Category Archives: Read of the Month

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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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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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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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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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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