Laure Akai, secretary of the International Workers Association (IWA), will be giving a presentation on the practice of anarcho-syndicalism this month. The IWA was founded in 1922 in Berlin and has sections around the world. The series of events around Australia is being organised by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation (ASF), the Australian section of the IWA.
BRISBANE : Friday, FEBRUARY 5 (11am, The Boundary Hotel, West End)
SYDNEY : Saturday, FEBRUARY 6 (3pm, Jura Books, Petersham)
MELBOURNE : Wednesday, FEBRUARY 10 (7pm, Victorian Trades Hall, Carlton)
PERTH : Saturday, FEBRUARY 13 (Noon, 43 Below Bar & Restaurant, Perth)
See also : The Relevance of Anarcho-syndicalism: Noam Chomsky interviewed by Peter Jay, The Jay Interview, July 25, 1976 | A history of Anarcho-syndicalism (Solidarity Federation, UK, 2001) | Anarcho-Syndicalist Review : “an independent syndicalist magazine, published since May 1, 1986 (originally Libertarian Labor Review). ASR is a forum for non-sectarian, critical, informed and constructive discussion of anarcho-syndicalist theory and practice.” | “The Solidarity Federation’s book, Fighting for ourselves: anarcho-syndicalism and the class struggle, aims to recover some of the lost history of the workers’ movement, in order to set out a revolutionary strategy for the present conditions. In clear and accessible prose, the book sets out the anarcho-syndicalist criticisms of political parties and trade unions, engages with other radical traditions such as anarchism, syndicalism and dissident Marxisms, explains what anarcho-syndicalism was in the twentieth century, and how it’s relevant – indeed, vital – for workers today.”