libertarian socialism

Libertarian socialism: a better reconciliation between self ownership and equality - Nicholas Vrousalis

Libertarian Socialism - Political Compass

Socialists believe that equality, community and economic democracy can only be achieved by a system of joint ownership of the means of production. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgement as to what rights individuals have to their own person. Libertarians believe that individual liberty and autonomy are only coextensive with a set of stringent rights to the person and its powers. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgement as to what rights individuals have to the external world. Bringing libertarianism and socialism together is therefore, in principle, possible. This paper is an attempt to take this further step.

After Six Years of Authoritarian Revolution - Max Nettlau

In this short essay written during the 1920s, Max Nettlau discusses the psychological and political impacts of the success of the Soviet dictatorship and the eclipse of libertarian socialism on the workers of Europe, claims that the “taste for freedom” is “almost dead”, predicts that any European revolution in the circumstances of his time would be an authoritarian revolution, and calls for a worldwide libertarian initiative to “create a new mentality” that should embrace all those “movements that still have a basis in voluntarism, free association, federation, the coexistence of various opinions, free experimentation, abstention from the state, and real internationalism”.

Revolution and other writings - Gustav Landauer

The comprehensive collection of Landauer's writing in English and a celebration of one of the most important agitators in the revolutionary movement. The collection includes his major work Revolution alongside 30 additional essays, articles and correspondence. The texts cover his entire biography, from the early anarchism of the 1890s to his philosophical reflections at the turn of the century and his tireless agitatation against the war. Presented with an extensive introduction compiled by the editor and translator, Grabriel Kuhn.

Occupy Wall Street, A Love Affair

#OWS

Doug Tarnopol assesses the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.

Redwing Workers Organization History

A short history on the activity of various small groups that eventually went on to become the Redwing Workers Organization, a libertarian socialist organization from Des Moines, Iowa that existed in the late 1970s.

Notes on the Midwest Libertarian Conference, May 28-31, 1976

In 1976, anarchists and libertarian socialists in Iowa called for a "Continental Organizing and Communications Conference" with the aim of moving towards forming a midwest federation. However the conference resulted in arguments about the principles of unity proposed, the structure of the conference itself, the male-dominated aspects of the discussion, and the issue of 'Marxist' terminology and politics, among other things. These are 5 report backs from the conference.

Red Menace #3 - Volume 2, Number 2 - Spring 1978

The Red Menace was a Canadian libertarian socialist publication put out from 1976-1980.