Kate Sharpley Library

Ann: new publications
The Kate Sharpley Library have just published "Anti-Fascist Action - an Anarchist perspective", part history and part political analysis by a comrade who was there.

"From the mid-1980's to the turn of the century, militant anti-fascism found its most authentic expression through the organisation Anti-Fascist Action. AFA was never an 'anarchist' organisation. However, the agreement of anarchists with AFA's twin aims of 'ideological and physical opposition to fascism', and the anarchist emphasis on direct action as compared to electoralism, meant that, within AFA, much of the cutting edge on the streets was provided by anarchist activists."

Anti-Fascist Action physically and politically confronted fascist groups trying to play the master race on the streets of Britain's cities, and won. Here, an ex-member looks at AFA's history, both successes and failings, to ask what lessons we can now learn.

This is the first opportunity to read this in full as the author wrote it:previously it's been published in shortened or otherwise altered versions.

ISBN: 9781873605493
Anarchist Library series (ISSN 1479-9073) #18
22 page pamphlet. Available for £2/$3 from Kate Sharpley Library, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX or Kate Sharpley Library, PMB 820, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704, USA [url]http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net[/url]

Also out now, latest Kate Sharpley Library bulletin
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library, #50-51 (an anarchist biography special double issue) has just been published.

Contents:
Sacco and Vanzetti eighty years on (a critical appraisal asking why were they killed and why people still talk about the case).
Louise Michel In Algeria (a short book announcement, translated from the French).
Comrade H. Zolotarov, The Freedom-Pioneer, And The Jewish Workers' Movement In America by S. Yankovski (translated from the Yiddish).
Peter the Painter (Janis Zhaklis) and the Siege of Sidney Street by Pauls Bankovskis and Phil Ruff, translated from the Latvian, in which Peter the Painter is revealed as Janis Zhaklis of the 'Liesma' ('Flame') group.
Haymarket: A Novel by Martin Duberman (Book review) A biography of Pawel Lew Marek and details of his memoir 'On the Edge ofLife: Memories of An Anarchist 1943-44', just published in Poland, and a translated extract from the book: biographies of over twenty Polish anarchist and syndicalist activists.
Plus details of our latest publication, the CIRA (International Centre for Anarchist Research) Appeal for Solidarity, etc.

Available for one pound or two dollars from Kate Sharpley Library, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX Kate Sharpley Library, PMB 820, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704, USA and will (eventually) be posted at:
[url]http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net[/url]