libertarian communism

Daniel Guerin and Libertarian Communism

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

'Communism in Living' - What can early human society teach us about the future? by Camilla Power

We need to appreciate the significance that understanding primitive communism held for the early Marxists.

Marx himself put aside his work on Capital to do some anthropology, which we find in his notebooks - from which Engels extracted the work which led to The origin of the family, private property and the state. Besides Marx and Engels, there is Rosa Luxemburg: as a prisoner in World War I, she wrote Introduction to political economy, where she deployed the cutting edge of anthropology of her day.

Telegraphic communist theory - humanaesfera

A telegraphic (i.e. brief, concise and direct) presentation of communist theory. Basic concepts: private property, capital, proletariat, class struggle and 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

Philosophical article that criticizes the metaphysics of scarcity, widely used (as "unquestionable presupposition") to justify the status quo, repression, commodity exchange, state, exploitation - a true theodicy (an imaginary justification of the sufferings and evils of the world). It shows how both economics and ecology are variations of this same metaphysics, radicalized by the commodity fetishism that pervades subjectivity in modern, capitalist society. And there's an addendum that addresses the pre-capitalist gift.

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.