Nestor Makhno

Views and Comments No. 29 (July 1958)

The No. 29 (July 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Views and Comments No. 27 (March 1958)

The No. 27 (March 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack - Alexandre Skirda

Nestor Makhno.

The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the Tsarist empire and the civil war that took place as Makhno's army fought both the remnants of the old regime and the new Bolshevik one.

Vanguard (Vol. 3, No. 5, December 1936)

The December 1936 issue of Vanguard, an anarchist journal published out of New York, with articles by Sam Dolgoff, Max Nomad, and Luigi Bertoni.

The Makhno Movement and Opposition within the Party

An article from the 1960's journal Obsolete Communism, the Left-Wing Alternative, about the history of the Makhnovist movement and the attention it had received at the time.

An unsolved mystery: the "diary of Makhno's wife" - V.N. Litvinov

Makno's daughter Elena & wife Galina

V.N. Litvinov analyses and disputes the alleged diary of Makhno's wife and its allegations about the Makhnovist movement and its leader.

Makhno's philosophers - John Manifold

A poem from John Manifold, imagining academics falling in with the Makhnovist rebels...

The Makhnos of memory: Mennonite and Makhnovist narratives of the civil war in Ukraine (1917-1921) - Sean David Patterson

A really interesting Masters thesis on the relationship between Mennonites and Makhnovists in southern Ukraine during the Russian Civil War through the historical narratives found in each group’s literature.

My visit to the Kremlin - Nestor Makhno

You want bread? Here's bread for you

The Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno visited Moscow in June, 1918 and had extensive interviews with the Bolshevik leaders Sverdlov and Lenin. This account amounts to two chapters from his memoirs and deals with his encounters with the Bolsheviks.

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.