A set of introductory articles written or compiled by libcom.org clearly explaining different issues and topics, and ideas.
libcom.org is a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss, learn from successes and failures of the past and develop strategies to increase the power we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.
A quick rundown of libcom.org's website history.
The libcom.org group is a small collective of libertarian communists based mainly in the UK and the US. We run libcom.org, and as individuals are involved with a number of other groups and activity.
libcom.org's brief introduction to capitalism and how it works.
|Capitalism - an introduction.pdf||47.37 KB|
An explanation of what we on libcom.org mean by the word "class", and related terms such as "working class" and "class struggle".
|Class - an introduction.pdf||96.08 KB|
A brief introduction to what we at libcom.org mean when we refer to the state, or government, and how we think we should relate to it as workers.
libcom.org's brief introduction to work, what we think is wrong with it and what we, as workers, can do about it.
A brief introduction to trade or labour unions, their function in society and how we at libcom.org think we should approach them, as workers.
libcom.org's brief introduction to direct action and why we prefer it to other forms of political activity.
|Direct action - an introduction.pdf||52.88 KB|
A summary and examination of the environmental crisis and its causes, and how we think the problems can be solved.
libcom.org's clearly written short introductions to various political philosophies related to libertarian communism with which we are sympathetic.
A short introduction to anarchist-communism.
|Anarchist communism - an introduction.pdf||104.76 KB|
A short explanation of anarcho-syndicalism and notes on its history.
A short history and explanation of the ideas and practice of council communism.
|Council communism intros.pdf||723.41 KB|
A short introduction to the ideas of the Situationists. Based in France, their strand of libertarian Marxism became popular after the mass strikes of 1968.
|Situationists - an introduction.pdf||25.78 KB|
A short explanation of revolutionary syndicalism and industrial unionism as well as some notes on their histories.