The Pacifist Library
Curandi Katz (Valentina Curandi and Nathaniel Katz)
January 28 – April 30, 2022
A reading room with books on non-violent social change, collected by and donated to the The Pacifist Library, a framework of nomadic interventions, inaugurated by Curandi Katz in 2011. Organised by Malade and hosted by WALTER books, Arnhem, the reading room can be freely accessed during regular opening hours. Feel free to dig through!
Publications on view:
A Brief History Of The 23rd Precinct – Anonymous (undated); Pamphlet, np.
A Glorious Liberty. The Ideas Of The Ranters – A.L. Morton (2007); Published by past tense, London; Text pirated from A.L. Morton's The World of the Ranters (1970); Pamphlet, 56 pp.
A Man to Match His Mountains. Badshah Khan, Nonviolent Soldier of Islam – Eknath Easwaran (1984); Published by Nilgiri Press; With an Afterword by Timothy Flinders; 246 pp.
A Manual For Direct Action. Strategy and Tactics for Civil Rights and All Other Nonviolent Protest Movements – Martin Oppenheimer and George Lakey (1965); Published by Quadrangle Books, Chicago; First published 1964; Foreword by Bayard Rustin; Drawings by Elsa Bailey; 144 pp.
A Philosophy of Nonviolence – David McReynolds (2001); A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Essay Series #15, New York; Pamphlet, 40 pp.
Abolish Whiteness – Noel Ignatiev (2018); Published by No Borders: Louisville’s Radical Lending Library/Louisville Anarchist Federation Federation; 8 pp.
Accomplices Not Allies. Abolishing the ally industrial complex (An Indigenous Perspective & Provocation, Version 2) (2014) – Indigenous Action Media; Pamphlet, 12 pp.
Activist Trauma & Recovery (undated); Activist trauma, OARC, East Oxford community Centre; Pamphlet, 4 pp.
Against Domestication – Jacques Camatte (2005); Published by re- pressed, Leeds; Pamphlet, 40 pp.
Against The Romances Of Community Policing – Stuart Schrader (2016); Published by A World Without Police; Pamphlet, 12 pp.
Against White Supremacy. Screw the klan, confederacy & the cops (anonymous, 2015); Pamphlet, n.p.
Albania, Laboratory of Subversion – Anon. (1999); Published by Edizioni NN, Pont St Martin and Elephant Editions, London; Pamphlet, 52 pp.
An A-Z of Borders – No Borders (2009); Distributed by Active, London; Pamphlet, n.p.
[Current status: missing.]
An Anarchist Introduction to Critical Race Theory – By RACE (2002), Published by RACE (Revolutionary Anti-Authoritarians Of Color), Louisville; 6 pp.
Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle – Alfredo M. Bonanno (1990); Published by Elephant Editions, London; Bratach Dubh Anarchist Pamphlets 1, Second Edition, fifth Reprint; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
Anarchist Survival Guide For Understanding Gestapo Swine Interrogation Mind Games. Subtitle: Staying Free by Shutting The Fuck Up! – Anarchist Author, Poet, Jailhouse Lawyer & Prisoner Harold H. Thompson (undated); The Boston Anarchist Black Cross, Boston; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
Angela Davis. An Autobiography – Angela Davis (1988); Published by International Publishers; First published by Random House 1974; 402 pp.
Anti-Mass Methods of Organisation for Collectives, and Methods for the Communialisation of Confusion. A Situationist Critique of "Anti-Mass" – Anonymous (undated, late 1990s); Re-published by "In the Spirit of Emma", Active Distribution; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Anti-Semitism And The Beirut Pogrom – Fredy Perlman (1991); Printed by 121 Bookshop, London; Originally published 1983, printed by Left Bank Books, Seattle; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Antiindividualistic Individuality. A Concept – Teoman Gee (2003); Alpine Anarchist productions 010; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Apart From The Obvious Exceptions – Alfredo M. Bonanno (2003); Published by Elephant Editions, London; Active Distribution, London; Pamphlet, 40 pp.
