Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Big Reddebrek PDF Archive





For about four or so years now I've been indulging in a rather strange hobby, I like making PDFs. My father got me an e-reader as a present but unlike Kindles and Ipads the company that made it went broke before I got mine, so it had no online service to get books from. You could however manually add texts to it either through usb or a cameras memory card. So I got into the habit of doing that, and reading on the go.

Unfortunately free e-books can be hard to find if you don't want to be limited to pre 1923 English language texts. Sites get taken down or ask you to download dodgy addons etc. Fortunately online texts are more plentiful and stable (though not always a lot of these sites were hosted on platforms like geocities) and after a little practise you can make them into pdfs/epubs fairly easily.

Depending on the websites formatting it can be as simple as highlighting, and then copy and pasting into a text document, and then exporting them into (pdf is the standard) a e-format and then you can transfer into all the others using software like Calibre.

I then decided to share them and a few people thanked me and it just escalated from there. I now have over 400 made and I keep making them now and then. So I'm making this blog as an archive of sorts for the pdfs I've made. Feel free to download and share if you like them.

Most of these use text hosted on libcom.org and can be found attached to their articles or in this thread,

Link to the folder



Why Anti-National?
What future for Zimbabwe now? 1980
The third Revolution? Peasant Resistance to the Bolsheviks
The Folly of Voting
The English Working Class
SWP the Party of God
National Liberation and State Power an Anarchist Critique of the MPLA
Anti Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution
A People's History of the American Revolution
1938 Maytag Strike
The Sioux City Free Speech Fight
A Country Considered to be Free New Zealand and the IWW
Spartakism to National Bolshevism
Working Class Activity and Councils 1918-1923
1990: Worker Insurrection in Osaka
Anarchists and the Second Chechen War
Battle of the Overpass
The 1946 General Strike at Rochester
The IWW at One Hundred
The Birth of a Revolutionary Movement in Yugoslavia
The Mexican Revolution
China's Migrant Workers
A brief history of the Gay Liberation Front
1951 Barcelona General Strike
If we have Rice we can have everything, A critique of the Khmer Rouge
The Great Money Trick
The Memorial Day Massacre
1914 Ludlow Massacre
1980 Kwanju Uprising
Race and the Enlightenment part I
Race and Enigthenment part II
Left Wing Communism in Britain 1917-21
Anarchism and Malcolm X
A Proletarian Critique of the Nation of Islam
The police the case against
Carlos (1923-2005)
Shusui Kotoko (1871-1911)
Yugoslavia from Wage cuts to war
Somalia development by other means
The transgressions of a Labourer Malcolm X in America's Wilderness
Brixton Black Panther Movement
We are all Amigo's
The Final purging of the Makhnovists
Nazism and the Working Class
Freedom of your Information
Echoes of the Past Marikana, Cheap Labour and the 1946 Miners Strikes
Self organisation in the Mines and On the Farms in South Africa
Notes towards a critique of Maoism
Anton Pannekoek and the theory of the transition - Radical Chains
1920's Communism Vs Reforms, Mistakes of the Communist Party of Ireland
The Hadjuks of Cotovischi (Anarchist resistance in Romania to Iron Guard Fascists)
Mahknovists beyond the Rapids, the Cossack Influence
Radical America 1967-1999
1919 Winnipeg General Strike
Council Communism by Mark Shipway (1987)
Interview with the Federation of Anarchists of Moldova
Don't be a jerk about bad ideas
High Seas Adventures: Ocean Crossings Searching for a Revolutionary Atlantic
In November we Remember
1939-1965 Armed Resistance to Franco
1943-44 The CNT and the Liberation of Paris
The New Integralist Conservatism

