Alliance of the Libertarian Left

The Alliance of the Libertarian Left is a multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists, voluntaryists,
geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists, radical minarchists,
and others on the libertarian left, united by an opposition to statism and militarism, to cultural
intolerance (including sexism, racism, and homophobia), and to the prevailing corporatist capitalism
falsely called a free market; as well as by an emphasis on education, direct action, and building
alternative institutions, rather than on electoral politics, as our chief strategy for achieving liberation.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Lysander Spooner, Benjamin Tucker, Henry George, Voltarine de Cleyre, Murray Rothbard, Karl Hess, Samuel E. Konkin III

Recent Alliance Publications

Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty, edited by Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson

The Conscience of an Anarchist: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society by Gary Chartier

More books like these!

On the relation of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left to the Movement of the Libertarian Left

The Movement of the Libertarian Left is, or was, a radical libertarian movement founded by the late Samuel E. Konkin III, exploring his favored approach of agorism, but traditionally welcoming and attracting collaboration from non-agorists as well. Inasmuch as the apparent executor of Konkin’s estate, who has since abandoned left-libertarianism as we understand it, now claims legal ownership over the term “Movement of the Libertarian Left,” a need has been felt for new institutions, unaffiliated with the MLL, to carry forward what we see as the MLL’s authentic legacy. In brief, we consider ourselves the legitimate heirs of the MLL, but refrain (under protest) from using the label because of the threat of legal thuggery.

The Alliance of the Libertarian Left (ALL) begins as an acknowledgment of the more-than-agorist coalition that has grown out of the original MLL listserv (now succeeded by LeftLibertarian2), and broadened further in the Blogosphere of the Libertarian Left. Accordingly, ALL seeks to maintain the broad collaborative aspect of the original movement, with no emphasis given to one strand of left-libertarianism over another; we welcome ALL who believe in the desirability of a society in which all political and economic arrangements are of a strictly voluntary character.

It should be added that we disclaim any ownership of the term “Alliance of the Libertarian Left,” and no permission is required to start up an ALL chapter or cell.

ALL Affiliates

Chicago Alliance of the Libertarian Left
Dallas - Fort Worth Alliance of the Libertarian Left
Las Vegas Alliance of the Libertarian Left
New Jersey Alliance of the Libertarian Left
Richmond Left Libertarian Alliance
Tulsa Anarchists

Isocracy Network (Melbourne, Australia)

Kansas City Libertarian Alliance [?]

How to Affiliate with ALL

Establishing an ALL chapter in your area? Or affiliating an existing group with ALL? Desperately seeking local ALLies and projects? Check out the ALL Ad Hoc Global Organizing Committee or join the ALL Organizers listserv for info. Once you have a chapter organised, send an email to the webmaster or the organizing committee, or join the LeftLibertarian2 listserv and send an email to that, and we’ll list your chapter and contact info here.

Left-Libertarian Resources Online

Note: Linking to a resource does not imply ALL’s blanket endorsement of the resource, or the resource’s blanket endorsement of ALL, or any other silly thing someone might imagine.


Expandable SVG versions of the ALL logo


ALL Organizers
Molinari List


Forums of the Libertarian Left

Organizations and Websites

Center for a Stateless Society
The Industrial Radical
Left-Libertarian Digital Resources
ALL Ad Hoc Global Organizing Committee
ALL’s MySpace page
ALLiance: A Journal
ALLiance Blog
Agorist Action Alliance
The Voluntaryist
Geolibertarian Homepage
Molinari Institute
Anarchist Café
Geonomy Society
Association of Libertarian Feminists
Industrial Workers of the World
Geoist Websites

