Emma Cray was a close friend of mine. Unlike most people I know she became more interested and involved in political ideas and action as she got older rather than giving up on them. She moved to London, to live with me at the beginning of 1995, helped with the distribution and did her own thing too. On the 14th of September 1995 she was crushed by a truck whilst she was cycling through Mile End, in East London. My memories of her are full of love and beauty as well as intelligence, enquiry, imagination and fun. We publish these pamphlets in her memory and with her spirit of hope and determination to do something worthwhile despite everything! There is no party line here or consistency of thought but there is a constant desire to find out what is really going on and what we can do about it. "Debunking" the mental status quo as Emma and I liked to say.

Jon @ctive


Pamphlets in this series so far;


The Abolition of Work, by Bob Black.

The classic anti wage slavery text. "A rosy description of a possible society and a partial analysis of the one we live in. An essential text."



Hunger Strike, by the 121 Bookshop.

An illustrated tirade against body fascism and eating disorders. 

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

"The minds of men are in confusion, for the very foundations of our civilization seem to be tottering. People are losing faith in the existing institutions, and the more intelligent realize that capitalist industrialism is defeating the very purpose it is supposed to serve." 

Mapuche, The People of The Earth, by Various authors.

A look at the plight of the Mapuche from what we call Chile and their centuries old struggle for land rights and recognition. 

Notes on Anarchism, by Noam Chomsky.

A succinct defence of anarchism written in 1973 Chomsky stands by this work to this day.


Revolutionary Women Stencils, originally by Tui.

Our own version of Tui's marvellous idea! A pamphlet full of stencils and text celebrating women who have made their mark though often have not been recognised for it. We have added a couple of extra women and intend to keep updating and improving this booklet as reprints allow. 

SCUM, Valerie Solanas.

A version of this extraordinary work thats cheap enough to give away as a present to anyone you think needs to re-examine their attitudes to Patriarchy and the status quo! Thought provoking doesn't suffice! 

Witches, Midwives and Nurses, a history of women healers. by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English.

This is a fascinating study of the European history of women as healers from the Middle Ages through to the Twentieth century. The authors show how women's roles in health are inextricably linked to our oppression as women, to the deep-rooted institutionalised class system and to monopolies of knowledge. 


Writings in Graffiti, Part 1 (The Twilight Man) by Chris Bowsher.

Those of you old enough to remember might recognise ChrisÕs name as the vocalist from RDF. Here at last he has realised a long ambition to be published (however small scale it may be!) We bring you poetry and prose (call them lyrics and a story if you prefer!) of the Surplus People. 


Anarchism The Feminist Connection by Peggy Kornegger

and Anarcho-Feminism Two Statements from Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists. 

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

Animal Liberation, The Animal Liberation Movement; Its Philosophy, its Achievements, and its Future,

by Peter Singer.

A classic introduction to specisism and the ideas behind Animal Liberation. Helps explain veganism to those who have no idea! 

Beasts of Burden, Capitalism, Animals and Communism.

A discussion document with an additional text titled "Anarcho-punk, the ALF and the miners strike - a cautionary tale from the 1980s"


"Bondage Up Yours" Experiences of female Punks in the Nineteen Nineties, by M.Liptrot.

The result of a degree study by Michele a long in the tooth female punk from the North of England. This is an interesting collection of comments, interviews and history of womens participation in punk. 

The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism, by Fredy Perlman.

A well respected text discussing Nationalism and the state. 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Anarchism But Were Afraid To Ask.

An Introductory pamphlet to contemporary anarchism originally from a Cardiff based group, reprinted several times since. 

The EZLN by the WSM and the Zapatista Declaration of War,

text taken from The Workers Solidarity Movement's Red and Black Revolution magazine . Discusses the anarchist nature of the EZLN. Also included is the original Zapatista declaration from the 1st Dec 1993. 

Fascism and Anti-Fascism, by Jean Barrot.

"The only way to defeat racism is to address it on a general and "political' level, showing how any division between proles (and racism even more viciously than xenophobia) always ends in them (all proles) being worse off, more degraded, more submissive." 


Hot Damn and Hell Yeah!, by Ryan Splint.

A Mexican vegan cookbook from Australia!! With excellent skull heavy illustrations, this is fun and easy to use and ideal for those who like their food spicy!


You're Already Dead, by Crass.

Originally handed out at gigs twenty odd years ago this angry tirade seems painfully relevant today,

swap the names Reagan for Bush, Thatcher for Blair and we're back to basics!




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