Theory

Building Popular Power In a Time of Reaction: Strategy for Social Struggle

Black and white image of striking teachers marching.

Editorial Note: This piece builds upon and updates the strategy and analysis document “Below and Beyond Trump” we released in late 2017 and aims to capture a snapshot of our internal discussions and conclusions over the past year. Because these conversations began in the lead up to our National Convention in early August we were not […]

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Interview: Building Black Working Class Counter-Power in South Africa

The following interview with Warren McGregor of Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses basic tenants of anarchism and key questions facing the left in South Africa such as calls to form a new “workers party,” addressing racial and national oppression, linking fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power, and the history of anarchism in South […]

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Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution

In a political moment where the tide of fascism appears to be on the march, looking at past examples can provide inspiration, hope and lessons. In this valuable and lucid long-form essay, veteran writer and activist Tom Wetzel details what George Orwell described when first arriving in anarchist dominated Barcelona as his first time actually seeing […]

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Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”

By Tom Keefer “It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless denunciations of hollow phrases and ideologies and its insistence on permanent self-criticism, which compels us to take stock of what Marxism has become in real life.” -Cornelius Castoriadis, The Fate of Marxism [1] Introduction We […]

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COPEI: Commentary on Armed Struggle and Foquismo in Latin America

The FAU (Federación Anarquista Uruguaya), founded in 1956, was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America and the originator of the concept of especifismo. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of political repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. As public and legal avenues of political organizing were […]

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Love and Rage: In Defense of Anarchism

Photo of various issues of Love and Rage newspaper.

Twenty years after its demise in 1998 the Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation continues to be an important organizational reference for anarchism today. The group’s origins began in 1989 as a project based around creating a monthly newspaper, Love & Rage, later evolving into a more formal network until becoming a formal membership based federation of […]

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An Anarchist View of the Class Theory of the State

A Libertarian Socialist Defense of the Class Theory of the State By Wayne Price In order to understand government politics, it is necessary to have a theory of the state. This essay reviews classical anarchist and Marxist views of the class-based, pro-capitalist, nature of the state. But there are also non-class and non-capitalist influences on […]

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¡El socialismo será libre o no será!

Una introducción al Socialismo Libertario Por Arthur Pye    Haz clic aqui para ver un folleto en pdf / English Version Introducción Socialismo es oficialmente una expresión en boga nuevamente. De acuerdo con una encuesta reciente, el 44% de los millennials de EE.UU. “prefieren el socialismo al capitalismo”, e incluso Demócratas populares están comenzando a […]

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Socialism Will Be Free, Or It Will Not Be At All! – An Introduction to Libertarian Socialism

Image showing CNT aligned militia members during Spanish Revolution. Image also depicts the classic "red wedge" image of the Russian Revolution.

An Intro to Libertarian Socialism By Arthur Pye   Click the image below for pdf pamphlet  Versión Español  Introduction Socialism is officially a buzzword again. According to a recent poll, 44% of U.S. millennials “prefer socialism to capitalism”, and even mainstream Democrats are starting to call themselves socialist. As one headline put it: “Socialism is […]

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