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Refuse and Resist

A new year, a new “Read of the Month” from one of our new collections, the John Frew Collection, it is a news sheet of the anti-polltax movement Refuse and Resist. The period when the Thatcher government tried to impose the poll tax on the people of this country was one of mass protests and […]

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Alasdair Gray, Poet, Writer, Artist and Comrade.

The death of Alasdair Gray on Sunday 29th. December 2019 will be a tremendous loss to the People of Glasgow and much further afield. As well as being a generous man, donating to Spirit of Revolt as well as many other groups, he was a man of compassion, insight and a battler, never afraid to […]

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The Kite

For this months Spirit of Revolt’s “Read of the Month” we have gone back to 1979. It is from our Bratach Dubh Collection, an anti-prison news journal, The Kite, summer issue, 1979. It was distributed in several countries, and makes for interesting reading, with ideas that apply equally well today as they did in 1979. […]

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syndicalists in the Russian Revolution.

November “Read of the Month” is a pamphlet from or KM Collection, Syndicalists in the Russian Revolution, by G. P. Maximoff, written in the 1950’s, and produced by the Syndicalist Workers Federation. It is No. 11, from a group of Direct Action Pamphlets. Read on line:

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Treason No. 7.

For Our November 2019, Read Of The month, we have chosen a pamphlet from our Bratach Dubh Collection, it is Treason, Issue No. 7, August 1981. Read On Line:

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More Collections Digitised.

The volunteers at Spirit of Revolt are as always busy trying to bring the people to the archive, and bring our history to the people. We are delighted to state that two more of our collections have been fully digitised and therefore you can now read them from the comfort of your home, library, cafe, […]

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Wild Times Hunt Sab magazine.

For September’s “Read of the Month” we have chosen Wild Times, Newsletter of Scottish Action Against Bloodsports. This is from our Clydeside Hunt Saboteurs Collection, which makes for very interesting reading. Though Scotland in 2002, passed legislation restricting fox hunting etc. hunts can still continue in their sadistic tally-ho cruelty as long as they have […]

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Workers City Report

Just a wee report on Spirit of Revolt’s Monday 16th. September, Show and Tell event, Workers City, held in the Mitchell Library. It was by any standard a success. My rough head count put the number of those that attended as about the 50 mark. Lots of Glasgwegian stalwarts from that period, but encouragingly, lots […]

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Show and Tell Workers City.

Spirit of Revolt’s latest Show and Tell FREE event is, from the feed back, looking like a very popular event. The line up of speakers is a roll-call of some of Glasgow’s well known names, most of whom were involved in that wonderful event from the 1990’s, Workers City, which was a counter organisation to […]

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Short text by Farquhar McLay

Spirit of Revolt’s August 2019, “Read of The Month” is a short text by Farquhar McLay, Glasgow anarchist, activist, writer, poet and deserter from the British army. Farquhar had many works published and played a prominent part in the Workers City group in Glasgow. The group was formed to counter the City Council’s’s distorted view […]

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