Category Archives: Anarchism

Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

On July 19, 1936, the Spanish Revolution and Civil War began (Anarchism, Volume One, Chapter 23). Anarchists in the anarcho-syndicalist trade union federation, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), and the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) were instrumental in preventing fascist … Continue reading

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We, Anarchists and Libertarian Communists in the Class Struggle in Capitalist Europe

The European organizations which are part of the Anarkismo network met on the 18th and 19th of November in Genoa. We discussed and exchanged, thought and reflected together, attempting as a network to plan a strategy for forward movement. Delegations … Continue reading

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Anarchist Social Organization

The rise of the right and the incapacity of the institutional left to offer an alternative is pressing the crucial question for our time: what is our strategy in pre-revolutionary times? The revolutionary left is fixated on the ruptures and … Continue reading

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Boris Yelensky: Factory Committees in the Russian Revolution

Boris Yelensky’s In the Social Storm – Memoirs of the Russian Revolution, is a neglected text even in anarchist circles. Yelensky was living in exile in Chicago when news of the February Revolution in Russia reached him. He returned to … Continue reading

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#Kropotkin: An Appeal to the Young

Today it’s the birthday of Peter Kropotkin. Happy Birthday! “Peter Kropotkin…was recognized by friend and foe as one of the greatest minds…of the nineteenth century… The lucidity and brilliance of his mind combined with his warm-heartedness into the harmonious whole … Continue reading

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Lucy Parsons on the “Harmony” Between Capital & Labor: The Robber and the Robbed

A letter to the editor by Lucy Parsons. The letter is from December 7, 1878.

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Anarchists Responding to Operation Erebo in #Brazil

On the 25th of October, 2017, several anarchists’ homes and social spaces were raided by the police in Porto Alegre, on the territories occupied by the Brazilian State.

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Practices of Self-Organisation in South Africa: The Experience of the 1980s and its Implications for Contemporary Protest

The talk that I’m going to present today is based on a research project that I carried out with my colleague Vladislav Kruchinsky in South Africa in 2011-2013. The aim of our research was to analyse and explore the methods … Continue reading

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Emma Goldman’s Disillusionment with Marxism-Leninism, Not the Russian Revolution

In the chapter on the Russian Revolution in Volume One of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, I included excerpts from the Afterword to Emma Goldman’s My Further Disillusionment with Russia (originally published in 1924). But as Emma Goldman noted in a handwritten … Continue reading

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Industrial Collectivisation During the Spanish Revolution – #Anarchism

Interesting article by Deirdre Hogan about the collectivisation and worker control of industry in revolutionary Spain during the civil war. This article was originally published on Libcom.org in 2005.

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