Atheist Morality: Why We Don't Need Religion to Be Moral – Gerfried Ambrosch (2013); Published by Active Distribution; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
Basic Blockading – Delia Smith (2002); Detailed Guide on how to operationalize a blockade ; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
be free where you are. a talk given at the Maryland Correctional Institution – Thich Nhat Hanh (2000); Published by Parallax Press, Berkeley; Pamphlet, 32 pp.
Be Prepared For The Cops (undated, anonymous); FBI? Just Say "No" – Julia Swanson; Pamphlet, 4 pp.
Beyond Property Destruction – Tom Nom(A)d (undated); Tactival Analysis Series 4; Pamphlet, n.p.
Beyond the Balaclavas. Of South East Mexico – Charles Reeve, Sylvie Deneuve, Marc Geoffroy (2003); Published by Elephant Editions, London; Pamphlet, 64 pp.
Black Skin Black Flag. These Colours Don't Run: Standard Issue 1 (2012); Published by BSBF Publications, London; With a text by Ralph McDowell; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Bosnia: Solidarity not charity (1995); Published by Workers' Aid for Bosnia / Tuzla District Trade Union; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Burning Women. The European Witch Hunts, enclosure and the rise of capitalism – Lady Stardust (2010); Published by past tense, London; First published 2007; Radical History pamphlet, 36 pp.
CALAIS 9. Solidarité avec les sans papiers / freedom of movement for all (2009) Dirstributed by Active Distribution, London; Pamphlet, n.p.
Civil Rights? Stormont Wrongs! – Fionnbarra O'Dochartaigh (1944); Published by AK Press, Edinburgh; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
Class Struggle in a German Town. Radicals intervene in a nuclear power plant construction in Phillipsburg (1993); Published by AK Press, Scotland and Unpopular Books, London; From an original article published by Wildcat, Berlin, Germany; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
Collective Liberation on my mind – Chris Crass (2001); Kersplebedeb, Montreal; Pamphlet, 64 pp.
Coming of Age: A New Afrikan Revolutionary – Safiya Asya Bukhari (2005); A joint Spear and Shield-Kersplebedeb publication; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Commentaries on Living. First Series – Jiddu Krishnamurti (1999); Published by Krishnamurti Foundation, India; 262 pp.
[Current status: missing.]
Comrade and Lover. Rosa Luxemburg’s Letters to Leo Jogiches – Edited an translated by Elzbieta Oettinger (1989); Published by Pluto Press, London; First published by MIT Press 1979; 206 pp.
Disarmed and Dangerous. The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan – Murray Polner and Jim O’grady (1997); Published by BasicBooks; 436 pp.
Down with the Fences. Battles for the Commons in South London (2004); Published by past tense, London; Pamphlet, 44 pp.
Engaged Buddhism. Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia – Edited by Christopher S. Queen and Sallie B. King (1996); Published by State University of New York Press; Contributions by Christopher S. Queen, Christopher S. Queen, Alan Sponberg, George D. Bond, Santikaro Bhikkhu, Donald K. Swearer, Nancy J. Barnes, José Ignacio Cabezón, Sallie B. King, Daniel A. Metraux, Sallie B. King; 452 pp.
From Colditz to Bangladesh. Childhood... Thought, Antics And Exaggeration (1996); Published by Black Economy Books, Manchester; Pamphlet, 56 pp.
From War To Peace. Lessons learned form achievements and failures in peace agreements over the past decade: a strategy for peace process optimisation – Caroline Guinard (2002); Published by Nonviolence International, Bangkok, SIAM. Foreword by Dr. Oscar Arias; 176 pp.
Gandhi’s Truth. On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence – Erik H. Erikson (1969); Published by W. W. Norton & Comany, New York; 480 pp.
Green Anarchism. tools for everyday life (2009); Published by Dysophia, Leeds; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
Hot Lead is Medicine (excerpts). Thoughts on Whiteness, privilege and violence – Texas F. Slim (2006); Published by Kersplebedeb; Pamphlet, n.p.
How to Set Up a Housing Co-operative (2010); Radical Routes, 7th Edition; Footprint Workers Co-op, a Radical Routes member co-op, Leeds; Pamphlet, 44 pp.