They Didn't suppress the Wobblies

Tresca Carlo 1879-1943
Karl Marx and the State
Oil Wars and World Orders old and New
The Rise of Egypts Workers
1850-Today, Thailand
1867-2000 A People's History of Mexico
1939-1945 Spanish Resistance in France
1900-2000 Iraq Time line
1988 The Halabja Massacre
1991 The Southern Iraq and Kurdistan Uprising
1961-73 GI Resistance to the Vietnam War
1970-1987 The Contra war in Nicaragua
US Invasion of Panama
A Short History of the Anti Fascist Action (AFA)
A Young Lord Remembers
Libertarian Communism- Isaac Puente
A "Moscow Trial" in Ho Chi Minh's Guerilla Movement
The Commune in Saigon
Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell
Homage to Catalonia- George Orwell
Politics and the English Language- George Orwell
Spilling the Beans the Spanish Beans- George Orwell
Looking Back on the Spanish War- George Orwell
The Paris Commune (Solidarity)
The Arditi del Popolo (Italian anti fascist militia)
1919 Seattle General Strike
1926 British General Strike
The Reign of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
On the militarisation of the militia's
1970-90 The War of Counter Insurgency in El Salvador
Interview with the IASR (Romanian Industrial Unionists)
Romania after transition restructuring and struggle 2004
The History of the Quebec Student Movement
The Lessons of the March Action
Vietnam Socialism or Pacifism? - John Sullivan
The Kind Hearted Executioner
Ending the war, inventing a movement Mayday 1971
Behind the 21st century intifada
Part and Working Class- Anton Pannekoek
The Shootout at Rue Grange aux Belles 1924
The Soviet Union versus Socialism- Noam Chomsky
Strike on the docks of Constanta
1905- Today the IWW in the US
1917-1921 The Industrial Workers of Africa
1918 Rice riots and strikes in Japan
Nestor Makhno 1889-1934
The General Strike- Ralph Chaplin
Mutinies by Dave Lamb
Operation Gladio
The Strategy of Tension in Italy -Details of collusion between the police and Italian far right groups
Armed Struggle in Italy a Chronology
I punched my Boss in the face Account of a worker being pushed to violence by his employer
Occupy Oakland is Dead, Long live the Oakland Commune
Lincoln and Emancipation -Howard Zinn
The 1912 Lena Massacre
The 1927 Columbine Mine Massacre
The CNT and the Defence Committees in Barcelona 1933-38
The Secret Wars of the CIA
What is Nationalism?
What will it take to organise fast food?
Interview with a Jimmy Johns Worker
We've been robbed for Long enough Its time to strike
The IWW and Political Parties
Solidarity against Sexism on the Shop floor
Striking back at bosses, solidarity networks and sexual assault
Reflections on the IWW (UK) National Strategy Conference
A Wobbly Strategy for Fundamental change
Staughton Lynd's remarks on Solidarity Unionism
Remembering FW Adam Breisemeister
The Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti by Goldman and Berkman
The Story of a Proletarian Life (Vanzetti's autobiography)
1939-45 The Edelweiss Pirates
1976 Soweto Riots
Anti-Capitalist Bloc at the (2008) RNC an IWW Report
Bolshevik's Shooting Anarchists
Towards a Wobbly Methodology
Anarchists and the Second Chechen War (fixed)
Strange Defeat the Chilean Revolution - Pointblank!
The General Strike that didn't happen IWW and Wisconsin
A Wobbly Report from Greece
Bolshevism and Stalinism
The Working Class in Iran, History of working class struggles before and after the Islamic Republic
Reviving an old tradition (Work Peoples College)
Ten Days that shook Iraq, inside information from an uprising (Wildcat)
How to talk like a Situationist  (Comedic parody of Situationist posturing)
How to Deal with the SWP
History of the struggle in the Royal Ordinance Factory
A People's History of Argentina
The Belfast Mutiny of 1907
A Short history of the police strike of 1919
Mutiny and Resistance in the Royal Navy
Revolution Betrayed- the Workers Revolutionary Party and Iraq
Music and the IWW: the creation of a working class counterculture
Black Autonomy: Civil Rights, the Panthers and Today
1919: La Canadiense and Barcelona general strike
The break up of the WRP from the Horses mouth
1978-79 The winter of Discontent
Jellnik Willhelm "Willi" 1889-1952 (Anarchist enemy of the Nazi's and DDR)
Syndicalism in Modern Society
1918-21 The Italian Factory Occupations and Bienno Rosso
The Brown Masquerade
The 1926 General Strike in Hackney
How the NKVD framed POUM
1871 the Paris Commune
