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A Visit to the Paris CNT - Ben Debney

Between May and August 1998 I travelled from Melbourne. Australia to England, France and Spain. During my holiday in Europe I visited a number of revolutionary unions, including the "Vignoles CNT" in Paris and Lyon, who were expelled from the International Workers' Association at its last congress in Madrid.

Article from Black Flag #216 1999.

The Durruti column – Carl Einstein

The Durruti Column

A posthumous address on Buenaventura Durruti by German anarcho-syndicalist volunteer in the Durruti Column, Carl Einstein. It was broadcasted by the CNT-FAI radio station in Barcelona shortly after Durruti’s death in November 1936, and later published by the Official Propaganda Services of the CNT-FAI in the pamphlet Buenaventura Durruti.

Collectives in the Spanish Revolution - by Gaston Leval (2018 Updated & Improved Edition)

A new, updated, and improved edition of a classic of anarcho-syndicalist economics -- a detailed eyewitness and analysis of the successes and struggles of a libertarian socialist economy

Direct Action #48 (April/May 1988)

Issue #48 of Direct Action, with articles on a health service dispute and a Scottish demonstration in support of it, welfare restructuring and benefit cuts, the Burton's sacking dispute, a mass eviction of Stamford Hill squatters, a Third Position-influenced split in the NF, a TV technicians' dispute, sackings of union journalists on a Finchley local paper, Scottish pit closures, a Doncaster council strike, shoot-to-kill policies in Northern Ireland, the "corporals killings" and attacks on IRA funerals, an article from the USI about the COBAS movement, news from the Spanish CNT, the fight against Section/Clause 28 and more.

Direct Action #58 (June 1989)

Issue #58 of Direct Action, with articles on public sector disputes, poll tax resistance, union action against an AIDS prevention leaflet that didn't mention safe sex, Southwark's left Labour council enforcing the poll tax, a look at the use of poll taxes in British colonies, a local government pay claim, an interview with the CNT International Secretary about a general strike in Spain, the crumbling of the Soviet bloc, struggles in South Korea, South African militants being acquitted, the British army presence in Ireland, letters about nuclear power and rugby, Kurdish refugees in London, a victorious anti-deportation campaign, and more.

Direct Action #50 (July-August 1988)

Issue #50 of Direct Action, with articles on the threat of privatisation at the traditionally loyalist Harland & Wolff shipyard, British Rail disputes, miner's strike prisoner updates, the P&O Ferries dispute, football violence, the Burton's dispute, a racist prosecution in Leicester, an Orange Order march in Chesterfield, Clause/Section 28, the fight against library closures in Hackney, privatisation of steel and water, ID cards, the poll tax, a review of "A Very British Coup", an interview with a member of Brazil's COB, the FAU fighting steel closures, the CNT court case, a reply on Depo-Provera, and more.

Direct Action #47 (March 1988)

Issue #47 of Direct Action, with articles on a Manchester nurses' strike, unpaid work in the NHS, a dispute at Ford's, a Burton's boycott, "community care", mental health service users organising, new police weapons, the Economic League, Charlton Athletic, the Official Secrets Act, a Dave Douglass interview, Rudolf Rocker on anarcho-syndicalism, the COBAS and USI in Italy, legacies of 1917, modern slavery, the CNT/CGT court case, letters including a reply to the "Attack" and animal liberation reviews, rank-and-file health workers and an anti-apartheid conference, the environment, Edinburgh tenants' organising, and more.

Direct Action #46 (February 1988)

Issue #46 of Direct Action, with articles on NHS disputes, unofficial strikes at Ford, Linda Bellos overseeing "left Labour" cuts in Lambeth, abortion rights and sackings of pregnant workers, Clause 27/Section 28, a post dispute being called off, a call for a rank-and-file council workers group, an interview with Dave Douglass, the USI and struggles in Italy, the first Intifada, women in the Puerto Real struggle, a Moroccan miners' occupation, anarchism and theory with reviews of The Heavy Stuff, Attack and a pamphlet on animal liberation, the divided working class in Northern Ireland, and more.

Direct Action #43 (October 1987)

Issue #43 of Direct Action, with articles on the Keetons dispute in Sheffield, disability rights, a DAM conference, welfare restructuring, the arms race, death squads in Northern Ireland, the poll tax, racial divisions in schools, cuts by Hackney's left Labour council, a victory for Bolton's Unemployed Workers Centre, the Dead Kennedys court case, bread riots in Romania, the CNT and the Puerto Real struggle, tulip growers in Holland, an interview with Eastenders actor Tom Watt, the Haymarket martyrs, gentrification and more.