Anti-Authoritarianism

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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
Guerin, Daniel
Book
1965
Guerin sets out to describe the main themes of anarchist thought.
Anarchism
Woodcock, George
Book
1962
Woodcock presents anarchism as a political philosophy, a system of social thought which aims at fundamental changes in the structure of society and particularly at the replacement of authoritraian sta...
Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism
Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich, Lenin, V.I.
Book
...
The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1974
Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
The Anarchist Papers 3
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.)
Book
1990
A collection of essays about the history of anarchism.
Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements.
Dixon, Chris
Book
2014
Dixon examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. He presents the histories and principles that shape many contempor...
Bakunin on Anarchy
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1971
An anthology of Bakunin's writings.
Bakunin vs. Marx
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1982
Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, cons...
Free Ourselves: Forgotten Goals of the Revolution
Arthur, Aron
Book
1972
How do we liberate ourselves?
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Goodman, Paul: Connexipedia Article
Article
American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
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...
International Blacklist 1983: An Anti-Authoritarian Directory
Book
An International directory of anti-authoritarian groups and publications. P. 123 has a list of documentation centres on anarchism. P. 139 has publishing houses and disributors. ...
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
Article
2014
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
The Joy of Revolution
Knabb, Ken
Book
1997
Knabb says "What is needed, I believe, is a worldwide participatory-democracy revolution that would abolish both capitalism and the state. This is admittedly a big order, but I'm afraid that nothing l...
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, Bakunin, and the question of authoritarianism
Adam, David
Article
2010
Marx characterized the International as "a bond of union rather than a controlling force" and considered it "the business of the International Working Men's Association to combine and generalize the s...
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...
Modern Capitalism and Revolution
Cardan, Paul (Cornelius Castoriadis)
Book
1959
For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, asp...
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Our Generation
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1961
A left-wing magazine published in Montreal from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism
Smart.D.A. (ed.); Pannekoek, Anton; Gorter, Herman
Book
Anton Pannekoek and Herman Gorter were leading spokespersons for 'council communism.' They argued for the primacy of workers' own organizations, defending their importance agains the parliamentarists ...
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province
Goodman, Paul
Book
1968
Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
Peter Kroptkin: From Prince to Rebel
Woodcock, George; Avakumovic, Ivan
Book
...
Post Scarcity Anarchism
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1971
Modern radicals, says Bookchin, have ignored the real revolutionary possibilities of modern technology and the counterculture. Unless they start building a movement which looks to the future, they are...
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
Redefining Revolution
Cardan, Paul (Cornelius Castoriadis)
Book
1963
Modern society certainly remains profoundly divided. It constantly functions against the immense majority of working people. In everyday life the exploited defend themselves against exploitation by pa...
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Steal This Book
Hoffman, Abbie
Book
1971
A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
The TAZ - Anarchy on the Web
Website
Links to anarchist resources.
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life
Sennett, Richard
Book
1970
An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.
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...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Anarchist Black Cross
The ABC is an international organization formed to support political prisoners.
Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Black and Red
Publishing books and pamphlets with an anti-authoritarian perspective since 1968. Black & Red books record contemporary and historical attempts to lead principled lives. They examine social relations ...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Carnival of Anarchy
A carnival for Anarchists, anarchism, anarcha-feminists, anti-authoritarians, anarchists of colour, Christian-Jewish-Muslim Anarchists, pacifist anarchists, Antinominalist Anarchists, Libertines, libe...
Center for Socialist History
A non-profit corporation founded to promote research and publication in the field of the history of socialism. We strongly believe that (to paraphrase) socialists who don't know their own history are ...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Fifth Estate
An anti-authoritarian magazine of ideas and action.
Freedom Press
An anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1886, we are the largest anarchist publishing house in the nation and the oldest of its kind in the English speaking wor...
Infoshop.org
Anarchist website.
Institute for Anarchist Studies
The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), a nonprofit foundation established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism, is a grant-giving organization for radical writers and translators worldw...
Marxismo Libertario
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Point of Departure
To have as project the generalizing of self-management, the pushing beyond paradox from within, the revealing of hidden revel in the daily, the expanding of social greed, the detourning of globanality...
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...
Spunk Library
The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved onlin...
Tadamon
A Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Bei...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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

From the Connexions Archives

The Harder They Fall
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1987
Torontos' Anti-Authoritarian Journal of Arts and Politics.
Institute for Anarchist Studies
Website
Provides support to critical scholarship on social domination and the reconstructive vision of a free society.
Kick It Over
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Anti-Authoritarian periodical published from around 1981 to around 2004.
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
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, ...