The Paris Commune and the idea of the state- Bakunin
Glasgow and the Wobblies
The Predictable rise of the Red Bourgeoisie in NepalA Soldier Returns, Letter from an American fighter in the Durrurti Column
Solidarity and the Neo-Narodniks
World War as Class War
Karl Marx and the Paris Commune- CLR James
Wildcat, Spain encounters democracy 1976-78
The Paris Commune a short history by the WSM
Pindy, Jean Louis 1840-1917
Thesis on the Paris Commune (Situationist)
Bastelica Andre 1845-1884
Destruction as a means of struggle- Anton Pannekoek
Happy Hookers, sex workers and their would be saviours
Get Rich or lie trying, Why ANC Millionaire Julius Malema posed as a radical
International Women's day- Alexandra Kollontai
Why Mao?
1911-2007 Chinese immigration to France
Pinelli Giuseppe "Pino" 1928-1969
1970: US Postal Strike
1989-90: Opposition to the Poll Tax
1990: Accounts of the Poll Tax Riot
World War II and the Post War Strike Wave
Radowitzky, Simon 1891-1956
The Workers Opposition- Alexandra Kollontai
1962 The Novocherkassk tragedy
Feminism is a dirty word what would Marx and Engels think?
Social Origin and Education of the Chief Bolshevik leaders 1917
History and Actuality of Anarcha-Feminism lessons from Spain
1918 The Hungarian Revolution
1980: Mass Strikes in Poland
Buela Juana Rouco 1889-1969
Chile: Anatomy of an Economic Miracle
Soccer Civil Rights
The Contradictions of Labour Zionism
The Ultra Movement and its political Influences
Conquered City Chapters 1-4 By Victor Serge
A Short History of Mayday
Huerta Grande
German Neo-Nazism and AntiCapitalism
Interview with German Antifa group TOP Berlin
Bolten Virginia 1870-1960
International Antinationalism 
The Street Where God did not Strike Down
The London Women Transport Workers Strike 1918
Busmen in Action- Solidarity
Overcoming Racism the Lucasville Prison Riot
1860- Today The International Workers Association
1995 JJ Foods Strike
The Revolt at Radomir (Bulgaria)
Insurrections at the Intersections, Feminism Intersectionality and Anarchism
Industrial Socialism-Bill Haywood
Bash the Fash, Anti Fascist Recollections
Biography of Ben Fletcher
The IWW and Profintern
The IWW in Canada
A Brief History of the IWW outside the United States
Crossing the Colour lines comparing the IWW in America and South Africa
The Meaning of Tianamen
China in Revolt
1912 Lawrence Textile strike (the famous Bread and Roses strike)
1892 Homestead Strike
The Cold War as a System
A brief History of Red Menace
1642-52 The Diggers and Levellers
The Ranters and Libertarian Communism 
Origins of the job structure in the Steel Industry
1970-71 Polish Uprising
The Revolutionary Communist Party at Burning Man
Socialist Substandard 100 years of the SPGB
The Origins of the IWW in Britain and the Two Georges
The Young Lords Party its Democratic Deficit and Decline
Reform and Counterreform in Czechoslovakia 1968
The "Revolution" we really, really don't need
1905 Russian Revolution
1924: KKK and IWW fight
1978-79 The Iranian Revolution
Women and the Iranian Revolution
Introduction to the Yenan Literary Opposition
Wild Lily
New Trends of Thought in the Cultural Revolution
Bakunin on Trial
The Black Sea Revolt, the Marty Myth and the Anarchists
Matiushenko Nikolavich 1879-1907 (Leader of Potemkin Mutiny)
Poland 1956
Order Prevails in Berlin- Rosa Luxembourg
Industrial Collectivisation during the Spanish Revolution
Stalinism's loyal Opposition, Trotsky and counter revolution
Thirdworldism or Socialism
Atlanta 1977, Black Sanitation workers vs Black Officialdom
Expanding your congregation of fellow workers
Thoughts on International Womens day
The Chinese Anarchist Movement
The Black Guards
The Anarchist Underground of Leningrad
1920: The Sapozkhov uprising and the army of truth
American Labour on the Defensive
The Anti-Liberation Movements (Critique of the ANC)
Political economy of a disintegrating Stalinism
From Peoples Politics to State Politics aspects of National Liberation in South Africa
The Russian Revolution in Ukraine - Nestor Makhno
To the Jews of All Countries - Nestor Makhno
the Makhnovschina and Anti-semitism
- Nestor Makhno
In Memory of the Konstradt Rebellion - Nestor Makhno
The Idea of Equality and the Bolsheviks - Nestor Makhno
The Dodge Revolutionary Movement
Charge of the New Red Brigade
The Case of the Bolivian MNR
Vietnam Root and Branch
East Timor a Retrospective- Noam Chomsky
The Martyrs of Tokyo
The British West Indies Regiment Mutiny 1918

