Historical Anarchist texts

Women in the Paris Commune

Texts on the Struggle site that are historically important to anarchism or which discuss important aspects of anarchism but are no longer in print elsewhere

The Makhnovists on the National and Jewish Questions
by Piotr Archinov

The Two Octobers
by Piotr Archinov (1927)

Putting the record straight on Mikhail Bakunin
by the LCR (1976)

Towards a libertarian communism
by Daniel Guerin

The Only Hope of Ireland
by Alexander Berkman (May 1916)

Izvestiia of the Provisional Revolutionary Committee of Sailors, Soldiers and Workers of the town of Kronstadt
the paper of the Kronstadt rebellion, March 1921

Counter-Revolution and the Soviet Union
by Maximoff (1935)

Michael Schirru :
Executed for planning to assassinate Mussolini

Syndicalism and Anarchism
essays by Malatesta (1925/1926)

The Organisational Platform of the Libertarian Communists
by Dolus Truda (1926)

A project of anarchist organisation
by Malatesta:(October 1927)

About the Platform
by Makhno: (1928)
The Old and New in Anarchism
by Arshinov (May 1928)

Reply to Nestor Makhno
by Malatesta (December 1929)

Towards a Fresh Revolution
by The Friends of Durruti (1938)

Camillo Berneri's writings


Oscar Wilde - The soul of man under Socialism

Excerpts from the trial speech of August Spies

Extract from War Against War
by Ernst Friedrich (1924) - " in all wars the object is to protect or to seize money and property and power; and there will always be wars so long as Capital rules and oppresses the people"

Murder is murder - open letter all soldiers
This was written by the British syndicalist Tom Mann during World War One, he was jailed for 6 months for writing it

War Is the Health of the State [1918]
Randolph Bournes essay " If the State's chief function is war, then the State must suck out of the nation a large part of its energy for its purely sterile purposes of defense and aggression"

The tyranny of the structurelessness

The Tyranny of Structurelessness [1970]
During the years in which the women's liberation movement has been taking shape, a great emphasis has been placed on what are called leaderless, structureless groups as the main form of the movement. by Jo Freeman

PDF file of The tyranny of the structurelessness
Why organisations need some structure to ensure they are democratic


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