France

The state takes advantage of the lack of autonomous workers struggles to revise the terms of capitalist exploitation in France - leaflet by Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

CGT activists protesting

A leaflet about the recent "Executive Orders" signed by French President Emmanuel Macron which aim to "modernise" the labour laws.

Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red

The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light to show how the boundaries between Marxism and anarchism have been more porous and fruitful than is conventionally recognised.

A few reasons not to organise on Facebook.

Facebook activism

Recently we have seen a big increase in activist Facebook pages. Facebook seems to have become an essential propaganda tool. However we should question the use of it as an organising tool, and even as a propaganda tool.

Great Lives - Louise Michel

An audio biography and discussion of the life of Louise Michel.

Sustaining the anarchist movement in a foreign country does not work

We wrote this text as a response to „The Kurdish people should get involved in and support campaigns on Local and National issues“ from Zaher Baher. We hope the experience of the migrants from our movement will prove useful for our comrades from other countries.

The French National Guard - Bruce Vandervort

An article detailing the social make up of the French National Guard and the role it played in the 1848 Revolution.

Nothing is sacred, everything can be spoken - Raoul Vaneigem

Among the most influential members of Situationist International, Vaneigem is inspired by facts and debates on the agenda in order to rip apart the certainties of the right-thinking self-righteous and the claims of those who stand in judgement and censorship. A provocative pamphlet in the wake of the enlightenment and libertarian tradition.

The Situationists and May 1968 – Miguel Amorós

A brief review of the role played by the situationists, the enragés, and the Council for the Maintenance of the Occupations (CMDO—composed of “about forty people”) in the movement of May 1968 in France, which the situationists claimed was an aborted “revolution”, but whose “only major victory”, according to Amorós, was “its survival in memory” for, “contrary to the assertions of the SI, the modernization of capitalism and the general proletarianization of the population … did not produce new, broader, and more intransigent forces of denial”, as the spectacle “subjugated its antagonists by manipulating their desires and satisfying false needs”, and its “mercenary thinkers finished the job”.

The Deliveroo riders' movement in France

deliveroo rider Paris

Steven, a member of the CLAP, a collective of independant riders in Paris, is speaking at the Summer University of the NPA (Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste) in August 2017.

153 French workers find a way to make themselves heard - Henri Simon (trans. Loren Goldner)

The following is the translation of a drastic abridgement/summary of a much longer article on workers' struggles at Cellatex, appearing in the Summer 2000 issue of 'Echanges'. Written by Henri Simon and translated by Loren Goldner. First published November 8th 2000. Republished in 'Anarcho-Syndicalist Review' #31 (Spring 2001).