insurrectionary anarchism

Plain Words - Unknown

'Plain Words' was found at the site of a series of bombings against capitalist targets in 1919, including billionaire John D. Rockefeller and Attorney General Alexander Palmer. The prime suspects were Galleanists, followers of insurrectionary anarchist Luigi Galleani (1861-1931), founder and editor of the newspaper 'Cronaca Sovversiva.' Published for over 15-years almost entirely in Italian, the magazine made a strong case for "propaganda by the deed," that is: revolutionary violence as opposed to simply propaganda by the word.

The powers that be make no secret of their will to stop, here in America, the world-wide spread of revolution. The powers that be must reckon that they will have to accept the fight they have provoked.
A time when the social question's solution can be delayed no longer; class war is on and can not cease but with a complete victory for the International proletariat.

Chasing after Ghosts: A critique of anarchist organizing, and its worst contradictions, in the North American context

[i]The thrust of this critique is not pointed towards individual convictions, ideas and desires. As always, the greater the scope of our generalizations, the more exceptions we leave outside. These are responses to general trends and tendencies observed in the North American anarchist milieu.

Armed struggle and the revolutionary movement

Jean Weir, Albert Meltzer, Abel Paz (Diego Camacho)

A transcription from 325 #10 of a speech by Jean Weir. It overviews in more straightforward language the argument against traditional armed struggle put forward by Italian insurrectionary anarchists inspired by the practice of groups like Azione Rivoluzionaria. It reiterates the argument against building just towards one grand revolutionary break and for pushing for the exploited to organize towards multiple insurrectionary ruptures. It is provided for informational purposes.

[b]Athens, Greece: A transcription of a brief presentation by Jean Weir of Elephant Editions during an international conference called by the members of the armed group Revolutionary Struggle. The event took place on the 7-8 June 2012 and concerned the armed movements in Europe and their history, plus the prospect of global social revolution as an answer to the systemic crisis.

What If the black bloc held a summit and the G20 had a bake sale?

Crudo critiques some perspectives on summit protests.

Last summer, I got in a small bus and headed across the county to participate in the DNC and the RNC protests. I a small interest in the events; although I mostly wanted to meet people and also see what would come out of the protests. I met many great people, and made many connections.

Notes on a new proletarian anarchism

Some notes within the context of the American anarchist 'scene'.

Setting the Stage; Destroying the Scene:


Collection of issues of Vengeance, an insurrectionary anarchist influenced publication from California.

At Daggers Drawn with the Existent, its Defenders and its False Critics

Translated from Italian by Jean Weir in collaboration with John Moore and Leigh Stracross. Original title: “Ai ferri corti con l’esistente, i suoi difensori e i suoi falsi critici”

Workers’ Organizations

A critical look at syndicalist unions by Italian Insurrectionary anarchist; Luigi Galleani.

The anarchist movement and the labor movement follow two parallel lines, and it has been geometrically proven that parallel lines never meet.

Insurrectionary Practice and Capitalist Transformation

A discussion between The Batko Group and Sasha K, 2005

This conversation began as an attempt from our side to fill in some of the blanks that the other texts in this issue of Dissident doesn’t cover completely, and to exchange ideas with one of the editors of Killing King Abacus1, which was a prominent journal of modern insurrectionary anarchism—Sasha K.

The Insurrectionary Act and the Self-Organization of Struggle

A piece by Sasha K originally from Aporia Journal Issue 2, 2004.

For anarchists the questions of how to act and how to organize are intimately linked. And it is these two questions, not the question of the desired form of a future society, that provide us with the most useful method for understanding the various forms of anarchism that exist.