anarchism

Fields, factories and workshops - Peter Kropotkin

A self-managed workplace in revolutionary Spain

Fields, factories and workshops: or industry combined with agriculture and brain work with manual work is Peter Kropotkin's landmark anarchist text laying out possible foundations for anarchist society. While somewhat dated today, it still contains much of relevance.

Pioneers of American freedom - Rudolf Rocker

Classic text by the anarchist Rudolf Rocker on the origin of liberal and radical thought in America.

Fighting war: anarchists, Wobblies and the New Zealand state 1905-1925 - Jared Davidson

This article highlights the anti-war agitation of anarchists and the IWW based in New Zealand during the period before, during and after the First World War.

Huiming Centennial: Why Talk about 1910s Anarchism in the 2010s?

Huiminglu cover

Overview and critical reflection on the historical significance of early 20th century Chinese anarchism, from a 2013 conference celebrating the centennial of China's first anarchist periodical, Huiminglu, better known as Minsheng (Voice of the People).

What is property? - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's What is Property? has become a classic of political thought through its wide-ranging and deep-reaching critique of private property as at once the essential institution of Western culture and the root cause of greed, corruption, political tyranny, social division, and violation of natural law.

The general idea of the revolution in the nineteenth century - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century is one of the classics of anarchist literature. Written in the aftermath of the 1848 French Revolution, it sets forth a libertarian alternative to the Jacobinism which at that time still dominated the republican and revolutionary movements in France.

The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation

The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation, Third Edition

We in the Anarchist Federation seek the abolition of capitalism and state in favour of bringing about a society based on the guiding principle ‘From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.’ This is anarchist communism. In order to achieve this we need a revolutionary organisation to undertake a certain role as part of the working class.

This pamphlet will explain why.

Max Stirner - ed. Saul Newman

This edited collection explores Max Stirner's radical and contemporary importance as a political theorist.

The role of the revolutionary organisation, 1991 edition - Anarchist Federation

1991 edition of this short pamphlet which outlines the structure and importance of libertarian communist organisations as well as summarising the task they should play amongst the wider working class. The extensively revised 2014 edition is available here.

Mikhail Bakunin: the philosophical basis of his anarchism - Paul McLaughlin

Mikhail Bakunin

The first English-language philosophical study of Mikhail Bakunin, this book examines the philosophical foundations of Bakunin's social thought.