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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.

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.

Specifism explained: the social and political level, organisational dualism and the anarchist organisation

In discussing the platform of Collective Action some individuals have expressed confusion at our use of the label “specifism” to describe the tradition of social anarchism we associate with. The following is a short introduction to what we consider to be the most essential concepts within the specifist model. This text is an adaptation of a forthcoming interview with Shift Magazine on anti-capitalist regroupment.

Fragmented thoughts on political organization

Some rough thoughts on political organization, mostly based on my experience with groups in North America and conversations with some current and former members.

Continuing the task of building towards a working class revolution

A statement of purpose by Prairie Struggle, a platformist organization formed in Canada recently.

Insurrectionary anarchy and revolutionary organization

A piece by Sabotage that attempts to find common ground between insurrectionary anarchists and platformists/anarcho-syndicalists.

Practical platformism: revolutionary cadre organisation

A member of Common Struggle-Libertarian Communist Federation assesses the NEFAC-Bring the Ruckus debate on organization of 2002.

On the trade unions and “boring from within”

Phil Dickens critiques the 'boring from within' union strategy advocated by various left groups.

Less Talk, More Regroupment

A piece aimed at North American anarchist political organizations about getting organized.

Before AL: the UTCL from tendency to network

An article briefly tracing the history of Alternative Libertaire's predessor group, the Union des Travailleurs Communistes Libertaires.