Looking Back (then and now)

Our comrades from the Workers Solidarity Movement have issued the closing statement they promised when they stopped in December 2021. It gives a good round up of what the WSM achieved in terms of promoting anti-authoritarian ideas and direct action. ‘We believe it is better and more effective at this point in time for anarchists to build new networks, tools, projects and organisations adapted to the changing political landscape.’ They have interesting things to say about changes in radical media and crushing effects of austerity

The defeated anarchist militants who had opposed the official ‘collaborationist’ line during the Spanish Civil War carried out some similar soul-searching. We have just put up ‘Starting Over’ (Révision, 1938) and ‘Government Anarchists’ (L’Espagne nouvelle, 1939) by Louis Mercier Vega https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/jdfph2

Révision published a manifesto in their first issue https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/nk9bqr and we have posted their final issue: Révision 6 : Post from the Camps [1 August 1939] on the conditions and ideas of exiles, including the Friends of Durruti group in exile. ‘It is the camps and the prisons that hold the best workers from the social struggle.’ https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/932111