organisation

25 years of the Anarchist Federation

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Published in the Anarchist Federation's twice-yearly magazine Organise! issue 77, Winter 2011, as part of the 25th anniversary issue, this article reflects on the last 5-6 years of the AF's development. It refers to involvement in events and social movements of the same period and the organisational changes resulting from the growth of the AF and development of relationships with other organisations (and non-organisations).

A New Workerism: Capitalist Crisis, Proletarianization, and the Future of the Left

Republic Windows and Doors occupation, Chicago, 2008.

Originally written for and circulated at the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit, Alex advocates an emphasis on workplace organizing and an orientation toward some historical experiences that he believes contain resources for us in the present.

Direct democracy: An anarchist alternative to voting

A (hopefully) easy-to-read discussion of anarchist alternatives to voting such as direct democracy and federalism.

Mottos and watchwords: a discussion of politics and mass organizations

Nate Hawthorne takes on some of the contradictions of revolutionary unionism and mass organizations.

Especifismo in Brazil: An Interview with the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

In this interview, realised between August and October 2010, the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro - FARJ) talks about its understanding of concepts such as especifismo, organisational dualism, social insertion and the role of the anarchist political organisation in relation to social movements and the class struggle.

The role of the individual and the group in the creation of work cultures - Stan Weir

Stan Weir compares wildcat strikes in Poland and San Diego and their basis in the 'informal work group'.

Uniting our struggles

Subversion look at a variety of struggle is going on in 1993 and suggest ways for workers to unite their struggles at a grassroots level.

The Role of the Dual Carder in the IWW - Joshua Freeze

Joshua Freeze explains how he sees the role of members of the IWW who are also in mainstream unions.

The Intermediate Level and Trajectories of Struggle

A response to Miami Autonomy & Solidarity's Defining Practice: the intermediate level of organization and struggle.

A New Workers Movement in the US: A proposal for a refoundation through the intermediate level

An assessment of how the situation of the U.S. working class has changed and how to adapt to these conditions.