Anarchists and Parliamentarianism: Elections and Social Change

This is the final article in a series of articles by Matt Crossin, ‘Critical Notes on Developments in the Anarchist Movement’. There are some who now consider themselves anarchists who tell us, ‘Yes, anarchy is our goal, but we are nowhere near achieving it and have to think about winning […]

Anarchists and Insurrection: Organisation, Class Struggle, and Riots

This is the third in a series of articles by Matt Crossin, ‘Critical Notes on Developments in the Anarchist Movement’. New articles in the series will be published in coming weeks. The ‘classical’ period of anarchism, which can be defined as lasting from the foundation of the St. Imier ‘anarchist’ […]

Foundational Concepts of the Specific Anarchist Organisation

Foundational Concepts of the Specific Anarchist Organisation is a new pamphlet by Tommy Lawson. In this pamphlet Lawson introduces the basic theoretical concepts that inform Anarchist-Communists and their organisational practices. From a set of theoretical concepts forms of organisation and strategies shared in common across the history of the anarchist […]

Anarchists and Neo-anarchists: Horizontalism and Autonomous Spaces

This is the second in a series of articles by Matt Crossin, ‘Critical Notes on Developments in the Anarchist Movement’. New articles in the series will be published in coming weeks. It is not uncommon, particularly in North America, to see anarchism defined as an ideology rooted in ‘direct democracy’, […]

Josep Rebull, the POUM and the Spanish Revolution 

19th of July, 2022 marks 86 years since the Spanish Revolution. Every year that passes is a new chance to reflect upon the successes and failures of such a grand moment in history. When we study history as revolutionaries we usually consider the balance of forces, economic factors, ideologies, organisations, […]

Anarchists and Dual Power: Situation or Strategy?

This is the first in a series of articles by Matt Crossin, ‘Critical Notes on Developments in the Anarchist Movement’. New articles in the series will be published in coming weeks. A strange development has occurred which has led to anarchist theory being increasingly associated with a tactic referred to […]

Francesco Fantin and Italian anarchism in Australia

Francesco Giovanni Fantin was an Italian anarchist who migrated to Australia in 1924. Less than twenty years later, in November 1942, he was murdered by a fellow detainee in Interment Camp 14A, Loveday, South Australia. Born in 1901 in the small town of San Vito in Northern Italy, Francesco Fantins […]

Stuck in two swamps: a response to Mya Walmsley

Mya Walmsley’s recent article “The Ballot Box or the Streets?” is a welcome contribution to the present debate among Australian anarchists regarding elections. It would be incorrect to think of it as just being about elections, however; it is part of a general discussion regarding the general strategic perspective of […]