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(en) Britain, Organise! #65 - local groups and contacts, Back issues., Other Anarchist Federation publications, Aims and principles

Date Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:56:52 +0200


Anarchist Federation ­ IAF* local groups and contacts
Hereford
AF-IAF Hereford, c/o BM
ANARFED, London, WC1N
3XX
hereford@afed.cjb.net
International of Anarchist
Federations, contact for the
AF-IAF London, BM
ANARFED, London, WC1N
3XX
iaf@afed.org.uk
Ireland/Eire
AF-IAF Ireland are a part of the
Organise! anarchist organisation
Organise!, PO Box 505, Belfast,
BT12 6BQ
organiseireland@yahoo.ie
www.organiseireland.org
London (and all other areas)
AF-IAF London, BM
ANARFED, London, WC1N
3XX
info@afed.org.uk
Leicester
AF-IAF Leicester, c/o Frontline
Books, 73 Humberstone Gate,
Leicester, LE1 1WB
klasbatalo@aol.com
www.geocities.com/leicester_af
Nottingham
AF-IAF Nottingham, c/o The
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone
Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX
Manchester
AF-IAF Manchester, c/o 96
Bold Street, Liverpool, L1
manchester@af-north.org
www.af-north.org
Merseyside
AF-IAF Liverpool, c/o 96 Bold
Street, Liverpool, L1
liverpool@af-north.org
Organise! editors
Organise, AF-IAF London, BM
ANARFED, London, WC1N
3XX
organise@afed.org.uk
Resistance editors
Resistance, AF-IAF South East,
PO Box 375, Knaphill, Woking,
Surrey, GU21 2XL
resistance@afed.org.uk
Scotland/Alba
info@afed.org.uk
Sheffield
sheffield@af-north.org
West Yorkshire
westyorks_af@yahoo.co.uk
Woking
AF-IAF Woking, PO Box 375,
Knaphill, Woking, Surrey,
GU21 2XL
Tyneside
AF-IAF Tyneside, PO Box 1TA,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99
1TA8, newcastle@af-north.org
Wales/Cymru
c/o BM ANARFED, London,
WC1N 3XX
wales@afed.cjb.net
*The Anarchist Federation is a
member organisation of the
International of Anarchist
Federations ­ www.iaf-ifa.org
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Back issues
Back issues of Organise! are still available
from the London address. They cost 20p
each + SAE. Alternatively, send us a fiver
and we'll send you one of everything plus
whatever else we can find lying around.
Issue 19: The poll tax rebellion.
Issue 27: LA riots; Yugoslavia; Malcomn
X.
Issue 29: Debate on the unions; Italian
workers organise.
Issue 37: Pornography; Booze, cigs and
dope; Moral panics.
Issue 40: Work, work, work; Art as a
weapon.
Issue 46: Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin;
Syndicalism.
Issue 48: French unemployed; Haillie
Selassie; Revolutionary unions?
Issue 50: GM foods; Who owns the land;
War in Kosovo; Ireland - the `peace`
process.
Issue 51: War in Kosovo; Roots of our
movement; Land and freedom; East Timor.
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Organise!
...on the net
Articles from Organise! can be found on
the internet at www.afed.org.uk
You can also e-mail us at
organise@afed.org.uk
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Issue 52: Mass direct action; East Timor;
Youth resistance to the nazis; Workplace
notes.
Issue 54: Civil war in Colombia; Humans
and animals; Giving up activism; Dissent.
Issue 55: Land and ecology; Kropotkin and
tribal society; Mental health.
Issue 56: Anti capitalism; Riots in Oldham
Anarchist culture.
Issue 57: The war against terror; Class war
in Argentina; ADD; Primitivism.
Issue 58: Argentina: growing resistance;
Paganism; Immigrant labour; Angola 3; US
anarchist poets; Yellow House
Issue 59: Anarchism and Sex; Class
Struggle in China; Arditi del Popolo;
Scottish nationalism; Prison Industry;
Zazous in Vichy France; Ito Noe.
