What is the ACG?

The Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) is a revolutionary class struggle organisation, set up in February 2018 by former members of the Anarchist Federation in Great Britain.

As the Preamble to our Aims & Principles says:

We are a revolutionary anarchist communist organisation made up of local groups and individuals who seek a complete transformation of society, and the creation of anarchist communism. This will mean the working class overthrowing capitalism, abolishing the State, getting rid of exploitation, hierarchies and oppressions, and halting the destruction of the environment. To contribute to the building of a revolutionary anarchist movement we believe it is important to be organised. We are committed to building an effective national and international organisation that has a collective identity and works towards the common goal of anarchist communism, whilst at the same time working together with other working class organisations and in grass roots campaigns. We do not see ourselves as the leaders of a revolutionary movement but part of a wider movement for revolutionary change. In addition, we strive to base all our current actions on the principles that will be the basis of the future society: mutual aid, solidarity, collective responsibility, individual freedom and autonomy, free association and federalism.

In terms of activity, we see things similarly to how Solidarity group said it fifty years ago:

Meaningful action, for revolutionaries, is whatever increases the confidence the autonomy, the initiative, the participation, the solidarity, the equalitarian tendencies and the self-activity of the masses and whatever assists in their demystification. Sterile and harmful action is whatever reinforces the passivity of the masses, their apathy, their cynicism, their differentiation through hierarchy, their alienation, their reliance on others to do things for them and the degree to which they can therefore be manipulated by others – even by those allegedly acting on their behalf.

It is still early days for our new organisation but are aiming to be actively involved in a number of areas, including workplace organising and solidarity, housing struggles, land justice and the fight against Universal Credit. We will also be organising an Anarchist Communist Day School in London in early November on “Advancing The Class Struggle: Problems and Issues for the Anarchist Communists”.

If you are considering joining the ACG, then to see where we are coming from in terms of ideas and politics, we suggest you look first at our Aims & Principles as well as the In The Tradition pamphlet.

Then if you think the ACG is politically the right place for you, then simply go to the JOIN page, fill in the form there and send it to us.