Author Archives: johnc

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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The Pyramid Of The Capitalist System.

This month for your “Read of the Month” we have chosen a poster from the Hetherington Occupation, at Glasgow University. Text by Stasia Rice. The Pyramid Of The Capitalist System. The Pyramid of the Capitalist System poster is in the Hetherington Collection https://archive.org/details/PostersFromTheHetherington/page/n41. The Activist made it from coloured pencils on an old cardboard box. […]

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SchNEWS cartoons and drawings.

Schnews was a Brighton UK anarchists serial that ran for a number of years. The Spirit of Revolt Archive holds a considerable number of its issues The paper ceased publication in 2014 here they explain their closure: Some cartoons and drawings from SchNEWS: Read on line and other options: …and finally – the last word […]

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Free CD and booklet, “Writers for Miners”.

Spirit of Revolt is anarchist/libertarian-socialist archive dedicated to preserving and making easily accessible to the public at large, Glasgow/Clydeside grass-roots history of struggle. We are not connected to any political party or trade union nor do we receive any funding from any of these organisation. We are a volunteer group who give our time freely, […]

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Everything You Want To Know About Anarchism–

Anarchism, anarchists, due to the bad-mouthed misinformation from the mainstream media, these two words are probably the most misunderstood in the English language. Because of this distortion of the truth, anarchists are deemed to be destructive and violent, while anarchism is portrayed as chaos, against organisation and devoid of co-operation. Nothing could be further from […]

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Don’t Call Them Government Spies.

April Read of the Month is again taken from the John Cooper Collection TSOR 3-52-110, “Don’t Call Them Government Spies.” A collection of poems and prose against the Criminal Justice Act, edited by Jim Ferguson & Andy Lewis. Published by Scottish Defiance Alliance in association with Neruda Press. It contains works by such well known […]

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