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Errico Malatesta – At the Cafe: Conversations on Anarchism

This particular book includes discussions of the Italian anarchist, Errico Malatesta, with random people. Malatesta, after the First World War, having spent part of his life exiled, returned to Italy for the final time. Having settled in Ancona, spends his spare time going to cafes and chatting with habitues. These discussions determined the composition of this book on which Malatesta defends or either criticizes anarchism, while he predicts the rise

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Errico Malatesta books

Errico Malatesta: born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy 1853, died in Rome 1932. Important Italian anarchist militant & thinker; member of the Naples section of the International Working Men’s Association (IWMA); from 1872 member of the Fraternité intime, derived from Mikhail Bakunin’s earlier inner group of 1864; imprisoned many times for his revolutionary activities from 1873 on & repeatedly forced into exile to evade imprisonment; developed in 1876 together

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Cornelius Castoriadis – History as creation (Part III)

[Start from the first part (link) and the second (link)]. This is a further instalment, in English, of Marxisme et Teorie Revolutionnaire by Cornelius Castoriadis (Paul Cardan). The original French text appeared between 1961 and 1964) in issues 36-40 of the now defunct journal Socialisme ou Barbarie. Published in English by Solidarity London in 1966 (vol. IV, no.3) under the title ‘The fate of Marxism’. The impossible synthesis There is

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Cornelius Castoriadis – History as creation (Part II)

(Read the first part here). This is a further instalment, in English, of Marxisme et Teorie Revolutionnaire by Cornelius Castoriadis (Paul Cardan). The original French text appeared between 1961 and 1964) in issues 36-40 of the now defunct journal Socialisme ou Barbarie. Published in English by Solidarity London in 1966 (vol. IV, no.3) under the title ‘The fate of Marxism’. Coherence in society Let us consider for example the question

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Cornelius Castoriadis – History as creation (Part I)

This is a further instalment, in English, of Marxisme et Teorie Revolutionnaire by Cornelius Castoriadis (Paul Cardan). The original French text appeared between 1961 and 1964) in issues 36-40 of the now defunct journal Socialisme ou Barbarie. Published in English by Solidarity London in 1966 (vol. IV, no.3) under the title ‘The fate of Marxism’. The Marxist theory of history claims in the first place to be scientific, i.e. to

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Higgins, Wilhelm Reich – American Odyssey, Letters and Journals 1940-1947

Mary Boyd Higgins edited this unique collection of ‘s personal notes entitled American Odyssey – Letters and Journals 1940-1947 (2004) which details his most intimate thoughts and communications with family, friends, colleagues and inevitably, harassers. Wilhelm Reich, renegade psychoanalyst and former disciple of Freud, arrived in the U.S. in 1939, fleeing Hitler’s Europe and charges of charlatanism in Oslo. He spent the next decade in Forest Hills, N.Y., where he

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Guernica (1950) – Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens

The movie was created in 1950 by Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens using paintings, drawings and sculptures that Picasso made from 1902 to 1949. On April 26 1937 early afternoon, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, the traditional capital of the Basque Country “Guernica”, was bombed by the Nazi German aviation (the allies of the fascist Franco). This attempt lasted for approximately three and a half hours. Two thousand people, all civilians, got

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Big Ideas That Changed The World – Consumerism

Many big ideas have struggled, over the centuries, to dominate the planet, but only one has achieved total supremacy. It’s compulsive attractions rob it’s followers of reason and good sense. It has created unsustainable inequalities and threatens to tear apart the very fabric of our society.

A Place Called Chiapas

In 1993 the Mexican government signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); implications from this agreement were that it would send Mexico into the status of a ‘First-world country’. Since that time there has been an unsettled peace in Chiapas, Mexico.

Bakunin books

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (1814-1876) was a well-known Russian revolutionary and theorist of collectivist anarchism.Bakunin is remembered as a major figure in the history of anarchism and an opponent of Marxism, especially of Marx’s idea of dictatorship of the proletariat. He continues to be an influence on modern-day anarchists, such as Noam Chomsky.Bakunin biographer Mark Leier has asserted that “Bakunin had a significant influence on later thinkers, ranging from Peter Kropotkin

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