anarchism

Property is theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon anthology

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

More influential than Karl Marx during his lifetime, Pierre-Joseph Proudon's work has long been out of print or unavailable in English. Weighing in at over 700 pages, Iain McKay's comprehensive collection is a much-needed and timely historical corrective, and includes a number of new translations of Proudhon's work for an English-speaking audience, as well as an exhaustive historical introduction to Proudhon's life and works.

Who’s manipulating anyway?

An analysis of David Leppard and Kevin Dowling’s latest attempt to smear anarchists in the Sunday Times

Some reflections on libertarians in Chile and electoral participation

An article by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. and Rafael Agacino on anarchists participating in elections in Chile.

The meaning of anarchism: theory illustrated by recent practice in Spain - Jack White

Short pamphlet looking at anarchist and socialist views of the state against the background of the conflict between Stalinists and anarchists in the Spanish revolution.

Anarchism in the Chinese revolution - Arif Dirlik

Dirlik "Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution" cover

The best book on early 20th century Chinese anarchist history, with broad theoretical considerations about China's revolutionary encounter with global capitalist modernity.

Theses on the Spanish Civil War and the revolutionary situation created on July 19, 1936 - BALANCE (Agustín Guillamón)

A 2001 text summarizing the results of the research carried out by Agustín Guillamón for the Spanish journal, BALANCE, concerning the lessons of the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia, denying the existence of “dual power” in Catalonia in 1936, discussing the struggles of the CNT rank and file against militarization and in favor of socialization, emphasizing the revolutionary potential of the ubiquitous committees and their neutralization and eventual destruction due to a lack of coordination and centralization, and claiming that the proletarian revolution requires the destruction of the capitalist state and the creation of a centralized workers power based on workers councils.

Anarchy alive!: Anti-authoritarian politics from practice to theory - Uri Gordon

Anarchy Alive! is a fascinating, in-depth look at the practice and theory of contemporary anarchism.

Anarchism: a beginner's guide - Ruth Kinna

In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes right to the heart of the ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism, and the tactics and strategies that anarchists have used to bring about their goals.

Anarchists and the free speech fight on Wanstead Flats

A short account of the free speech fight initiated by anarchists on Wanstead Flats in East London in 1891.

A brief historic review of anarchist newspapers in Greece

A social movement that aims to communicate the course of events free from party political frameworks and regime censorship, the necessity of counter-information media is undeniable. The existence of counter-information media is self-evident for the anti-authoritarian movement. It is defined by the nature of information that resists the propagandist character of mainstream media. It is also defined by the need for expression of those whom the mass media insist to ignore, to marginalize and ultimately to isolate. (This text is taken from the presentation of Apatris in the anarchist bookfair in Malmö, Sweden.(