libertarian communism

Common Voice journal

Common Voice

Partial archive of Common Voice, an online journal published in association with the World in Common group. The journal is inspired by the Discussion Bulletin published for many years by Frank Girard but which regrettably ceased publication in 2003. Like Frank's journal our aim is to give a voice to the 'thin red/black line' of the anti-market, anti-statist political sector, weaving together its diverse strands of thinking.

How socialism can organise production without money - Adam Buick and Pieter Lawrence

A pair of interesting articles arguing the necessity of communism being a moneyless society, and outlining how parts of it could function.

A world without money: 5 questions - Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman of the Socialist Party of Great Britain answers five frequently asked questions about the abolition of money, from 1981.

Why we don't need money - Socialist Party of Great Britain

The SPGB respond to free market capitalist critics of socialism and explain how money is unnecessary.

Disaster communism part 2 - communisation and concrete utopia

Sonnenschiff 'solar city'

In part two of this three-part article, we look at the relationship between disaster communism, social revolution, and utopia.

Libertarian communism: an introduction

Assembly at the worker-run Zanon factory in Argentina

A short introduction to what we at libcom.org refer to as communism or libertarian communism, what it is and why we think it is a good idea.

Fields, factories and workshops - Peter Kropotkin

A self-managed workplace in revolutionary Spain

Fields, factories and workshops: or industry combined with agriculture and brain work with manual work is Peter Kropotkin's landmark anarchist text laying out possible foundations for anarchist society. While somewhat dated today, it still contains much of relevance.

From mass strike to new society - Jeremy Brecher

Excellent text by Jeremy Brecher examining where mass strikes have progressed into the working class attempting to run society in its own interests and the lessons we can learn from them.

Communist measures - Leon Mattis

Leon Mattis on class struggle, and specifically when and how struggles can have communist content.

A history of socialist thought - G.D.H. Cole

All of G.D.H. Cole's five volume (in seven parts) series chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1789 to 1939.