An essay by Murray Bookchin written in reply to an attack by Huey Newton on anarchist forms of organization.
There is a hoary myth that anarchists do not believe in organization to promote revolutionary activity. This myth was raised from its resting place by Marcuse in a L'Express interview some months ago and reiterated again by Huey Newton in his "In Defence of Self-Defence," which New Left Notes decided to reprint in the recent National Convention issue.
Bookchin defends his theory of libertarian municipalism arguing democracy is part of the original intention of anarchism.
Seldom have socially important words become more confused and divested of their historic meaning than they are at present.
Murray Bookchin provides a succinct and weighty overview of the dimensions and historical significance of the Spanish Civil War and Revolution of 1936-9.
IN THE morning hours of July 18, 1936, General Francisco Franco issued the pronunciamiento from Las Palmas in Spanish North Africa that openly launched the struggle of Spain's reactionary military officers against the legally elected Popular Front government in Madrid.
A former member of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances discusses the current reformist environmentalism of capitalism, the fashionable support for "curtailing economic growth", and the growing role of the State and NGOs in enforcing a new framework for the continued survival of capitalist social relations, and concludes that "a libertarian society can only be created by way of a libertarian revolution".
When Capitalism Goes Green – Miguel Amorós
Presentation delivered at La Mistelera (Dènia) and Casa els Flares (Alcoy) on December 28 and 29, 2007.
We all face the same problem of getting from the kind of society we have to the kind of society we want. I had hoped that Murray would try to answer some of the questions I raised about his approach to this problem. Instead, he seems to have applied the principle that the best defense is a good offense.
Murray Bookchin replies to Jeremy Brecher's review of Post-Scarcity Anarchism.
I take Jeremy Brecher to be a decent, intelligent, and honest guy whom I know personally and like very much.
Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin (Ramparts Press, 1971) reviewed by Jeremy Brecher Root & Branch No. 4 (1973), pp. 7-22.