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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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Nothing Hill Gate.

For March “Read of the Month” we have dipped into the John Cooper Collection and chosen the  pamphlet – T SOR 3-52-62.  Its full title is “Once Upon A Time There Was A Place Called Nothing Hill Gate”—- It gives the history of the Notting Hill Gate and the famous Notting Hill Carnival, and makes […]

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Conscientious Objectors Success.

Our Show and Tell event for November, conscientious objectors, was a great success. Lots more attended than at other Show and Tell events, after our archivist Paula’s introduction and group member Eric’s opening talk, there were lots of contributions from the floor. Obviously the subject matter was of tremendous interest to a lot of people, […]

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Show and Tell, Conscientious Objectors.

Spirit of Revolt continues its outreach program with another Show and Tell event, again in conjunction with The Mitchell Library. Once more Spirit of Revolt brings the archive to the people and the people to their history. This event is on Conscientious Objectors from WW1 and WW2. It will take the form of an open […]

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Underdogs Vs. Upperdogs.

How the months go by, here we are in October, a new month and another opportunity to dip into the rich resource of the Spirit of Revolt Archive. For our “Read of the Month” for October we have chosen a 1951 publication from our Charlie Baird Collection, T SOR 6-7-18,  by Jim Peck, illustrated by […]

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Under The Fifth Rib.

September, another month, another opportunity to poke you nose into one more of Spirit of Revolt’s little gems from the past. This month we have chosen a 1939 publication by the Glasgow Anarchist Communist Federation, Under The Fifth Rib, by H. T. Derrett. The Glasgow Anarchist Federation had their address as 287 Netherton Road Glasgow, […]

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Women And Struggle In Iran.

This month’s “Read of the month” is on a subject that we in the West don’t hear much about, women and struggle in Iran. However, like everywhere else on the planet, in Iran that spark of freedom ever seeks to burst into flames. It is from our KM Collection T SOR-4-1-106 and is called Women […]

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New Read On Line Additions.

We continue to add  digitised material from our collections as often as possible. It is a long on-going process, have a look at the latest additions and enjoy some very interesting reading material, form the past and the not so distant past. This material is from our KM Collection. However, keep coming back to the […]

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The International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement.

Spirit of Revolt selection for this month’s Read Of The Month, is a pamphlet edited by well known anarchist, Albert Meltzer, enjoy. The International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement: A study of the Origins and Development of the Revolutionary Anarchist Movement in Europe, 1945 – 1973, with particular reference to the First of May Group. Edited by […]

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Collectives in Spain.

This month, for “Read of the Month”, Spirit of Revolt have chosen a booklet from the John Cooper Collection, Collectives in Spain, a small anthology, published in 1971, by Black Dog Press. Enjoy. Collectives in Spain.

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