social movements

Civil society, citizenship and the politics of the (im)possible: rethinking militancy in Africa today

A major and widely influential new theoretical statement on the rising tide of anti-state politics by a major radical African intellectual.

The Chinese anarchist movement - Robert Scalpino and George T. Yu

The Chinese anarchist movement

A history of the Chinese anarchist movement in France, Japan and China itself from 1900 up to the formation of the Chinese Communist Party.

Revolutionary syndicalism in Mexico - John M. Hart

A short history of Mexican revolutionary syndicalism, which dominated the early labour movement prior to and during the Mexican Revolution.

Argentina: What is the MTD 'Anibal Veron'?

2003 organizational document of a now defunct national coordination of unemployed workers assemblies. The majority of the assemblies are now integrated in the Frente Popular Darío Santillán.

A history of anarcho-syndicalism - SelfEd

An excellent 24 unit PDF correspondence course on the history of anarcho-syndicalism and its influence on workers struggles around the world.

"Ulach smah" ("No forgiveness") - the Algeria insurrection, 2001

A leaflet distributed in France about the Algerian struggles of 2001. Originating in the Kabylie region, east of Algiers - home to some 5 million Berbers - the revolt spread across the country. Over 120 people are reported to have died in clashes which continued for much of 2001.

1880-1945: Yiddish-speaking libertarians in France

Montmartre in 1907

Short article tracing the development of the Jewish Yiddish language anarchist and syndicalists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in France.

Anarchist communism in Britain, 1870-1991

2006: The French movement against the CPE

libcom.org’s brief summary of the mass movement which swept France in early 2006 against the further casualisation of labour which forced the government into a humiliating defeat.