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Bakunin, Mikhail

Crass, Chris

de Cleyre, Voltairine

Guerin, Daniel

Goldman, Emma

Ervin, Lorenzo Komboa

Luxemburg, Rosa

Malatesta, Errico

Neal, Dave

Perlman, Fredy

Zerzan, John

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Additional Readings on States, War and Opposition

Some Notes and Information on Anarchist Opposition to War

Translations and Summaries by Charlatan Stew

IX. Additional Readings on States, War and Opposition

THE ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS by David S. Wyman (New York, 1988)

"After Fifty Years: The Spanish Civil War" by Murray Bookchin (NEW POLITICS, Summer, 1986) THE AGE OF TRIAGE: Fear and hope in an overcrowded world by Richard L. Rubenstein (Boston, 1983)

"American Business and Germany, 1930-1941" by Gabriel Kolko (WESTERN POLITICAL QUARTERLY, December, 1962, pp 713-28)

THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY, A CRITICAL HISTORY by Irving Have and Lewis Coser (NY, 1957)

THE ANARCHIST COLLECTIVES: Workers' self-management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939 ed. Sam Dolgoff (New York, 1974)

"Anarchists in the Second World War" (BLACK FLAG No. 199, July, 1990)

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Some Notes and Information on Anarchist Opposition to War

Translations and Summaries by Charlatan Stew

1. Coming to Grips with The War*
by Federation anarchiste romande (1939)

2. Anarchist Activity in France during World War Two*
Summary by Charlatan Stew (1994)

3. To All Intellectual and Manual Workers*
by International Revolutionary Syndicalist Federation (1943)

4. Death to The Brutes*
by International Revolutionary Syndicalist Federation (1943)

5. Some Further Notes on Left-libertarian Opposition to War
by Charlatan Stew (1994)

6. Capitalist Democracy--Why It Must Fail
by Tor Cedervall (1937)

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Will a death in the family breathe life into the movement?

by flaco Seattle may have been some sort of watershed, but Carlo's killing in Genoa is a turning point for the anti-capitalist movement (if we can call it that). How we play it from here will have repercussions far beyond the blood-stained streets of Northern Italy. It was no freak cub-cop overreaction that left one mother mourning and several others preparing to, as the sun hit the sea on Friday night, but a deliberate act of terror - in the most basic sense of the word. The snowball that¹s been gaining weight and speed as it rolled through Geneva, Prague and Gothenburg has become far too jagged a spike in the side of those steering the planetary carve up. So bullets meet brains and young people are shot dead for daring to think there can be another way.

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Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism - A critical review of the book

by Fabiana Toledo, from the visions of Michael Schmidt, Lucien van der Walt and Alexandre Samis b

by Felipe I.

In this article, we attempt to discuss the concepts of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism, placing them within their historical contexts, both in Brazil and abroad, and compare what Fabiana Toledo argues in his book Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism: workers and activists in Sao Paulo the First Republic. To do this, we use two great books published in 2009, but unfortunately not yet available in Brazil: Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism, Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt (South Africa), and My Homeland is the Whole World: Neno Vasco, anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism in two worlds, Alexandre Samis (Brazil).

"Anarchism is a trade unionist from the cradle." Neno Vasco

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Capitalists, Global Warming, and the Climate Justice Movement

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of Participants (COP15) in the Kyoto Protocol took place this month in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7 to 18, 2009. The purpose of the conference was to wrap up more than two years of negotiations by representatives of all the world's governments to get a legally binding treaty for a new round of reductions in carbon emissions under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol to replace the first round which was expiring.

By James Herod

[Prefatory Note: The first part of this essay was originally written in December 2009 for the monthly Newsletter of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement, #29, January 2010. A substantial postscript, from May 2010, continues the discussion.

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2002 Infoshop Survey

2002 Infoshop Survey

Preliminary results

At the end of December 2002 and continuing through the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the PRELIMINARY RESULTS from the first half of the survey (people are invited to take the survey, but results won't be included in this set of data). The data below covers ALL INFOSHOP VISITORS, so no assumptions should be made that this data represents just anarchists. A future update to the results will break out the data just on anarchists who answered this survey.

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results

2002 Infoshop Survey

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

What activist groups are you involved with?

Washington, DC: "Mayday DC, Homes not Jails, Healthcare Now, No Blood for Oil, sometime the ACC, others"

South Dakota: "Whoever I can help out. Prison outreaches, nursing home, library volunteer, etc."

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - What is your anarchist community doing well?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the survey (people are invited to take the survey, but results won't be included in this set of data).

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

What is your anarchist community doing well?

Washington, DC: "Improving the infrastructure. Getting better at linking the local community issues to the global issues which are always protested here as it IS Washington DC."

Oklahoma: "So far, nothing."

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - What are the biggest problems facing your anarchist community?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the this section of the survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

What are the biggest problems facing your anarchist community?

Washington, DC: "Lack of cohesion and tolerance of each other. Lack anarchist infrastucture."

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - What local projects are you involved with?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

What local projects are you involved with?

Washington, DC: "Mayday DC, Homes not Jails, Healthcare Now, + copwatch sometimes, and others."

Rochester, NY: "Cop Watch, IndyMedia."

Boston: "Lucy Parsons Center, Boston NEFAC."

Arizona: "Phoenix Copwatch, Tempe Copwatch:Team Wildcat, Tempe Class War."

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