Active Pocketsize Pamphlets

I like propaganda that is cheap, easy to distribute, easy to read, easy to carry around and hopefully looks good! So I am in the slow process of re-issuing  A5 pamphlets and adapting other interesting texts to an A6 pocket size format.

Abolition of Work (The) by Bob Black

An A6 pocket pamphlet version of Bob Black’s well liked essay on the nature of wage slavery and work culture. Printed in Croatia.  ISBN 9781909798847 Cover Price £1

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Anarchism , The Feminist Connection

Anarchism, The Feminist Connection by Peggy Kornegger a classic text from the 1970’s now available in a handy A6 pocket pamphlet size. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-44-1 Cover Price £1

Anarchism What it is and

Anarchism: What It Is & What It…

This is a short introductory pamphlet designed to clear up common misunderstandings and to provide basic information on anarchism in a clear, easily understandable manner reprinted by Active as an A6 pocket size pamphlet. Originally published by See Sharpe Press in the US as a B5 size pamphlet, this is now printed in Croatia. Repressed in May 2020.  ISBN 978-1-909798-39-7 Cover Price £1

Anarchism, What it Really Stands For and A New Declaration of Independence by Emma Goldman

Anarchism, the great leaven of thought, is today permeating every phase of human endeavor. Science, art, literature, the drama, the effort for economic betterment, in fact every individual and social opposition to the existing disorder of things, is illumined by the spiritual light of Anarchism. It is the philosophy of the sovereignty of the individual. It is the theory of social harmony. It is the great, surging, living truth that is reconstructing the world, and that will usher in the Dawn.” Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-86-1 Cover Price £1

Anarchy and Alcohol by Crimethinc

“Wasted Indeed How the Fiends Came to be Civilised, Addiction Culture, Strategies for Sobriety, Civilisation and Booze”. A Crimethinc pamphlet reprinted by Active as an A6 booklet. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-93-9 Cover Price £1.50

Animal Liberation, The Animal Liberation Movement; Its Philosophy, its Achievements, and its Future, by Peter Singer.

The classic introduction to specisism and the ideas behind Animal Liberation. Helps explain veganism to those who have no idea! Printed in Croatia.  Released June 2019  ISBN 978-1-909798-62-5 Cover Price £1

Animal Liberation and Social Revolution

Animal Liberation and Social Revolution A Vegan Perspective on Anarchism, or an Anarchist Perspective on Veganism Written by Brian Dominick. Reprinted as an A6 pocket book in July 2021 ISBN 978-1-909798-94-6 Cover Price £1.50

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Anti-Mass Methods of Organisation for Collectives

Arguments in favor of more autonomous activism. Written in 1971 in America, arguing that only class activity, organized in collectives, can achieve liberation, with suggestions on how thus to organize. A new A6 pocket book version from Active. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-38-0 Cover Price £1

Appel  Call and a critique by Anonymous

This classic -Tiqqun – text was published in a similar style to this by a shortlived publisher called Shortfuse a decade or more ago, we have resized it as an A6 booklet and added a critique that Shortfuse intended to publish but didn’t. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-914567-04-9.   Cover Price £2

La Bande a Bonnot by Ezra Brett Mell

La Bande a Bonnot, Robberies and Getaways by Albert Meltzer and others. Out of print for a decade or so. Now re-sized to an A6 pocket booklet format. Cover price = £1.50 ISBN 978-1-914567-01-8 Printed in Croatia.

The Beasts of Burden, Capitalism, Animals and Communism.

Beasts of Burden was first published in October 1999. The aim of the anonymous pamphlet was to initiate a debate between animal liberationists and revolutionaries – anarchists and communists (the author uses the term ‘communist’ repeatedly and means communism in its original sense: a stateless and classless society where people live together and ‘the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all’. We are reissuing it with a new introduction. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-71-7 Cover Price £3

The Beautiful Season by Roger Yates

A pocket book novel by Roger Yates about the joy, excitement and rage of the Spanish Revolution when many people had hopes of a real change. This is a short and sweet story celebrating that time and the people who fought against the fascists and for their revolution. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-82-3 Cover Price £4

Catechism of the Revolutionist by S. Nechayev

What is a revolutionary? This was the first publication by AK Press and Active when we linked with an old Bob Dylan fan who used the name Violette Nozieres back in 1989.  The it was an A5 pamplet now its an A6! Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-77-9 Cover Price £1

Chomsky; Oracle of the State.

