anarchism

“On Authority” Revisited

Fredrick Engels argues against Anarchism on the basis that authority is needed to carry out a revolution against capitalism and the organization of society. This article argues that he fundamentally ignored what Anarchists actually meant when they said they were against authority.

On Order - Peter Kropotkin

Written in 1881, this short text Kropotkin puts forward a passionate defence of the term « anarchy » and the aspirations of the anarchists.

St Imier - The Congress of the Anti-authoritarian International

After the expulsion of the anarchists at the Congress of the International Workingmen's Association (The Hague, 2-7 September 1872), Mikhail Bakunin, James Guillaume and the members of various anarchist federations and sections met in the village of Saint-Imier (Swiss Jura) and adopted certain resolutions at what will be known as the Congress of the Anti-authoritarian International.

Advice to My Anarchist Comrades - Elisée Reclus

An open letter by Elisée Reclus to the anarchist movement. Written in 1901.

Daniel Guerin and Libertarian Communism

An article by Katya Pavlichenko on Daniel Guerin's ideas on the synthesis between Marxism and anarchism.

Ideas on Social Organisation - James Guillaume

A pamphlet written by James Guillaume in the 1870's attempting to sketch out and explain how society will transition from a class based society to a classless one during a revolution.