October 2023 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 112, October 2023 has just been posted on our site: https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/63xv5h
The pdf is up at https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/bk3m09
The Paris Commune by Jules Scarceriaux (with cartoon by Richard Warren) 'We could never live in those mansions; there are carpets three inches thick; the furniture is too luxurious to be touched'
Jules Scarceriaux. Anarchist by the Dockstader Anarchist Mutual Aid Society 'The FBI made special note of Scarceriaux’s ability to speak nine separate languages, which made him a useful organizer for the I.W.W.'
Seth Dockstader by the Dockstader Anarchist Mutual Aid Society 'For those who are unaware of Seth, he is not an anarchist from early period of the anarchist movement, but rather a contemporary who was a loyal friend and comrade to many still active today.'
Walking in the old ruts by H. Mace 'the emancipation of labour from the wages system is an economic problem, and that to make an assault on the House of Commons through the medium of a political Labour party to achieve its salvation is as fatal as practising nudism at the poles.'
History notes (Sept. 2023) links to 'The Unstoppable Anarchist Ersilia Cavedagni' and 'The Patacons, a libertarian band in the Prades Mountains'
Defeat and Revival : Thoughts on The Weight of the Stars [Book Review] 'The Weight of the Stars is an essential contribution to the history of the anarchist struggle against Francoism.'
Everyday Anarchist by Nick Mamatas 'A Life for Anarchy: A Stuart Christie Reader, edited by the Kate Sharpley Library, is an excellent step in cementing Christie’s posthumous reputation, and those of his comrades.'
Fighting the “monster of ignorance” [Book review] by Barry Pateman (Review of 'Letterpress Revolution' by Kathy Ferguson): 'This work opens up many paths for militants, researchers and writers to follow in trying understand anarchism and anarchists and their relation to anarchy.'
Mat Kavanagh: A Tribute by John Hewetson 'Wherever he found himself Mat was always an anarchist. His experience taught him to adhere to the traditional ideas of the movement and his judgment was always sane, well-balanced and expressed with characteristic humour.'
Mat Kavanagh [Letter] by Henry Moorhouse 'Mat was the boy to remind them of certain principles which no amount of political opportunism could change or destroy.'
Audrey Beecham [letter] by Kevin E 'we were approached by this posh elderly woman who turned out to be Audrey. We were all in our early 20’s at the time, so it seemed unusual, but she was obviously interested and when she talked about her time in Spain we all got on fine.'