Books, magazines, and websites for aspiring anarchists
Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth,
edited and with commentary by Peter Glassgold (Counterpoint, 2001). A new collection of essays and stories from Emma Goldman’s famed journal, published from 1906 until 1917.
Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America, by Paul Avrich (Princeton, 1995). The story of the movement by those who have lived it.
No Gods, No Masters, edited by Daniel Guerin, translated by Paul Sharkey (AK Press, 1998). This two-volume anthology includes writing by the seminal arnarchist thinkers Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, and others.
Active Transformation, “a direct action anarchist newspaper.” Subscriptions: $6. P.O. Box 11508, Detroit, MI 48211.
Anarchist Studies. Journal covering anarchist theory, culture, and history, with essay-length reviews. Subscriptions: $35. The White Horse Press, 10 High Street, Knapwell, Cambridge, CB3 8NR, UK.
Anarcho-Syndicalist Review (formerly Libertarian Labor Review). Covers both radical history and analysis of current events. Subscriptions: $15. P.O. Box 2824, Champaign, IL 61825.
Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. Includes an extensive letters section that prints uncut commentary and criticism by readers. Subscriptions: $16/yr. (4 issues) from Box 1446, Columbia, MO 65205.
Arsenal: A Magazine of Anarchist Strategy and Culture. A new magazine with an engaging mix of text and graphics. Subscriptions: $4/ issue from 1573 N. Milwaukee Ave., PMB #420, Chicago, IL 60647.
Direct Action. Quarterly magazine published by Solidarity Federation, the British section of the anarcho-syndicalist International Workers Association. P.O. Box 29, South West PDO, Manchester, M15 5HW, England. www.directa.force9.co.uk
Fifth Estate. Published since 1965, this tabloid balances coverage of historical and contemporary anarchism. Subscriptions: $10/yr. (4 issues) from 4632 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.
Freedom: Anarchist Fortnightly. A good source of news (obits, for example) and reviews, plus Donald Rooum’s Wildcat comic strip. Subscriptions: £22/yr. (24 issues) from 84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX.
Green Anarchy. Tabloid focusing on direct action. Subscriptions: $10. P.O. Box 11331, Eugene, OR 97440.
Imagine. One of the more substantial anarchist zines. $3/issue. P.O. Box 8145, Reno, NV 89507.
Kick It Over, “a social anarchist/anti-authoritarian quarterly.” Subscriptions: $14.50/4 issues. P.O. Box 1836, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A1, Canada.
Social Anarchism. Current anarchist debate, leavened with poetry. Subscriptions: $16/yr. (2 issues) from 2743 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218.
The Match! A Journal of Ethical Anarchism. Fred Woodworth’s iconoclastic commentary about restrictions of personal freedom, police repression, and how to maintain autonomy despite it all. Subscriptions: Free, but donations—in cash or stamps only—welcomed (about 2 issues/yr.) from Box 3012, Tucson, AZ 85702.
Total Liberty, Box EMAB, 88 Abbey Street, Derby, DE22 3SQ, England.
Anarchists and Fellow Travelers
Texts by Alexander Berkman, Mikhail Bakunin, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, Voltairine de Cleyre, John Zerzan, Murray Bookchin, and others.
Questions and answers
An online research center on the history and theory of anarchism.