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BOOKS FROM THE MARXIST INTERNET ARCHIVE

Erythros Press and Media, who distribute books on behalf of MIA publishing, now has two new titles in stock. The first, */Communards/*, is something every one of you will want to read, whatever current of communism you support. The other – */The Communist Manifesto & its Genesis/* – will not be new to you, but you should buy it as an act of solidarity. *Please promote these books with all your friends and comrades*.

All proceeds go to paying the expenses of running the MIA.

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Communards: The Story of the Paris Commune of 1871, As Told by those Who Fought for It. Texts selected, edited, and
translated by Mitchell Abidor 302 pp: http://www.marxists.org/admin/books/communards/index.h tm

In this unique collection of texts translated into English for the first time, we hear the genuine voices of the Paris Commune of 1871. Every Communard drew something different from the experience of the Commune, and *Communards* allows all of them to have their say.

”If socialism wasn’t born of the Commune, it is from the Commune that dates that portion of international revolution that no longer wants to give battle in a city in order to be surrounded and crushed, but which instead wants, at the head of the proletarians of each and every country, to attack national and international reaction and put an end to the capitalist regime” – Edouard Vaillant, a member of the Paris Commune.

Documents include the records of stormy meetings of the Commune deciding on the execution of hostages, minutes of meetings of the First International throughout the siege as well as reminiscences of participants written down 25 years after the event.

Much of this would be new to French-speakers; it is all new for those who do not normally read in the French language. No history of the Commune may be written in the future without reference to *Communards*.

Mitchell Abidor is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. He is also the author of The Great Anger: Ultra-Revolutionary Writing in France from the Atheist Priest to the Bonnot Gang.

ISBN 978-0-9805428-9-9
Price US$25+postage.
Proceeds to Marxists Internet Archive

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