especifismo

Where We Stand: Formation of a new anarchist communist project in the UK

May Day statement of "Collective Action". In it we outline our analysis of the problems facing the anarchist movement in the UK and offer a call out to all independent anarchist communists to participate in our project to re-visit our political tradition, re-group and re-kindle our political action.

Especifismo in Brazil: An Interview with the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

In this interview, realised between August and October 2010, the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro - FARJ) talks about its understanding of concepts such as especifismo, organisational dualism, social insertion and the role of the anarchist political organisation in relation to social movements and the class struggle.

The specific anarchist group - Wild Rose Collective

This document from their new member packet explains the type of group that Wild Rose Collective is, and gives some background on the ideas.

Anarchy in the Unions: Contemporary Anarchists at Work - Jeffrey Shantz

An article looking at anarchists' involvement in rank-and-file committees and flying squads in Canada.

Towards Theory of Political Organization for Our Time Part II: we are not platformists, we strive to be

In recent times a number of ideological currents from the libertarian communist tradition have inspired a generation to organize, build and reproduce organizations, and struggle around a rethinking of their traditions and future. Much of this theory comes from the period of the greatest waves of proletarian and peasant struggles in the 20th century. That period produced theory of organization based on the protagonists’ position within high points of struggle, its successes and failures.

How to Participate in the FARJ?

A translation of a FARJ document explaining the process by which people seeking to get involved in the activities of the Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro can do so.

Social Anarchism & Organisation: Concentric Circles

An excerpt from the FARJ programme "Anarquismo Social e Organização"

"Anarchists had more of a stomach for the fight": interview with Juan Carlos Mechoso

2001 interview with the co-founder of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU). From the pamphlet The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) : Crisis, Armed Struggle and Dictatorship, 1967-1985 available from Kate Sharpley Library.

Huerta Grande

"Huerta Grande" is a seminal text of South American Especifismo. It was written in 1972 as an internal discussion document of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya, right before the brutal military coup was installed in 1973. This is the first English translation.