How to Set Up a Social Centre (2009); Radical Routes, 1st Edition; Footprint Workers Co-op, a Radical Routes member co-op, Leeds; Pamphlet, 88 pp.
Hunger Strike (undated reprint, anon.); Republished by "In the Spirit of Emma" c/o BM Active, London; Pamphlet, 36 pp.
I And Thou – Martin Buber (1958); Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York / Second Edition ,Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, with a postscript by the Author; 140 pp.
I, Rigoberta Menchú. An Indian Woman in Guatemala – Edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray (1999); Published by Verso; Translation from the Spanish first published by Verso 1984; First Published as Me Llamo Rigoberta Menchú Y Asi Me Nació La Concienca by Editorial Argos Vergara, Barcelona 1983; Translated by Ann Wright; 252 pp.
Introducing Liberation Theology – Leonardo Boff, Clodovis Boff (2011); Published by Orbis Books; First published by Burns & Oates 1987; 100 pp.
Kanthapura – Raja Rao (1963); Published by New Directions; First published by Allen & Unwin, London 1938; 246 pp.
Kennington Park. The Birthplace of People's Democracy – Stefan Szczelkun (2005); Published by past tense, London; Originally published 1997; Pamphlet, 32 pp.
Lakota Woman – Mary Crow Dog (1991); Published by Harper Perennial, New York; First published by HarperCollins 1990; Photographs by Richard Erdoes; 266 pp.
Last Orders For The Local? Working class Space -v- the market place – Anonymous (2006); Published by past tense, London; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
Later the Same Day – Grace Paley (1985); Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 218 pp.
Living My Life – Emma Goldman (1970); Published by Dover Publications; Originally published in 1931 by Alfred Knopf, New York; In two volumes. Volume one; 520 pp.
Mapuche. The pople of the land – various authors (anonymous, undated); Published by "In the Spirit of Emma" / Active Distribution, London; Pamphlet, 38 pp.
Mayday 1971. or, How To Lose Street Battles And Alienate People (2012); Published by Research and Destroy, New York; Pamphlet, n.p.
Nicotiana Brittanica. The Cotsworlds' Illicit Tobacco Cultivation In The 17th Century – Will Simpson & Jim McNeill (2009); Bristol Radical Pamphleteer #9 / Bristol Radical History Group; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
No Easy Walk To Freedom. In His Own Words – Nelson Mandela (1990); Published by Heinemann International, Oxford; First published in 1965; Foreword by Ruth First, Introduction by Oliver Tambo; 190 pp.
Oaxaca. Broken Barricades: A History of the Recent Uprising (2008); Published by 56a InfoShop; Essays by Collective Reinventions and Ana Nimo; Pamphlet, 56 pp.
Occupy – Noam Chomsky (2012); Published by Penguin Books; With a text by the National Lawyers Guild; 130 pp.
On the duty of civil disobedience – Henry David Thoreau (1985); A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Essay Series #3, New York; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
On Zionism and Jewish Identity – Uri Davis (1986); Published by Polemic Press, London; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Pacifism and Invasion, On Duelling – Jessie Wallace Hughan (1982); A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Essay Series #4, New York; Pamphlet, 56 pp.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire (1970); Published by The Seabury Press, New York; translated from the original Portuguese manuscript in 1968; 192 pp.
Perspectives on Pacifism. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Views on Nonviolence and International Conflict – David R. Smock (1995); Published by United States Institute of Peace Press; Introduction by David Little; 78 pp.
Printers Playtime (1987); Published by Dark Star and Phoenix Press; Pamphlet, 32 pp.
Prisons that could not hold – Barbara Deming (1985); Published by Sprinsters Ink, San Francisco; Introductions by Grace Paley; Photo Essay ed. by Joan E. Biren; 234 pp.
Propulsive Utopia – Alfredo M. Bonanno (1999); Published by Elephant Editions, London; Pamphlet, 36 pp.
Public Power. In the Age of Empire – Arundhati Roy (2004); Published by Seven Stories Press, New York; Open Media Series; 64 pp.
