Insurrection - Anarchist paper

Nos 0-6
December 1982 - September 1989

We address ourselves to anarchists and all those who feel themselves to be in a situation of antagonism against the domination of the State and capital. We address ourselves to those who see that science is no longer neutral, and to those who see that the struggle against the vile experimentation on animals cannot be fought as a single issue but must be brought into the global project of the capitalist enterprise. To those who see that moral indignation is not enough. That simply adhering to a movement in name and having no concrete project is not enough. We address ourselves to those who want to take the risk of throwing old schema out of the window and look for a new road. An informal, flexible road. One which requires constant engagement in a dimension of permanent conflictuality, not sporadic moments, spectacular displays of numerical strength. For those who want everything now and are prepared to make sure they get it and realise that this road is one that we must work to create, experimenting together. What we are offering here is one instrument in that project. Not abstract theory but an attempt to go forward and develop means that are adequate to the present day in the struggle towards a free society. Much of the analytical and theoretical contributions are the fruit of involvement in the struggle elsewhere in recent years. It is therefore also an attempt to break down some of the geographical and linguistic barriers that are an obstacle and prevent a full development of the struggle. Elephant Editions is no more than a collection of texts, a contribution to the great cauldron of dreams, ideas and experimentation for those who have decided to make their desires reality, now, without delay. The prices are orientative, with the usual reductions for bulk orders, distributors, etc. For a contribution of fifty pounds you could receive a copy of each publication mentioned in this catalogue, including those in preparation. If you find any of the texts of interest and wish to receive them, send what you can. No amount is too little—or too much. Obviously, the less time spent procuring the necessary means, the more could be spent making available material that might be useful to us all. So it’s also up to you. It goes without saying that books and pamphlets will be sent on request to those in the clutches of State repression. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Palestine, mon amour

Alfredo M. Bonanno

No one can understand what is happening in the land of Palestine, not even those who have followed the bloody course of events involving the people who have lived there for so long. They face each other with hatred and suspicion, not just men and women, children and old people, but the very dust of the roads and the mud that covers them on rainy days, the asphyxiating heat and the stench of the sultriness.
There is no prospect of peace in sight. The ideal solution, at least as far as all those who have the freedom of peoples at heart can see, would be generalised insurrection. In other words, an intifada starting from the Israeli people, that is capable of destroying the institutions that govern them and of proposing peace based on collaboration and mutual respect with the Palestinian people directly, without intermediaries. But for the time being this perspective is only a dream. We must prepare for the worst.

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The Poverty of Feminism

Dominique Karamazov

In spite of its emancipatory and radical airs, feminism remains in the area of capitalist society to the point of even becoming the guardian of female alienation. It is not enough to define it an incomplete revolt, soliciting it to become total by abandoning the purely women’s point of view. We need to show up its content and the inversions that it involves in terms of real solutions.

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After Trikala

Yet one more episode in the chronicles of repression is now well-known to all: on October 1 [2009] Alfredo Bonanno (from Italy) and Christos Stratigopoulos (from Greece), two anarchists who have already been hit by repression on a number of occasions, were arrested in Greece following a robbery, and imprisoned in the small town of Amfissa. We all agree on much-debated points such as the attack on this system of exploitation that builds jails and represses every form of rebellion, and are for the total destruction of all prisons. We also agree that support and solidarity be given to imprisoned comrades everywhere. We want all our comrades free, along with each and every rebel currently detained in the dungeons of whatever State and, having our own concept of social retribution, are against prison even for our enemies.
It is within this context that we want to emphasize the specific case of Alfredo, whose age and state of health - alas - have also become part of the chronicle. It is quite obvious that his continued detention under the present conditions is a precise political choice, backed up by law—where power is taking to the ultimate degree its revenge on an anarchist revolutionary who has always been a sworn enemy of authority in all its forms.
It is time to act regarding Alfredo’s situation, which is becoming extremely serious, as well as to denounce the widespread barbaric conditions that continue to exist in the Greek jails in spite of a protracted hungerstrike undertaken by thousands of prisoners last year.

Solidarity with anarchist comrades arrested in Greece

The somewhat hasty and long overdue compilation of this pamphlet is the consequence of a deadline, a solidarity gig in London to be held on July 5 [2007]. The experience has been intense, one could say a labour of love. Reading and setting out the words of the imprisoned comrades has been a way of knowing them and being fired by their courage and passion for freedom. For a moment the walls within walls, locked doors upon locked doors, endless corridors and claustrophobic cells disappear in an embrace of free spirits. That brings us to the question of solidarity, and this pamphlet should also be seen as a contribution in that direction, in the eternal debate on the practice of solidarity.

