Who we are

London AF is a local group of the Anarchist Federation

The AF was founded as the Anarchist Communist Federation more than 30 years ago. We describe ourselves as anarchist communists and revolutionary class struggle anarchists, and operate as a membership organisation.

What is anarchist communism?

Anarchist communism advocates the abolition of the state and capitalism, because they are both oppressive structures, and is in favour of replacing them with horizontal networks based on voluntary associations and working class self-management.

Central to our liberation, is the advocating of direct action (i.e. we act for ourselves, without mediation through a third party using tactics such as strikes, occupations), strengthening solidarity amongst our class, and practising prefigurative politics (i.e. we struggle against oppressions like racism and sexism in the here and now). We reject parliamentary politics or indeed party building exercises, because these mimic the features of existing society that we object to.

We are heavily influenced by the ideas of Errico Malatesta, Nestor Makhno, Peter Kropotkin, Emma Goldman and a host of other revolutionary thinkers and our tradition is informed from a diverse range of struggles from the important revolutionary movements of the twentieth century, through to the Poll Tax and women’s and gay rights movement of recent times.

We fight for a militant and unified anarchist movement and we urge those who agree with our aims and principles to join us.

Please check out our facebook page, which is regularly updated.



    • Anarchist Federation - London Group

      Next public meeting of London Anarchist Federation:
      The Anarchist Movement in Modern Spain
      Report back on factfinding tour of Spanish anarchist movement by AF member
      7pm Thursday August 31st at Common House, 5e Pundersons Gardens, London E2 (nearest tube Bethnal Green. Plenty of time or discussion, refreshments


    • Anarchist Federation - London Group

      Hi, Can you make this? We will be holding a post-Bookfair Meeting on 31st October for all our contacts . 7pm at Common House, 5e Pundersons Gardens, London E2
      Introducing the AF: Why join the AF rather than other organisations?
      1. Discuss why people are anarchists and why do they want to get involved in changing society- individuals in big group or small groups if more people
      2. What principles do we need and what strategies to fulfil our aims?
      3. What the AF does- principles and strategies, what we do, how we work
      4. How we are different from other groups, eg Labour Party, Leninists, Plan C, Sol Fed
      5. Questions


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