anarchism

Notes from a meeting on Nation or Class

"The working class has no country!" But what does this really mean, when workers in any given country seem to willingly embrace the idea of the nation, patriotism, nationalism and all the baggage that goes with these concepts. And it's not just a matter of the popularity of far right governments in Poland, Hungary and the USA but also includes the left, some anarchists included, who continue to support national liberation struggles. So this meeting aims to explore the potential for building genuine class politics in the face of the ever present ideas of the nation.

The Dispossessed - Radio Play

A radio drama adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's novel the Dispossessed, focussing on Shevek's role in the story. Produced by CBS's Viewpoint program.

Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement

This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kotoku Shusui and Japan’s anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century. It includes the first English translation of Imperialism (Teikokushugi), Kotoku’s classic 1901 work.

Anarchism in Our TIme - Melvyn Bragg

The BBC's in Our Time radio show discusses anarchism, its history, underlying philosophy and contemporary (early 2000's) potential.

V. Damier, K. Limanov. Anarchists and left radicals in Mongolia and Tuva (1910s - 1920s)

A short essay about anarchist and radical left activists in Mongolia and Tuva in the time of Russian Revolution and after

The method of freedom:an Errico Malatesta reader - Errico Malatesta

An anthology of Errico Malatesta's writings from the First International to 1931

The Coming Insurrection: An identity-based construction and existential alternative – Alain C.

A 2009 critique of the sensational anarchist best-seller, The Coming Insurrection, in which the author claims that it is not its “ideas” or “worldview” that are what is most important about the book, but rather the fact that it is essentially an appeal for an identity-based politics, a “permanent drunkenness of the Ego” that postulates an abstract, socially undifferentiated “being” that is supposed to find itself at home in a paradise worshiping its “fetish”, “identity”, and the author concludes that the total elimination of this harmful tendency is “one of the goals of a communist revolution”.

The Catalonian affair – Miguel Amorós

A December 2017 post-mortem on the Catalonian independence movement, its origins in the ruling classes of Catalonia, its social base among the middle classes, its goals, its tactical mistakes, its manipulation of the mass psychology of political and media catharsis, and most importantly, its tragic attraction for the pathetic remnants of the anarchist movement of the region, who flocked to the movement with the intention of furthering their identity and social issues, but only demonstrated their bankruptcy and decomposition with respect to their forebears who knew that nationalism was an enemy and fought it tooth and nail.

Introducing the Audible Anarchist

An introduction to a newish platform for producing anarchist texts in audio format.

The experimental anarchist colonies - Errico Malatesta

Malatesta criticism of Anarchist Colonies as prove of the feasibility of anarchism