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Midnight Notes vol 02 #01 (1980) – The Work/Energy Crisis and the Apocalypse

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3rd issue of the autonomist journal Midnight Notes

Ettore Cinnella - The tragedy of the Russian Revolution: promise and default of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in 1918.

Left SR leader Maria Spiridonova (center, wearing glasses).

The unpublished minutes of the three congresses held by the Left Socialist Revolutionaries (PLSR) in 1918 are the main source of this article. Its starting point is the crisis the old Socialist Revolutionary Party (PSR) suffered during the fall of 1917 and the rise of the Left SRs.

Durruti en la labirinto - Miguel Amorós

Biografio pri la vivo de Buenaventura Durruti.

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

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

Bim-Bom, Bang Bang! Chekists and Clowns

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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.