This pocket book version of an Amsterdam based pamphlet is an “Assorted box of anarchist critiques of Noam Chomsky! Heretical? Hopefully interesting.  Published April 2020. ISBN 978-1-909798-74-8  Cover Price £4

The Continuing Appeal of Religion 

A look at ‘What’s wrong with religion?’ in a thoughtful manner by Giles Dauve and Karl Nesic.  Printed in Croatia.  Released June 2019  ISBN 978-1-909798-64-9 Cover Price £1.50

Fascism /Anti-Fascism by Jean Barrot

Barrot’s thesis is very simple; it is that struggling against fascism (in particular) necessarily entails supporting democracy, that capitalism will necessarily remain intact if antifascists support one of its forms against another. All manifestations of antifascism ultimately strengthen the democratic state at the expense of the class struggle; thus both fascism and its nemesis antifascism lead to totalitarianism (the strong state) not communism. Dictatorship, says Barrot, is not a weapon of capital but a tendency of capital. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-63-2 Cover Price £1

Feminism as Anarchism by Lynne Farrow

One of a limited number of Black Bear 1970’s anarchist feminist texts from London UK. Unavailable for many years. We published this in April 2020. ISBN 978-1-909798-78-6 Cover Price £1

For Life, by the Zapatistas

Communiques from the Zapatistas in advance of their tour of Europe 2020 – 2021.

Ever since the Zapatista’s shook the New World Order with their uprising in 1994 they have inspired and educated revolutionaries and activists from all over the world. Many of those activists travelled to Mexico to help with the Zapatista’s campaigns especially the “caravans” and marches from Chiapas to Mexico City. Now it is the Zapatista’s turn to visit the rest of the world and they are starting with Europe. The six “declarations” within explain why and what the Zapatista’s hope for from this tour 25 years on from their emergence.

Proceeds from the sale of this booklet will go towards the Zapatista tour costs. Published in July 2021. ISBN 978-1-909798-91-5 Cover Price £2

From Animals to Anarchism

Dysophia 5 by Kevin Watkinson and Donal O’Driscoll is now an A6 pocketbook as well as a thoughtful discussion of animal rights and anarchism. Published in April 2020. ISBN 978-1-909798-30-4 Cover Price £3

Fuck Neolib

Fuck Neoliberalism… And Then Some! by Simon Springer and Levi Gahman.

In a long history of ruination and destruction, neoliberalism is the most recent and virulent form of capitalism. This pamphlet is a call to action against the most pestilent disease of our time. Watch yor back neoliberalism, we’re coming to fuck you up! An A5 pocket pamphlet. ISBN 978-1-909798-36-6 Cover Price £1

The Ghost in the Chess Machine by Nick Blinko.

In a long history of ruination and destruction, neoliberalism is the most recent and virulent form of capitalism. This pamphlet is a call to action against the most pestilent disease of our time. Watch yor back neoliberalism, we’re coming to fuck you up! An A5 pocket pamphlet. ISBN 978-1-909798-36-6 Cover Price £1

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God and the State, Mikhail Bakunin

This pocket book starts with the essay “A great thinker or a man of action – how did Bakunin shape anarchism in the 19th century?” by Vyvian Raoul and is followed by Bakunin’s best known work the unfinished “God and the State”.  ISBN 978-1-909798-23-6 Cover Price £3

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Great Anarchists 1, Peter Kropotkin

A6 size pamphlet series kicks off with P’ Krop,the short introductory text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Sept 2018. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

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Great Anarchists 2, Voltairine de Cleyre

