speeches

Until all are free: the trial statement of Ray Luc Levasseur

FBI sheet for Ray Luc Levasseur

The 1989 trial statement of US urban guerrilla Ray Luc Levasseur, published by Attack International in October 1989.

Trial statement - Kuwasi Balagoon

The trial statement of Black Liberation Army member and later anarchist, Kuwasi Balagoon. Published as "Trial statement of New Afrikan Revolutionary Kuwasi Balagoon at the opening of the Brinks trial" in the 1990s. We do not agree with all of it, like the nationalism, but reproduce it for reference.

Agitation the greatest factor for progress - Mother Jones

An extract from a speech by Mother Jones about the importance of agitation and the uselessness of voting, in combating the abuses of capitalist industry.

The great dictator speech - Charlie Chaplin

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin's most famous words on screen, calling for racial equality and the abolition of national borders.

Not survival only - James Butler

Stonewall riot

Speech given at an event in South London to celebrate the role of marginalised LGBT people in the history of queer liberation movements as part of LGBT History Month.

Bakunin, Marx and the state - Barry Biddulph

The following has been taken from the Commune website and was the introduction to a joint meeting they did with the Communist Workers Organisation (CWO/ICT) at the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair. Audio of the meeting can be found here.

Speeches against conscription - Emma Goldman

Military recruitment poster

The transcripts of four speeches made by Emma Goldman against conscription across the US in 1917.

2nd world congress of the Comintern: Syndicalism and the party debate

A debate at the 2nd World Congress of the Comintern from July 19 to August 7, 1920 between Jack Tanner, Lenin and Trotsky over the specific position and point of the party and the role of the revolutionary minority. Raising left-wing objections to parties, and the problems it causes, especially in relation to ideological unity and leadership. Including a discussion of syndicalism and trade union relations with politics.

The secret wars of the CIA - John Stockwell

A lecture by John Stockwell given in October, 1987 on the inner workings of the national security council and the CIA's convert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam.

‘What is the alternative?’ - Werner Bonefeld

Werner Bonefeld discusses the crisis and the politics of work. This is a transcript of a talk to the anarchist bookfair, London, October 2010, published in issue 11 of Shift magazine. Originally published in January 2011.