We are the Manchester Group of the Anarchist Federation, an organisation of class struggle anarchists in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. There are other Northern AF groups in Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, North Lancs & Nottingham and we have individual members in other Northern towns. By bringing together northern anarchist communists, we hope to be able to support each other and further the growth of our movement and spread of anarchist ideas.
We aim to be part of the movement to abolish capitalism and all oppression and to create a free communist society. This is anarchist communism.
We see today's society as being divided into two main opposing camps: the ruling class, which controls all the power and wealth, and the working class, which the rulers exploit to maintain this. By racism, sexism and other forms of oppression, as well as war and environmental destruction, the rulers weaken and divide us. Only the direct action of working class people can defeat these attacks and ultimately overthrow capitalism. As the capitalist system rules the whole world, its destruction must be complete and world wide. We reject attempts to reform it, such as working through parliament and national liberation movements, as they fail to challenge capitalism itself. Unions also work as part of the capitalist system, so although workers struggle within them, they will be unable to bring about capitalism's destruction unless they go beyond these limits.
Organisation is vital if we're to beat the bosses, so we work for a united anarchist movement and are affiliated to the International of Anarchist Federations. Find out more about the AF and for a detailed description of our politics, read our Aims and Principles or one of the pamphlets on the main AF web site. You can also read our bulletin Resistance and magazine Organise!
Read an obituary for Bob Miller of Manchester AF who founded this website, and much more besides. Bob died on Friday 17th June 2011. He will be sorely missed.
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