“Voltairine de Cleyre was an essayist, educator, poet and advocate of anarchy without adjectives.” So starts the short introductory text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Sept 2018. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 3, Michael Bakunin

Bakunin needs no introduction! No that can’t be right… this is the best introduction he doesn’t need! No thats not right either….  Text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Feb 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 4, Louise Michel

“Educator, poet, dramatist, novelist, movement historian, orator and agitator Louise Michel rose to prominence during the Paris Commune (1870-71) and acquired a commanding public profile in the last decades of the nineteenth century.” So begins the text by Ruth Kinna, the cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Feb 2019. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 5, Oscar Wilde

“Can anarchists also lay claim to Wilde? The Soul of Man Under Socialism, the essay he published in 1891, usually puts him in the anarchist frame, typically as a kind of individualist.” Oscar Wilde the anarchist!? a text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 6, Max Stirner

“Born Johann Kaspar Schmidt in Beyreuth in 1806, Stirner is one of the most controversial anarchists, by turns celebrated as the seminal anarchist theorist and marginalised as a political philosopher only tangentially related to the anarchist movement.” So begins the text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 7, Pierre Jozeph Proudhon

Proudhon is famous for two reasons. First, he’s the author of What is Property? the book containing the immortal phrase “property is theft!” Second, he has emerged as the ‘first’ anarchist. This accolade is explained in part by his provocative reclamation of ‘anarchy’. Until Proudhon published his critique of property in 1840 the term had only been applied pejoratively. In the other part, it comes from his encounter with Marx. In 1846 Proudhon rebuffed Marx’s tentative advances and hinted that he found his proposals dogmatic. Text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 8, Lucy Parsons

In 1900 a Republican-leaning US local broadsheet crowned Lucy Parsons an anarchist queen. The widow of Albert Parsons, she never played second fiddle to Albert nor stood in his shadow. She was a talented writer, orator and organiser in her own right. Text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 9, William Godwin

Godwin was an eighteenth-century radical writer and journalist and one of the leading participants in the debates sparked by the French Revolution. Text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Jan 2020. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Great Anarchists 10, Errico Malatesta

Malatesta is the direct link between the demise of the First International in
1871 and the struggle against European fascism that started some forty years later. After the ruckus between Marx and Bakunin catalysed the separate development of revolutionary socialist organisations, he joined both the anarchist Federalist International and its Italian section. Spending
long stretches of time in exile, dodging arrest and escaping jail, he lived much of his life like the great white shark, permanently on the move.t. Text by Ruth Kinna and cover art is by Clifford Harper. Released Jan 2020. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 2631349902 Cover Price £2

Green Anarchism, Tools for Everyday Life, Dysophia 0

An introduction to the basic tenets of green anarchism, setting out the principles and showing how they are put into practice. Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-66-3 Cover Price £1

The Individual, Society and the State, by Emma Goldman.

“Man’s true liberation, individual and collective, lies in his emancipation from authority and from the belief in it. All human evolution has been a struggle in that direction and for that object.” Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-85-4 Cover Price £1

The Kronstadt Commune by Ida Mett

Still considered one of the best histories of the Russian revolutionary failure and the Kronstadt uprising.
A new title from Active as an A6 size booklet.  ISBN 978-1-914567-05-6 Printed in Croatia. Cover Price = £2

The Last of the Hippies by Penny Rimbaud.

An updated pocket book size version of this seminal anarcho-punk essay by Crass drummer and writer Penny. Printed in  Croatia. £1.50 cover price.

Lessons From Chomsky by N.Robinson

The lessons I’ve learned from Chomsky have encouraged me to be more rational, compassionate, consistent, skeptical, and curious. Nearly everything I write is at least in part a restatement or application of something I picked up from Noam Chomsky, and it feels only fair to acknowledge the source. ISBN 978-1-909798-67-0 Cover Price £1

Nailing Descartes to the Wall.