Related Merchandise

Libertarian Left Distro
Las Vegas ALL Distro
Invisible Molotov


A Pox On All Their Houses (Adem Kupi)
Anthony Gregory
Art of the Possible
Austro-Athenian Empire (Roderick T. Long)
Blogosphere of the Libertarian Left
Brad Spangler
Carnival of Anarchy
Carol Moore
CLASSical Liberalism (Kenneth Gregg)
Distributist Review
Early Days of a Better Nation (Ken MacLeod)
Eye of the Storm (Crispin Sartwell)
freeman’s NO POLITICS
Human Iterations (William Gillis)
In the Libertarian Labyrinth (Shawn Wilbur)
Independent Country (James Wilson)
Joel’s Humanistic Blog (Joel Schlosberg)
KN@PPSTER (Tom Knapp)
Lady Aster
Left-Libertarian Blog Aggregator
Libertarian Peacenik
LiberaLaw (Gary Chartier)
Life, Love, and Liberty (Nick Manley)
Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism (Kevin Carson)
Next Left Notes
On ALLiance
Once Upon a Time (Arthur Silber)
out of step (Wally Conger)
Porcupine Blog (Larry Gambone)
Rad Geek People’s Daily (Charles Johnson)
Social Memory Complex (Jeremy Weiland)
The Early Days of a Better Nation (Ken MacLeod)
The Liberator Reloaded (Thomas Van Wyk)
TT’s Lost in Tokyo
Upaya: Skillful Means to Liberation
Selected Articles

What Is Left-Libertarianism? by Kevin A. Carson
The Distinctiveness of Left-Libertarianism by Gary Chartier
Libertarian Left: Free-Market Anti-Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal by Sheldon Richman

