anarchist history

Looking at Anarchist solidarity with prisoners and exiles in the Soviet Union

  • Posted on: 2 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

In 2010 the Alexander Berkman Social Club and Kate Sharpley Library published The Tragic Procession: Alexander Berkman and Russian Prisoner Aid. It tells the story of the anarchist solidarity effort with their comrades in the Soviet Union (first in the Joint Committee of anarchists and Socialist Revolutionaries, and then under the wing of the anarcho-syndicalist International Working Men’s Association). These bulletins, published between 1923 and 1931, illuminate the development of Bolshevik repression over many years. But they also show how and why the solidarity was vital to imprisoned and exiled revolutionaries, how it drew on Russian revolutionary traditions, and how information was crucial to the work they did.

Review: Anarchists Never Surrender by Victor Serge

  • Posted on: 13 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

This book is a collection of new translations of articles by Victor Serge (1890-1947). Born of Russian anti-Tsarist exiles in Belgium, Serge is of note for his odyssey from anarchism to Bolshevism, then from Trotskyism to some kind of libertarian Marxism. He is regularly trotted out by Leninists when anarchist influence is on the rise or when Bolshevik tyranny needs to be justified, usually in regard to the crushing of the Kronstadt revolt of 1921. The lesson is clear – Serge came to recognise the limitations of anarchism so follow his lead.

To a Trodden Pansy: Remembering Louis Lingg

  • Posted on: 9 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Plain Words

Louis Lingg was born on September 9, 1864 in Mannheim, Germany. Early in his life, he began working as a carpenter, eventually involving himself in revolutionary struggles. His politicization compelled him to evade military service, so he fled Germany for Switzerland, only to be expelled in 1885. That summer, Lingg immigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago, one of the epicenters of the vibrant German-American anarchist movement.

Announcing underHILL distro

  • Posted on: 22 March 2017
  • By: underHILL

Announcing underHILL Distro: https://underhilldistro.tumblr.com/

underHILL distro is excited to announce that after three years of existing as a face to face distribution project, we've taken the leap, bit friendship as a form of life & no new ideas' tumblr scheme, put our portfolio online, and removed the human element from the equation.

TFSRadio: Peter Gelderloos on "Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation"

  • Posted on: 8 January 2017
  • By: Bursts
Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on January 9th, 2017 through January 15th, 2017 podcasting soon at archive.org. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

TFSRadio: Modesto Anarcho: Anarchy in the... Central Valley, CA?

  • Posted on: 8 February 2016
  • By: Bursts
modestoanarcho.org

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on February 8th, 2016, through February 14th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.