Anarchist movement

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The Syndicalist SKT union in Siberia

Internationally there is a long and close historical relationship between anarchism and what in English is often referred to as syndicalism or revolutionary unionism. Such unions have no bureaucracy, all decisions being made by their membership and include among their aims the abolition of capitalism and its replacement with libertarian communism. Recently we received details of one of the newer syndicalist unions, the Siberian Confederation of Labour (SKT).

The Makhnovists, anarchism, militarism and civil war during the Russian revolution

Makhno in Ukraine with army commandersAS ANARCHISTS believe the bosses will resist a revolution, it follows that we accept the need for armed force to defend the revolution. But anarchists also oppose militarism, that includes standing armies controlled by the state with officers who have special privileges like extra rations, better quarters, saluting, etc. So what alternative do anarchists propose? [ Greek translation ]

The 1997 disbandment of Class War and the anarchist movement in Britain

One measure of the success of the Class War Federation is that so many of the readers of this article will immediately recognise the name as belonging to a British revolutionary group. Well officially Class War is no more and what's more they produced a final issue of there paper to prove it, No 73 headlined 'Class War is Dead...long live the Class War'.

Review: Unfinished business - The politics of Class War

Image'Unfinished Business' is 186 pages of Class War explaining its political outlook. What's more it does seem to represent a real if unacknowledged break with their past. The book is divided into sections which include capitalism, the state and revolutionary organisation. It provides a good, if sometimes flawed, introduction to the topics it covers

Why WSM decided to join International Libertarian Solidarity (S.I.L.)

At the last Workers Solidarity Movement conference we took the decision to join a new international anarchist network, International Libertarian Solidarity, which is most often referred to by its Spanish acronym of SIL.

Speaking tour - more information on the topics covered

This thread was created for my North American speaking tour to make it easier for people who attended meetings to find more information about the struggles and organizations I covered. It consists of links to the various struggles and organizations I talked about during the tour. The tour covered 44 North American cities in 2007 and early 2008.

Anarchist Communist analysis of Insurrectional anarchism

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The two articles 'Anarchism, insurrections and insurrectionalism' and 'Notes on the article 'Anarchism, Insurrections and Insurrectionalism' are now available to download as a PDF pamphlet in a number of formats.

PDF: Civilisation, primitivism and anarchism

Image A PDF pamphlet is now available of my two published critiques of primitivism. You can now download, print out and distribute this pamphlet whose essays provoked some fury when first published.

The Other America - MP3 Tales from the NE Anarchist Movement

New Jersey I spent the last month Greyhounding around the USA speaking about anarchism in Ireland. Fourteen cities, 20+ meetings in thirty days in cities with populations from thirty thousand to over eight million. On my travels I used the opportunity to record interviews with many of the local anarchists who were organizing the meetings which I edited on the bus and posted to indymedia.ie once I hit my next wi-fi signal. I've collated these interviews below, over two hours of audio in all.

Our globalisation - Fighting Global Capitalism

WS 60 cover

The world's 225 richest people have a combined wealth equal to the combined annual income of the world's 2.5 billion poorest people. A 4 percent levy on their wealth would provide adequate food, safe water and sanitation, basic education, basic health care and reproductive health care for all those in the developing countries. It is facts like these that galvanised the massive protests against the WTO in Seattle last September.

  


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