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Libertarian Socialism in South America: A Roundtable Interview, Part I, Chile

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL/SPANISH VERSION In the United States, growing segments of the population are undergoing a period of profound politicization and polarization. Political elites are struggling to maintain control as increasing numbers of people seek out alternatives on the left and the right. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, political organizations on the […]

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Revolución activa: organización, formación de bases y doble poder

English version of this document / Versión ingles de este documento Mientras que podría decirse que la izquierda radical/anticapitalista más amplia tiene pocos principios universales de acuerdo estratégico, la afirmación de que “una izquierda fuerte es aquella que está arraigada en la clase trabajadora y las comunidades oprimidas, así como en sus luchas” es fácilmente una […]

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Review: State Formation and “Worshipping Power”

By Wayne Price Review of Peter Gelderloos, “Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation” by AK Press It it important for anarchism to have a theory of the state, the fundamentals of government, its origins and development. This is my third essay on this topic, the first being a presentation of the class […]

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Poder popular en tiempos de reacción: Estrategia para la lucha social

Nota editorial: este artículo es un desarrollo y una actualización del documento de estrategia y análisis “Bajo Trump y más allá” que publicamos a fines de 2017 y pretende capturar un panorama de nuestros debates internos y conclusiones durante el año transcurrido. Debido a que estas conversaciones comenzaron en la antesala de nuestra Convención nacional a […]

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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”

A look into the political genealogy of “socialism from below” coined by American Trotskyist Hal Draper, its relationship to Marxism and anarchist thought, and it’s usefulness in contributing to the renewal of socialist politics today. By Tom Keefer “It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless […]

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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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