ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST REVIEW (WINTER 2007) NOW AVAILABLE:
Through decades and now 45 issues the publication 'Anarcho-Syndicalist Review' (Formerly Libertarian Labour Review) has produced year in and out the very best of intelligent, interesting and insightful comment from an anarchosyndicalist viewpoint. The quality of the writing is worthy of the highest academic standards without the academic failings of jargon and obscurity. Always a delight to read. The latest issue to come out includes:
*A report on the recent AIT/IWA Congress in Manchester that gives far more information on what actually happened than anything available on the internet from either the friends or opponents of the AIT. It quotes the USI-AIT's (the "official" branch of the Italian section of the AIT) international secretary on the problems of the present International. This criticism is more potent for coming from within the AIT than any outside criticism could be. The article is also post-scripted by letters sent to the Congress from both the ASR and other Wobblies in the USA.
*An article 'Venezuela 2007' from Venezuelan anarchists opposed to the moves of the Chavez government to suppress actual "from below" social initiatives in that country.
*An article, 'The "Science" of Class Warfare", about the abuse of economics to serve ruling class interests.
*Another article, 'Success and Failure in Solidarity Unionism', discusses the new wave of direct action unionism in the USA.
*'The Spanish Revolution 70 Years on' is an historical analysis of the Spanish Revolution on its 70th anniversary. This is followed by Part 2 of 'Wobblies in the Spanish Revolution' documenting IWW members who found on the side of the Spanish people against Franco.
*An article 'Red Emma and the Reds' on the falsification of the career of Emma Goldman by various Leninist sources.
There are, of course numerous other book reviews and short items about various class struggles throughout the world.
ASR maintains a consistent non-sectarian stance towards the various branches of international syndicalism, and while its basic commitment to the IWW is obvious it sees benefit in many other members of this often quarreling family. The writing is lucid and the tone non-strident and intelligent. ASR is an invaluable source of honestly as well. It doesn't engage in the all too frequent triumphalism so common amongst some anarchists.
ASR's website is at http://www.syndicalist.org , its mailing address is Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, Box 42531, Philadelphia PA 19101, USA and its email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Subscriptions are $15 US for 4 issues and $17 for international subs.
truly one of the best anarchist publications around today.