organisation

Accompanying: Pathways to social change - Staughton Lynd

To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts.

On workers' organisations: general thoughts for debate

General thoughts on relation between capitalist development, class struggle and communist organisation

The new radicals in the multiversity and other SDS writings on student syndicalism - Carl Davidson

Student demonstration against the Vietnam war in State Street, 1968

A manual for budding student organisers from one of the leaders of Students for a Democratic Society, the biggest student organisation in the US in the radical upsurge of the late 1960s. Much of its contents are still of use to students today.

Revolutionary visions: hitting a sector from all angles

How can revolutionary organizations approach struggles in coherent and complimentary ways? The "sector strategy" may be a way of targeting a movement from multiple directions to see a vision through.

Form vs. content

A brief piece from Wobbling Towards Communism about the question of form compared to the content of an organization.

The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation

The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation, Third Edition

We in the Anarchist Federation seek the abolition of capitalism and state in favour of bringing about a society based on the guiding principle ‘From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.’ This is anarchist communism. In order to achieve this we need a revolutionary organisation to undertake a certain role as part of the working class.

This pamphlet will explain why.

The role of the revolutionary organisation, 1991 edition - Anarchist Federation

1991 edition of this short pamphlet which outlines the structure and importance of libertarian communist organisations as well as summarising the task they should play amongst the wider working class. The extensively revised 2014 edition is available here.

The elephant that wasn’t there

A quick response to Scott Napalos’s recent piece What went wrong with the organizing, from John J. at the Seattle Free Press.

Thoughts on organization

A 1923 article by Armando Triviño, organizer of the Chilean IWW, discussing the IWW and the role of anarchism in the workers movement. Translated from the book Armando Triviño: Wobblie by Víctor M. Muñoz C. Editorial Quimantú, Colección Papeles para armar. Chile 2009

Industrial unity: a response to “Locality & shop”