PDFs

The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon

Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, it analyses the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon

A psychological study of the effects of the concept of race and racism on black minorities in white majority societies.

Toward the African Revolution - Frantz Fanon

This collection of articles, essays, and letters spans the period between Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961),

A Dying Colonialism - Frantz Fanon

An account of the Algerian war for independence from France, and its cultural effects on the local population including the revival of previously suppressed customs and attitudes.

Race, Nation, Class - Wallerstein/Balibar

A comprehensive exploration of the interconnections between Nationalism, Racism, ethnicity, capitalism and the concept of "the people".

Anarchism in Germany and other essays - Gustav Landauer

Five essays, together with a historical/biographical sketch of the legendary German anarchist. Expelled (along with Malatesta, et al.) from the Second International, he was a theorist and activist second to none—brutally murdered by the Social Democrats while leading the Bavarian Commune in 1919.

Conquered City - Victor Serge

Victor Serge's novel about the early days of the Bolshevik regime, written in 1932 in France after being expelled from the Soviet Union and part biographical.

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín

Cover of Clandestine in Chile

In 1985 Miguel Littin a Chilean exile re-enters Chile posing as a Uruguayan businessmen followed by three European film crews. His plan was to record a documentary about living under the Pinochet Dictatorship in secret. This is his account of what happened.

Back to the future: Italian Workerists reflect upon the Operaista project - Steve Wright

Drawing upon the transcripts used in a book consisting of interviews of people involved in the Italian operaismo and autonomia movements, Steve Wright explores issues and debates around immaterial labour and post-Fordism, to the nature of subjectivity and the role of workers’ enquiries and co-research.