A text by Elisee reclus.
These two words, Evolution and Revolution, closely resemble one another, and yet they are constantly used in their social and political sense as though their meaning were absolutely antagonistic.
Manifesto by Sergey Nechayev.
A unique feature-length documentary (90 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)
Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts.
First published in 1995 in France: Section One, “The Historical Balance Sheet” includes chapters on: communist movements throughout history; Marx and Engels and communism; “Real” vs. “Formal” domination of capital and the importance of this distinction for understanding the failure of the old workers movements (capitalism was not “obsolete” prior to 1945). Section Two, “Perspectives”, contains an extensive discussion of: the economic roots of capitalism’s current crisis (the “final stage of its cycle”); the communist revolution; and socialism.
Communism Has Not Yet Begun – Claude Bitot
Author’s Preface to the Spanish Edition
A brief biographical sketch of the life of Fernand Pelloutier by his contemporary, the Belgian anarchist Victor Dave, featuring the text of Pelloutier’s Les deux tâches du syndicalisme. Appel de la Fédération nationale des Bourses du travail pour le 1er mai 1896 (The Two Tasks of Syndicalism. Manifesto of the National Federation of the Bourses du Travail for the First of May 1896) as well as an excerpt from L’Organisation corporative et L’anarchie.
Fernand Pelloutier: A Biographical Sketch – Victor Dave
Fernand-Léonce-Emile Pelloutier was born in Paris on October 1, 1867, and died in the same city on March 13, 1901, at the age of thirty-three.
Research & Destroy consider the impossibility of reformism in the age of the crisis and the failure of the historic left, both in the context of the 'radical democracy' in the worldwide assembly and #Occupy movements.
We are the generation of the abandoned, the betrayed. Tossed up on the shores of the present by 150 years of failed insurrection, by the shipwreck of the workers’ movement, the failure of a hundred political projects. But it is not only our once-upon-a-time friends who have departed.
Text of a speech delivered on behalf of the group, Arte Social, in Paris in 1896, in which one of the founders of French revolutionary syndicalism expresses his views on art and revolution, discusses the decadence of bourgeois morality and illustrates its deleterious effects on the morale of the working class by means of colorful anecdotes drawn from contemporary newspaper reports, and proclaims that "the goal of revolutionary art" is to "remove the veil from social lies".
Art and Revolt – Fernand Pelloutier