strategy

The Anarchist Concept of the Revolution - Luigi Fabbri

This text forms the bulk of a key chapter from Luigi Fabbri's 1921 work, 'Dictatorship and Revolution'. In it, Fabbri challenges popular misrepresentations of anarchism's revolutionary theory, articulating the consistency between anti-authoritarianism and revolutionary force, and upholding the distinct anarchist notion of social change through self-organisation. This translation is a re-working of João Black's, and corrects multiple errors in that version. I thank him for his important first effort in making this available in English.

A dose of strategic realism? Or how a strike-fund can be effective

Taking into consideration all the discussed above, the appropriate strategic question is the following one: if a strike-fund appears to be an organizational instrument that can help workers to improve considerably their working conditions at the workplace and enhance their class power collectively, why are not other trade unions making use of it too?

The Fruits of “Arab Spring”; Islamism, Anarchism & Feminism

Graffiti outside the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012.

A 2013 essay by Lebanese-Armenian political activist Yeghia Tashjian covering the power struggle within the Arab Spring between the Islamic political fractions and the secularist revolutionaries, including radical feminist and anarchist currents within the Arab Spring .

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.