Robert (Bobby) Lynn, 1924-1996, was a well know Glasgow anarchist and a character. This month our “Read of the Month” is a letter that has just come into the Spirit of Revolt Archive. It is from Bobby to James Kelman, attempting to raise money to start a social centre in Glasgow. Since then, Glasgow has […]
Francisco Ferrer Guardia was an educator and founder of “Modern Schools”, which taught radical social values. He was executed by the Spanish state, by firing squad on October 13th. 1909. On October 21st. 1909, Kropotkin gave a speech on Ferrer, in the Memorial Hall London. Spirit of Revolt is fortunate to have an original copy […]
Another dip into our archive, this one is Common Cause, No.2, from 1978, a magazine covering community and industrial struggles in South Wales UK. from our Bratach Duhb Collection. If you enjoy this, then take a look at the varied material in our wide, and growing collections. Read on line. PDF and other downloads.
Thanks again to comrade John Cooper, we are able to reproduce this rare pamphlet, The Aims and Principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups, from the Congress of the Union of Anarchist Groups, held in Glasgow December 2-3, 1945. “We wish to achieve a revolution which will give to all liberty and well-being, we are […]
Spirit of Revolt has again, thanks to John Cooper, been given four rare political pamphlets. We have selected one by John Blair Smith, of the Free Action Anarchist Group of Glasgow, to be this month’s read of the month. It dates from around 1899, but is still as relevant today as it was the day […]
Glasgow Peoples Press From September 1977 to December1978, eleven issues were produced by a collective composed primarily of anarchists & libertarian socialists. The exception was Jim Torley, a community activist from Possilpark who earlier in ’77 had brought out The Source, his solo attempt at an alternative paper from Glasgow. It had only been a […]
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. READ: VOTE: WHAT FOR?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]