The present text —the core of which was taken from the introduction that we wrote for the French edition of Social Anarchism and Organization, by the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)— aims to discuss the question of the specific anarchist political organization, based on the contributions of Mikhail Bakunin, Errico Malatesta and the Organizational Platform for a General Union of Anarchists, written by militants organized around the magazine Dielo Trudá, among whom were Nestor Makhno and Piotr Archinov.Continue reading Bakunin, Malatesta and the Platform Debate – The Question of Anarchist Political Organization
The individualist- egoism of Max Stirner, its strengths and weaknesses, in comparison with the views of Bakunin, Landauer, and Karl Marx. A review of Jacob Blumenfeld’s All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner (Winchester: Zero Books, 2018. 155 pp. $17.46 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78099-663-9.)Continue reading Self and Others: Max Stirner and Revolutionary Anarchism – Review of Jacob Blumenfeld’s All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner
DIY Culture #8, Bakunin Bumper Birthday Special. What follows is an introduction and a download option of the brand new issue of DIY Culture.Continue reading D.i.Y.Culture #8 – #Bakunin Bumper Birthday Special
The polemic with Mazzini.Continue reading Alfredo M. #Bonanno: Introduction to Complete Works of Mikhail #Bakunin
Corrected version of chapter 8 of Robert Graham’s book ‘We Do Not Fear Anarchy – We Invoke It’: The First International and the Origins of the Anarchist Movement.
Statism and Anarchy: Critique of the Marxist Theory of the State. An essay from 1873 by Mikhail Bakunin.
This is my more detailed reply to René Berthier’s defence of his claim that the anarchist movements that emerged in the 1870s from the struggles and debates within the International Workingmen’s Association constituted some kind of break with Bakunin’s revolutionary socialism. My title is a play on Augustin Souchy’s autobiography, Beware Anarchist! A Life of Freedom. Souchy was a German anarcho-syndicalist and anti-militarist. His best known book in English is probably With the Peasants of Aragon, in which he describes the revolutionary collectives in the Aragon region of Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
A brief history of the world’s first socialist working class uprising. The workers of Paris, joined by mutinous National Guardsmen, seized the city and set about re-organising society in their own interests based on workers’ councils. They could not hold out, however, when more troops retook the city and massacred 30,000 workers in bloody revenge.
The Paris Commune is often said to be the first example of working people taking power. For this reason it is a highly significant event, even though it is ignored in the French history curriculum. On March 18 1871, after France was defeated by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian war, the French government sent troops into Paris to try and take back the Parisian National Guard’s cannon before the people got hold of it. Much to the dismay of the French government, the citizens of Paris had got hold of them, and wouldn’t give them up. The soldiers refused to fire on their own people and instead turned their weapons on their officers.