Federation

What Went Wrong for the Municipalists in Spain?

As Spain’s municipalist parties suffered a major setback in May’s elections, Barcelona based author Peter Gelderloos writes on how their own actions and inactions are largely to blame for the loss of support. For those not familiar, municipalism is a political current which emphasizes the building of participatory democracy at the local level through the […]

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Emancipation of the Working Class: The Legacy of the IWW

Founded over 110 years ago on June 27, 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World, or IWW, created an iconic legacy and rich history of militant unionism in the U.S.  The union was founded by radical unionists and currents within the labor movement with the purpose of building an alternative to the conservative trade unionism […]

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Anarchism, Power, Class and Social Change

This article by Brazilian anarchist Felipe Corrêa discusses the relationship of anarchism with power, class, and revolutionary social change. Starting from a definition of anarchism it proposes to conceptualize power in terms of asymmetric, or uneven, relationships between social forces. It also puts forward that anarchists have a conception of power based on the belief […]

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Audio Bakunin: Revolutions Podcast on Mikhail Bakunin

One of the key early figures of anarchism, Russian revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin, is brought to life in two detailed and well researched episodes of Mike Duncan’s Revolutions Podcast. The series focuses on great revolutions of the modern era including the French, Haitian, American and Mexican revolutions, with the current focus on the Russian Revolution of […]

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Concentration Camps: The Imperial Legacy of Migrant Detention

With the growing debate over Trump’s policy of terror directed towards migrants and the appropriate use of the term “concentration camp,” it’s important to place what’s happening today within the context of U.S and colonial history. By Tariq Khan, Julia Tanenbaum, and Cole RS Recently some mainstream news and commentary outlets have posted a number […]

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Choosing Hope: Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses socialism, anarchism, and the fight for social change in U.S. politics today. This interview originally appeared in the Boston Review. Scott Casleton: In the past you’ve suggested that the Democrats and Republicans aren’t too far apart where it counts, such as in their support for corporate power. Do you still think this, or […]

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When and Why Did Unions Start Signing Contracts?

This piece from the Organizing Work blog explores an important but often little discussed question of the historical origins of labor contracts in the U.S. The current dominant model of formal collective bargaining agreements which include provisions against striking and job actions, also known as “workplace contractualism,” has not always been the dominant model. The […]

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Grow Our Roots: Meet Our Comrades Traveling To South America

As part of our “Grow Our Roots” fundraiser to support our international and media work, we wanted to introduce you to two of our comrades headed to South American this summer. They will be participating in our “militant exchange” and various international meetings with our sister organizations in Chile and Argentina. We are more than […]

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