Introduction

Joel Olson: What is White Supremacy?

This piece outlining the history and practice of white supremacy in the United States was published as part of the Lexicon pamphlet series created by the Institute for Anarchist Studies which “aims to convert words into politically helpful tools.” Author Joel Olson was a committed organizer, thinker and active within US anarchist politics for many years. He authored The […]

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Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality

This essay argues that anarchists can learn from the theory of “intersectionality” that emerged from the Black feminist movement. Indeed, anarchist conceptions of class struggle have widened as a result of the rise of feminist movements, civil rights movements, as well as the gay, lesbian, queer and trans liberation movements. What can be learned and […]

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Capitalism: An Introduction

Text reposted from libcom.org and available in:  Español | Français | Italiano | Português | Türkçe | Nederlands Capitalism: An Introduction At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like factories, machinery, farms, and offices), and production for exchange and profit. While some people own means of production, or […]

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Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  By Thomas Giovanni / Versión Español In the wake of the use of militant street tactics at the Trump inauguration protests, the controversial shut down of two prominent right-wing speakers at the University of California, Berkeley, and a variety of high profile actions against the far right, anarchists have received increased media attention and […]

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Feminist Readings & Resources

March 8, International Women’s Day, is a day of struggle across the world for gender and sexual equality. Below we include a range of resources from a working class feminist and libertarian socialist perspective. These include writings, downloadable pamphlets, audio interviews and recommended articles.  — “Quando la mujer se alza, el pueblo avanza / When women […]

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