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Snugg iPad 2 Case - Smart Cover with Flip Stand & Lifetime Guarantee (Black Leather) for Apple iPad 2
Snugg iPad 2 Case - Smart Cover with Flip Stand & Lifetime Guarantee (Black Leather) for Apple iPad 2
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 20 Jun. 2012
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Bought this for my fondle slab - its pretty elegant, in a retro kind of way, & means I'm able to use the slab in various orientations. Its still robust, after about 3 months of use.


Live Working or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went Global
Live Working or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went Global
by Paul Mason
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why no discussion of Spanish anarchism?, 23 Feb. 2012
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This is a very good book, reviewing some long lost episodes of working class history, with some interesting attempts to draw parallels with contemporary events within the new, globalised working class. This is a bottom up view of working class struggle - the emphasis on workers' self organisation beyond the limits of an institutional approach.
Yet, one of the most obvious examples of European workers self organisation was the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajo (National Confederation of Labour or CNT), the Spanish anarcho-syndicalist union (c. 1910-1939) which was not mentioned - even once! This was a movement that encompassed almost everything that Mason saw in the examples he cited but also went on to launch a social revolution with the outbreak of the Nationalist uprising in 1936. This is a surprising and disappointing omission - Mason's take on the CNT would have been interesting.
That said, this is a book I'd recommend - it takes a reasonably balanced line, and is aware of the constraints and contradictions within which these people operated - and modern day activists could do worse than read this work.


Remembering Spain: Italian Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
Remembering Spain: Italian Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
by Umberto Marzocchi
Edition: Pamphlet

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Concise, 1 Oct. 2009
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While the role of the International Brigades has been the subject of much research, the role of foreign anarchist volunteers has not been nearly so extensively written on. What this little pamphlet informs us of is the role of Italian anarchist volunteers, through the reminisces of one volunteer. While its input is very welcome, it is too short to give anything more than a tantilising flavour of their experiences and motivations. What it does touch on is the growing tensions between the anarchists at the front and the communists in the rear in the lead up to the May Events in 1937. For this reason alone it is worth considering.


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