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No War But the Class War!

No War But the Class War!

Libertarian Anti-Militarism Then and Now

Anna Key (Editor)

  • Publisher: Kate Sharpley Library
  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Pages: 21
  • Released: Jan 1, 2003
  • ISBN-13: 9781873605134


This pamphlet represents 110 years of anti-militarist propaganda, from Spain's last imperialist adventure in 1893 through the First World War right up to the "War On Terror." It includes Randolph Bourne's classic analysis of why war is the "health of the state" and a recent dissection of the myths of Remembrance Day. Libertarians have opposed the armed forces as the ultimate prop of the State, a pool of scab labor, and the place where the authority principle (orders, not logic) runs rampant. Anarchists have always argued that the alternative to dying for our leaders is fighting for a new world. There's a brief glimpse of how this looks in practice, from the Ukraine's Makhnovist insurgents to Spain's revolutionary militias. Libertarian anti-militarists don't want the kind of peace that is only a breathing space between wars but peace from below. To get all leaders and bosses off our backs, no war but the class war will do! Includes material from Ricardo Flores Magon, Gustave Herve, Mother Earth magazine, the Iron Column from the Spanish Revolution, Alexander Berkman, John Olday, and much more.

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