War on the waterfront - Peter Cole

drawing of IWW dockers

Chapter 4 of "Wobblies on the waterfront-interracial unionism in progressive-era Philadelphia" by Peter Cole, an excellent text about the American IWW in the early 20th century, and interestingly about some Wobblies' support of World War I.

Malcolm X and anarchism - Wayne Price

An article by Wayne Price for Black History Month 2010 on the relevance of Malcolm X's life and philosophy to anarchism.

The Only Hope of Ireland - Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman's response to the treatment of those involved in the Easter Rising, from an issue of his newspaper The Blast.

Practical anarchists, we’: social revolutionaries in Dublin, 1885–7 - Fintan Lane

Article by Fintan Lane on the pocket of anarchism in Ireland in the 1880s.

Some more thoughts on "the national question"

After almost six months of putting it off, I spent an afternoon reading over Against Nationalism recently, as well as some of the criticism published in response.

Imperialism, the world war and social democracy - Herman Gorter

German left communist Herman Gorter on war, imperialism and the nationalist degeneration of the First International.

2009: The strike at Lindsey refinery: a struggle entangled in nationalism

Mouvement Communiste's detailed account and analysis of the oil industry construction workers' wildcat strikes of 2009.

Beyond nationalism, but not without it

Former Black Panther and anarchist Ashanti Alston's brief article outlining why he objects to anti-nationalism and how he sees nationalism and anti-statism as not necessarily opposing ideas. We do not agree with this article, but reproduce it for reference.

Vermont secession: Democracy and the extreme right

An article about the problems with the Second Vermont Republic, a prominent organization which advocates for Vermont secession from the US. In 2007 it was revealed that the 2nd Vermont Republic had very close ties with extreme right-wing, racist, and fascist organization nationally and internationally. The case is also made that secession in and of itself cannot be the goal but instead a international libertarian communist revolution is needed.

After Zimmerwald - Radical Chains


The modern left, bolshevism included, are all children of Zimmerwald. It was at the Zimmerwald conference in 1915 that the revolutionary left thrashed out the issues of its relation to the centrist and reformist wings of the movement and its orientation towards national self-determination... Lenin may have been well in advance of anyone in his call for revolutionary defeatism, but... Lenin's defence of the right of nations to self-determination was no more than a reiteration of orthodoxy and... in their assessment of the real consequences of support for nationalism the European left proved to be more perspicacious than Lenin.