anarchism

Hundreds detained after massive wave of repression in Belarus

March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year, the biggest in the wave of recent anti-government demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people before and during the demonstration. Last Saturday, the capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police.

The brief summer of anarchy: the life and death of Durruti - Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s non-fiction “adventure novel” about Buenaventura Durruti and the Spanish anarchist movement (ca. 1917-1937), first published in Germany in 1972, consisting of a more or less chronological “collage” of “translated, abridged and rearranged” excerpts from “reports and speeches, interviews and proclamations … letters, travel narratives, anecdotes, pamphlets, polemics, newspaper articles, autobiographical texts, flyers and propaganda leaflets” (including extensive selections from the eyewitness accounts of Simone Weil, Ilya Ehrenburg, H. E. Kaminski, Mikhail Koltsov, Ricardo Sanz and Jesús Arnal Pena), punctuated by the author’s “Commentaries”.

Chomsky on War Research at MIT

Noam Chomsky's 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals', 50 years on, UCL 25/2/17

On 25 February 2017, a conference was held in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Noam Chomsky's landmark article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'.[1] Videos of the event can be found at: http://scienceandrevolution.org/

During the conference, Noam made the following statement about the military research that was going on at his university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, around the time that his article was published:

Reflections on prophecy: a critical appreciation of Michael Bakunin's thought - Marc B. Young

A novel and somewhat unorthodox analysis of Bakunin's ideas, emphasizing his shared philosophical ground with Spinoza, his often misunderstood attitude to violence and religion, and his generous vision for humanity.

Address of August Spies

The address of August Spies at his trial in his and his co-defendants defence, in the aftermath of the Haymarket massacre.

Debate: socialism or anarchism?

Report of a public debate held at Bethnal Green Library on Friday 16 May, 1957, between the Socialist Party of Great Britain and the London Anarchist Group.

The Commonweal

An incomplete archive of the publication The Commonweal produced by the Socialist League which was one of the earliest socialist/anarchist organisations in the UK, and edited by William Morris.

Is the working class movement dead?

Winter of Discontent, 1978-1979

The following article is loosely based on the notes for a pre-discussion talk by an AF member to a libertarian socialist discussion meeting in Leicester, 25 January 2017.