Anarchist Federation

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.

The role of the revolutionary organisation - Anarchist Federation - old edition

NB: The extensively revised 2014 edition of this pamphlet is available here.

Libertarian communists have a vision of a revolutionary organisation in bold contrast to that of Leninists and other authoritarians. At the same time our concept of revolutionary organisation is in political and organisational disagreement with the idea of informal groupings as advocated by some anarchists. This short pamphlet outlines the structure and importance of libertarian communist organisations as well as summarising the task it plays amongst the wider working class.

[i]First Published 1991, Reprinted Autumn 1995 by the Anarchist Communist Federation (now Anarchist Federation), ACE Edition.[/i]

Resistance Anti-War Special

Resistance Anti-War Special,. 16 pages of anti-war, anti-militarist propaganda- a counterblast against the coming World War One "celebrations"

In Defence of Malatesta

Errico Malatesta.

A defence of Malatesta's record on the unions and his attitude towards workers' organisations

“Let there be as much class struggle as one wishes, if by class struggle one means the struggle of the exploited against the exploiters for the abolition of exploitation. That struggle is a way of moral and material elevation, and it is the main revolutionary force that can be relied on.” Malatesta

The Mexican revolution - Anarchist Federation

A look at the 1910 Mexican revolution and the anarchist influences within it.

Mexico in 1910 was a land where an emerging working class was adopting radical forms of organisation and struggle, where the indigenous peoples were still continuing their resistance against three hundred years of rule initiated by Spain, and where the bourgeoisie itself was attempting to develop and consolidate its power against the establishment institutions of the old regimes and the Catholic

Ecology and class: where there's brass, there's muck - Anarchist Federation

Pamphlet looking at the ecological crisis facing us today, what is being done about it and setting out in detail a libertarian communist view on what an ecologically sustainable world would be like.

The idea of the commune in anarchist practice

An in-depth article emphasising the importance of the idea of the Commune in revolutionary anarchist thought

The basic social and economic cell of the anarchist society is the free, independent commune.

- A. Grachev, quoted by Paul Avrich, The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution

Review of Fighting for ourselves - Anarchist Federation

A review of the Solidarity Federation's booklet Fighting For Ourselves in issue 80 of the Anarchist Federation's magazine Organise!

Fighting for Ourselves: Anarcho-syndicalism and the class struggle.

Solidarity Federation. 2012. 121pp. Availability & pricing:

Occupy! At the Crossroads - A look at the Occupy! Phenomenon

A look at the Occupy! movement , taken fron no 79 of Organise! magazine of the Anarchist Federation

The Occupy movement was a phenomenon that spread rapidly throughout the United States and was echoed on a much smaller scale in Great Britain. It was inspired by events around the Arab Spring, in particular the occupation of Tahrir Square in Cairo and by the movement in Spain, the Indignados (Indignants).

The legacy of St Imier

Text of talk given at public meeting of the London Group of the Anarchist Federation

The Legacy of Saint-Imier

Extract of : Organise! Issue N°79,

The following article contributed by Brian Morris is the text of a talk to the Anarchist Federation's London Group on May 19th 2012.