“Nailing Descartes to the Wall” Animal Rights, Veganism and Punk Culture by Len Tilburger and Chris P.Kale. An A6 pocketbook reprint of our popular pamphlet subtitled “Animal Rights, Veganism and Punk Culture.”. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 978-1-909798-28-1 Cover Price £1.50

Notes on Anarchism Chomo

Notes on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky

A pocket-book reprint of his seminal essay first published in the 1973 collection ‘For Reasons Of State’. Twenty years later ‘My thinking on these matters has not changed in any essential respect.’ An A6 pocket pamphlet. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 978-1-909798-28-1 Cover Price £1

On Anarchism Marx Hope

On Anarchism, Marxism and Hope for the Future by Noam Chomsky

“I was attracted to anarchism as a young teenager, as soon as I began to think about the world beyond a pretty narrow range, and haven’t seen much reason to revise those early attitudes since. I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.” so says Chomo in this  A6 pocket book pamphlet.ISBN 978-1-909798-29-8 Cover Price £1

Remember Kronstadt 100 Years On.

A new edition of two essays about the Kronstadt Uprising. The main one written in 1991 by the Wildcat
magazine from the UK the other is an anonymous text found on Libcom. An A6 pocket booklet format. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978909798939 Cover Price = £1.50

Revolution is More Than a Word

Revolution is More Than a Word, 23 Theses on Anarchism

An Alpine discussion text from Gabriel Kuhn reprinted as a pocket book by us. An A6 pocket pamphlet. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 978-1-909798-25-0 Cover Price £1

Rojava Anarchists

One Year Since the Turkish Invasion of Rojava: An Interview with Tekosina Anarsist. A text of an interview with anarchists living in Rojava who are helping defend the revolution that is going on there. An A6 pocket pamphlet. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-87-8 Cover Price £1

S.C.U.M. Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.” So begins this infamous text by Valerie Solanas . Released June 2019. Printed in Croatia.ISBN 978-1-909798-65-6 Cover Price £1

Something Should Be Done by Peter Good

This is the true story of an anarchist’s honest attempt to work within the NHS and its Trade Unions, with the aim of improving the conditions for both workes and patients. Peter Good is the force of nature behind The Cunnigham Amendment journal. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-70-0 Cover Price £3

Street Art and Revolution…. a brief history.

A critical look at the role of graffiti, murals and the like in aiding revolutionary struggles. Focuses on Paris May 68, Nicaragua and N.Ireland. A reprint of a pamphlet we did several years ago that we have resized as an A6 booklet. ISBN 978-1-914567-02-5 Printed in Croatia. Cover price = £2

There’s No Such Things as Revolutionary Government. 

There’s no such thing as revolutionary government. You can’t use the instruments of government to abolish oppression. A Crimethinc online only pamphlet that we made real! An A6 pocket pamphlet. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-60-1  Cover Price £1

What about the Rapists?

Dysophia 3 in an A6 chunky pocketbook version takes a look at “anarchist approaches to crime and justice”.  Reprinted in Croatia July 2021. ISBN 978-1-909798-60-1  Cover Price £3

What is Anarchist Music? by Ruud Noys

A pocketbook discussion of the nature of anarchist music with an academic slant.  Printed in Croatia April 2020. ISBN 978-1-909798-79-3  Cover Price £2

Witches, Midwives and Nurses a History of Women Healers

A new pocket book version of this popular feminist analysis of the witch hunts. Printed in Croatia April 2020.  ISBN 978-1-909798-09-0  Cover Price £3

You’re Already Dead, by CRASS

Originally handed out at CRASS gigs thirty odd years ago this angry tirade seems painfully relevant today, swap the names Reagan for Trump, Thatcher for Boris and we’re back to basics!                                                                   Printed in Croatia  July 2021.  ISBN 978-1-909798-92-2  Cover Price £1

3 Positions Against Prisons by August O’Clairre

The approaches of innocence and amnesty shouldn’t draw a kneejerk criticism, but rather should be placed in the context of the politics from which they are derived–a politics that appeals to those who love the law, and a politics of war between different forms of government. Printed in Croatia April 2020.  ISBN 978-1-909798-76-2  Cover Price £1