The CIO Reform to Reaction
Portugal the Impossible Revolution
1986-1996 Anarchism in Turkey
Towards a Union of Organisers
What is Working Class Culture

Christmas at Starbucks

Revolutionary Syndicalism Serves the Proletariat

Syndicalists in the Russian Revolution

Syndicalism the Modern Menace to Capitalism - Emma Goldman

Virile Syndicalism the IWW in America and Australia

Art as a Weapon, the Cologne Progressives

On Blue Collar
The Proletariat Zombie Revolution
Ten Days in the Class War 1926 in Merseyside

Why 1926 failed
Up against the Odds the JJ Foods Strike 1995

Civil Disorder in England in the 1630's

Kronstadt 1921: An analysis of Bolshevik Propaganda
Taking Creative Action
Revolutionary Syndicalism serves the Proletariat
Anarchism, Heterosexism and Secular Religions
The mythology of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution


Learning from our mistakes IWWs criticize and reflect
Patriotism and the Worker
On the Firing Line
Why Strikes are Lost, how to win
1945 US Responses to the Atomic Bomb
Workers Resistance and the demise of East Germany
Is Revolutionary Unionism Undemocratic and insincere?
GMWU Scab Union
Life Long Wobblies
A 100 Year Old Idea that could transform the Labor movement
IWW General Defense Committee in support of Occupy Wall Street
How to find your local Wobbly History
For a Union of 10,000 Organizers
Building the One Big Union: the Organizing Campaign
The Industrial Workers of the World in Australia

1921 The Kronstadt Rebellion
The Thibodaux Massacre of 1887
We are all leaders, Anarchism and the IWW
The Advancing Proletariat
A few words on IWW Organizing
Memoir of the IWW in Australia
The General Strike by Bill Haywood
Think it over, an introduction to the IWW
How to sack your boss
IWW Organizing in the 1970's
How the IWW can contribute to Revolution
Class collaboration, an open letter to the CNT
The destructive origins of Capitalism
1967-1973: GI resistance in Vietnam - a personal account by Dave Blalock
The Wilhelmshaven Revolt, 1918-1919 - Ikarus
Why Blackadder Goes Forth could have been a lot funnier
We won't go to Kosovo-No war but the Class War
Whither China? - Sheng-wu-lien
The Ninety-third Division - Black US soldiers' struggles in World War II - Nelson Peery
1973: The Skylab 4 mutiny
1931: The Invergordon mutiny
Mutinies in the American army, 2004-2005 - Echanges #111
The "Negro Fort" massacre
Sabotage the war effort! - No War But The Class War
Another day, another IDF Refusenik
1919: The RAF Biggin Hill mutiny
1919: The Southampton mutiny
1919: The Calais mutiny
1917: The Etaples mutiny
2003: Israeli pilots refuse to fly assassination missions
Armed forces rank and file demand union
Mutiny in Banja Luka, Bosnia - ICG
1766: The Real del Monte miners' strike
The Commune of Paris - Peter Kropotkin
The left and rape : why we should all be ashamed of the left’s role in covering up the rape of 2 million women.
Schmitz, Hans, 1914-2007
1894-1931 Anarchism in Korea
1920 The Chilean White Terror
1914-2000 Australian IWW and Direct Action
Albert Metzler the Fight for Working Class history
1934 Astorias Revolt
How Allied companies supplied the Nazi's
When organising your workplace feels impossible
Re-remembering the Mexican IWW
Klose Helmut 1904-1987
Solidarity Forever
My Involvement in Solidarity
Karl Marx the Civil War in France
IRA anti Working Class Bastards
1912 Syndicalist Trials
The Black Sea Revolt
The Idea is the thing by Berkman
The Malatesta club
US Green Corn Rebellion 1917
1921-44: The Crushing of the FAUD by Hitler
1890-1924: Anarchism in Hungary
1944-45: Anarchists in the Hungarian resistance
1940-45: The Zazous (French anti Vichy youth)
The Workers opposition in Nazi Germany
Belgian General Strike Diary 1960

The Schlurfs youth against Nazism
When the Red Flag flew over Munster

1919 The Liverpool police strike
1917 Police Raids on the Socialist Party and IWW
1641-2 The London Riots
1941 The Disney Cartoonist strike
Wobbly Fred Thompson on the 30's Depression