Publishing With Radical Intent... – The Hobnail Directory October 2006 – September 2007 (2007); Published by Hobnail Press; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Radical Brewing. Work, Energy, Commoning & Beer – Steve Stuffit (2009) Published by Bristol Radical Group, UK; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Rescue The World. Poems – Marilyn Buck (2001); Published by Friends of Marilyn Buck, San Francisco; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Revolution, Violence, Antiauthoritarianism. A few notes – Alfredo M. Bonanno (undated); Published by Elephant Editions, London; Original titles: ‘Rivoluzione, violenza, anti-autoritarismo’, La dimensione anarchica, Catania 1974; ‘Nuclei autonomi di base’, Teoria e pratica dell’insurrezione, Catania; ‘Dibattito sull’autogestione’, Movimento e progetto rivoluzionario, Catania 1977,Translated by Jean Weir. Pamphlet, 40 pp.
Revolutionary Solidarity – Aldo Perego, Alfredo M. Bonanno, Massimo Passamani, Pierleone Porcu (2000) Published by Elephant Editions, Work in Progress/3, London; Translated by Jean Wier; "The Virtue of Torment"; Bonanno: "A Few Notes on Sacco and Vanzetti"; Passamani: "Aid or Solidarity?"; Porcu: "Revolutionary Solidarity"; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Rights of common. The Fight Against the Theft of Sydenham Common and One Tree Hill – Betty O'Connor (2009); Published by past tense, London; Pamphlet, 24 pp.
Riot / Control [anonymous, undated protester's handbook]; Pamphlet, n.p.
Seeds Of Liberation – Edited by Paul Goodman (1964); An anthology by Liberation; Published by George Braziller, New York; Contribution by James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Nat Hentoff, Paul Goodman, et al.; 560 pp.
Set The People Free. The opposition to ID Cards in North London, 1950 (and 2006) – David King (2013); Published by past tense; originally published in 2006; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
St. Francis Of Assisi – Johannes Jörgensen (1955); Published by Doubleday Image Books; 354 pp.
[Current status: missing.]
Shopfloor Struggles of American Workers. Form a talk by Martin Glaberman (undated, late 1980s); Pamphlet, 12 pp.
Small is beautiful. Economics as if People Mattered – E. F. Schumacher (1975); Perennial Library edition, Published by Harper & Row, New York; First published by Blond & Briggs 1973; 312 pp.
Squatters Handbook. 13th Edition (2009); London: Advisory Service for Squatters; Pamphlet, 83 pp.
Ten Steps For Setting Up A Blockade – Anonymous (undated); Pamphlet, 12 pp.
The Anatomy of Peace – Emery Reves (1963); The Viking Press, New York 298 pp.
The Animal Liberation Movement: Its Philosophy, Its Achievements, And Its Future – Peter Singer (undated); Re-published by "In the Spirit of Emma", Active Distribution; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
The Art & Science of Billboard Improvement – Billboard Liberation Front and Friends (2000); Published by Los Cabrones Press; Pamphlet, 2 pp.
The Book of Embraces – Eduardo Galeano (1992); Published by W.W. Norton, New York; Translated by Cedric Belfrage; 280 pp.
The Debt Resistors' Operations Manual (2012); StrikeDebt/Occupy Wall Street/Common Notions; 124 pp.
The E.Z.L.N. by the W.S.M. and the Zapatista "Declaration of War" – Red and Black Revolution and The E.Z.L.N. General Command (2003); Re-published by "In the Spirit of Emma", Active Distribution; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
The Long Walk at San Francisco State (and other essays) – Kay Boyle (1970); Published by Grove Press, New York / Evergreen Black Cat Edition; 152 pp.
The Power Of The Powerless – Václav Havel et al. (1990); Published by M. E. Sharpe, New York; First published by Palach Press 1985; Introduction by Steven Lukes; Contributions by Vaclav Havel, Rudolf Battek, Vaclav Benda, Vaclav Cerny, Jiri Hajek, Ladislav Hejdanek, Miroslav Kusy, Jiri Ruml, Petr Uhl, Josef Vohryzek, Josef Zverina; 230 pp.
