The following text was written to help people discover, remind themselves or popularize the various syndicalist methods of struggle.
By an anarcho-syndicalist militant, CNT-AIT, 2006.
Translated by Cobbler and 888 for Libcom.org.
Design by Jared Davidson.
"Revisiting successful aspects of the anarcho-syndicalist tradition and its tactics of revolutionary struggle (within and outside of the workplace) is something that could potentially move beyond representation and build the culture of resistance. By coming together in one network based on direct action, solidarity and the ideas of anarchism, we could offer a very real alternative to both reformist action and the capitalist system itself. It could do what the current unions can’t or won’t do." read more »
In 1977 they made shotguns in prison and did patrols. They were willing to die to stop prison rape.
"I'll tell you what, we were some tough faggots." Ed Mead, Men Against Sexism organizer 1997
This is a new article from the International Socialist Review on "Contemporary Anarchism"
This is an introduction to and the manifesto of the International Circle of Anti-Bolshevik Communists, an anti-state communist network from South America. The text can be found online at:
Attached is the print version of a pamphlet containing these texts
Noam Chomsky's classic work on Anarchism, now available as a printable, professional quality booklet.
Towards A Constructive Anarchism: the Strategy of Beyond Resistance (www.beyondresistance.wordpress.com).
Collated, ready to print PDF.
Found at http://fantinreadinggroup.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/black-flame/ (Check the feed for download link) read more »
When the animals take over the farm, they think it is the start of a better life. Their dreams are of a world where all animals are equal and all property is shared. But soon the pigs take control and one of them, Napoleon, becomes the leader of all the animals. One by one the principles of the revolution are abandoned, until the animals have even less freedom than before.
Esperanto is a language designed to facilitate communication between people of different lands and cultures. It was first published in 1887 by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof (1859-1917) under the pseudonym "Dr. Esperanto", meaning "one who hopes", and this is the name that stuck as the name of the language itself. Esperanto is considerably easier to learn than national languages, since its design is far simpler and more regular. Also, unlike national languages, Esperanto allows communication on an equal footing between people, with neither having the usual cultural advantage favoring a native speaker.
by Dan Raphael
An essay originally appearing in Mute magazine: http://www.metamute.org/en/content/invisible_politics_an_introduction_to...
In the wake of the organised left and the demise of working class self-identity, communisation offers a paradoxical means of superseding capitalism in the here and now whilst abandoning orthodox theories of revolution. John Cunningham reports from the picket line of the ‘human strike' read more »
Three texts by Anton Pannekoek
Party and Class (1941)
Why Past Revolutionary Movements Have Failed (1940)
A guide to the mysterious world of the British far left. read more »
An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees of France May '68
Taken from the excellent John Gray site - http://www.geocities.com/~johngray/