anarcho-communism

The New Anarchy by Graham Purchase

Published by Black Swan

English – 9 pages

Originally published in 1994

In this brief pamphlet Purchase discusses how bio-regionality and green industry can play a massive role in organising decentralised anarchist communes for long term sustainability and how these concepts should be central to anarchist planning.

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The Utopian Communard Project Primer by Asger Strodl

Published by Bastard Press.

English – 16 pages

First published by Bastard Press in 2005. This edition 2012.

The Utopian Communard Project is a practical project for communal anarchists centred around community focused eco-village living in an Australian context. This pamphlet proposes objectives, locations, finances and scenarios, what to work towards, what to avoid and includes a vocabulary for discussing this and similar projects.

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On a proposed communist settlement: A new colony for Tyneside or Wearside by Peter Kropotkin

Published by Bastard Press

English – 8 pages

First published in the Newcastle Daily Chronicle in 1895

In On a proposed Communist settlement, Kropotkin warns a group of communists about the dangers isolated communes face in the real world. With clear and precise insight developed by his early work as a geographer, he outlines the risks such communities face when starting, the problems existing social and economic models have in small numbers and the difficulties faced by the isolation and separation from day-to-day life and the literal invasion faced by those who do manage to achieve success.
This edition also features a preface by Sydney anarchist and ecologist Graham Purchase.

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The Wage System by Peter Kropotkin

Published by Bastard Press

English – 14 Pages

Originally published in this edition in 1920.

In The Wage System Kropotkin argues against collectivist use of alternative currencies, such as the ‘labour note’ and exchange currencies (such as Ithaca Hours and LETS) by systematically investigating the problems with assessing the worth of labour and the the valuing of one kind of labour against another – the basis of wages and the economic systems of both capitalism and socialism. Over a century after it was written, The Wage System continues to offer a concise and skilled insight into the fundamental problems of wages, work and labour.

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