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(en) Workers Solidarity #74 - Pamphlets on anarchism

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 3 Mar 2003 14:14:14 +0100 (CET)


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There is an increasing number of books about anarchism
being published every year. As anarchism grows in
popularity more anarchist organisations are able to
produce books, and mainstream commercial publishers
certainly see this growing popularity as a way of making
extra cash.

However, not a lot of people will want to spend 15 or 20
euro on an anarchist book unless they are already
interested in the politics. In short supply have been the
cheap pamphlets that allow you to check out anarchist
ideas without spending the equivalent of two or three
hours pay.

The South African anarchists who run Zabalaza Books
have been busy doing their bit to fill this gap. Their
website [www.zabalaza.net] has free pdf versions of over
100 anarchist pamphlets ready to print out if you have a
computer and printer.

For those without the necessary equipment (and that's
probably about 75% of us), some of them are now
available in Ireland:

ANARCHISM, it's Aims, Methods and Principles
Explained. Written by Irish and South African
anarchists, this gives an overview of class, direct action,
private property, the state, trade unions, democracy,
religion, and much more. 44 pages for ¤2.50

POWER AND AUTHORITY by Mikhail Bakunin. The
guy sometimes called the 'father' of modern anarchism
spells it out. 8 pages for ¤0.50

THE WAGE SYSTYEM by Peter Kropotkin. Can we do
without the wage system. 12 pages for ¤0.75

MANIFESTO OF LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM by
Georges Fontenis. Written in 1953 by for the Federation
Communiste Libertaire of France. It is one of the key
texts of the anarchist-communist current. 32 pages for
¤2.00

WAR by Peter Kropotkin. Written almost a century ago,
recent warmongering by Bush, Blair and Hussein show
how relevant it still is. 8 pages for ¤0.50

CUBA: Socialist paradise or Castro's fiefdom? By
Dermot Sreenan. Is Cuba socialist? What do we mean by
socialism? 8 pages for ¤0.50

SISTERS IN ARMS: women in the Spanish
Revolution. A collection of articles looking at the role
of anarchist women. 28 pages for ¤1.50

THE FREEDOM TO SUCCEED by Deirdre Hogan.
The reality of the rural collectives during the Spanish
Civil War. Anarchism in the countryside. 8 pages for
¤0.50


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