A Reply to Syndicalism: Its Strengths and Weaknesses

A response from Tom Wetzel of the Workers Solidarity Alliance to Alan MacSimóin's article on syndicalism.

Three interviews: CNT and Mujeres Libres Manifesto [1977]

Interviews from members of the CNT and Mujeres Libres- a women's anarchist group in post-Franco Spain.
Translated into English for the libertarian socialist journal Root & Branch issue #5.

Platformist groups in the year 2000

An overview of the platformist tradition from the year 2000.

The Platform: What's in it?

A guide to 'The Organisational Platform of the libertarian communists'.

The Punishment is the Process (A human rights report on the repression of the eKhenana Commune)

Lindokuhle Mnguni, Landu Shazi and Ayanda Ngila are returned to eKhenana

A report by a human rights monitor on the repression of the eKhenana Commune - affiliated to Abahlali baseMjondolo - in Cato Manor, Durban.

Italian Anarchism...get back to where you once belonged

Italy is one of the historical strongholds of the anarchist movement. In this article from 1998, Donato Romito, the international secretary of the Italian Federation of Anarchist Communists (Fd.C.A), provides an overview of the anarchist movement in Italy at the time, the organisations and publications that comprise it and the direction it should take in the future.

Winning The Water War: Defeating the Water Tax in Dublin in the 1990s

In 1997, the Irish domestic water charge was abolished. In 'Winning The Water War', Dermot Sreenan, an activist in the Federation of Dublin Anti Water Charges Campaigns examines the campaign and the demonstration of people power that brought about the downfall of this charge.

Direct Action Movement becomes Solidarity Federation

An article from 1994 responding to the Direct Action Movement's change of name to the Solidarity Federation, published in the Workers Solidarity Movement magazine Red and Black Revolution.

Syndicalism: Its strengths & weaknesses

The main organisational form in libertarian politics in 1994 was syndicalism. Alan MacSimon, a delegate to Dublin Council of Trade Unions who has also attended a European gathering of revolutionary unions looked at the potential, and limits, of syndicalism.

Spain: Some Aspects of the New Workers’ Movement

Feature article on workers' struggles in Spain after the death of Franco for Root & Branch issue #5.
Root & Branch was a 1970s libertarian socialist publication out of the U.S.