libertarian communism

L'Humanitaire (1841), the first libertarian communist publication (excerpts)

Excerpts from L'Humanitaire, a journal published in 1841 in Paris. The journal expressed the tendency called "communistes matérialistes", also called "communistes immédiats" or "humanitaires". It was “the first libertarian communist publication”, according to historian Max Nettlau.

The Humanisphere (excerpts) - Joseph Déjacque

Excerpts from L'humanisphere. Utopie Anarchique, 1857.

A dissection of the metaphysics of scarcity - humanaesfera

Some believe that, regardless of concrete praxis, scarcity is an inherent characteristic of time and space, as a metaphysical foundation (they generally use the thermodynamic concept of "entropy" to substantiate this idea). Thus, they suppose that, in this entropic universe, competition for what is scarce guides every specific being - and likewise human beings and societies - making the social form of scarcity, private property (and hence class society, labor, state and capital), have an eternal, cosmic, immutable foundation. In this text, we will try to criticize this metaphysics from a specifically philosophical, physical and anthropological point of view.

Rebel City issue 6

Issue 6 of the London Anarchist newspaper Rebel City.
In this issue are articles from the Anarchist Federation, Haringey Solidarity Group and individual
members of the Industrial Workers of the World, the Solidarity Federation, and Feminist Fightback.

Libertarian Communism

Libertarian Communism logo from issue 5

Libertarian Communism was a socialist journal published in ten issues between 1972 and 1976 by some members of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. It was named 'Libertarian Communism' in 1974 following their expulsion from the party. Higher resolution scans also available.

Against rewards and punishments (against meritocracy, against coercion) - humanaesfera


Short text addressing the issue of rewards and punishments, law, rule of law, meritocracy and wage labor.

6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love

It's a sad fact that many of the most radical Marxists, whose participation in working class struggle and ideas challenged not only capitalist society but also the social democratic and Leninist tendencies in the workers' movement tend to get ignored by anarchists and Marxists alike.

Anti-Bolshevik communism – Paul Mattick

Anti-Bolshevik Communism by Paul Mattick

A collection of works by Paul Mattick. Communism aims at putting working people in charge of their lives. A multiplicity of Councils, rather than a big state bureaucracy is needed to empower working people and to focus control over society. Mattick develops a theory of a council communism through his survey of the history of the left in Germany and Russia. He challenges Bolshevik politics: especially their perspectives on questions of Party and Class, and the role of Trade Unions.