Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism (Counter-Power vol 1)

Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism (Counter-Power vol 1)


Black Flame is the 1st of 2 volumes that reexamine anarchism's democratic category politics, its imaginative and prescient of a decentralized deliberate economic system, and its influence on well known struggles in 5 continents over the past a hundred and fifty years. From the 19th century to brand new anticapitalist hobbies, it lines anarchism's lineage and modern relevance. It outlines anarchism's insights into questions of race, gender, type, and imperialism, considerably reframing the paintings of prior historians at the topic, and critiquing Marxist and nationalist ways to these related questions.

An vital conceptual and old highway map, with shut awareness to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin the USA, its competition to hierarchy, capitalism and the kingdom; technique of progressive counter-power; historical past in labour, neighborhood, anti-imperialism; participatory, cooperative economics; revolutions in Spain, Ukraine, and Korea; and revival in cutting-edge struggles.

Lucien van der Walt works at Rhodes collage, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Michael Schmidt is a Johannesburg-based senior investigative journalist and journalism trainer.

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