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Insurrectionalist Anarchism

Alfredo M. Bonanno

A mass insurrection, or that of a whole people, can at any given moment lead to the State’s incapacity to maintain order and respect for the law and even lead to the disintegration of social and economic conditions. But it is not enough simply to rebel. Even if a hundred rebels were to get together it would still not be sufficient, they would merely be a hundred crazed molecules writhing in destructive agony as the struggle spreads, wildly sweeping everything away. Important as an example and stimulous, rebels end up succumbing to the needs of the moment. To shoot before – and more quickly than – others is a virtue of the Far West.: it’s good for a day or two, then you need to use your head. And using your head means you need a project. So the anarchist cannot simply be a rebel, he or she must be a rebel equipped with a project. He or she must, that it, unite courage and heart with the knowledge and foresight of action. Their decisions will still always be illuminated with the flames of destruction, but sustained with the fuel of critical analysis.

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Alexander Marius Jacob: Alias Escande, alias Attila, alias Georges, alias Bonnet, alias Feran, alias Hard to Kill, alias The Burglar

Bernard Thomas

A rollicking biography of Jacob the Burglar, a thief with egalitarian illusions: an anarchist with dreams. But with a difference - this man along with his comrades eally did open the safes of the rich, demonstrating that an attack on social wealth, even if only partial, is possible.
With an introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Elephant Editions / Active Distribution, 2015
ISBN 9781909798151
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Tame Words from a Wild Heart

Jean Weir

Words. Mere words. The pages that follow are in part transcriptions of the spoken word—‘the wonder worker that is no more’, as Emma Goldman wrote wistfully over one hundred years ago when referring to the inadequacy of the spoken word to awaken thought and shake people out of their lethargy.
Here in the twenty-first century anarchists no longer talk about spoken propaganda to awaken the masses, bemoaning the absence of orators such as Johann Most or Luigi Galleani. In rare encounters organized by comrades today ‘the masses’ are noticeably absent, they don’t even enter the equation. Organized meetings or ‘talks’ as they are dully referred to are well-attended if there are 50-100 comrades. But there is no need for panic. Now all but the most disconnected fossilized anarchists have moved beyond aims of a quantitative growth in a hypothetical anarchist movement—where discourses addressed ‘to the masses’ have degenerated into an insulting populism—to the elaboration of ideas and methods addressed towards immediate action and attack on power in all its forms. Numbers have ceased to be important for anarchists as a prerequisite for attack. The illusion of ‘Le Grand Soir’ was a wonderful dream, it kept the flame flickering and thousands of militants waiting in the wings.
No, lack of numbers is no cause for alarm. They are there, the exploited, all around us—are also ‘us’—and could take us by surprise again at any moment (as could we ourselves). In the realm of the quantitative our task is to experiment and spread an insurrectional method for the self-organization of the necessary destruction of power and subjugation. Small groups with intermediate destructive aims based on affinity that can multiply, spread horizontally and coordinate, without limit. The apparent rift between anarchist theory and practice thus disappears along with the false conflict between individual and mass, and not least the conviction that the tenets of anarchism must be espoused by the exploited before they can fight for their own freedom along with that of others. An informal practice of attack leads to freedom revealing itself qualitatively, in leaps and bounds, far from the straight line of quantity, education, progress and waiting.

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Why a Vanguard?

Alfredo M. Bonanno

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Incognito

Anon.


This book is about living in hiding. It is a stab in the dark, a leap into the secrecy of the incognito, a parallel dimension in which even what could be said often is not. Out of excess of tact, fear or because one thinks it is not relevant. Or, in certain milieux and in the worst cases, due to mere political tactics. But, even at a glance, the world of clandestine people is not a desert land; on the contrary it is populated by living beings, experiences and ideas that are very close to ours, in both the most miserable and the most fascinating aspects of our lives, close to our most ardent desires and passionate daydreams.

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Nights of Rage

Filippo Argenti

This booklet is a modest contribution to understanding to the recent revolts in France. Needless to say, it is not sociological nor, in a nobler sense, theoretical insight. Revolt can only be understood by those who have the same needs as the rebels, that is to say by those who feel they are part of the revolt.. After a brief chronology, in fact, the pages that follow pose the question of how the events of November in France concern all of us, and also try to give a possible answer.

