Category Archives: Read of the Month

The Aims and Principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups.

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 […]

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Direct Action Versus Legislation.

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 […]

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Glasgow Peoples Press

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 […]

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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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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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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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Freedom Bulletin No.8, September, 1929.

Freedom Bulletin, No 8, September 1929 Printed by The Stepney Press for Freedom Press, Whiteway Colony, Gloucestershire, England. It is thought that this copy of the Freedom Bulletin may be a later reissue although there are no inclusions to support that idea. If anyone can verify the edition of the Bulletin as being a later […]

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Glasgow Keelie.

As far as we are aware, this issue 20, was the last issue of this popular Glasgow free paper to be produced. The Glasgow Keelie was produced by a Glasgow group of volunteers, from 1990 to 93. If anybody knows of a later edition than No. 20, we would be delighted to hear from them.You […]

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1820 Insurrection.

Ten Years’ Experience of a Betheral’s Life by John Parkhill, 1859, Paisley. Printed at the ‘Paisley Herald’ Office. John Parkhill was the real name of the author ‘Arthur Sneddon’ who lived in Paisley in early 1800’s. He wrote various memoirs, two of which hold his account of the rampant radicalism of the 1820 Insurrection which […]

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