The Left-Right Spectrum by Karl Hess
Libertarianism: Left or Right? by Sheldon Richman
Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism by Brad Spangler
Defining Left-Libertarianism by Wally Conger
Full Context by Sheldon Richman
Where Free Market Economists Go Wrong by Sheldon Richman
Is Capitalism Something Good? by Sheldon Richman
What is Left-Libertarianism? by Alex Strekal
Remembering Corporate Liberalism by Roderick T. Long
Corporations versus the Market by Roderick T. Long
Art of the Possible Essays by Roderick T. Long
Free Market Firms: Smaller, Flatter, and More Crowded by Roderick T. Long
Advocates of Freed Markets Should Embrace “Anti-Capitalism” by Gary Chartier
The Many Monopolies by Charles Johnson
Bits and Pieces on Free-Market Anti-Capitalism – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7, by Charles Johnson
Liberty, Equality, Solidarity: Toward a Dialectical Anarchism by Charles Johnson
The “Left” in Left-Libertarianism by Gary Chartier
Libertarians for Redistribution by Gary Chartier
Wild Cards by Roderick T. Long
Fall Right, Swing Left by Roderick T. Long
The Washington-Wall Street Kabuki Dance by Sheldon Richman
No Laissez-Faire There: The Gilded Age by Sheldon Richman
Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? by Darian Worden
Let the Free Market Eat the Rich by Jeremy Weiland
New Rules, High Costs, and Big Business by David D’Amato
Free Market Thinking: Not Applicable by Per Bylund
Unions: Part of the Market by Tom Knapp
Building a New Libertarian Movement by Samuel E. Konkin III and Wally Conger
Big Business and the Rise of American Statism by Roy Childs
Economic Calculation in the Corporate Commonwealth by Kevin Carson
Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty as We Know It by Charles Johnson
Government Is No Friend of the Poor by Gary Chartier
Then Who Did Build It, Mr. President? by Anthony Gregory
The Subsidy of History by Kevin Carson
Libertarianism Through Thick and Thin by Charles Johnson [fuller version here]
Don’t Leave Me Alone by Steven Horwitz
Three Voluntary Economies by Phil Jacobson
Wages vs. Wage Slavery by Brad Spangler
The Dialectics of Wage Slavery Further Developed by Venus Cassandra
Austrian Economics and Wage Slavery by Brad Spangler
Contract Feudalism by Kevin Carson
Further Thoughts About Contract Feudalism by Kevin Carson
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine by Kevin Carson
How to Kick Your Friends in the Teeth by Kevin Carson
Taylorism, Progressivism, and Rule by Experts by Kevin Carson
Poison As Food, Poison As Antidote by Roderick T. Long
They Saw it Coming: The 19th-Century Libertarian Critique of Fascism by Roderick T. Long
Those Who Control the Past Control the Future by Roderick T. Long
Class Struggle Rightly Conceived by Sheldon Richman
History of an Idea by Roderick T. Long
Agorist Class Theory by Wally Conger
Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty by Murray Rothbard
Chomsky’s Augustinian Anarchism by Roderick T. Long
Elaboration by Jesse Walker
In Praise of Contextual Libertarianism by Arthur Silber
Dialectical Libertarianism by Kevin Carson
Why I Became a Left-Libertarian by Martin a.k.a. Mr. Civil Libertarian
Exploitation: A Dialectical Anarchist Perspective by Matt MacKenzie
Political Economy of Liberal Corporatism by Joseph Stromberg
Labor Struggle: A Free Market Model by Kevin Carson
Exquisite Rebel: Voltairine de Cleyre by Sharon Presley
Proudhon and Market Anarchism by Brad Spangler
The Left-Rothbardians, Part 1: Rothbard by Kevin Carson
The Left-Rothbardians, Part 2: After Rothbard by Kevin Carson
Libertarianism and Liberalism: What Went Wrong by Kevin Carson
Liberalism: What’s Going Right by Kevin Carson
Libertarianism: What’s Going Right by Kevin Carson
New Libertarian Manifesto by Samuel E. Konkin III
A ‘Political’ Program for Anarchists by Kevin Carson
Platonic Productivity by Roderick T. Long
Free the Unions by Charles Johnson
Lazy Linking on Leftist Labor Libertarianism by Charles Johnson
Libertarian Class Analysis, Organized Labor, Etc. by Kevin Carson
Liberty and the New Left by Murray Rothbard
What Is Geolibertarianism? by Todd Altman
Where Are the Specifics? by Karl Hess
Confiscation and the Homestead Principle by Murray Rothbard
The Problem of Land Theft by Murray Rothbard
Land Monopoly, Past and Present by Murray Rothbard
A Geolibertarian FAQ by Todd Altman
Human Iterations FAQ by William Gillis
Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved? by Roderick T. Long and Charles Johnson
Women and the Invisible Fist by Charles Johnson
A Syndicalist Paradigm for Our Age by Jack Ross
The Role of State Monopoly Capitalism in the American Empire by Joseph Stromberg
Austrian and Marxist Theories of Monopoly Capital: A Mutualist Synthesis by Kevin Carson
Proletarian Blues by Roderick T. Long
Government and Microsoft: A Libertarian View on Monopolies by François-René Rideau
Toward a Theory of State Capitalism by Walter Grinder and John Hagel
Common Property in Free-Market Anarchism by Carlton Hobbs
Libertarian Property and Privatization: An Alternative Paradigm by Kevin Carson
A Plea for Public Property by Roderick T. Long
Rothbard’s Left and Right: Forty Years Later by Roderick T. Long
Beyond the Boss by Roderick T. Long
Beyond Patriarchy by Roderick T. Long
Is the Name “Capitalism” Worth Keeping? – Part 1 and Part 2 by Steven Horwitz
More Evidence That the Word “Capitalism” Might Be a Problem by Steven Horwitz
Green or Socialist Libertarian Politics and Theory by Ben Sharvy
Toward a Libertarian Theory of Class by Roderick T. Long
Understanding the Global Crisis by Chris M. Sciabarra
Dialectics and Liberty by Chris M. Sciabarra
Interview with Charles Johnson
Interview with Charles Johnson and Gary Chartier
Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty, eds. Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson
Studies in the Anarchist Theory of Organizational Behavior by Kevin Carson
Studies in Mutualist Political Economy by Kevin Carson
The Homebrew Industrial Revolution by Kevin Carson
The Desktop Regulatory State by Kevin Carson
Animal Rights: Pro by David Graham
Animal Rights: Against by Roderick T. Long

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