Manifesto of the Industrial Workers of the World (1905)

1840-1945, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Privatization, Sabotage/Ecotage, Self Institution, Strike, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie, The Workplace, Workers

The Industrial Workers of the World is a worker-led union advocating for and working towards direct action, democracy in the workplace, and unionism. This manifesto explains the power of collective membership since capitalism is a universal evil.

“A movement to fulfill these conditions must consist of one great industrial union embracing all industries, providing for craft autonomy locally, industrial autonomy internationally, and working-class unity generally… All power should rest in a collective membership.”

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848)

1840-1945, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, History/Theory, Privatization, Subjectives of Refusal, The Bourgeoisie, Theory, Workers

One of the most influential documents of all time, the Communist Manifesto is an 1848 pamphlet that was written to explain class struggle and capitalism, and to summarize Marx and Engels’ theories on society and politics.

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

The Radical Women Manifesto – Platform (2001)

1990-2010, Alternative Spaces, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Patriarchy, Privatization, Subjectives of Refusal, The Bourgeoisie, Women, Workers

The Radical Women Manifesto: Socialist Feminist Theory, Program and Organizational Structure is the manifesto of the Radical Women (RW). RW is an intersectional, multi-issue based organization rooted in intersectional, socialist-feminist ideology. This excerpt of the manifesto describes their platform and demands regarding legal rights, economic equality, unions, healthcare, education, the environment, and more.

Our platform reflects the wide spectrum of issues that Radical Women has taken up over the years, though it cannot begin to be a complete list of all the stands we take as we intervene in the ever-changing struggles of oppressed people all over the world

Manifesto of the Paris Commune (1871)

1840-1945, Defining the Enemy

The Paris Commune rejected the authority of the state and aimed to form and consolidate its own republic that was “the only form of government compatible with the rights of the people and the normal and free development of society.” The Manifesto of the Paris Commune, written in April of 1871, attempts to explain the reasons for and rights of the commune.

The Commune has the obligation to affirm and determine the aspirations and wishes of the populace of Paris, to define the character of the movement of March 18, misunderstood, unknown and slandered by the politicians seated at Versailles.