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From Riot to Insurrection

Alfredo M. Bonanno

The riots of the future will be more bloody and terrible. And they will be even more so when transformed into mass insurrections. And just as industrial conditions once made the syndicalist struggle reasonable, in a post-industrial perspective the only possible strategy for anarchists is the informal one. Groups of anarchists who come together with precise objectives based on intermediate aims, who are at the same time building the minimal conditions for transforming situations of simple riot into those of insurrection.

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ISBN 1 870 133 08 0
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Revolution, Violence, Anti-authoritarianism. A few notes

Alfredo M. Bonanno


To study methods of revolutionary struggle without first having a clear idea of what we mean by revolution can be extremely dangerous and could lead to quite disconcerting consequences…
…That is why, before examining methods, it is necessary to clarify a few points: the concept of revolution, the alternative (only apparent) between violence and nonviolence, and the (concrete) alternative between authority and freedom.

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Apart From the Obvious Exceptions

Interview with Radio Onda Rossa, A Few Considerations by a Frequenter of the Courts 

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Two well dressed little men, frequenters of the Courts of Rome by profession, have decided to arrest a few dozen comrades and incriminate as many more… A girl just turned twenty ends up reciting the role of the ‘penitent’ under the protection of a forest of bayonets… But we are defending ourselves. Because we are not convinced that the game is over completely, or that the State is winning even this ongoing small battle, and we believe there are still possibilities, even legal technicalities, in our favour. Apart from the obvious exceptions of course.

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Behind the Balaclavas in South Mexico

Charles Reeve - Sylvie Deneuve

Introduction by Massimo Passamani

The necessary criticism "which no one has ever made" of the EZLN and mercantile indigenism. The basic common sense to be said on the subject, if you like.

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ISBN 1 870133 84 6
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At Daggers Drawn

Anon

One part of this society has every interest in continuing to rule, the other in it all collapsing as soon as possible. Deciding which side one is on is the first step. But resignation, the basis of agreement between the parts (improvers of the existent and its false critics) is everywhere, even in our own lives?the authentic place of the social war?in our desires and resoluteness, just as in our little daily submissions.
With all this it is necessary to draw daggers, to finally draw daggers with life.

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ISBN 1 870133 86 2
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The Insurrectional Project

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Today as never before, striking at the root of inequality means attacking that which makes the unequal distribution of knowledge possible directly. But not blind attack. Not desperate illogical attack. Projectual, revolutionary attack, with eyes wide open in order to understand and to act.

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ISBN 1 870133 85 4
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Albania, Laboratory of Subversion

Anon

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

In Albania just three years ago a sudden explosion of popular rage demonstrated yet again that the State only exists thanks to the complicity of those it dominates. Written when the insurrection in Albania was at its peak, this inspiring account pushes us to reflect upon our limitations in the light of such events, and to seek ways to go beyond chatter and idle talk.

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ISBN 1 870133 83 8
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The Anarchist Tension

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Anarchism is not a concept that can be locked up in a word like a gravestone. It is not a political theory. It is a way of conceiving life, and life, young or old as we may be is a stake we must play day after day.

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ISBN 1 870133 81 1
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Armed Joy

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Hurry comrade, shoot the policeman, the judge, the boss. Now, before a new police prevent you.
Hurry to say No, before the new repression convinces you that saying no is pointless, mad, and that you should accept the hospitality of the mental asylum.
Hurry to attack capital before a new ideology makes it sacred to you.
Hurry to refuse work before some new sophist tells you yet again that ‘'work makes you free'.
Hurry to play. Hurry to arm yourself.

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ISBN 1 870133 80 3
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Locked Up. Some reflections on prison

Alfredo M. Bonanno

The project of power for the future is to abolish the traditional prison andopen it up to participation, and at the same time create a new, absolutely closed version: a prison with white coats where the real outlaws will end their days. this is the prison of the future, and those who are talking about abolition will be happy, in that in future these prisons with white coats might not even be called by such a hateful name, but rather clinics for mental patients. this is where the logical premise of prison abolition leads us.

