The Humanisphere - Joseph Déjacque

Englsih translation and introduction of Joseph Déjacque's philosophical book.

Patriotism and Government - Leo Tolstoy

One of Tolstoy many attacks on Patriotism, its role in warfare and prop for governments and states.

Scandal - Joseph Déjacque

A short passage about the value of attacking the accepted morality of class society.

The radical history of Hackney blog

Hackney radical history banner

Archived backup of the excellent Radical history of Hackney, east London, blog.

Bim-Bom, Bang Bang! Chekists and Clowns


A short account of the circus clown duo Bim-Bom and their encounter with the Cheka in revolutionary Russia.

The Lessons of Angola - Walter Rodney, 1976

Walter Rodney

Walter Rodney criticises the support given to UNITA (backed by the CIA, apartheid South Africa, and Maoist China) in Angola by many leftists in the US. Rodney supported the Soviet Union-backed MPLA. This speech was given just over a year before a factional split in the then victorious MPLA led to the massacre of around 25,000 mostly black working class supporters, however the arguments against UNITA support remain historically relevant.

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots - Karel Čapek

A stage play about an industrialists attempt to maximise productivity by replacing human workers with artificial ones dubbed `Robots`.

Protest without illusions

CND march

Compilation of writings of British anarchist Vernon Richards from 1955 to 1964 on the anti-war movement and movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution - Vernon Richards

Collectivised transport during the revolution

A critical account and assessment of the Spanish civil war and revolution, particularly focusing on the successes and failures of the anarchist organisations, written by Vernon Richards.