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"Revolution", door Carlo Cafiero 0 comments
"Revolution", di Carlo Cafiero 0 commentsRecent Articles about International History of anarchism
"Revolution", by Carlo Cafiero
international | history of anarchism | news report Friday August 03, 2012 04:27 by Black Cat Press info at blackcatpress dot ca
New publication from Black Cat Press, Edmonton, Canada
Black Cat Press is pleased to announce the publication of "Revolution" by Carlo Cafiero for the first time ever in English (indeed nor has it ever been published as a complete volume in the original Italian!). The book brings what is certainly Cafiero's most complete, original work to English-speaking audiences for the first time. It is also an extremely important work in that it is one of the earliest attempts at compiling a complete theoretical view of the revolutionary ideal of anarchist communism. [Italiano] [Nederlands]
Edited and translated by Nestor McNab
Mon 15 Sep, 10:05
International conference for bicentennial of Mikhail Bakunin 20:20 Fri 08 Mar 0 comments
On May 30, 2014 we will be celebrating 200 years of Mikhail Bakunin (1814 – 1876), a famous activist of the Russian and international revolutionary movement, a social thinker and one of the founders of the international anarchist movement. [Français] [Русский]
A visit to the Kate Sharpley Library (2012) 19:48 Sat 21 Jul 0 comments
I’ve just come back from visiting the Kate Sharpley Library in California. Things have changed from the days when I could get there on the bus and we were buying our first filing cabinet. Lots of filing cabinets now, as well as boxes like the Left Bank Books archive. It’s good to look at the non-fiction shelves, seeing ‘old friends’ and new acquisitions.
Nestor Makhno Archive - update 20:29 Wed 07 Apr 0 comments
The Nestor Makhno Archive has now been updated, with the addition of over 70 new documents in Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
The International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam (1907) 16:56 Wed 14 Oct 7 comments
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 of questions, such as anti-militarism, anarchism and organization, anarchism and the workers’ movement, syndicalism and the general strike, etc., and also the foundation of a new anarchist international. [Nederlands]
"Kontrrazvedka" by Vyacheslav Azarov 21:19 Wed 19 Nov 1 comments
In the years of revolution and civil war, the Makhnovist movement was protected from its numerous enemies by a remarkable military force — the Insurgent Army; and by an intelligence service — the Kontrrazvedka.
Nestor Makhno Archive - update 22:12 Fri 31 Oct 0 comments
The Nestor Makhno Archive has been updated, with the addition of a large number of new documents in Arabic, Italian, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian, Indonesian and Polish.
"The Russian Revolution in Ukraine" by Nestor Makhno 23:11 Fri 03 Oct 3 comments
"The Russian Revolution in Ukraine" is the first volume of Nestor Makhno's memoirs which covers the two Russian revolutions of 1917 and the beginnings of the Civil War from the point of view of a peasant activist in a Ukrainian village. It is the first English translation of this book.
Nestor Makhno Archive - update 23:19 Fri 11 Apr 0 comments
The Nestor Makhno Archive has been updated, with the addition of a large number of new documents in Italian, English, Turkish, Portuguese, French, Czech and Serbo-Croatian.
The International Anarchist Congress, Amsterdam 1907 16:05 Mon 22 Oct 7 comments
We present here the English translation of the records of the International Anarchist Congress held in Amsterdam in August 1907, translated from the book "Dibattito sul sindacalismo: Atti del Congresso Internazionale anarchico di Amsterdam (1907)", edited by labour historian Maurizio Antonioli, possibly the most complete record of the Congress and the debates that lasted six days. Translated by Nestor McNab.
Paul Avrich (1931-2006) is dead 18:06 Wed 22 Feb 1 comments
Paul Avrich died in New York on the morning of the 17th February 2006 after a long illness. While an exchange student in the USSR, Paul uncovered the Kronshtadt insurrection and the role of anarchists in the Revolution. He was to produce several works based on this information, works which, while controversial, were pioneering.more >>
The Life of Bakunin: anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-statism May 31 0 comments
We do not see Bakunin as a god who never made mistakes. Of course he was not perfect. was a man, but a man who gave his all for the struggle of the oppressed, a revolutionary hero who deserves our admiration and respect. “From Bakunin, we can learn much about revolutionary activism. We can learn even more about the ideas needed to win the age-old fight between exploiter and exploited, between worker and peasant, on the one hand, and boss and ruler on the other. The greatest honor we can do his memory is to fight today and always for human freedom and workers liberation.”
Anarchism’s historical role: a global view Sep 28 0 comments
This article, excerpted from a talk by Lucien van der Walt, co-author of Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism, covers key elements of anarchist and syndicalist history, including its role in Asia, Africa and Latin America, its impact on unions and anti-colonial struggles, and its historical centrality.
The International Anarchist Congress, Amsterdam 1907 Aug 17 0 comments
Maurizio Antonioli (ed.), The International Anarchist Congress, Amsterdam 1907 (Black Cat Press)
The Anarchist Origins of Mayday Apr 28 0 comments
A leaflet of the WSM about the origins of Mayday.
Anarchism's Global Proletarian Praxis Mar 09 1 comments
This is the text of a talk given by Michael Schmidt, co-author with Lucien van der Walt of the book Black Flame: the Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism (AK Press, USA, 2009), at the DIRA bookstore in Montréal, Canada, on 18 March 2010, as part of his Black Flame tour of Canada. Thanks to Marie-Eve Lamy of Lux Éditeur, Montréal, for the transcription.more >>
October 2013 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online Oct 26 KSL 0 comments
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 76, October 2013 has just been posted on the site.
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KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 73, February 2013 has just been posted on the site. You can get to the contents here http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/qrfkm1 or read the full pdf here: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/g4f5zm.
July 2012 Kate Sharpley Library bulletin (double issue) now online Jul 20 KSL 0 comments
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 70-71, July 2012 [Double issue] has just been posted on the site. You can get to the contents or read the full pdf too.
October 2011 Kate Sharpley Library bulletin online Nov 05 KSL 0 comments
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 68, October 2011 has just been posted on the site.
Narratives of anarchist and syndicalist history during the era of the first globalization and imperialism (1870-1930) have overwhelmingly been constructed around a Western European tradition centered on discrete national cases. This parochial perspective typically ignores transnational connections and the contemporaneous existence of large and influential libertarian movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Yet anarchism and syndicalism, from their very inception at the First International, were conceived and developed as international movements. By focusing on the neglected cases of the colonial and postcolonial world, this volume underscores the worldwide dimension of these movements and their centrality in anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggles. Drawing on in-depth historical analyses of the ideology, structure, and praxis of anarchism/syndicalism, it also provides fresh perspectives and lessons for those interested in understanding their resurgence today.more >>