Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno: A Theoretician of Anarcho-Syndicalism?

A short piece reflecting on the Anarchism and Syndicalism section of the Organizational Platform of the Libertarian Communists by Makhno and co. Also riffing on the 19th and early 20th century anarchist workers' movement.

To this day many class struggle anarchists, syndicalists, and leftists of varying traditions gloss over, purposefully or naively Nestor Makhno’s and the historical platformists’ affinity for anarchist unionism or anarcho-syndicalism.

Nestor Makhno memorial coin issued by Ukrainian central bank

Images of a memorial coin for Ukrainian anarchist guerrilla leader, Nestor Makhno. Nominal cost of the money - 2 hryvnias, cost - 20 hryvnias (around 1.80 euro), alltogether 30000 coins printed.

Great October in the Ukraine

A short piece on the events in the Ukraine during the October Revolution in 1917.

The month of October 1917 is a great historical watershed in the Russian revolution.

The Struggle Against the State - Nestor Makhno

A short essay about opposing the state, the obstacles to be overcome and important strategies and institutions that will eventually replace it.

The fact that the modern State is the organizational form of an authority founded upon arbitrariness and violence in the social life of toilers is independent of whether it may be "bourgeois" or "proletarian." It relies upon oppressive centralism, arising out of the direct violence of a minority deployed against the majority.

The Makhnovshchina and Anti-Semitism- Nestor Makhno

A series of complaints about the pervasiveness of the allegations that the Makhnovschina where anti semitic and a list of the efforts gone to to disprove them.

For the past seven years, almost, the enemies of the Makhnovist revolutionary movement have wallowed in so many lies about it that one might marvel that these people do not take a red face, once in a while at least.

To the Jews of all Countries- Nestor Makhno

In response to frequent accusations of anti-Semitism and leading pogroms against Jewish settlements in the Ukraine Nestor Makhno began a series of appeals to Jewish press and societies asking for verifiable information.

Jewish citizens!

In Memory of the Kronstadt Revolt- Nestor Makhno

Field Gun brought Against Kronstadt Naval Base

March 7th is a harrowing date for the toilers of the so-called "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" who participated in one capacity or another in the events that occurred on that date in Kronstadt.

The Idea of Equality and the Bolsheviks- Nestor Makhno

Zinoviev

Eight years after the Russian Revolution rival leaders of the Bolshevik party attack the very idea of equality, this prompted renewed criticism from Nestor Makhno.

The 14th Congress of the Russian Communist Party has roundly condemned the notion of equality. Prior to the congress, Zinoviev had mentioned the idea in the course of his polemic against Ustrialov and Bukharin. He declared then that the whole of contemporary philosophy was sustained by the idea of equality.

Chapter 1: My Liberation

The February Revolution of 1917 opened the gates of all Russian prisons for political prisoners. There can be no doubt this was mainly brought about by armed workers and peasants taking to the streets, some in their blue smocks, others in grey military overcoats.

The Russian revolution in Ukraine (March 1917 - April 1918) - Nestor Makhno

Meeting of the Makhnovists

Ukrainian anarcho-communist revolutionary Nestor Makhno's history of the revolution in Ukraine and the role of the Makhnovist movement.

Dedication

I dedicate this volume to the memory of my dead friends and comrades who struggled with me to organize revolutionary Ukrainian workers to bring about a free, anarchist communist society: