Organise! magazine #89 Winter 2017

The latest edition the AF’s magazine Organise!, issue 89 for Winter 2017, is out in print. Copies are available from AK Press or Active Distribution. Read below for summary and contents list.

See also: download the latest edition of our paper/bulletin, Resistance.

Organise! for revolutionary anarchism issue 89 Winter 2017 cover imageOrganise! #89

The theme of Organise! latest issue is on revolutions, examining the anarchist communist approach to achieving one, the role of anarchists in historical revolutions that are having their anniversaries this year (Russian 1917, Spanish May Days and the Friends of Durruti 1937), and contemporary activities of anarchists that prefigures a post-revolutionary society. Later articles discuss aspects of modern society under capitalism that we would wish to improve drastically with a revolution (mental illness and loneliness) and examine the dire results of Chavismo in Venezuela whilst presenting positive reports of organising by anarchists in the Americas. As usual we provide book reviews of some essential new editions. Organise! will soon be available from AK Press and Active Distribution but if you cannot wait, visit your local radical bookstore or get in touch!

Contents

  • Editorial (read this below, soon): We want a revolution … Now!
  • Talking about a revolution
  • Anarchism and History
  • The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the role of the anarchists
  • The May Days in Spain and the Friends of Durruti
  • Free Women against Libertarian Machismo
  • The working class response to catastophes: Mutual aid, self-organisation and solidarity
  • Radical Housing Network: Putting the housing crisis on the public agenda
  • Psychiatry and social class
  • Loneliness: Much more than a drag
  • Venezuela: Know you enemies
  • Extract from: Anarchists of the Caribbean and Central America
  • International Anarchist Meeting in Brazil 2017
  • Book reviews: Rebellion in Patagonia by Osvaldo Bayer (AK Press); The Dossier of Subject 1218: a Bulgarian anarchist’s story by Alexander Nakov (Black Cat Press)