by James O'Brien
From Trotskyism to Anarchism by Wayne Price
Walter Benjamin's seminal “On the Concept of History” and “Theological-Political Fragment” typeset for easy reading.
Love: the consequence of indifference and generalised selfishness; taking refuge in a few people who, by chance or out of necessity, have been given a privileged role. Love is the impossible love of humanity which is fulfilled in a few individuals, for better or worse. Ecstasy: a voyage beyond the profane, the banal, and into the sacred; an escape which is immediately cut off and circumscribed by religion. Crime: the only way out when the norm can no longer be respected or circumvented.
Robert Tressell's 1914 novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life. It asks questions that are still being asked today: why do your wages bear no relation to the value of your work? read more »
90 Day Fire at Will: changes to employment law & what we can do to fight them (NZ). Ready to print A4 flyer.
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.