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Direct action: an introduction

Visteon workers occupying their factory in Enfield, North London.

libcom.org's brief introduction to direct action and why we advocate it, as opposed to other forms of political activity.

Fire in Cairo: an Egyptian anarchist talks about the January 25th revolt

Textile workers on strike in Mahalla al-Kubra, Feb 17th 2011.

Libcom.org interview Jano Charbel, an Egyptian anarchist and blogger, on the January 25th uprising, how it has progressed and the possibilities for working class struggle in Egypt and beyond.

Capitalism: an introduction

libcom.org's brief introduction to capitalism and how it works.

Class: an introduction

An explanation of what we on libcom.org mean by the word "class", and related terms such as "working class" and "class struggle".

Haraganeando de 9 a 5: diario de un temporal reacio

Memorias de un trabajador por agencia de los muchos años que trabajó en empleos temporales en Londres, intentando ayudar a sus compañeros de trabajo y realizar el menor trabajo posible.

Red flags torn: a brief sketch of some problems with unions - Ed Goddard

Brendan Barber, Ed Miliband and Peter Hain at the TUC March for the Alternative.

An article by Ed Goddard, that originally appeared in Black Flag, briefly explaining some of the problems inherent in the official trade unions and the need for workers to take control of their actions out of the hands union bureaucrats.

A communist critique of some aspects of early CrimethInc. - Steven Johns

A critique of early CrimethInc. writings, written by one of the libcom group between 2005 and 2006 attacking its lifestylist elements and arguing for a class struggle perspective.

Student radicals: An incomplete history of protest at the University of Sussex, 1971-75

Ed Goddard of libcom.org presents the history of student radicalism at the University of Sussex in the early 1970s, with stories of rent strikes, occupations and exam boycotts against university management.

Interview with the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol), 2010

Libcom.org interviews a member of the Seattle Solidarity Network, a direct action group that is dedicated to winning small fights against bosses and landlords over issues such as unpaid wages and stolen deposits.

Basic principles of revolutionary organisation

A brief outline of basic points of agreement which we think are the minimum necessary to be the basis of potentially productive pro-revolutionary organisation.