organisation

What makes a revolutionary union revolutionary?

Red and black and that

A discussion document (2/2) I wrote a few months back, which may be of interest in light of the 'Direct Unionism' debate.

Thinking about unions: association and representation

Association means getting organised

A discussion document (1/2) I wrote a few months back, which may be of interest in light of the 'Direct Unionism' debate.

A response to 'Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper': Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of a 2 part reply by a IWW member, to 'Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper', which argues for a network of militants and non-contractual organizing.

A response to 'Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper': Part 1 of 2

Direct Action Gets Satisfaction

Part 1 of a 2 part reply by a IWW member, to 'Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper', which argues for a network of militants and non-contractual organizing.

Intervention and the communising current - Bernard Lyon

Bernard Lyon on the role played by communisation theorists in the process of communisation.

The Beginnings of the Workers' Movement in Russia - Denis Authier

A critical survey of the emergence of Russian working class politics and the historical role of Trotsky's pre-Bolshevik theory, including its anti-Leninist tendencies.

Anarcho-Sceneism: What it is and how to fight it

RAAN highlight their struggle against lifestylism, and the problem of 'the scene' limiting organisational practice, as it is inhibited by sub-cultures that move into activism formulating their own cliques. As they argue "If scenes are the bourgeois social structures that arise as a result of people struggling to come to terms with alienation, then “Anarcho-sceneism” is the held belief that a revolutionary movement can exist within, or even be based on, any such scene (especially, a “revolutionary” one)." (Oddly though the piece argues Black Bloc - amongst other things challenges scene politics)

Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism

Three essays on revolutionary organisation by participants in the women's liberation movement of the 1970s. The essays criticise the organisational theory and practice of revolutionaries, particularly those of the various Trotskyist organisations which were then in their ascendancy.

Why You Should Start a Solidarity Network

SeaSol's "Winnability" Graph

People often accuse anarchists of being opposed to all forms of organization. Some of us are quick to point out, however, that it’s not all organization we are opposed to – just apparently the effective ones.

Comments on organisation - Solidarity (Swansea)

A member of Solidarity criticises 'elitism' in the organisation.