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Anarcho-Syndicalist Review is an independent syndicalist magazine, published since May 1, 1986 (originally as Libertarian Labor Review). ASR is an independent forum for non-sectarian, critical, informed and constructive discussion of anarcho-syndicalist theory and practice. We are not affiliated with any organization. We take as our starting point the Principles of Revolutionary Unionism adopted at the 1922 conference of revolutionary unions that relaunched the International Workers Association.

ASR 81 is in editing, delayed by the increased workload resulting from the epidemic. We are making an article from this issue available here. It is particularly relevant at this moment, as U.S. workers face an electoral contest between the bankers’ friend and a notorious wage thief. Wayne Price examines the argument that we must vote for Biden lest the country go fascist.

Information on our current issue is available here. You can set up a subscription or order specific issues through our Subscription or Store tabs.

Our outlook is internationalist. We stand in solidarity with working people everywhere, and in particular with those who, rejecting both state capitalism and state socialism as proven threats to the health of people and planet alike, seek peace and justice for themselves and their fellow workers through international labor solidarity.

We can be reached at anarchosyndicalistreview [at] gmail.com, or PO Box 42531, Philadelphia PA 19101.

Website Issues

Our entire catalog of books, pamphlets and other items available for sale appears to have been erased when our hosting service tried to fix a problem that was preventing us from editing existing listings or adding new ones. You can still subscribe and order back issues through the site, as that was handled through a different plug-in, but as of October 23 it is no longer possible to purchase books and other items online. (We do still have scores of items in stock, and can accept mail orders; we are trying to determine whether a working ecommerce system can be rebuilt or whether we need to create a catalog of items that can be downloaded and used to order by mail.) A few of the items we distributed (notably the labor history calendar, but also IWW history items) are also available at joehill100.com.

We have recently received a number of complaints that the Subscribe button is not working. However, others are still able to subscribe without difficulty. We would appreciate it if anyone who encounters this issue (which we have not been able to replicate) could describe the steps they took as they encountered this problem, so we can try to chase it down. It is also possible to subscribe by mail, or to simply issue a payment to our email address and send us a note as to what it is for. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“Upgrades” to our content management system disabled many links to articles. We have figured out how to get new links up, and have begun the process of identifying links that have gone bad and fixing them. However, the content is still available even if the link does not work. If you enter the text you were clicking on into the search field, you should quickly find what you were looking for.  (If you drop us a line identifying the bad link we will get on it as soon as we can)

Our original website domain (syndicalist.org) was hijacked by vulture capitalists eleven years ago, and our web hosting service’s computer drive was destroyed in a fire soon thereafter. The architecture of the site could not be restored from our back-up files and so we have been gradually rebuilding this site. However, in 2019 WordPress began a series of “upgrades” that have seriously undermined its functionality. If there are any readers who have an understanding of the emerging WordPress, we would very much appreciate assistance.

The Shopping Cart allows you to purchase the current issue or any back issue of ASR, along with a variety of books, pamphlets and buttons. The “Browse Products” menu (under the shopping cart, on the right side of the screen) lists the items available from us. We continue to work on improving this functionality. You must select a payment option to complete an order. Please let us know if you experience any problems.

The ASR Archives tab lists complete tables of contents for our back issues, dating back to 1986. (Only some of the articles we used to make available on our old website are now available; it took some time to figure out a rather clumsy work-around to restore this functionality.) We have noticed that this platform is not stable, and that links periodically go bad.