Libertarian communists are also called anarchists. Anarchists are opposed to capitalism and the state, and they believe the working class must organize to overthrow capitalism and replace it with an egalitarian, libertarian system where each person's autonomy and individuality is fully realized and allowed to flourish, and human community and solidarity is fully realized. Three simmilar movements are known as council communism, autonomism (autonomist marxism) and the Situationist International. All of these movements advocate the self-emancepation of the working class, and are opposed to using the electorial process to gain political power, prefering revolution.
Libertarian communism is not a new idea... it is a term that has been used at least as far back as the first decades of the 1900's.
New movements like the Libertarian Party and so-called anarcho-capitalism represent rightwingers who wish to steal the basic words and ideas of anarchists and make them stand for capitalism and a government of bosses and corporations. These people claim to be for a "free market", but this simply means corporate domination of all areas of life, a weak labor movement, and environmental destruction all over the planet. Only an organized anarchist and libertarian communist movement will defeat them.
Marxist-Leninist, Stalinist, Maoist and Trotskyist movements try to steal the ideas of socialism from anarchists and working class people and turn them against them, creating a hierarchical, authoritarian state that is communist in name only. Again, only an organized anarchist and libertarian communist movement will ensure victory against these advancing "red fascists".
The anti-capitalist Radical Libertarian International Movement is the true libertarian, true communist movement. Join it today!
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* These two people never actualy called themselves "libertarian communists", but they have contributed to libertarian communist theory.
A People's Libertarian
Nexus of the Radical Libertarian International
Liberty for the
Libertarian theory and organizations
The Libertarian Communist flags
Join an anarchist mailing-list.
Check out these anarchist news groups.
An introduction to the radical libertarian movement!
What is libertarian communism? The basic principles, written by Dr. Isaac Puente in 1932, were adopted on the eve of the Spanish Revolution in July, 1936 by the CNT.
Libertarian Socialism by Dave Lamb, from Collective Action Notes
Platform of the Libertarian Communists
This is a must-read for libertarian communists!
Manifesto of Libertarian Communists - by Georges Fontenis.
Towards a Libertarian Communism - by Daniel Guerin
Libertarian Marxism - by Daniel Guerin
What Is Libertarian Communism?
Libertarian Communist Scrapbook
Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC) - An anarcho-communist organization in the northeast North American region.
Red & Black Revolution - magazine of libertarian communism.
Anarchist Federation of the UK
An anarchist communist organization.
What is Communalism?
The Democratic Dimension of Anarchism
by Murray Bookchin
More libertarian communist posters.
From Dana Ward's Anarchist
The Tragedy of Spain, by Rudolf Rocker
Collectives in Spain, by Gaston Leval
The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action
Controversy: Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution, by Sam Dolgoff
Bolsheviks and Workers Control, by Maurice Brinton
The Russian Kronstadt rebellion
Kronstadt - the Bolsheviks in power
A council communist perspective on the Kronstadt rebellion
A good book to read about a fictional libertarian communist society is The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Paris, May 1968 - Propaganda posters of the movement
Subversion - libertarian and council communism
Ultra Left Council Communism
Antagonism - anti-capitalist & anti-state struggle
Nothingness.org - situationist & anarchist theory
NOT BORED! - situationist & anarchist inspired journal
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