Author Archives: johnc

Treason: Against the state.

Whilst we are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Spirit of Revolt volunteers have been working from home when and where possible. Our archivist, Paula, is beavering away on a laptop at home, others are trawling through our catalogue to see where we can find improvements, and of course being another month, we can’t […]

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Women in the Spanish Revolution.

This month, to mark International Women’s Day, Spirit of Revolt’s “Read of the Month” for March, is an article by Liz Willis, held in our John Cooper Collection, No. 3-52-1. It is a Solidarity Pamphlet No. 48. “Women in the Spanish Revolution” . Liz hailed from Stornoway, and was active in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and London […]

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Our Stall and Roma dancing.

Saturday 15th February saw Spirit of Revolt’s first of the year outreach affair. It was a stall at the Workers Theatre Group’s Ceilidh. Though the stall didn’t get that much traffic, everybody enjoying the rousing and fun Roma dancing, we did however give out lots of info leaflets and managed to raise some funds for […]

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People’s Global Action.

Spirit of Revolt‘s February “Read of the Month” is from our KM Collection and is called, Peoples Global Action. Worldwide Resistance Round-up. UK Edition. Bulletin No. 5. A little look into what was and is still happening here and in other parts of the world. Our archive is full of these rare and fascinating publications, […]

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Spirit of Revolt outreach.

Two coming events that Spirit of Revolt will be present at with a stall where we will have info about Spirit of Revolt Archive, leaflets, books, CDs, T-shirts, badges, etc, plus info on how you can get involved, along with friendly chat. First up is the Workers Theatre Group, February 15th. Ceilidh, 8:00pm, Pollokshaws […]

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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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