Anarchist movement

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How we shall bring about the revolution

A review of a classic of French revolutionary syndicalism. Essential reading for anyone wanting to find out about its ideas on social change.

A review of Anarchism by Albert Parson

A review of the book Albert Parson produced while in prison awaiting execution after the Haymarket police riot of 1886. An essential introduction to the ideas of the Chicago Anarchists.

Review of What is Anarchism by Alexander Berkman

A review of a classic introduction to communist-anarchism by one of its leading militants.

Review of Rudolf Rocker's Anarcho-Syndicalism

A review of Rocker's classic introduction to anarcho-syndicalist ideas and movements.

Interview: NYC anarchist at the G8 in Japan

The 34th G8 summit took place in Japan July 7th to 9th 2008. Andrew Flood interviewed Diane K. a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the (US) Northeast Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC) who traveled to Japan from New York to take part in the summit protests and counter summit.

Prospects for anarchism after the 1991 collapse of 'socialism'

Article from 1992 looking at the prospects for a growth in anarchism following the collapse of socialism. The tradition in which the anarchists stand is one that socialists need to identify with. For many on the left this will be a difficult process. They were weaned on a diet of slander when it came to anarchism, either being told that anarchists were police agents or that they were not real socialists at all and wanted a return to feudalism. We must resist the temptation to avoid this problem by going "beyond anarchism". The state has been the Achilles heel of 20th century socialism, it is not an issue to be fudged.

Review: I Couldn't Paint Golden Angels

There is a long tradition of personal autobiographies written by ageing activists in the anarchist movement about their experiences and motivations. This is the recently published autobiography of Albert Meltzer, a British anarchist whose life has taken him from the fights against Mosley and support for Spain in the 1930's through fringe involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler, the Cairo mutiny after WWII, supporting the Spanish resistance, to the Angry Brigade trials and fighting the National Front in the 1970's.

The Revolutionary Ideas of Bakunin

An introduction to the ideas of Bakunin, one of the founders of anarchist thought and movement.

Interviews with anarchists in 17 cities across the USA

Interview citiesBetween February and May 2008 I interviewed 31 anarchists in the USA located in 17 different cities. The interviews are linked to below and provide a snapshot of the anarchist movement across the United States and anarchist attitudes towards local struggles and the US elections. The interviews were conducted during my 'Building a Popular Anarchism in Ireland' speaking tour during which I spoke at 45 locations across the USA and Canada.

CGT host anarchist conference in Madrid

Over the weekend of March 31st an international libertarian/anarchist gathering was held in Madrid. It was hosted by the largest anarchist union in the world, the Spanish CGT, which has around 50,000 members. A number of other large libertarian unions attended including the SAC of Sweden and the Italian UNICOBAS.

  


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