Sat
26
Dec

Against the Constituent Assembly

Errico Malatesta

Everyone has the right to state and defend their ideas, but nobody has the right to misrepresent someone else's ideas to strengthen their own.

After years without seeing the Martello, the issue of June 21 fell into my hands. I found in it an article signed X., which talks, in a more or less imaginary way, about an insurrectionary project, which was allegedly promoted by myself, Giulietti and... D'Annunzio. From the article it appears that someone else who writes under the name of Ursus had previously written about such events, but I could not manage to find his article.

Sat
26
Dec

A Project of Anarchist Organisation

Errico Malatesta (1927)

I recently happened to come across a French pamphlet (in Italy today [1927], as is known, the non-fascist press cannot freely circulate), with the title Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Project).

This is a project for anarchist organisation published under the name of a 'Group of Russian Anarchists Abroad' and it seems to be directed particularly at Russian comrades. But it deals with questions of equal interest to all anarchists; and it is, clear, including the language in which it is written, that it seeks the support of comrades worldwide. In any case it is worth examining, for the Russians as for everyone, whether the proposal put forward is in keeping with anarchist principles and whether implementation would truly serve the cause of anarchism.

Sat
26
Dec
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Anarchist Men and Sexism in the Movement

Ernesto Aguilar

Sunday, 30 January 2005

Sat
26
Dec

Emma Goldman: Address To The Jury

by Emma Goldman
Anarchist

From U.S. v. Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman. This speech was delivered during her Anti-Conscription trial in New York City on July 9, 1917.

Gentlemen of the Jury:

As in the case of my co-defendant, Alexander Berkman, this is also the first time in my life I have ever addressed a jury. I once had occasion to speak to three judges.

Sat
26
Dec
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A New Declaration of Independence

by Emma Goldman

Published in ''Mother Earth'', Vol. IV, no. 5, July 1909

When, in the course of human development, existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to enslave, rob, and oppress mankind, the people have the eternal right to rebel against, and overthrow, these institutions.

The mere fact that these forces--inimical to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--are legalized by statute laws, sanctified by divine rights, and enforced by political power, in no way justifies their continued existence.

Sat
26
Dec
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Greens Are Anarchists

Gary Elkin

The Unabomber claims to be both an anarchist and a radical environmentalist. This has prompted the media to start using the words green, anarchist, and terrorist in the same breath -- a convenient way to discredit both anarchists and greens.

Sat
26
Dec
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Benjamin Tucker - Anarchist or capitalist

by Gary Elkin

Benjamin Tucker was against "capitalism" in the sense of a State-supported monopoly of productive tools and equipment which allows owners to avoid paying workers the full value of their labor. This stance puts him squarely in the libertarian socialist tradition.

Tue
15
Dec

Sabotage

The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers' Industrial Efficiency

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

PRICE TEN CENTS

OCTOBER, 1916
I. W. W. PUBLISHING BUREAU
CLEVELAND, O., U. S. A. Since withdrawn as official union literature

The interest in sabotage in the United States has developed lately on account of the case of Frederick Sumner Boyd in the state of New Jersey as an aftermath of the Paterson strike. Before his arrest and conviction for advocating sabotage, little or nothing was known of this particular form of labor tactic in the United States. Now there has developed a two-fold necessity to advocate it: not only to explain what it means to the worker in his fight for better conditions, but also to justify our fellow-worker Boyd in everything that he said. So I am desirous primarily to explain sabotage, to explain it in this two-fold significance, first as to its utility and second as to its legality.

Tue
15
Dec
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Centralia 1919

by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

From The Rebel Girl: An Autobiography My First Life (1906-1926)

After the war ended, lawless force and violence came back, led by ex-soldiers, fomented by stay-at-home patriots, employers and their hirelings. Many violent scenes had occurred in 1918 and 1919. The Rand School in New York City was attacked by a mob of soldiers and sailors who tore down the American flag flying from the building. The Socialist daily paper, the New York ''Call'', was raided and wrecked. Employees were driven out and beaten as they were forced to run the gauntlet of armed men.

Tue
15
Dec

Evolution and Revolution

by Elisée Reclus

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