organisation

Rules of engagement - Antifa

London anti-fascists gather at Cable Street mural

Tactics and organisational rules adopted by the militant London Antifa group which had a number of successes against the far-right through the mid-noughties.

Toward the human community - La Guerre Sociale

A 1982 article first published in the journal La Guerre Sociale on the prospects for a communist movement, with discussions of politics, opportunism, bureaucracy, organizational fetishism, economic determinism, ideology, the adaptability of capitalism, and the limitations of the concept of self-management.

Social revolution and revolutionary organisation: The FORAist alternative - Vadim Grayevski

FORA

Machine translation of a short article by Vadim Grayevski of KRAS-IWA, on the FORAist method of revolutionary organizing.

Against friendship – Part I

A short piece from Aragorn! of Little Black Cart and assorted other fame, about the development of an indistinction between the friendship and comrade form in North America.

3 ways organizing with friends can lead to failure

A friend standing in front of what used to be your organization.

A piece with some ideas on practical organizing by B. Feld a member of the Workers' Solidarity Alliance and PDXSol. From Organized Anger

An extra cynical look at the People's Assembly

Some thoughts on the People’s Assembly. Dissecting its claims to be the birth of a movement and looking at what is really required to take on austerity and, more broadly, capitalism.

Rethinking class: from recomposition to counterpower - Paul Bowman

In this article Paul Bowman draws a line between revolutionary class analysis and universalist utopianism and goes on to explore the history of different ideas of class and the elusive revolutionary subject. After exploring the intersecting lines of class and identity, he poses the challenge that we as libertarian communists face as we strive to create “cultural and organisational forms of class power [that] do not unconsciously recreate the... hierarchies of identity and exclusion” that are the hallmark of the present society.

Fighting for the future: The necessity and possibility of national political organization for our time

This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States. It explores the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build on the present to push forward.

Our friends with benefits: on the union question - Unity and Struggle

A response by Jocelyn Cohn, of Unity and Struggle, and James Frey to Advance the Struggle on the Union question.

"I wouldn't want my anarchist friends to be in charge of a nuclear power station": David Harvey, anarchism, and tightly-coupled systems

An industry-specific response to David Harvey's popular claim that anarchists can neither run nor combat 'tightly-coupled systems', specifically nuclear power plants and air-traffic control. This paper is examines the the former and critiques Harvey's understanding of how such systems meet anarchist theory and practice, arguing that hierarchy does not make such systems safer or more efficient - quite the contrary.