Poumerouma

The libertarian socialist tradition

New blog: Big Flame, on the history of this UK radical group of the 1970s.

Why Philosophy? Why Now? On the Revolutionary Legacies of Raya Dunayevskaya, CLR James and Anton Pannekoek, By David Black at The Hobgoblin

Andre Gorz, or the Ecological Demand, by Serge Audier at Principia Dialectica.

Anarchist Studies: Perspective 2009. On the legacy of Murray Bookchin.

Poster art, folk song and historical memory

More from BCNDesign: The everyday comes to Santa Coloma: Local things for local history. Graphic design in 1930s Spain.

History Today: The Mexican suitcase. British volunteers and Republican posters.

Rio Wang: Russian poster design and the war on coca-cola. Carlos Gordel and the zorzal.

George Szirtes: Fado da Tristeza.

Polish gentile, Jan Jagielski, chief archivist at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, to receive the Irena Sendler Memorial Award from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture.

The extraordinary anti-Nazi photo-montages of John Heartfield.

Scoop Review of Books: Kiwi Compañeros: NZ’s anti-Franco volunteers. See more in TNC‘s comment here. Which led me to these two great older posts: Fieldtrip to the International Center for Photography (Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Francesc Torres and poster art). ¿Viva la Insurgencía?: The Spanish Civil War and the Legacy of the Totalitarian International Brigades. There’s plenty more TNC posts on memory and archives and on Communism.

Watch Land and Freedom at A Complex System of Pipes.

From the archive of struggle, no.14 (below the fold)

Via Comrade E:

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Benjamin Péret: Revolución o contrarrevolución en España (1937)
* Solidarity: Ce que nous sommes, ce que nous voulons (1967)
* Gaston Davoust (Henry Chazé): Le crime des bagnes nazis : le peuple allemand est-il coresponsable? (1945)
* Andreu Nin: 1931-12 La situación política, el peligro fascista y la necesidad del Frente Único del Proletariado [Nin] (1931)
* Andreu Nin: 1932 Les soviets (extrait) (1932, pdf-Datei)
* Daniel Guérin: 1939-06 A propos de la “motion préalable” (1939)
* Cornelius Castoriadis: 1965-05 La crise de la société moderne (1965, pdf-Datei)
* Solidarity: 1971-04 Third Worldism or Socialism []

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Jay Lovestone: America Facing Europe (1927)
* Ber Borochov: El nacionalismo del proletariado judío (1906)

Plus: recently updated sources at Ralph Dumain’s Autodidact Project:

* Karl Marx on Religion: Sources & Quotations
* Henri Lefebvre on Marx, Religion, Philosophy, Ideology & Politics
* Henri Lefebvre on Praxis

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  1. Thanks a lot for quoting the Russian posters from Río Wang, as well as for a host of good references both in this and other posts. Your blog is a veritable goldmine.

    If you are interested in the contemporary metamorphosis of avantgarde and prewar Soviet posters, there’s also another post: http://riowang.blogspot.com/2009/05/crisis-what-crisis.html More will come soon.

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  3. […] STO, incidentally, have been discussed in the Big Flame blog I already linked to. The use of blogging for grassroots history projects, as in these three examples is one of the […]

  4. Thanks for the link!


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