A grave error: the Mexican syndicalists

A short account of the syndicalist union Casa del Obrero Mundial and its failure to relate to the anarchistic movements of Zapata and Villa.

The enemy of my enemy - notes on not having really shit politics

For what seems like forever, the Julian Assange saga has been everywhere. On TV, in the papers, on Facebook and Twitter, it's been impossible to avoid it and all the horrific misogyny and rape apologism that comes with it. Underlying all of which is a cliché - at that a fallacious one - which defines pretty much all of the worst in leftist politics: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Six articles on the Spanish Revolution - Pierre Besnard

In this collection of articles originally published in 1947-48 in the Toulouse journal, Universo, the prominent French anarchosyndicalist Pierre Besnard contributes to the debate over the government collaboration of the Spanish anarchosyndicalist organizations between 1936 and 1939 during the Revolution and the war against Franco’s forces; for the most part, Besnard lets the documents speak for themselves, and presents an interesting selection of contemporary texts, from the official CNT and FAI press and resolutions from CNT and FAI Congresses to articles published by opponents of collaboration, many of which are being made available in English translation for the first time.

Noam Chomsky: Politics or Science?

Noam Chomsky

For over fifty years, Noam Chomsky has been exposing the crimes of the United States military across the world. Less well known is the fact that throughout this time, he was working in an electronics laboratory funded primarily by that same military. This article investigates the paradox, arguing that the Pentagon’s institutional support for Chomsky’s scientific work explains the special passion driving his political stance.

Memories of the future

"No Future" poster, Dublin

Today it is well known that the future has become a thing of the past.

Between the Leninists and the Clowns: Avoiding recklessness and professionalism in revolutionary struggle

A piece by a member of Black Orchid Collective looking at recent movements in Seattle and advocating their conception of cadre organization.

The conquest of bread - Peter Kropotkin - audiobook

Peter Kropotkin

In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the fallacies of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they create poverty and scarcity while promoting privilege. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

God and the state - Mikhail Bakunin - audiobook

Mikhail Bakunin by Rae Maxwell

Bakunin’s most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto, recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

The Anarchist Federation: In thought and struggle

Organise! magazine issue 78 cover, summer 2012

Published in the Summer of 2012 in the AF's magazine Organise!, issue 78, this article outlines the politics of the AF with an historical perspective.

Authoritarian Communism and Libertarian Communism - Max Nettlau

This brief survey of the historical and philosophical differences between authoritarian and libertarian communism, written by the anarchist historian Max Nettlau in 1928, exemplifies the “anarchism without adjectives” which, confronted by the Bolshevik experience, reacted by reasserting the particularly liberal and pluralistic roots of the anarchist tradition and denouncing the “doctrinaire rigidity” that hinders the formation of “the great union of all men of good will” that is the only force that can successfully oppose the worldwide trend towards barbarism and fascism.