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why is this tagged insurrectionary and anarcho-communist?
A combination of tag suggestions and laziness, I suspect.
"Anarchism: A short introduction"  by colin ward possibly. I think he's some sort oh anarcho-commie. I cant tell you how good the book is cuase i stopped reading it a third of the was in.

Other books that I fund easy to read are books by bakunin, emma goldman, or peter Kropotkin. Ok, I lied prince krpotkin's book aren't super amusing to me

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i'm not sure that there are specific texts that people agree are "the basics"... would love to hear if i'm wrong.
important authors to check out are dauve, red hughes, the situationists, theorie communiste. i have heard that the invisible committee are not necessarily anti-state (this seems to be a mis-read of them by some americans)...

also aufheben and endnotes are ASC.
by (52.8k points)
I don't know that these are basic texts, but I enjoyed the collection of Maurice Brinton's writing "For Worker's Power" that AK Press put out. He was central to the British group Solidarity in the 60s. Also maybe Camatte?
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I'm not entirely sure what the OP is asking for.

"Anti-state" communism can be applied to any form of libertarian socialism, I think. And it seems most relevant to then talk about what anarcho-communist texts you ought to read. Pretty much the main one you need to read to understand what anarcho-communism is would be Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread. Other than that, there aren't really any "basic" anti-state communist texts, since "communism" has otherwise predominately been associated with Marxism, and Marxism has predominately been authoritarian. There are a variety of strains of libertarian Marxism, but they all are Marxist nonetheless, so in that case "the basics" would first be Marx if you haven't already read him. The first book of Capital should be enough IMO for getting the idea about what Marxist political economy is (he just goes on and on and on and on...), and then other than that it really depends on what strain of libertarian Marxism interests you. But you could just as well read Fredy Perlman's (a libertarian communist himself at the time of writing this) "The Reproduction of Daily Life". In fact I would lean towards recommending that over Marx.

The Situationists and the Autonomists are probably the most influential libertarian Marxists, so I would at least read them.

by (610 points)
Others can probably elaborate, but my understanding is that the Anti-state Communists are a specific trajectory of non-anarchist fellow travelers.
i believe strawdog is correct, and fredy perlman is a fantastic addition to the list, as is camatte, i think.

(i have an inappropriate fondness for camatte. :) )

an inappropriate fondness for camatte... this sounds like the basis for some fan fic.wink

I would also suggest that someone interested in anti-state communist stuff read Nihilist Communism. I've given that to some commies and seen it totally change their lives.

Hell yeah seconding the Nihilist Communism rec