Anarchy 30

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Contents of No. 30

August 1963

The Community Workshop John Ellerby 233
The Idea of an Experimental Workshop Juan Perez 239
Towards a Do-It-Yourself Economy Bosco Nedelcovic 242
The Teen Canteen: End or Beginning? Gerry Williams 250
The Gypsies Charles Radcliffe 252
Observations on Anarchy 28: The Future of Anarchism 258
Further Observations on Anarchism and the Public Schools 261
Cover and titles by Rufus Segar  

Letter to readers …

If you were excited by the potentialities of the Community Workshop idea explored in this issue of ANARCHY it was probably for one or more of three reasons, either because it seems to you a good idea to try out in your neighbourhood, or because you are interested in the principle of workers’ control in industry and are looking for new approaches to it, or because you are interested in the ways in which new industrial techniques and methods of organising production can be used to enlarge the freedom and autonomy of the worker.

If the articles in this issue suggest to you ways of widening the scope and range of the things which you and your neighbours can undertake for yourselves, the next step is to spread the idea—and copies of this issue—among other interested people in your locality. You will probably also want ANARCHY 23 (on housing) which includes articles on housing societies, miners who run their own pit, and some reflections by Ian Nairn on the implications of the do-it-yourself principle.

If your interest is in workers’ control of industry you will need ANARCHY 2 which was entirely devoted to the different approaches to the idea and its history, ANARCHY 5 which discussed its application in the Spanish revolution, ANARCHY 10 which included a paper on “Industrial Decentralisation and Workers’ Control”, and ANARCHY 28 which included Geoffrey Ostergaard’s “The Relevance of Syndicalism”.

If the ideas on industrial organisation in Bosco Nedelcovic’s article excited your interest, you ought to read the article on Galbraith’s economics in ANARCHY 1, Reg White’s articles on the gang system in Coventry in ANARCHY 2 and 8, the paper on industrial decentralisation in ANARCHY 10, “Communitas Revisited” in ANARCHY 11, the discussion of Technology, Science and Anarchism in ANARCHY 25, and a forthcoming article by John D. McEwan: “Anarchism and the Cybernetics of Self-Organising Systems”.

Our ideal reader of course is interested in all these aspects, gets ANARCHY every month and FREEDOM every week, orders extra copies and back numbers for his friends. Maybe you are he/him/them/us!

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What they said about


A short note to express appreciation and thanks for the contents of your June issue—d.g., Washington.

Ostergaard’s perceptive, forceful statement … r.d., Leeds.

Another splendid Anarchy; a marvellous over and full of very good stuff—c.r., London.

Congratulations. It’s exceptionally good; probably one of your best—e.c., Montreal

Other issues of ANARCHY

  1. Sex-and-Violence; Galbraith; the New Wave, Education.
  2. Workers’ Control
  3. What does anarchism mean today?; Africa; the Long Revolution.
  4. De-institutionalisation; Conflicting strains in anarchism.
  5. 1936: the Spanish Revolution.
  6. Anarchy and the Cinema.  (out of print)
  7. Adventure Playgrounds.
  8. Anarchists and Fabians; Action Anthropology; Eroding Capitalism.
  9. Prison.
  10. Sillitoe’s Key to the Door; MacInnes on Crime; Augustus John’s Utopia; Committee of 100.
  11. Paul Goodman; Neill on Education; the Character-Builders.
  12. Who are the anarchists?
  13. Direct Action.  (out of print)
  14. Disobedience.
  15. The work of David Wills.
  16. Ethics of anarchism; Africa; Anthropology; Poetry of Dissent.
  17. Towards a lumpenproletariat: Education vs. the working class; Freedom of access; Benevolent bureaucracy; CD and CND.
  18. Comprehensive Schools.
  19. Theatre: anger and anarchy.
  20. Non-violence as a reading of history; Freud, anarchism and experiments in living.
  21. Secondary modern.
  22. Cranston’s Dialogue on anarchy.
  23. Housing; Squatters; Do it yourself.
  24. The Community of Scholars.
  25. Technology, science, anarchism.
  26. CND; Salesmanship; Thoreau.
  27. Talking about youth.
  28. The future of anarchism.
  29. The Spies for Peace Story.

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