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Bobby Lynn, Vote: What For?

Robert (Bobby) Lynn was a Glasgow anarchist, 1924-1990, born and lived in Calton Glasgow, one of Glasgow’s many slums. Started work as an engineering apprentice in Yarrow’s shipyard, became involved in working class struggle and remained committed to that struggle all his life. Pamphlet by Bobby Lynn, Vote: What For?  Read on line,   PDF and […]

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Understanding Solidarity through the Glasgow Rent Strikes 1915

The 4 workshops accompanied the Rent Strike Exhibition view on line HERE: The workshops are available as free PDF download, HERE: Although Rents were an issue in Glasgow by 1913 when John Maclean and The British Socialist Party set up the Scottish Federation of Tenant’s Associations the Strikes did not start until May 1915. Many […]

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Ibels Cartoons from Le Pere Peinard

Henri-Gabriel Ibels (30 November 1867 Paris – February 1936 Paris), was a French illustrator, printmaker, painter and author. Ibels drew from life on the street, cafés, the circus and boxing ring. His graphic style owed much to the art of Hononore Daumier and others.He studied art at the same time as the Nabis. He produced […]

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Rent Strikes 100 Years On Exhibition

Rent Strikes, 100 Years On, 2-28th November 2015,   Mitchell Library Foyer, Glasgow.                   This exhibition organised by Spirit of Revolt ran for the month of November and coincided with the centenary of the death of Joe Hill as well as UK media saturation with WW1 Remembrance shows. We therefore extended the content of the […]

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Newspaper cutting from Allan Burnett Collection.

This  newspaper cutting appeared in the War Commentary, and refers to  the trial of Allan Burnett as a conscientious objector, Allan’s collection of letters, poetry and other papers are part of the Spirit of Revolt Archive collection and can be viewed at  T-SOR 1.  

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Charlie Baird Sr.: An Interview.

Charlie Baird Sr. : An Interview This article is taken from R. A. Forum: 6th June 1977 Before the war I’d been sympathetic to the Communist Party, as early as 1 6 or 17 years of age. It wasn’t until the war, when Russia had signed the pact with Hitler, that I started to have […]

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Rent Strike Exhibition 2015, Comments.

The Rent Strikes, 100 Years On, exhibition held in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, by Spirit of Revolt, (SOR) proved to be a great success. It ran for the month of November, and was manned by volunteers from  the SOR group. There were interesting and informative chats, and deep conversations, on the subject matter by lots […]

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The Rent Strike, 100 Years On.

Spirit of Revolt is putting on another exhibition in the Mitchell Library foyer, from November 2nd. to November 29th. The main theme will be The Rent Strike, 100 years on. We are sure there is a lot of interest in this subject, and we hope that this exhibition will help feed and maintain that interest. […]

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Libre Examen by Paraf Javal

We are very grateful to receive this 1907 pamphlet by French anarchist Paraf Javal, donated to Spirit of Revolt by Leonard Fernandez and Katherine MacKenzie. Below you will find links to the French version and an English translation. In French, Read on line,  PDF and other downloads. English translation HERE. Information from several sources: Georges […]

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Belfast Anarchist Collective, Outta Control

Belfast Anarchist Collective in early 80s produced the hugely impressive Outta Control paper, every 4 weeks, which incorporated, after the early issues, Gaining Ground anarcho-feminist supplement. Occasionally other supplements, such as this one in No.16, in June 1981 were included, this being on “the forgotten history of the Irish Ladies Land League”. The collective also […]

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