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Anarchist Federation (Britain and Ireland)

The Anarchist Federation (AF, AFed) is a federation of anarcho-communists in Great Britain and Ireland. It is not a political party, but a direct action, agitational and propaganda organisation.

Anarchist Federation
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AbbreviationAF, AFed
PurposeDirect action
Promotion of Anarchist communism
Collective and Autonomous leadership
AffiliationsInternational of Anarchist Federations
Formerly called
Anarchist Communist Federation


AFed was formed in 1986 as the Anarchist Communist Federation (ACF), changing its name in 1999,[1] the ACF being a fusion of the Anarchist Communist Discussion Group (previously the Libertarian Communist Discussion Group) and Syndicalist Fight, a split from the Direct Action Movement.[1] The LCDG was itself based around former members of the Libertarian Communist Group,[1] (a 1977 split from the Anarchist Workers Association, originally formed in 1971 as the Organisation of Revolutionary Anarchists and renamed in 1975)[1] which had previously fused into Big Flame in 1980.[2] The ACF "offered a considered and theoretically-grounded articulation of the anarchist class war impulse, based on a specific 'anarchist-communist' identity".[3]

About AFed todayEdit

"As anarchist communists we fight for a world without leaders, where power is shared equally amongst communities, and people are free to reach their full potential. We do this by supporting working class resistance to exploitation and oppression, organise alongside our neighbours and workmates, host informative events, and produce publications that help make sense of the world around us."[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Frank, Ben. Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms. AK Press, 2006, ISBN 1904859402
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  3. ^ Cross, Rich. "British anarchism in the era of Thatcherism," in Smith, Evan & Worley, Matthew (eds.) The British far left from 1956, Manchester University Press, 2014, ISBN 9780719095900

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