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Workplace Conflicts, Protest and Resistance: Actions of the lWA in 2015 (Part One)

A look at some of the actions of the lWA Sections and Friends in 2015. Fighting through direct action has, in many cases, forced bosses big and small to pay up what they owe, to admit they illegally fired someone and pay them compensation, to make improvements in working conditions and give them raises. Without union bosses and leaders, for all categories of workers.

Dismantling our divisions: craft, industry, and a new society

A discussion of craft and industrial divisions in health care that leads to the debate between the IWW, FORA, and other revolutionary unions over the relationship between unions in capitalist and post-revolutionary society.

Argentine police break up bus drivers’ protest action

Police attack demonstrators supporting bus drivers of Buenos Aires line #60

Argentine National Police attacked a demonstration in support of locked-out bus drivers in the Buenos Aires region on July 27 2015, injuring at least 18 people.

Slippery slopes (the anarchists in Spain) - Manuel Azaretto

Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book—a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their “betrayal” of anarchist principles—contains, in addition to official documents and proclamations of the CNT and FAI and articles from the Spanish and international anarchosyndicalist press, relevant passages drawn from Max Nettlau, Diego Abad de Santillán, David Antona, Federica Montseny, Juan García Oliver, Pierre Besnard, Alexander Schapiro, Sebastién Faure, Camillo Berneri, Mariano Vázquez, Mikhail Bakunin and other anarchists and anarchosyndicalists.

Revolutionary preparation: an excerpt from the FORA

This article is a translated excerpt from Santillan's history of the FORA named the FORA: ideology and trajectory of the revolutionary workers movement in Argentina. It forms the concluding portion of the 20th Chapter, where Santillan explore the task of revolutionary preparation and its relation to daily struggles.

What is a Resistance Society?

Resistance Societies are not well known in the English speaking world, though they were among the most important building blocks and experiences in South American anarchism; arguably in its time the largest and most well developed anarchist movement in the World. This text is from the present day FORA about Resistance Societies today and their role within FORA.

General principles and means of struggle of the American Continental Association of Workers

This is an excerpt from the declarations of the American Continental Association of Workers IWA-AIT from 1929. It consists of the principles and tactics adopted by the constitutive organizations drawn from Latin America at that time, and is translated into English with an introduction by the translator, SN Nappalos.

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.

Lucha de clases y lucha social

Un texto corto de 1924 sobre el concepción de lucha de clases en anarquismo. Teodoro Antilli era un militante de FORA.

Social revolution and revolutionary organisation: The FORAist alternative - Vadim Grayevski

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Machine translation of a short article by Vadim Grayevski of KRAS-IWA, on the FORAist method of revolutionary organizing.