anarchism

Chomsky and Pol Pot's genocidal regime in Cambodia

Pol Pot

Chomsky has repeatedly been criticised as an apologist for the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia in the 1970s. Understandably, a common reaction on the left is to dismiss such criticism as nothing more than a right-wing smear. But it is often forgotten that one of Chomsky's earliest critics on this issue was himself a leftist, the Marxist academic, Steven Lukes.

For anyone who wants to get a handle on this complex controversy, here's a pdf of the relevant chapter from Chomsky's 1979 book, 'After the Cataclysm', followed by the subsequent debate in the 'Times Higher Education Supplement':

No to State, No to war. Yes for self-administration and the Social revolution

Immediate call to all our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians wherever they are
A direct and special call to our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians Arabic-speaking

No to State, No to war. Yes for self-administration and the Social revolution

The philosophical foundations of property rights - Alan Carter

A philosophical critique of property rights from an anarchist perspective. Written in 1989, it is to some degree a response to the "economic libertarianism" of Robert Nozic.

Algeria: The Kabyle mentality

Sail Mohamed with a comrade in Spain

Critical comments on the Algerian national liberation movement by Algerian anarchist Sail Mohamed in 1951.

Bakunin – Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós on Bakunin and his legacy.

Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez on the Catalonian crisis – September 2017

Sceptical views on the Catalonian independence movement of 2017 from Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez, who basically maintain that anarchists who join in the nationalist movement, a movement based on mass psychosis and the “marketing” of illusory identity politics (“the Catalonian people is just as abstract a concept as the Spanish people”), thinking they are taking advantage of an opportunity to advance their cause, are being cynically used as the “popular backdrop for a bad play in which an ordinary redistribution of power is being publicly screened”, and later “will have to be punished for snatching their [the Catalonian ruling class’s] chestnuts out of the fire”.