Book review: Kropotkin — Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

“Kinna is right that Kropotkin has been misunderstood, that the common perspective of his politics is distinctly at odds with what he actually advocated, and her book helps put the record straight.” by Ruth KinnaEdinburgh University Press, 2016ISBN: 978-1474428378272pp Review by Iain McKay Anarchists from Proudhon onwards have met with misunderstanding and not a little

Book Review: Workers’ Tales

Michael Rosen (ed)Princeton University Press, 2018; 978-0-691175-34-8328pp; £14.99 Reviewed by Jon Klaemint Hofgaard There is a certain harmless air to tales. They are always fun to read and listen to because they conjure up worlds beyond our own doubtful and complex one. What is fascinating about the stories collected by Michael Rosen in this book

Review: The Anarchists in Paris, May-June 1968

This handy little pamphlet appears in the 50th anniversary year of the events of May-June 1968 that shook France and the world. Importantly, it’s written by an eye-witness and participant in the events, the anonymous Le Flûtiste (Flute Player). by Flûtiste Le PP: 24 Kate Sharpley Library 2018 Review by ACG First of all, on the

Review: Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW

This book deals with the international scope of the IWW, how it spread to other countries, often through the idea of the One Big Union being carried overseas by seafarers. Edited by Cole, P. Struthers D., Zimmer, K ISBN: 978-0-745399-59-1 PP: 320 Pluto Press 2018 Review by Anarchist Communist Group The Industrial Workers of the World was

Radical lit roundup

KSL’s quick roundup of recent anarchist books on 19th century history, First World War syndicalism and enigmatic figure Peter The Painter. The Red Flag of Anarchy: A History of Socialism & Anarchism in Sheffield 1874-1900  by Andy Lee ISBN: 978-1-999714-40-6 PP: 176 AK Press 2017 A wonderful account of Sheffield’s radical history (and of digging it out: go to

Book Review: Anarchists Never Surrender

This book is a collection of new translations of articles by Victor Serge (1890-1947). by Victor Serge, edited by Mitchell Abidor ISBN: 978-1-62963-031-1 PP: 256 PM Press 2015 Review by Anarcho Born of Russian anti-Tsarist exiles in Belgium, Serge is of note for his odyssey from anarchism to Bolshevism, then from Trotskyism to some kind of libertarian Marxism. He is

Book Review: The Cambridge Squatter – architecture, cinema and education

Accompaniment to Eliane Caffé’s original film, which blended documentary and fictive elements to tell the story of life at the Cambridge Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil. by Carla Caffé Sold as E-Book [Kobo][Amazon] PP: 242 Publisher: Edições Sesc SP 2017 Based on the film Era o Hotel Cambridge (Hotel Cambridge/The Cambridge Squatter) directed by Carla Caffé

Book Review: +KAOS Ten years of Hacking and Media Activism

Autistici/Inventati 139pp Link to book. Autistici/Inventati (A/I) is an Italian activist tech collective which provides email accounts, mailing lists, webhosting and other techtools to a scarily high proportion of Italian speaking activists in the anticapitalist movement. English speaking activists will no doubt be more familiar with their American comrades Riseup, who perform a similar function.