Organised Anarchism in the Anti-Capitalist Struggle: Why We Need Organisation and Principles to Follow

Authors: members of Common Cause – Ottawa  |  PDF file size: 203 KB

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The booklet is based on a presentation made by two members of Common Cause Ottawa at the “Capitalism and Confrontation: Grassroots Responses to Empire, Ecology and Political Economy” conference in March 2010 held at Carleton University.

Common Cause Ottawa is a branch of the Ontario provincial anarchist organisation, Common Cause (

Capitalism has proven itself to be completely inadequate to meet basic human needs. At the dawn of the twenty first century, the world is deeply divided into haves and have-nots. Extreme inequalities have been intensifying since the 1970s. While a minority of the world’s population lives in opulence, the masses struggle in poverty (Schmidt and van der Walt, 2009, pp. 10-11).