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Spirit of Revolt

The Archive collects, manages and preserves multi-media records from Glasgow’s and Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present. The website allows you to access the complete catalogue of our Archive. You can access all material at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library. Furthermore, an increasing number of documents are [...] ... More →

WWI Resistance

Shirkers, Skulkers, Deserters and the 'Live and Let Live' Principle: Everyday Resistance to Combat on the Western Front in World War 1 With Roger Ball Fraternisation between opposing armed forces on the Western front on Christmas Day 1914 is part of the British collective memory; sold to us a momentary 'miracle' involving a few hundred troops. Of... More →

Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movement

Anandi Ramamurthy will discuss the prejudice and political struggles which Asian youth movements have encountered in Britain. Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movement (Pluto Press, 2013) documents the vibrant Asian youth movements in 1970s and 80s Britain who struggled against the racism of the street and the state. Anandi Ramamurthy shows how... More →

LibriVox

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish. We get most of our texts from Project Gutenberg, and the Internet Archive hosts our audio files (for free!). ... More →

The guillotine, knitting and terror…

So you think you know about the French Revolution? Most people come up with images associated with the 'reign of terror'; guillotines flashing down, aristocratic heads rolling past cackling old women furiously knitting away as psychopathic crowds roar in the background. The (subconscious) obsession with terror that we have planted in our minds should be of significant worry to us, as it is a symptom of successful historical brainwashing and 'grooming' more successful than either the Moonies or Al Qaeda. More →