The Quiet Battle. Writings on Theory and Practice of Non-violent Resistance – Edited by Mulford Q. Sibley (1963); Published by Anchor Books, New York; Contributions by Etienne de La Boetie, William Godwin & Percy B. Shelley, Henry D. Thoreau, Mohandas K. Gandhi, George Coe & Kirby Page, C.M. Case, Richard Gregg, Barthelemy de Ligt, Theodor Mommsen, Flavius Josephus, Wilfred H. Crook, Arthur Griffith, A.K. Jameson, Joseph Scholmer, Isaac Sharpless, John Fiske, Krishnalal Shridharani, C. Eric Lincoln and Martin Luthar King, Jr., Neil Haworth and Peace News, Jessie Wallace Hughan; 390 pp.
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense. A Gandhian Approach – Robert J. Burrowes (1996); Published by State University of New York Press; 372 pp.
The Vancouver 5: Armed Struggle in Canada. The History of the Wimmen's Fire Brigade and Other Armed Groups – Jim Campbell (undated); Distributed by Firestarter Press, Baltimore; Pamphlet, 16 pp.
The Way to Shambhala. A Search for the Mythical Kingdom beyond the Himalayas – Edwin Bernbaum (1980); Published by Anchor Books; 320 pp.
Theatre of the Oppressed – Augusto Boal (1993); Published by Theatre Communications Group; 208 pp.
[Current status: missing.]
Third World Nationalism And The State – Sam Dolgoff (1981); Anarchist-Communist Federation of North-America; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
This Is Class War. An Introduction to the Class War Federation – Anonymous (1991); AK Distribution, Scotland; First printed 1989; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
To Delightful Measures Changed... Reflections on the 1978–79 Winter of Discontent (2012); Published by past tense, London; Compiled from texts by endangeredphoenix, revolt against plenty and Henri Simon; Pamphlet, 78 pp.
Unlock – Poems by Bei Dao (2000); Published by New Directions Publishing; Translated by Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong; 116 pp.
Venceremos. Victor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement – Gabriel San Roman (2014); PM Press Pamphlet Series No 0012; Foreword by T.M. Scruggs; Pamphlet, 36 pp.
Vindication of a Vegan Diet – Gerfried Ambrosch (2013); Published by "In the Spirit of Emma", Active Distribution, London; Pamphlet, 28 pp.
Voices From the 99 Percent. An Oral History of the Occupy Wall Street Movement – Edited by Lenny Flank (2011); Published by Red and Black Publishers, St Petersburg, Florida; 336 pp.
Waste. An Eye-witness Report on some aspects of Waste in Western Sicily – Danilo Dolci (1964); Published by Monthly Review Press, New York; First published in Italy under the title of Spreco 1960; Translated from the Italian by R. Munroe; 354 pp.
We Are All Part Of One Another. A Barbara Deming Reader – Edited by Jane Meyerding (1984); Published by New Society Publishers, Philadelphia; With a foreword by Barbara Smith; 304 pp.
We come to bury the Turkish Republic, not to praise it. Fundamentalism, Nationalism, and Militarism in Turkey – 5th May Group / Feminism in Turkey – Mine Ege (1998); Published by The Fifth of May Group (Turkish and Kurdish Anarchists in Exile), London; Pamphlet, n.p.
We have arrived. We are here. Marcha de la Dignidad – Words of the EZLN (2001); From the Zocalo in Mexico City; Autonomous Media Project; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
What are you talking about? Why should I cut my dreads? What's wrong with a Mohawk? Answers for white people on appropriation, hair and anti-racist struggle – Colin Kennedy Donovan, Qwo-Li Driskill (undated); Planting Seeds Community Awareness Project; Pamphlet, 4 pp.
What is Libertarian History? – Liz Willis (2011); Radical history network; Pamphlet, 12 pp.
What is Populism? – L. Gambone (1996); Published by Red Lion Press, Montreal; Pamphlet, 20 pp.
Work Community Politics War (2005); Distributed by Active Distribution, London; Re-published from prole.info; Pamphlet, 32 pp.
You Can't Kill The Spirit – Pam McAllister (1988); Published by New Society Publishers, Philadelphia; Barbara Deming Memorial Series: Stories of Women and Nonviolent Action; 238 pp.