Emilio Lopez Arango

Anarco-sindicalismo y sindicalismo anarquista

Un articulo en La Protesta 22 de Septiembre 1925 sobre el debate al dentro del movimiento anarquismo sobre sindicalismo desde la perspectiva forista en la ├ępoca de Emilio Lopez Arango como redactor de La Protesta

La Protesta 29 de Septiembre 1925

El ideal de clases - un error hist├│rico
La tendencia marxista en el movimiento obrero

Means of struggle - Emilio Lopez Arango

A translation of Lopez Arango, theorist of the FORA, on the question of industrial organization and industrial unionism. Here he defends the FORA's position of rejecting unions as vehicles for post-capitalist society, the allegedly progressive nature of capitalist industry, and the organization of workers organization based on industry. This short piece can't make up for the broad and important debate that happened within global anarchosyndicalist circles in the 20-30s, however it represents what may be the only direct source material on the subject in English. Please excuse the flow of the text, his language is quite difficult and the translator is an amateur, resulting in a clunky read.

Political leadership or ideological orientation of the workers movement

This is a translation of a piece by Emilio Lopez Arango on the issue of the orientation and leadership of the unions. Lopez Arango explores the roles of revolutionaries, and at the center of his argument is how the process of struggling, and all the elements created therein, should drive our political perspective.

The resistance to capitalism - Emilio Lopez Arango

This is the translation of the first chapter of an essay in an out of print text by Emilio Lopez Arango, one of the premier theorists of the FORA up through the 20s when he was assassinated. This has never been translated as far as is known.

Syndicalism and Anarchism

This piece has a number of intriguing ideas that were circulating in the FORA. Lopez Arango counterposes a static view of unions and anarchism to one inherently grounded in trajectories of struggle, and puts the dynamics of change in struggle at the core of revolutionary work. Though this is only fragmentary, it provides a rare insight into another side of anarchism and unions, and one that gives a refreshing departure from more schematic and purely moralistic or ideological orientations.