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Solidarity with the Aachen 4

On June 24 2004, just over the border from Belgium, the German police stopped a car carrying three men and a woman for a routine ‘drugs control’. The reaction of one of the passengers was immediate: he pulled out a gun and fired a shot in the air. Following a car chase in which the driver and his wife were also taken as hostages, the three men were surrounded by police and gave themselves up.
Who are these people? Why go beyond a generic sympathy towards all rebels who, having extracted themselves from the logic of slavery and submission, find themselves face to face with the guard dogs of capital? The reason is simple: these men, Bart De Geeter, Jose Fernandez Delgado and Gabriel Pombo da Silva, have something in common with us: they are anarchists, lovers of freedom and sworn enemies of exploitation.
And when the enemy succeeds in taking rebels hostage, locking them up, framing them as terrorists and enemies of the people, there are comrades everywhere for whom solidarity is a fundamental, inextricable part of the totality of the struggle.

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What’s going on in Italy?

Concentration camps for immigrants where torture is the rule, arrests of anarchists all over the country, police raids and the storming of solidarity demonstrations.
While deportation and murder of immigrants have become everyday events, a great number of anarchists are now under investigation following the nth judicial frame-up, and many of them are in jail.
It is the State’s revenge against those who have always struggled against the brutal system of deportation and in solidarity with prisoners and the exploited.
This pamphlet is a contribution to exposing what’s going on in Italy and is in solidarity to all the comrades in jail.

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The Unwanted Children of Capital

No one emigrates from their country for pleasure – this is a simple truth that many want to hide. If someone leaves their land and loved ones peacefully, we don’t define them migrants, but simply travelers or tourists.
Immigration detention centres exist all over fortress Europe as the bosses establish that only certain immigrants are allowed to stay while others are criminalized and deported. One such centre, Regina Pacis, near Lecce in southern Italy, was closed down following an unremitting struggle by a local anarchist group. Following this, operation ‘Notte tempo’ (night time) was unleashed by local police resulting in the arrest of 13 anarchists who were charged under conspiracy laws. Their trial is still going on.
This pamphlet presents a few contributions concerning the struggle against various detention centres in Italy, and actions carried out in other countries in solidarity with imprisoned immigrants and the Lecce anarchists.

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The Finger and the Moon

This pamphlet is a contribution to explaining what the so-called operation ‘Cervantes’ is about, following which a great number of anarchists were under investigation for conspiracy for nearly two years. In February 2006 that charge was dropped, while three anarchists, Tombolino, Simone and Massimo, are still under arrest. Tombolino was found guilty of sending a letter bomb that caused a cop to lose two fingers, Simone was sentenced to six years for an explosive attack that took place against the court of Viterbo and Massimo was sentenced to three years for an attack against a McDonanld’s restaurants. None of the charges were backed up with any real evidence.
The attacks of repression not only strikes those who are behind bars today, but, like a collective scourge, they strike all of us. That is why fighting back without wasting time is an absolute necessity, which everyone must accomplish according to their own aspirations and means, passion and anger.

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Propulsive Utopia

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Propulsive utopia, the life-blood of the real movement… feeds off a hidden but burning collective desire… then suddenly you find it at the street corner.

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Revolutionary Solidarity

Aldo Perego / Alfredo M. Bonanno / Pierleone Porcu

When individuals find themselves alone at night, no longer supported by ‘collective strength’, the arms of Morpheus transform the imprisoned comrades one wanted to support, to whom one wanted to express one’s solidarity, into a real nightmare with no escape.
Solidarity lies in action. Action that sinks its roots in one’s own project that is carried on coherently and proudly too, especially at times when it might seem dangerous to express one’s ideas publicly. A project that expresses solidarity with joy in the game of life that above all makes us free ourselves, destroys alienation, exploitation, mental poverty, opening up infinite spaces devoted to experimentation and the continual activity of one’s mind in a project aimed at realising itself in insurrection.

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A Critique of Syndicalist Methods

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Information technology has led to the ultimate breaking up of the working class. This is also visible with the disappearance of the great industrial complexes which were often strategically located in underdeveloped areas. These are now being broken down and spread over the whole country as the fragmentation has become even more profound, penetrating proletarian consciousness to the point of making it well disposed, maleable and open to all the perspectives suggested by the unions to the benefit of capital.
Today, if we want to move ahead at a time when nearly everything that needs to be done will have to be changed from top to bottom as the invisible mist of the technological swindle settles on humanity, it is indispensable to get rid of the obstacle of the trade union or syndicalist mentality. This text, which marked throwing suspicion on the unions, all unions including the so-called anarchist ones, has become topical once again.

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Dissonances

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Something meaningful appears in the crossroads of rythms between re-evoked facts, the time of writing and the time of fruition, that is, in the task freely taken on by the reader. Questions as varied as anti-fascism, drugs, racism, loss of language, illness and life itself are examined here in this dissonant collection of articles which first saw the light in the anarchist paper ProvocAzione two decades ago.