1988-89 P&O Ferry strike
Unholy Alliance, the Seamans strike 1966
From Defence Cadres to Popular Militias
Venture Syndicalism, fanning and dousing the flames of discontent
Galvanising the Steel Strike (1980 Steel Strike)
1919-1950 the politics of Surrealism
The tragic week in Spain1909
Gay in the Gulag
Whatever happened in End Up? (account of organising at a Gay bar in the nineties)
Ferguson One week on
Principles of Syndicalism
Haitian Inspiration 200 years since independence
Introduction to Counter Revolution 1776

Rebranding Fascism
Football to the Footballers
Socrates- Midfielder and resister

The Birth of a Holiday - First of May
The Third Wave (The article which inspired the film)

Shays Rebellion 1786
Love me Ferguson I'm a Liberal
A short account of sabotage in the US Army
Abe Lincoln and the heroism of British Workers
Nationalism and the road to happiness
Ba Jin1904-2005

The Finnish Class War 1918
1922 Hong Kong General Strike
The Presidio Mutiny 1968
Women in the Spanish Revolution
Marx on the Piss
Imperialism, World War and Social Democracy
1987: The great workers struggle in South Korea
1920-34: The death of the Austrian left
A grave error: The Mexican Syndicalists
Building workers power in the United Kingdom
Che's anarchist grandson
Did commies kill wobblies in the Spanish Civil War?
Class War- Death of a Paper Tiger
Killers of IWW member Frank Teruggi sentenced in Chile
Korean workers riot in Vietnam
Poor Lenin
The American Blindspot: Reconstruction
The Hollywood Blacklist
The party is haunting us again
The post modern left and the success of neoliberalism
The soul of man under socialism: Oscar Wilde
Uncovering the life of Frank Little
Why I don't do Kwaanza
Cheitanov Gueorgui (famous Bulgarian Anarchist)
Durruti was a Revolutionary Unionist
Ortega Margarita 1914
Atlanta Washerwomen's Strike of 1881
1929 Declaration of the Polish Anarchist Federation
More than a Seat on the Bus
British Perfidy in Greece
Stop Kidding Yourself: Creation of the Police
Coal Miners Strike in Virginia 89-90
Christmas Day Freedom Fighters
Origins of the Police
The Petropavlosk Declaration
1937 Ponce Massacre
The last words of Eugen Leviné
Cut up Khrushchev for Sausages
Siege at Wounded Knee
Louise Michel, 1830-1905
Reactionary Islamism
US Latino Urban Riots
Young Patriots and Panthers, White Anti-Racism
Organise to resist Anti-gay violence
The Adalen Shootings in Sweden
Harsh Justice in Folkestone
Stonewall the Birth of Gay Power
Undercover Police within the Social Movements
1863 Combahee River raid
Armenian History an Anarchist perspective
Who were the Luddites?
A historical look at attitudes to homosexuality in the Islamic world
The Elaine massacre, 1919
Break the silence on Azerbaijan oil workers' deaths
Polish artisans strike for the right to vote, Jamestown, Virginia, 1619
Workers power in Lérida - Jordi de Gardeny
The bloody May of 1936 in Thessaloniki, Greece
The Imperial Typewriters strike, 1974 - Ron Ramdin
The Mold riots: The summer of ‘69
Siberia: interview with a member of the SKT
The Dublin lockout, 1913 - John Dorney
The Truth about the Bonnot Gang - Ezra Brett Mell
Free time and the pressures of employability
Bloodshed in Bayonne
The German coast uprising of 1811
Marxism-Leninism: vehicle of capitalism
Einstein on capitalism
Identity Politics and Class Struggle
The Mental Patients Union, 1973
For an anti-fascist, revolutionary unionism
       
Nationalism and socialism - Paul Mattick
What? Anarchists in Egypt!
Ten Theses on Marxism Today (1950)
Voting as Counter-Revolution
The wage system - Peter Kropotkin
An Appeal to the Young
Communism in words
The women's day massacre, 1937
East Germany, June 1953
"Je ne suis pas marxiste" - Michael Heinrich
The Chinese revolution 1925-1927

Marx, theoretician of anarchism
Futerfas, Natan Iakovlevich (1896-1937)
The workers of Italy and the revolt in Reggio Calabria
Violence in the women’s suffrage movement
Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference, 1969
The Brothers of the Forest: Insurrection in The Urals 1905-1908
The Wheatland hop riot
A critique of the German social democratic program - Mikhail Bakunin
The story of the Limerick soviet, 1919
Forgotten revolution: Limerick soviet, 1919


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