoriadis is a classic 'council communist' proposal for workers running society based on principles of...

Workmates

Workmates

Direct Action Organizing on the London Underground

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by Solidarity Federation

In the late 1990s, plans to outsource track maintenance on the London Underground were being pushed through by the government. Workers at one depot...

Yardbird Blues

Yardbird Blues

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by Arthur J. Miller

The book is about real workplace experiences and issues in the maritime industry such as: workplace safety, general working conditions,...

You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship

You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship

The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism

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by v/a

"You Can't Blow Up a Social Relationship" is a clear explanation of why anarchists oppose terrorism, and why terrorism never helps the working...

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