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Feral Revolution

Feral Faun

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Feral revolution is an adventure. It is the daring exploration of going wild. It takes us into unknown territories for which no maps exist. We can only come to know these territories if we dare to explore them actively. We must dare to destroy whatever destroys our wildness and to act on our instincts and desires. We must dare to trust in ourselves, our experiences, and our passions. Then we will not let ourselves be chained or penned in. We will not allow ourselves to be tamed. Our feral energy will rip civilisation to shreds and create a life of wild freedom and intense pleasure.

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Let's Destroy Work, Let's Destroy the Economy

Alfredo M. Bonanno

If we are to play with our lives and during our lives, we must learn how to do so and set the rules of the game ourselves, doing it in such a way that these are clear to us and incomprehensible labyrinths to others. We cannot just say that a game with rules is still work and that if the rules are abandoned the game becomes free, therefore libertarian. The absence of rules is not synoymous with freedom…
If we want to destroy work we must build roads of individual and collective experimentation which take no account of work except to cancel it from the reality of what is possible.

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The Anarchist Ethic in the Anti-globalisation Movement

Killing King Abacus / Leila and Sacha

Taking the antiglobalisation movement as its starting point, this article has wider connotations which should make it of considerable interest to anarchists and antiauthoritarians today. That is why we have taken it from its original context in the pages of Killing King Abacus in order to give it greater echo. The key concepts of this thesis are to be found in the clear distinction drawn between ethics and morals, leading to active power as opposed to constituted or transcendent power, and a minimal organisational proposal for the struggle in the direction of a society without measure.

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Barbarians: Disordered Insurgence

Chrissus and Odotheus

BARBARIANS by Chris and Odotheus is a text of some importance for anarchists and anyone else who sincerely desires the destruction of this social world of exploitation and domination. It presents a devastating critique of a book that has become one of the most significant theoretical influences on a major part so-called anti-globalisation movement, Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Hardt and Negri claim to be post-dialectical and post-Marxist. It merely takes a slight rip of the veil to expose a historical determinism and a rigid dialectic of class struggle that reflects one of the crudest versions of Marxism.

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Where is the Festival?

Notes on Summits & Counter Summits


Capitalism is a social relationship and not a citadel for the powerful. It is starting from this banality that one can confront the question of summits and counter-summits. Representing capitalist and state domination as a kind of general headquarters (it’s a question of the G8, the WTO or some other such organization) is useful to those who would like to oppose that managing centre with another centre: the political structures of the so-called movement, or better, their spokespeople. In short, it is useful to those who propose merely a change in management personnel. Besides being reformist in essence and purpose, this logic becomes collaborationist and authoritarian in method, as it leads to centralisation of the opposition. This is where the concern of these leftist adversaries, so anxious to make themselves heard by the ‘masters of the world’, in investing money and political hype on the summits in which those in power more and more frequently set the dates with them comes from.

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Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle

Alfredo M. Bonanno

The anarchist project concerning national liberation struggle is very clear: it must not go towards constituting an ‘intermediate stage’ towards the social revolution through the formation of new national States. Anarchists refuse to participate in national liberation fronts, they participate in class fronts which may or may not be involved in national liberation struggles. The struggle must spread to establish economic, political and social structures in the liberated territories, based on federalist and libertarian forms of struggle.

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ISBN 1 870133 50 1
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Workers' Autonomy

Alfredo M. Bonanno

The reformist parties, trades unions and employers have coalesced to obstruct any growth in the level of the struggle, or any conquests that could lead to a revolutionary transformation. The proletariat have only one alternative: to build communism directly, passing over the counter-revolutionary bureaucratic structures. In this perspective we must provide analyses of autonomous workers’ nuclei and realise them in practice.

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ISBN 1 870133 50 1
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Armed Struggle in Italy 1976-78

A chronology

During these years the antagonist movement in Italy shed all its taboos concerning destruction, violence and the use of arms against the class enemy. It became normal to respond to the humiliation and tyranny of capital with the arms considered most effective, and the violence of the bosses, police and fascists found and immediate response both in the streets and in specific retaliatory actions.
When this counter-information was first published, the aim was to make known and extend the whole dimension of armed struggle, so it contains little criticism of the forms that struggle took. Now it is time to contribute to the qualitative aspect of the struggle that is spreading today, using methods that include sabotage against the structures of capital carried out by small groups of comrades who have come together on the basis of affinity. These contain a strong element of creativity and joy, in the knowledge that it is simple to attack what is oppressing us directly and that there is no need for endless documents of ideological justification for doing so.

