Author Archives: johnc

Call-Out To Faslane Peace Camp Members, Past And Present.

Spirit of Revolt is always working hard to record, catalogue and make accessible to the public at large, the history and struggles of the ordinary people. Recently we have been in touch with members, past and present, of the Faslane Peace Camp, in an attempt to archive the history of this world renown struggle for […]

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Spirit of Revolt Progress Report.

Progress report for 2017. We had the first meeting of 2018 on, Sunday 28th. January, and audited the past year’s activity by the Spirit of Revolt archive. We had a busy year as usual which brings the SoR Archive to 6 years old! We are delighted to continue to work with the Archivist Paula Larkin […]

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Support Spirit of Revolt.

A wee bit of info about Spirit of Revolt Archive and how you might get involved and support  the growth of this unique archive of dissent. If you wish to donate to Spirit of Revolt, no matter how little, it will be very much appreciated. You can do so by  visiting our DONATE page. Thank […]

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The Natives Are Revolting.

Spirit of Revolt in its continuing process of making the history of the ordinary people’s struggles accessible to the public at large, is working in conjunction with The Mitchell Library, on putting on a free event. This event should be of interest to everyone who lives, or has lived in Glasgow or has connections with […]

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Fund-raiser and raffle results.

As those who attended the Spirit of Revolt fund-raiser, Revolt in Songs, will know the event was a great success with positive responses from audience and performers, a big thank you to all involved. Also sales of Trump toilet rolls, Radical Glasgow book and Spirit of Revolt calendar went very well. For those who didn’t […]

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Email Problem

At the moment we are experiencing problems with our email server, so are unable to receive emails to however if you wish to get in touch with the archive you can send your requests and info to where we will endeavour to meet your requests. Sorry for the inconvenience.   John.

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Spies for peace.

To mark the horror of Hiroshima, we have reproduced two items from our Stuart Christie Collection. August 6th. 1945 showed to the world the savage brutality and callous disregard  the war machine has for civilian lives, In the morning of that day, the city of Hiroshima, a city of some 260.000 civilians was obliterated by […]

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Great Progress.

We at Spirit of Revolt are delighted to state that the digitising process of our material, has been accelerated thanks to the increase in the number of volunteer scanners, a big thanks to them all. Also, the James Kelman Collection is now making rapid progress, thanks to the hard work of our archivist Paula. Have […]

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Letter From The Past.

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 […]

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Kropotkin’s speech, Memorial Hall, October 21st. 1909.

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 […]

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