ideas & action

Anarchist social organization

A piece discussing debates over the role of political ideas within social movements, and the debate within anarchism over political organization applied to the current context of North American anarchism.

American labor isn’t dead, but definitely needs to wake up

The mood and discussions of late have largely been doom and gloom. Our series has tried to shine a light on some hope for workers resistance to counter the demobilize barrage of social and anti-social media. Our final piece in the Labor under Trump series comes from Ideas and Action the online publication of the Workers Solidarity Alliance. David Fernández-Barrial argues that there is an untapped potential within workplaces to defeat the threats looming, and take us closer to a just and equitable society.

Anarchism & Marxism: A Dialogue

"Where do anarchists and marxists differ, and can we learn from each other? Dialogue between the Libertarian Workers Group and the Revolutionary Socialist League"

ideas & action ( #2 - Summer, 1982)

ideas & action ( #2 - Summer, 1982)

ideas & action ( #1 - Jan. / Feb. 1982)

First issue of ideas & action, January / February 1982

1991 WSA Convention Report - WSA Round Up - Requiem for Nick

Workers Solidarity Alliance magazine "ideas & action".
Issue # 16

Democratic Socialists of America & Libertarian Socialism

1983 Debate from the Workers Solidarity Alliance magazine "ideas & action" on whether or not anarcho-syndicalists and libertarian socialists should participate in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

From issue # 3, Spring 1983

WSA holds 5th national convention

From Fall 1988 ideas & action a report back on the 5th national convention of the Workers' Solidarity Alliance.

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.

Co-ops or workers' revolution?

An article by Tom Wetzel (under a pseudonym) which lays out the limitations of cooperatives as an alternative to capitalism.