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Announcing our new affiliate: LibCom Venezuela

Following on from our long-term informal co-operation with international communist and anarchist publishing collectives, we're proud to announce our first official international affiliate, LibCom Venezuela.

libcom.org fundraising campaign

Zapatistas

At libcom.org we are working on a major redesign and upgrade of the site, and so are launching a fundraiser to help us maintain the site and cover upgrading costs.

The unsurprising reason Jonathan Pie rants sound straight out of Spiked

If you've ever thought that Jonathan Pie's contrived rants sounded like they could've been written by someone from a left-liberal rag obsessed with getting speaking gigs for fascists, you were right.

Smashing H&M in South Africa: not the first attack on the garment supply chain (and not the last either!)

A H&M that's seen better days, South Africa.

Hand-wringing over the trashing of a few H&M branches in South Africa ignores the often highly militant struggles of the workers in H&M's supply chain (and others like it), themselves often women of colour and one of the most combative sections of the international working class.

Libcom traffic analysis 2017

Photo of a libcom reader

A look at browsing statistics and habits on libcom.org over 2017, as traffic increased and mobile browsing became significantly more important.

Dead fascist poets society: why CasaPound are no book club

The liberal commentariat seems to be completely unable to resist the allure of the far-right. The latest example: an article on Literary Hub that portrays violent neo-fascist gang CasaPound as some sort of edgy poetry club.

6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love

It's a sad fact that many of the most radical Marxists, whose participation in working class struggle and ideas challenged not only capitalist society but also the social democratic and Leninist tendencies in the workers' movement tend to get ignored by anarchists and Marxists alike.

4 ways Labour are attacking the working class right now

Sign on picket line in Birmingham bin strike, 2017.

As the Labour Party conference gets underway, left-wing media personalities, public intellectuals and grassroots activists will discuss important issues of contemporary social injustice. But how much discussion will there be of Labour involvement in that injustice?

Centre Survivors: Support Edinburgh Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut has branches around the UK taking direct action for domestic violence survivors.

Donate to help translate radical texts into Chinese

Chinese workers on strike

libcom.org has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to translate key texts to assist radical workers in China organising on the ground, so please donate and share this appeal!

6 reasons why Chomsky is wrong about antifa

Noam Chomsky recently made some comments about antifa, and militant anti-fascism in general, which were as ill-timed as they were ill-informed. Here's what we think he's got wrong about the subject.

Help us report on the class struggle

Occupy Oakland

libcom.org is looking for volunteers to help us rejuvenate our news reporting, making it a better resource for all of us trying to organise and fight for a better world.

What now? Fighting austerity in a hung parliament

Assembly in Argentina, 2001

Whatever the result of the general election, we need to be building a movement capable of creating a better world.

Top 10 texts about the 1917 Russian Revolution

International Working Women's Day march, 8 March 1917, Russia

A century after the Bolsheviks seized power from the soviets, libcom.org choose some of the best texts about an uprising that changed the world forever

Libcom traffic analysis 2016

Cat using a smartphone

An overview of visits to libcom.org over the past year.

2016 historical U.S. anarchism archiving project

List of materials that have been digitized as part of our effort to make U.S. anarchist periodicals and pamphlets from the 1930s-1950s freely available.

What's new to libcom.org (July 2016)

A roundup of content that has been added to libcom.org during July 2016. Thank you to all contributors!

Thoughts on the movement, or why we still don't even Corbyn - Joseph Kay and Ed Goddard

Registering to vote in the 2016 Labour leadership election raised £4,588,525.

It’s a lonely world these days for an anti-parliamentary socialist with all politics seeming to have taken a back seat to the current Labour Party shenanigans. While the deluge of establishment groupthink currently arrayed on Corbyn is as disgusting as it is cynical, we're still not pinning any hopes on him in the (now quite likely) event he comes out on top in the next leadership election.

What's new to libcom.org (June 2016)

A roundup of content that has been added to libcom.org during June 2016. Thank you to all contributors!

libcom.org starts online fundraiser for digitizing old radical publications

An announcement that we have started an online fundraiser for the purpose of tracking down, purchasing and digitizing older North American anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publications.