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Anarchism is the anti-state wing of the socialist movement. Anarchists are libertarian socialists. We believe that a new world is not only possible, but necessary. We want a stateless, classless, socialist society free from all forms of domination – a new world rooted in the principles of self-management, solidarity, direct democracy, ecological sustainability, and cooperation. 

Anarchists are opposed to all relationships and structures of exploitation and domination, including heteropatriarchy, capitalism, white supremacy, the state, imperialism, and settler colonialism. We believe that a new society can only be brought into being through an international social revolution carried out by the direct action of independent mass movements around the globe. 

Libertarian-oriented movements can be found in various times and places throughout world history, but the anarchist movement emerged as a distinct form of libertarian socialism out of the debates within a growing working class movement linked to the International Workingmen’s Association—also known as the First International—in the late 1860s. Born in opposition to the exploitative conditions of industrial capitalism and the modern nation-state, anarchism has since spread throughout the world, playing a significant role in revolutionary movements in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and beyond. 

In this section of our website you will find introductory resources dealing with anarchist theory and history, an analysis page with references that inform our organization’s understanding of the world, and a page with key texts regarding anarchist political organization and strategy.

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Below are some basic introductions to anarchist politics through theory and history. The resources gathered here should not be taken as exhaustive, but as a gateway to further study.


Latin America

Anarchism in Latin America, Ángel Cappelletti

Brazil: Elements For a Historical Reconstitution of Our Current, Organização Anarquista Socialismo Libertário (OASL) & Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

1872–1995: Anarchism in Chile, Jose Antonio Gutiérrez Danton

Anarchism and Social Movements in Brazil (1903-2013), Felipe Corrêa, Rafael Viana da Silva, Kauan Willian dos Santos



Anarchism in France, Evan Matthew Daniel and Nick Heath

Anarchism in Spain, Pedro García Guirao

Anarchism in Greece, Antonios Vradis & Dimitrios K. Dalakoglou

Anarchism in Britain, Benjamin Franks

Anarchism in Bulgaria, Ryan Robert Mitchell

Anarchism in Belgium, Erik Buelinckx

Anarchism in Italy, Vittorio Sergi

Anarchism in Poland, Magda Romanska

Anarchism in Hungary, András Bozóki 

Anarchism in Ukraine, Ryan Robert Mitchell

Living Utopia, a documentary on the Spanish Revolution 


We have gathered here resources and references that we’ve found especially helpful in developing our analysis of the System of Domination—the phrase we use to refer to the social, political, cultural, and economic structures which, interlocking, form the total system that we live under and reproduce in everyday life.

For a further exploration of the System of Domination, refer to the structural analysis section of Black Rose / Rosa Negra’s program, Turning the Tide: An Anarchist Program for Popular Power.


Capitalism and the Anarchist Critique, excerpt from the Introduction to The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics

The Capitalist System, Mikhail Bakunin

The State

What is the State?, Chapter 2 from The Abolition of the State: Anarchist and Marxist Perspectives, Wayne Price

State and Democracy, A Workers Solidarity Movement Position Paper 

White Supremacy

An Analysis of White Supremacy, Chapter 1 of Anarchism and the Black Revolution, Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, 1993

White Supremacy, Joel Olson

Race and Colonialism in North America, Love and Rage Anarchist Federation

Fighting and Defeating Racism, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 

Settler Colonialism

Settler Colonialism and Decolonization: An Anarchist Perspective, RevLeft radio podcast interview with the Indigenous Anarchist Federation


Patriarchy, excerpt from Love & Rage Draft Political Statement, Love & Rage Anarchist Federation


Here you will find key texts on anarchist political organization and strategy. We foreground especifismo, a strategic and organizational tendency developed in Latin America that has greatly influenced our organization. Especifismo emphasizes the need for a specific anarchist political organization, unified around shared ideas and methods, to develop theory and strategy for intervention into mass social movements. The aim of this intervention is not to dominate or control social movements, but rather to participate within them as co-equal members introducing the anarchist principles of direct democracy, class independence, direct action, self management and federalism, internationalism, and transversality.

Especifismo and Political Organization

The Strategy of Especifismo, Juan Carlos Mechoso of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU), interviewed by Felipe Corrêa

Social Anarchism and Organization, Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

Anarchism and Organization, Errico Malatesta, 1897

Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft), Group of Russian Anarchists Abroad (“Delo Truda” Group)

The Political Organization, Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici

Goals and Methods of the Anarchist Communist Party, Society of Anarchist Communist Comrades (China)

Platform of the Federation of Anarchist Communists of Bulgaria, 1945, Federation of Anarchist Communists of Bulgaria


The struggle against patriarchy, and within it, particular forms of domination on the basis of gender or sexuality have been present within the anarchist movement from its earliest iterations. From the attention paid by Paris Communard Louise Michel to the specific type of domination experienced by women, to Emma Goldman’s involvement in the illegal provision of contraceptives in the United States, to the formation of revolutionary women’s organizations like La Voz de la Mujer in Argentina, the Sindicato de culinarias in Bolivia, and Mujeres Libres during the Spanish Civil War, anarchists have insisted on the need to struggle against all forms of domination.