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Building a revolutionary anarchism - Colin O'Malley

An article by Colin O’Malley on the failures of the anarchist movement to grow, despite numerous social movements, and ways he thinks anarchists need to take to move forward.

Thoughts on SolFed’s anarcho-syndicalism for the 21st century and especifismo

An article by Klas Batalo on SolFed's views and their similarities to other anarchist currents such as the Latin American especifismo.

Fighting for the future: The necessity and possibility of national political organization for our time

This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States. It explores the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build on the present to push forward.

A view from the plains: on organizing in smaller areas of the Midwest

Occupy IC assembly image

A reflection on organizing in areas outside of major metropolises and the last few years of class struggle organizing in eastern Iowa.

Specifism explained: the social and political level, organisational dualism and the anarchist organisation

In discussing the platform of Collective Action some individuals have expressed confusion at our use of the label “specifism” to describe the tradition of social anarchism we associate with. The following is a short introduction to what we consider to be the most essential concepts within the specifist model. This text is an adaptation of a forthcoming interview with Shift Magazine on anti-capitalist regroupment.

Fragmented thoughts on political organization

Some rough thoughts on political organization, mostly based on my experience with groups in North America and conversations with some current and former members.

The Specific Organisation

An English translation of the text produced by Jaime Cubero in São Paulo, Brazil. It deals with the concept of individual and collective responsibility within the specific anarchist organisation

Charter of Principles of the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

Charter of principles from FARJ, an especifismo organization in Brazil.

A response to Adam Ford’s “Why we need collective action, not ‘Collective Action’”

Collective Action responds to Adam Ford's (a member of the Commune) criticism of the May Day statement outlining our objections to his proposals for organisational unity and putting forward our own, alternative vision of "libertarian cohesion", regroupment and escalation.

Where We Stand: Formation of a new anarchist communist project in the UK

May Day statement of "Collective Action". In it we outline our analysis of the problems facing the anarchist movement in the UK and offer a call out to all independent anarchist communists to participate in our project to re-visit our political tradition, re-group and re-kindle our political action.