Issue 60: Iraq War; Argentina; White Boys
in Ireland; Fatherhood; Yelenski's fable;
Senna Hoy.
Issue 61: Anti-war action; Argentina
autonomous movement; New Economy;
Airline strike; Punk Rock; Paris Commune;
Prison Human Rights.
Issue 62: Participatory economics; Anar-
chist movement in Argentina; Camille
Pissarro; International or Anarchist Federa-
tions.
Issue 63: Anarchist movement in Argentina
- part two; Nanotechnology; Resistance in
Iraq; School strikes.
Issue 64: G8 special; Casualisation; ID
cards; Women's struggles in Iraq
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Other Anarchist
Federation
publications
All pamphlets include the cost of
postage.
NEW: Defending Anonymity - Free
The likely introduction ID cards in
Britain is one of the political hot
potatoes of the moment. This pamphle
aims to see through Labour's
smokescreens of `identity theft' and
the `war on terror'. Printed copies
available FREE + SAE from our
national address. Also downloadable
from www.afed.org.uk
Anarchism As We See It - £1 -
Describes the basic ideas of anarchist
communism in easy to read form.
The Anarchist Movement In Japan -
£1.50 - A fascinating account of
Japanese anarchism in the 20th
Century. Japan had an anarchist
movement of tens of thousands. This
pamphlet tells their story.
Aspects of Anarchism - £1 -
Thoughts and commentary on some of
the most important issues that
anarchists must confront. Collected
articles from the pages of Organise! on
the fundamentals of anarchist
communism.
Against Parliament, for Anarchism -
£1 - Insights into the political parties
of Britain and why anarchists oppose
all parties.
Basic Bakunin - £1 - This revised
edition outlines the ideas of one of the
19th century founders of class struggle
anarchism.
The Role of the Revolutionary
Organisation - £1 - This 2003 reprint
explains the concept of revolutionary
organisation and its structure. All
libertarian revolutionaries should read
this fundamental text.
Beyond Resistance - A revolutionary
manifesto - £1.50 - A detailed analysi
of modern capitalism and the state and
our understanding of how they will be
overthrown.
Work - Why it must be destroyed
before it destroys us - £1 - The title
says it all really.
Ecology and Class: Where There's
Brass, There's Muck - £2 - Our
newly-revised and extended pamphlet
on ecology.
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Stormy Petrel pamphlets
Towards a Fresh Revolution by The
Friends of Durruti, writings from the
much misunderstood group who attempted
to defend and extend the Spanish Revolu-
tion of 1936. 75p plus postage.
Malatesta's Anarchism and Violence, an
important document in the history of
anarchist theory refutes the common
misrepresentation of anarchism as mindless
destruction while restating the need for
revolution to create a free and equal society.
50p plus postage.
A Brief Flowering of Freedom: The
Hungarian Revolution 1956. An exciting
account of one of the first post-war upris-
ings against the Stalinist monolith. Also
includes a history of the Hungarian anar-
chist movement. 60p plus postage.
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Anarchist Federation pamphlets in languages other than English
As We See It: Available in Welsh, Serbo-
Croat, Greek, German and now, thanks to
our Spanish comrades, in Spanish and
Portuguese. They are each available for 70p
including postage and packaging from our
London address.
The Role of the Revolutionary
Organisation: Available in Serbo-Croat for
70p including p&p.
If anybody you know who speaks Serbo-
Croat in Britain or you have contacts in the
countries of former Yugoslavia where
Serbo-Croat is understood then why not
send them copies?
German, Greek, Portuguese, French, Italian,
Esperanto and Spanish translations of our
Aims and Principles are also available for
20p plus postage.
Write to the London address for orders and
bulk orders.


Aims and principles of the Anarchist Federation

1. The Anarchist Federation is an organisation of revolutionary
class struggle anarchists. We aim for the abolition of all hierarchy,
and work for the creation of a world-wide classless society:
anarchist communism.
2. Capitalism is based on the exploitation of the working class by
the ruling class. But inequality and exploitation are also expressed
in terms of race, gender, sexuality, health, ability and age, and in
these ways one section of the working class oppresses another.
