Breaking the Chains: A History of Anarchism

Breaking the Chains: A History of Anarchism - Lucien van der Walt

Author: Lucien van der Walt

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This is a book about the history of anarchism. It is a history of nearly 120 years of unbroken workers struggle. It is a history of sacrifice and bravery by ordinary people fighting for a world without bosses and oppression.

First issued by Workers Solidarity Federation, 1998
This Zabalaza Books edition, July 2019

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Anarchist Propaganda and An Anarchist Programme (2 Essays)

 

Anarchist Propaganda and An Anarchist Programme - Errico Malatesta

Author: Errico Malatesta

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2nd Zabalaza Books Edition
January, 2019
Published in Vernon Richards (ed.),
Malatesta: Life and Ideas, Freedom Press, 1965.
Il Programma Anarchico (An Anarchist Programme) was drafted by Malatesta and adopted by the Unione Anarchica Italiana at its Congress in Bologna (1920)

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[Leaflet] Revolutionary Anarchism and Political Parties

Revolutionary Anarchism and Political Parties - ACL

Author: Alliance of Libertarian Communists (ACL), Mexico

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For a long time there has been an erroneous conception regarding anarchists’ views on parties. In this document, we, as revolutionary anarchists, wish to clarify the matter a little. We will begin by saying that our ideology is rooted in the philosophical and political ideas of the Russian revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin. With that said, we believe that, as a self-sacrificing fighter for the cause of the workers and therefore an enemy of bourgeois capitalist exploitation and State repression, Bakunin understood perfectly the historical need for a revolutionary party, consisting only of the most dedicated elements who sacrificed themselves to the revolutionary cause and were an integral part of it.

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Building a Revolutionary Anarchism

Building a Revolutionary Anarchism - Colin O’Malley

Author: Colin O’Malley

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This article speaks on the failures of the anarchist movement to grow, despite numerous social movements, and how models of anarchist political organisation point the way forward to overcome these pitfalls.

Two recent events have thrown critical challenges at the anarchist movement in the United States: the financial crisis that began in 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement that sprung from that crisis in 2011. If the current political and economic outlook in this country is any indication, we should expect more frequent moments like these to arise. “Movement Moments” such as these are critical opportunities for revolutionaries of any variety, left or right. Acceptance of the status quo seems impossible.

This piece originally appeared in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, No. 27 (2014) published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies.

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