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ISBN 1 870133 53 6
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The Struggle Against Fascism Begins with the Struggle Against Bolchevism

Otto Ruhle


As the tragic history of both fascism and bolshevism complete their course, culminating in the modern democratic State, Ruhle’s article becomes more readily comprehensible….In understanding the fascist nature of State forms such as the so-called communist ones, we realise that the only solution is the immediate and definitive destruction of power in whatever form.

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ISBN 1 870133 54 4
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Fra Contadini

Errico Malatesta

With Fra Contadini, a dialogue between two peasants in the north of Italy at the end of the last century, Malatesta’s intent was to supply the anarchist movement with an agile instrument of propaganda. Due to its clear, simple argumentation this text is still of interest today.

ISBN 1 870133 55 2
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Contributions to the Revolutionary Struggle

Ratgeb

Whilst sabotaging production, hasn’t it ever ocurred to you what fun it might be to sabotage the weapons of repression (such as the bureaucratic machine, the cops, the quality control people, the information services or the town planners?)
In that case you have come to realise that 1) the commodity system is proficient at recuperating partial sabotage; 2) what allows a product to be turned into a commodity is obligatory work and those forces which protect and maintain it; 3) the destruction of commodity by means of ending of obligatory work is inseparable from the liquidation of the State, of hierarchy, constraint, the commendation of sacrifice, and the lies of those who organise the universal commodity system.

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ISBN 1 870133 56 0
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For an Anti-authoritarian Insurrectionalist International

Proposal for a debate


At a time when the Mediterranean region is involved in political games worse perhaps than ever before it is important to reflect on the social, economic and political conditions that are intermingling and interacting, producing situations of extreme tension but also opening up a vast field of intervention to all revolutionaries.
We consider the form of struggle best suited to the present state of class conflict in practically all situations is the insurrectional one, and this is particularly so in the Mediterranean area. By insurrectional practice we mean the revolutionary activity that intends to take the initiative in the struggle and does not limit itself to waiting or to simple defensive responses to attacks by the structures of power.

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ISBN 1 870133 57 9
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Sabate, Guerilla Extraordinary

Antonio Tellez

This book tells of the life and action of anarchist guerilla Francisco Sabate in the struggle against Franco’s dictatorship, until he was killed in 1960. It shows the many ways in which it is possible to strike the enemy no matter what form it takes, so is still of great validity today.

ISBN 1870133005
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The Angry Brigade. Documents and Chronology

Shows some extent of the armed struggle that was carried out in Britain in the late sixties and early seventies, reproposing the validity of armed attack against capital in all its forms.

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Strange Victories. The anti-nuclear movement in the US and Europe

Midnight Notes

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

The anti-nuclear movement in the US and Europe An interesting analysis of the anti-nuclear movement, it looks at its composition, lack of class analysis and the question of violence, opening a much-needed debate on struggle and organisation against the nuclear project within that of capital as a whole.

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ISBN 1 870 133 01 3
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The Conquest of Bread

Peter Kropotkin

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

One of the fundamental classics of anarchism, its validity today lies in Kropotkin’s vision of the revolutionary project as a totality, something that would be impossible if it were not already in act. Within this totality the movement finds its orientation, becomes both process and project in the immense task of the class struggle between exploiter and exploited. All that would be impossible if the final dream had not really begun here and now.

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Severino di Giovanni, Anarchism and Violence

Oswaldo Bayer

The figure of Severino Di Giovanni and his activities in Argentina in the ’20s highlights a problem that has divided the anarchist movement from the beginning?that of revolutionary action against the State. The narrative form and documented accounts supply the reader with both a knowledge of this anarchist and the little known period in which he lived and carried on his struggle.

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ISBN 1 870 133 04 8
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The Great French Revolution Vols I & II

Peter Kropotkin

Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno

A fundamental interpretation that provides us with a number of observations of great relevance as Kropotkin ties his interpretation of the Revolution to the continuous stream of popular action which he sees as having begun before the Revolution itself.
In the second volume he concentrates on the clash between the Jacobins and their opponents, the Enragés and the Anarchists. It is in this clash between authoritarians and antiauthoritarians that Kropotkin identifies the origins of Marxism and Leninism.

ISBN 1 870 133 05 6
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