Georges Fontenis

A Communist Left Critique of Platformism (Part II): The Platform and its Disciples

In Part I we examined the Free Territory, or Makhnovshchina, the revolutionary movement in Southern Ukraine 1918-21. It was neither a peasant counter-revolution as portrayed in Trotskyist and Stalinist propaganda, nor an anarchist utopia. Rather it was part and parcel of the bloody process of the rise and fall of the Russian Revolution, itself a part of the post-war revolutionary wave. In Part II we finally look at The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists or simply the Platform, and the Platformist tendency that it later inspired.

The revolutionary message of the Friends of Durruti

Georges Fontenis' analysis of the Friends of Durruti from a pamphlet translated by the Workers' Solidarity Movement.

George Fontenis on a life of militancy and the future of the libertarian alternative

An interview with the late Georges Fontenis conducted by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. on 19 February 2005.

Manifesto of Libertarian Communism - Georges Fontenis

Georges Fontenis

The 'Manifesto of Libertarian Communism' was written in 1953 by Georges Fontenis for the Federation Communiste Libertaire of France. It is one of the key texts of the anarchist-communist current.