Archive of ideas & action Articles

ideas & action was founded in 1981 as an independent anarcho-syndicalist magazine. After Workers Solidarity Alliance was founded in November, 1984, ideas & action became the magazine of WSA (with issue #5), and continuing through the publication of issue #17 in 1997. The magazine is currently suspended.


#1 -- Winter, 1982

  • Trotskyism and the Myth of the "Workers State" by Bruce Allen
  • More theses on Marxism by Steve Rabinowitz
  • The ACF Experience:
    • Hey, General Custer, why were we there? by Ed Clark
    • The Decline and Fall of the ACF by Steve Rabinowitz

#2 -- Summer, 1982

  • Poland: Revolution Self-limited by Bruce Allen
  • Preoccupying Concessions (and Shutdowns) by Dennis Hayes

#3 -- Spring 1983

  • Altered States?
    by R. Dennis Hayes
  • Depression in the '80: What's the Cause?
    by Tom Wetzel

#4 -- Spring 1984

#5 -- Winter 1985

#6 -- Fall, 1985

  • Not Free and Equal: A Review of Women and Revolution
    by Tom Wetzel
  • Spain's Port Workers Practice Direct Democracy
    by Tom Wetzel
  • Watsonville Cannery Strike
    by Tom Wetzel
  • Free Time: The Case for a Shorter Workweek
    by Tom Wetzel

#7 -- Fall 1986

  • What Will the Working Class Do without Bosses?
    by Don Fitz
  • #8 -- Spring 1987

    #9 -- Spring 1988

    #10 -- Fall 1988

    • Repetitive Strain Injury: What It Is, Why It Happens
      by Tom Wetzel
    • Primitive Thought
      by Chaz Bufe

    #11 -- Summer 1989

    #12 -- Fall, 1989

    • Technology, the Environment & Workers' Control
      by Tom Wetzel

    #13 -- Spring 1990

    • Los Angeles Derailed: Why the System Degrades Public Transit
      by Tom Wetzel

    #14 -- Fall 1990

    • The Case Against the Auto
      by Tom Wetzel

    #15 -- Spring 1991

    • The Health Care Nightmare
      by Mike Kolhoff

    #16 -- Fall 1991

    #17 -- Winter 1997

    • Living in the USA -- Some Thoughts
      by Mike Harris