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The Refusal of Work
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The Refusal of Work

London: Echanges et Mouvement. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1979. Very Good. Rare! Translation of a pamphlet published in 1978 in France. Contents: Foreword 1. The origin of the debate: the traditional worker's movement and the new movement 2. A discussion about consciousness, and organisations, on individual and collective behaviour 3. The critical contest: organised labour versus 'the revolt against work 4. The 'revolt against work' or Fight for the right to be lazy 5. Political ideology and social reality 6. Revolt of work or the end of leftism 7. Anything new in the 'Revolt against work'? The job, the wage itself are forms of social control both at the workplace and during the red of the day . What's new about the 'revolt against work? A new perspective. The 'Revolt against work' and 'Collective struggle'. Work and wage Labour 8. A few reflections concerning the refusal of work, sabotage, etc. 9. Work and capital: first outline of a theoretical approach 10. Bringing the debate out of the rut 11. How some isolated workers see the problem: Escape from poverty or the poverty of escape Repression against absenteeism in France 12. It's always the same ones 13. Refusal of work and the crisis 14. The refusal of work, a tendency towards another society 15. The refusal of work, the movement of capital and the movement of the class struggle 16. Bibliographical notes.

$18.95

Kronstadt, 1921
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Kronstadt, 1921

By Paul Avrich

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. 1974. N724. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased but sunned. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 271 pages. In March 1921 the sailors at the Kronstadt Naval Base rose in revolt against the Bolshevik government which they themselves had helped into power. Under the slogan of "free soviets" they established a revolutionary commune that survived for sixteen days until it was crushed by the Red Army. In the aftermath, many foreign Communists questioned their faith in a government which could deal so ruthlessly with genuine mass protest.

$30.00

The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)
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The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)

By Paul Avrich

London: Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. 1973. First edition (not stated). Red cloth over boards, stamped in gold. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Ends and corners lightly bumped. Rubbing, edge and corner wear to jacket. 179 pages. A collection of documents from the anarchists in the Russian Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1921, includes contributions from Kropotkin, Goldman, Makhno, Sokolov, Volin, Pavlov, Grachev, Berkman, Maksimov and many others. Contents: Part 1. The February Revolution; 1. The revolution ahead / Volin (V.M. Eikhenbaum) (23 March 1917); 2. A greeting to freedom / Iuda Roshchin (May 1917); 3. Why I am an anarchist / N. Petrov (23 October 1917); 4. Appeal (poem) / Stepan Stepanov (23 October 1917); Part 2. Aspects of anarchism; 5. Atheism; a. Arise! / I. Selitsky (12 October 1917); b. Atheist manifesto (12 May 1919); c. My God (poem) / E. Zaidner-Sadd (7 January 1920); 6. Anti-militarism : reply / Geneva Group of Anarchist-Communists (August 1916); 7. Anti-intellectualism; a. Proclamation (27 January 1918); b. Pan-anarchist manifesto (1918); c. Anarcho-futurist manifesto (14 March 1919); 8. Individualism; a. Nothing forgotten and nothing learned / A.L. and V.L. Gordin (22 October 1917); b. Anarchist manifesto / A.A. Borovoi (1918); 9. Anarchist youth : comrades! (April 1919); 10. Education : theses on the cultural organization of Russia (November 1918); 11. The future society; a. The free commune and the free city / N.I. Pavlov (16 September 1918); b. Anarchist communism / A. Grachev (15 September 1917); Part 3. Workers' control; 12. Declaration of the Petrograd Union of Anarcho-Syndicalist propaganda (4 June 1917); 13. On trade unions and factory committees / G.P. Maksimov (August 1917); 14. A note on syndicalism / A.A. KIarelin (28 November 1917); 15. To the worker / Ia. Masalsky (19 December 1917); Part 4. Social revolution; 16. The Durnovo dacha (9 June 1917); 17. Towards the moment / I.S. Bleikhman (9 September 1917); 18. The crisis of power / A.M. Shapiro (8 September 1917); 19. Two anarchist speeches (10 September and 19 October 1917); 20. Marxism and revolution / Gregory Raiva (29 September 1917); 21. Revolutionary dead end (22 October 1917); 22. What next? / E.Z. Dolinin (2 October 1917); 23. Is this the end? (20 October 1917); 24. Down with words! / Anna Vladimirova (29 September 1917); Part 5. The October insurrection; 25. Two editorials (3 and 6 November 1917); 26. Party blindness / N.I. Pavlov (18 November 1917); 27. Speech on the Constituent Assembly (10 October 1917); 28. The Bolsheviks and the Constituent Assembly / I.S. Bleikhman (28 November 1917); 29. The soviets of workers', soldiers', and peasants' deputies / G.P. Maksimov (22 December 1917); 30. The people / Volin (26 February 1918); Part 6. Civil war; 31. "Soviet anarchists" / Bill Shatov and Iuda Roshchin (1920); 32. Declaration on expropriations (11 March 1918); 33. Raids on anarchists (April 1918); 34. Arise people!: two proclamations (14 and 24 July 1918); 35. Era of dynamite (song) (1918); 36. To the anarchists (poem) / Victor Triuk (5 March 1918); 37. Three resolutions (August-September 1918); 38. The state and state socialists / A. Sokolov (14 July 1918); 39. Paths of revolution / M. Sergven (16 September 1918); 40. The Red Army (April 1919); Part 7. Makhno; 41. Manifesto (1918); 42. Agricultural communes / Nestor Makhno (1918); 43. To all peasants and workers of the Ukraine (7 January 1920); 44. Who are the Makhnovists and what are they fighting for? (27 April 1920); 45. Pause! Read! Consider! (June 1920); Part 8. Anarchists in prison; 46. A letter from prison / P. Mogila (April 1919); 47. One day in the Cheka's cellar / G.P. Maksimov (Spring 1919); 48. Two letters to Lenin / Peter Kropotkin (4 March and 21 December 1920); 49. Message to the workers of the West / Peter Kropotkin (June 1920); Part 9. Kronstadt; 50. The Petropavlovsk resolution (28 February 1921); 51. What we are fighting for (8 March 1921); 52. Where there is authority there is no freedom (March 1921); 53. The Bolshevik myth / Alexander Berkman (March and September 1921); 54. My disillusionment in Russia / Emma Goldman.

