strategy

On the union question - Amadeo Bordiga and Onorato Damen

An extract from the book 'Bordiga: Beyond the Myth', published by the CWO/ICT, available in multiple languages, on the question of working with unions. All italics in this article are the commentaries from the ICT.

Are we all Corbynistas now?

Latest blogpost from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane. An attempt to make sense of the debate in Australia around Corbyn.

Armed Insurrection - A. Neuberg (1928)

The first English-language edition of 'Armed Insurrection' was translated from French and German by Quintin Hoare and published by New Left Books in 1970. Written in Moscow under Comintern auspices, published under the pseudonym 'A. Neuberg', it was actually written by a group of leading Comintern political/military experts and is a classic Third Period document. Produced in 1928 as a practical insurrectionary manual for communists.

On the Role of Black Bloc: A Critical Look

When we, as anarchists or anti-fascists, go out into the streets, questions should arise: What are we doing here? What are our goals? What is the most appropriate or powerful way to achieve those goals? Our tactical choices should always be in service of our goals — they should never be goals in themselves.

The Master's Tools: Warfare and Insurgent Possibility

An pragmatic and analytic attempt to consider tactics and power as fluid concepts within dynamic and changing situations, devoid of moral baggage.

The limits of anti-racism - Adolph Reed Jr.

The following article appeared in Left Business Observer #121, September 2009. Adolph Reed Jr. dissects 'anti-racism'. Unfortunately Reed deals only with liberal anti-racism and does so in order to defend social democracy rather than a liberatory politics.

Attentat

An anonymously written journal composed of essays on nihilist ideas, history, strategy, and critique.

Hegemony and socialist strategy: towards a radical democratic politics - Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe

In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy' remains as relevant as ever, positing a much-needed antidote against 'Third Way' attempts to overcome the antagonism between Left and Right.