1970s ACTIVISM & AUTONOMY: stories from East London Big Flame




Saul D Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A pragmatic primer for realistic radicals 1971

Alexander Berkman, Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist 1912

John Berger, Mike Dibb  et al., Ways of Seeing 1972

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Our Bodies Ourselves 1973

Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James, The Power of Women & the Subversion of the Community 1972

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle 1967

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks 1952
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth 1961

Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectics of Sex: The case for feminist revolution 1970

Michel Foucault, Madness & Civilisation 1964

Jo Freeman, aka Joreen, The Tyranny of Structurelessness 1972

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed 1970

Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks 1971

C L R  James, The Black Jacobins 1938

Alexandra Kollontai, Women Workers Struggle for their Rights 1919

R D Laing, The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise 1967

Lotta Continua, Take over the City: Community Struggles in Italy 1973

Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man 1964

Karl Marx, Die Grundrisse 1857

Karl Marx, Das Kapital Vol I 1867, Vol II 1885

Toni Negri, Revolution Retrieved: Writings on Marx, Keynes, capitalist crisis and new social subjects (1967-83) 1988

Peter Nettl, Rosa Luxemburg 1969

Marge Piercy, The Grand Coolie Damn 1969

The Radical Therapist Collective, The Radical Therapist 1974

Wilhelm Reich, Character Analysis 1933

Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism 1933

Wilhelm Reich, The Sexual Revolution 1936

Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man! 1948

Sheila Rowbotham, Women’s Liberation & the New Politics 1971

Sheila Rowbotham, Woman’s Consciousness, Man’s World 1973

Anne Kent Rush, Getting Clear: Body Work for Women 1973

Victor Serge, Memoirs of a Revolutionary 1963

Georges Sorel, From Georges Sorel: Essays in Socialism and Philosophy ed. John L Stanley 1976

E P Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class 1963

Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life 1967

Raymond Williams, Culture & Society 1958

Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution 1961

Raymond Williams, (ed.) May Day Manifesto 1968  1968

Elizabeth Wilson, Women and the Welfare State 1977

There were also important and influential events such as the 1967 Dialectics of Liberation Congress in London  (see www.dialecticsofliberation.com and David Cooper (ed.), Dialectics of Liberation, Penguin, London, 1968).

Also underground newspapers and journals such as Black Dwarf, Red Rag, Spare Rib, Race Today, Radical America and Solidarity.