Library

libcom.org reading guide

Illustration by Clifford Harper.

Libcom.org's reading guides, organised by subject, including other media like film and photographs.

State: an introduction

A brief introduction to what we at libcom.org mean when we refer to the state and how we think we should relate to it as workers.

Unions: an introduction

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.

Introductions to political theories - libcom.org

libcom.org's clearly written short introductions to various political philosophies related to libertarian communism with which we are sympathetic.

Capitalism, class and class struggle for (ex) dummies

A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle. Downloadable, ready-to-print PDF adapted from libcom.org's introductions. Includes graphics.

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.