Free Women of Spain

Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women Martha A. Ackelsberg     1991     252p     6 x 9 The members of Mujeres Libres (Free Women) were tenacious enough to create revolutionary change in their daily lives – these women mobilized over 20,000 people into an organized network during the Spanish … Continue reading Free Women of Spain

V For Vendetta

Alan Moore & David Lloyd     1989     296p     7 x 10 Remember, remember the fifth of November… A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and … Continue reading V For Vendetta

The Subversion of Politics

European Autonomous Social Movements & The Decolonization of Everyday Life George Katsiaficas     1997     312p     6 x 9 George Katsiaficas’s account covers the period 1968-1996 and pays special attention to the role of autonomous feminist movements, the effects of squatters and feminists on the disarmament movement and on efforts to … Continue reading The Subversion of Politics

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Abel Paz     2006     800p     6 x 9 The most thorough account of Buenaventuera Durruti’s life and spain in the tumultuous and rowdy years of the 1920-1930s in English. Paz, who fought in the spanish revolution as a teenager, seamlessly weaves intimate biographical details of Durruti’s life—his progression from factory worker … Continue reading Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

The Bravest Battle

The Twenty-Eight Days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Dan Kurzman     1976     386p     MMPB In October 1940 Nazis forced all the Jews in the Polish city of Warsaw to live in the cramped squalor of a small ghetto. Despite the starvation and disease that claimed 50,000 lives per year, the … Continue reading The Bravest Battle

The Bielski Brothers

The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews Peter Duffy     2003     336p     6 x 9 Of books about resistance to the Holocaust, this is one of the better stories: more defiant, surviving jews and more dead Nazis. In … Continue reading The Bielski Brothers

¡La rosa de foc hat tornat!

The Rose of Fire Has Returned: The Struggle for the Streets of Barcelona Anonymous     2012     75p     4 x 8 ‘In may 2011, tens of thousands occupied plazas throughout Spain in a protest movement that prefigured similar occupations around the world, including the Occupy movement in the US. On March … Continue reading ¡La rosa de foc hat tornat!

Anarchism and Violence

Severino Di Giovanni in Argentina, 1923-1931 Osvaldo Bayer   1970   210p   5 x 8 Originally in spanish, this reprint of the Elephant Editions translation tells the story of anarcho-banditry committed by Severino and his good friends, the brothers Scarfo. Bombings, bank robberies, and, like many of their kind, their shooting star ending. $3-10 … Continue reading Anarchism and Violence