IWMA

The Bakunin-Marx split in the 1st International - Franz Mehring

Bakunin & Marx

Excerpts from Mehring's Karl Marx - The Story of His Life (1918) on the conflict between Bakunin and Marx in the 1st International (International Working Men's Association). Mehring gives a very evenhanded account of the famous split that was to initially define the historical relationship between the statist and anti-statist wings of the working class movement. Unlike most other Marxists up to the present - and whilst maintaining his political disagreements with Bakunin's anarchism and criticising his faults and weaknesses - Mehring without bias also points out the slanders, intrigues and trickeries of Marx and his supporters in this episode.

Marx, Bakunin, and the question of authoritarianism - David Adam

Marx and Bakunin

David Adam casts doubt on the traditional narrative regarding the question of authoritarianism in the Marx-Bakunin conflict.

IWMA - further reading guide

Founding conference of the IWMA, September 28, 1864, London

Libcom's guide to further reading on the International Working Men's Association (IWMA), or First International.

Covelli, Emilio aka Mephistopheles, 1846 -1915

Covelli

A short biography of pioneering Italian anarchist-communist Emilio Covelli.

Claramunt, Teresa, 1862- 1931

Teresa Claramunt

One of the founders of the Spanish anarchist movement, an ‘organic intellectual’ and one of its most distinguished women activists.

Montels, Jules, 1843-1916

Jules Montels in his Commune military uniform

A short biography of anarchist, Paris Communard and tutor to Leo Tolstoy's children, Jules Montels.

Alérini, Charles, 1842-1877+

Alérini.

A short biography of French anarchist revolutionary and First International activist, Charles Alérini.

Bastelica, André, 1845-1884

Fallen: The Paris Commune

A short biography of First International member, brilliant agitator and organiser of the Marseilles working class, André Bastelica.

Pindy, Jean Louis, 1840-1917

Jean Louis Pindy

A short biography of Jean Louis Pindy: Paris Communard, anarchist and inventor of the Paindy.

Dumartheray, Francois, 1842-1931

Friend: Peter Kropotkin

A short biography of possibly the founder of anarchist communism, Francois Dumartheray of France.