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(en) The Anarchist FAQ has been updated to version 9.10 on the 9th of January, 2004.

From Iain McKay <iain.mckay@zetnet.co.uk>
Date Fri, 9 Jan 2004 20:26:35 +0100 (CET)

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"An Anarchist FAQ" is an indepth introduction to anarchist ideas, ideals and history. It
explains why anarchism is anti-hierarchy, anti-state, anti-capitalist. It discusses
why anarchists oppose the current system, how we plan to change it and what kind of
society we want. It also explains why libertarian socialism is the only form of
socialism that will work and how Marxists distort anarchist ideas and history.
"An Anarchist FAQ" can be found at:

(the last webpage is the old "main" site. If
you link to that, could you please change it
to www.anarchistfaq.org Thanks!)

"An Anarchist FAQ" links page has also been
updated. With over 700 links to anarchist
webpages, organisations, books, publishers
and much more, it is one of the best places
to find out about the on-line anarchist

"An Anarchist FAQ" links page can be found at:


So What's New in the FAQ?

Version 9.10

Section H.9

New section on how Marxist and Leninist ideology
helped cause the degeneration of the Russian
Revolution. Why only rejecting the centralised,
state capitalist Bolshevik vision can lead to
real socialism.

Section H.10
New section on the better know oppositions within
Bolshevism: The "Left Communists" of 1918, the
"Workers' Opposition" of 1920/1 and the "Left
Opposition" of 1923-7. Explains why they were
not real oppositions and what that says about
the essence of Leninism. Talks about the little
know "Workers' Group" (a real opposition as it
argued for workers political and economic freedom)
and what its repression by Lenin and Trotsky says
about the essence of Bolshevism.

FAQ News

The next release of the FAQ will be version 10. This
will involve finishing all the planned sections of
the FAQ (namely what is currently section H.4, which
is on the Russian revolution). In addition to this,
section H will be substantially re-organised
with many sections re-numbered and some material
moved between sections. If you link to any of
the sub-sections in section H, please keep an
eye-out and update your links once version 10
is released (hopefully in a few months).

After that, the FAQ will be revised and updated with
new developments. In the longer term, section H will
be edited down to a more appropriate size (and excess
material placed in an appendix).

Finally, AK Press in the UK is in the process of
producing the FAQ in book format. Volume one of
a two volume set is being worked on just now.
This will include sections A, B, C, D, E, I and
J (appropriately relabeled). There is not a definite
date of publication, but hopefully news will be
forthcoming this year!

So 2004 should be a busy time for the FAQ, what
with being completed a mere 10 years or so after
being started!

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