Libertarian Politics

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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
2007
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Anarchism: Ideology or Methodology?
Neal, Dave
Article
A discussion of whether anarchism is an ideology or a methodology. The social vs. lifestylism debate.
Anarchism.net: Liberty and Justice for All
Website
We believe anarchism is of immense importance to the world and the people living in it. Anarchism is a tradition of freedom, which has the solution to the oppression and repression of mankind by the c...
Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
Anarchist critiques of Marxism typically reveal a lack of knowledge of what Karl Marx actually wrote, resulting in sterile denunciations of a straw-man opponent.
The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution: Documents of revolution
Avrich, Paul (ed.)
Book
1973
A selection of articles, manifestos, speeches, resolutions, letter, diaries, poems, and songs which seek to capture the spirit of the anarchist movement in Rissia.
Bakunin vs. Marx
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism
Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary
Book
1979
A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
Bookchin, Murray: Connexipedia Article
Article
American libertarian socialist-anarchist, political and social philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, atheist, speaker, and writer. (1921-2006).
Brinton, Maurice: Connexipedia Article
Article
Libertarian socialist writer and neurologist. (1923-2005).
The Continuing Debate
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
We should subject both Marxism and anarchism to a critical analysis, and thereby start to provide the basis for a libertarian revolutionary movement that relates adequately to the needs and problems o...
Dead Anarchists
Website
The dead anarchists website has been launched in order to supply that extra measure of anarchist history to those who are hopelessly addicted to learning about the men and women who have struggled for...
Drawing the Line: A pamphlet
Goodman, Paul
Book
1946
The End of Dialectical Materialism: An anarchist reply to the libertarian Marxists
Murtagh, P.
Article
1978
An anarchist reply to the libertarian Marxists.
Fredy Perlman: An Appreciation
Article
The same energy which helped Fredy to describe the horrors of civilization made it possible for him to summon up the forces of life and expectations of hope.
The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism
Bookchin, Murray
Article
1992
The danger of modern anarchists of falling into the trap of anarcho-syndicalism.
The Historical Failure of Anarchism
Day, Chris
Article
1996
Day examines anarchism's failure to genuinely critique itself, understand history or theory, and grasp the conditions in the world today. "Anti-capitalism doesn't do the victims of capitalism any good...
Left-libertarianism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A doctrine that has a strong commitment to personal liberty and egalitarianism.
Let's Talk About Another Burning Color: Black Flame vs. Red Fire Extinguisher?
Hawethorne, Nate
Article
2010
Class struggle anarchists are not the only revolutionary forces on the left, and are not the only libertarian left revolutionary forces. In my opinion, anarchists can learn a lot from some marxists.
Libertarian League: Connexipedia Article
Article
A name used by two American libertarian organisations during the twentieth century.
A libertarian Marxist tendency map: Connexipedia Article
Wright, Chris
Article
This tendency map was produced by Chris Wright for endpage.com, now part of the libcom.org library - it is designed to trace some of the important tendencies in libertarian Marxism. Contains a brief w...
Libertarian Socialism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A socialist political orientation which promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, stateless society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialism is opposed to coerciv...
Marx, theoretician of anarchism
Rubel, Maximilien
Article
1973
Under the name communism, Marx developed a theory of anarchism; and further, in fact it was he who was the first to provide a rational basis for the anarchist utopia and to put forward a project for a...
An ongoing debate
Article
1978
The Red Menace is meant to be a forum of dissenting views withing the broadly defined boundaries of libertarian socialism.
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
Libertarian Socialist Collective
Article
1979
The socialist perspective, as we see it, implies a total critique of human society as it is presently constituted. Socialism means a total transformation of life and social institutions - a project of...
The Politics of Urban Liberation
Schecter, Stephen
Book
1978
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Social Anarchism, Individualist Anarchism, the State and Leninism: A Reply to the International Socialist Organization
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2009
I take it that social or Left-anarchism and libertarian socialism are the same thing. Both stand opposed to Leninism, and both stand opposed to individualist anarchism.
Some Thoughts on Organization
Murtagh, P.
Article
1978
What type of organization should anarchists, libertarian socialists and libertarian Marxists be working towards?
The Struggle Site
Website
An archive of freedom struggles.
The Temporary Autonomous Zone
Bey, Hakim
Article
1985
I believe that by extrapolating from past and future stories about "islands in the net" we may collect evidence to suggest that a certain kind of "free enclave" is not only possible in our time but al...
Vanguard: A Libertarian Communist Journal: Connexipedia Article
Article
A monthly libertarian communist journal published in New York from 1932-1939.
We can learn to live free (Clark)
Clark, Ed
Article
1979
Give the human race a little credit. We can surely learn to live free, neither dominant nor submissive.
What is Libertarian Socialism?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1977
Revolution is a collective process of self-liberation: people and societies are transformed through their struggles for freedom and for a better world.
Why the Leninists will lose
Dunnington, C.
Article
1978
The Leninist groups may still have the ability to disrupt the left, but they are long past the point of being able to achieve any kind of success in their own right.
Why the Leninists Will Win
Clark, Ed
Article
1977
Clark argues that the failure of the libertarian left to take organizing seriously makes it likely that capitalism will be overthrown by Leninists who will preside over a social system as undemocratic...

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Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Anarkismo.net
Anarkismo.net is the product of international co-operation between anarchist groups and individuals who agree with our editorial statement. It is intended to further communciation, discussion and deba...
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Infoshop.org
Anarchist website.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Alliance of the Libertarian Left
Website
A multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists, voluntaryists, geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists, radical minarchists, and others on the libertarian le...
Anarkismo.net
Website
Mulitlingual site featuring news and analysis from an anarchist-communist perspective.
Institute for Anarchist Studies
Website
Provides support to critical scholarship on social domination and the reconstructive vision of a free society.
Liberation (magazine)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1956
A monthly left-wing magazine published in the U.S. from 1956-1977, founded by Dave Dellinger and A.J. Muste.
The Libertarian Labyrinth
Website
An archive of anarchist and libertarian theory and history.
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
Scarlet Letter Archives
Website
Selected anarchist writers and essays.