This divides us, causing a lack of class unity in struggle that
benefits the ruling class. Oppressed groups are strengthened by
autonomous action which challenges social and economic power
relationships. To achieve our goal we must relinquish power over
each other on a personal as well as a political level.
3. We believe that fighting racism and sexism is as important as
other aspects of the class struggle. Anarchist-Communism cannot
be achieved while sexism and racism still exist. In order to be
effective in their struggle against their oppression both within
society and within the working class, women, lesbians and gays,
and black people may at times need to organise independently.
However, this should be as working class people as cross-class
movements hide real class differences and achieve little for them.
Full emancipation cannot be achieved without the abolition of
capitalism.
4. We are opposed to the ideology of national liberation move-
ments which claims that there is some common interest between
native bosses and the working class in face of foreign domination.
We do support working class struggles against racism, genocide,
ethnocide and political and economic colonialism. We oppose the
creation of any new ruling class. We reject all forms of national-
ism, as this only serves to redefine divisions in the international
working class. The working class has no country and national
boundaries must be eliminated. We seek to build an anarchist
international to work with other libertarian revolutionaries
throughout the world.
5. As well as exploiting and oppressing the majority of people,
Capitalism threatens the world through war and the destruction of
the environment.
6. It is not possible to abolish Capitalism without a revolution,
which will arise out of class conflict. The ruling class must be
completely overthrown to achieve anarchist communism. Because
the ruling class will not relinquish power without the use of armed
force, this revolution will be a time of violence as well as
liberation.
7. Unions by their very nature cannot become vehicles for the
revolutionary transformation of society. They have to be accepted
by capitalism in order to function and so cannot play a part in its
overthrow. Trades unions divide the working class (between
employed and unemployed, trade and craft, skilled and unskilled,
etc). Even syndicalist unions are constrained by the fundamental
nature of unionism. The union has to be able to control its member-
ship in order to make deals with management. Their aim, through
negotiation, is to achieve a fairer form of exploitation of the
workforce. The interests of leaders and representatives will always
be different from ours. The boss class is our enemy, and while we
must fight for better conditions from it, we have to realise that
reforms we may achieve today may be taken away tomorrow. Our
ultimate aim must be the complete abolition of wage slavery.
Working within the unions can never achieve this. However, we do
not argue for people to leave unions until they are made irrelevant
by the revolutionary event. The union is a common point of
departure for many workers. Rank and file initiatives may
strengthen us in the battle for anarchist communism. What's
important is that we organise ourselves collectively, arguing for
workers to control struggles themselves.
8. Genuine liberation can only come about through the revolution-
ary self activity of the working class on a mass scale. An anarchist
communist society means not only co-operation between equals,
but active involvement in the shaping and creating of that society
during and after the revolution. In times of upheaval and struggle,
people will need to create their own revolutionary organisations
controlled by everyone in them. These autonomous organisations
will be outside the control of political parties, and within them we
will learn many important lessons of self-activity.
9. As anarchists we organise in all areas of life to try to advance
the revolutionary process. We believe a strong anarchist
organisation is necessary to help us to this end. Unlike other so-
called socialists or communists we do not want power or control
for our organisation. We recognise that the revolution can only be
carried out directly by the working class. However, the revolution
must be preceded by organisations able to convince people of the
anarchist communist alternative and method. We participate in
struggle as anarchist communists, and organise on a federative
basis. We reject sectarianism and work for a united revolutionary
anarchist movement.
10. We oppose organised religion and beliefs.
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Join the AF! Find out more!
If you agree with the aim and principles of the Anarchist Federation
(see above) then why not apply to join the organisation. Maybe you
want to find out more about what the AF thinks on a particular subject
or the ideas we believe in. Perhaps just would just like to be put
on our mailing list.
Whatever you want to find out from us, please get in touch.
Write to our national contact at:
AF-IAF London, BM ANARFED, London, WC1N 3XX
Alternatively you can email us at info@afed.org.uk or visit or website:
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