$42.75

The Kronstadt Uprising (Black Rose Book No. 3)
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The Kronstadt Uprising (Black Rose Book No. 3)

By Ida Mett

Montréal: Our Generation Press / Black Rose Books. Paperback. 1973. Second Edition. Translation of La Commune de Cronstadt. Introduction by Murray Bookchin. Fine. Lightly tanned. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 93 pages. The Kronstadt uprising of 1921 was one of the most important yet often overlooked events of the Russian civil war. The bloody suppression of the popular uprising by the "government of the workers and peasants" marked the final blow to any hopes of a genuine popular revolution based on democratic self-management. This volume relates the events that made clear the true nature of the "proletarian" dictatorship.

$34.95

Louise Michel
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Louise Michel

By Edith Thomas

Montréal: Black Rose Books. J58. Trade Paperback. 1980. Very Good+. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight, tight and uncreased. Dust stains to top edge. Rubbing to covers. Not from a library. Not a remainder. No tears, creases, or folds. 444 pages. Well researched, thorough and detailed biography of legendary Paris communard, anarchist and French national hero of the late 19th century, translated by Penelope Williams.

$38.95

Fighting the Revolution 1: Makhno, Durruti, Zapata
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Fighting the Revolution 1: Makhno, Durruti, Zapata

By Peter E. Newell, Jack Stevenson, Emiliano Zapata

London: Freedom Press, 1985. Staple-bound pamphlet. Freedom Pamphlet 1. Revised edition of a pamphlet originally published in 1971. Very Good. Interior is pristine. Publisher's white card wrap cover shows mild foxing. 40 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs. 8vo. 8" x 5½". Contains brief biographies of three anarchist revolutionaries: Nestor Makhno of the Ukraine, Buenaventura Durruti of Spain, and Emiliano Zapata of Mexico. Includes Zapata's "Manifesto to Mexicans."

$14.95

Fighting the Revolution 2: Peter Kropotkin, Louise Michel, and the Paris Commune
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Fighting the Revolution 2: Peter Kropotkin, Louise Michel, and the Paris Commune

By Nicholas Walter, Louise Michel, Peter Kropotkin, Élisée Reclus, Elisee Reclus

London: Freedom Press, 1985. Staple-bound pamphlet. Freedom Pamphlet 2. Reprint of a pamphlet first published in 1971. Very Good. Interior is pristine. Publisher's white card wrap cover shows mild foxing. 48 pages with a few black and white photos. Pages 9-10, 14-15, 34-35, and 38-39 are blank as published. 8vo. 8" x 5½". Contains a collection of articles by Kropotkin (from Words of a Rebel) with an introduction by Élisée Reclus, alongside an essay by Nicholas Walter on The Paris Commune and a short piece from Louise Michel called "The Defence of Louise Michel".

$12.90

Marx, Engels, Lenin: Anarchism and Anarcho-syndicalism
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Marx, Engels, Lenin: Anarchism and Anarcho-syndicalism

By Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels; Vladimir Ilyich Lenin; N. Y. Kolpinsky (Preface)

Moscow: Progress Publishers. 1983. Hardcover. Very Good. This is the third printing (1983) of the anthology originally published by the Soviet Union's foreign language publishing house, Progress Publishers, in 1972. Very good book in a Good jacket. Burgundy leatherette over boards with gilt title on spine. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked other than an ink-stamp on the front free endpaper from the Michael Forde Bookshop, run by the People's Progressive Party in Georgetown, Guyana. Foxing on top closed edge. Cover is clean and unclipped, but frayed at the top. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 413 pages. These writings on the ideology and practice of anarchism have a special value in showing the Marxist position against anarchism. Marx and Engels center their attack upon the Proudhon and Bakunin, while Lenin's writings are devoted largely to syndicalist and "economist" trends in the labor movement, and to sectarian and "leftist" tendencies in the Communist movement during and after the Russian revolution of 1917. The texts by Marx and Engels are the most interesting ones. "The Bakuninists at Work" deals with the republican uprising in Spain in 1873. Engels points out that the anarchists (which were relatively influential in Spain at the time) joined several revolutionary governments, despite their much-vaunted opposition to all state power. In effect, the anarchists formed a coalition with a group of "bourgeois" republicans, known as the Intransigents! Marx and Engels also squeeze as much as possible out of Bakunin's secret alliance and collaboration with the cultic sociopath Nechaev. They point out the obvious contradictions between Bakunin's "anarchism," the covert elitism of the Alliance, and the super-authoritarian and frankly bizarre antics of Nechaev. Other texts deal with the question of authority, the abolition of the state, and the ideas of the Proudhonists.

$34.95

For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice (History Workshop Series)
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For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice (History Workshop Series)

By David Goodway

London & New York: Routledge. 1989. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very Good. Red cloth over boards with gilt title on spine and cover. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked, but tanned. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 288 pages. The papers in this collection assert that anarchist theory has never been more relevant, that anarchist practice is necessary, and that, therefore, the history of anarchism must be studied seriously.

$30.65