Following on from our earlier comment, From Leicester AF to Leicester Anarchist Communists, we give further explanation with the following statement issued nationally by all of us who left the AF in December 2017.
We are a significant number of Anarchist Federation members, including all surviving founding members, who resigned from that organisation on 17/12/17.In the meantime, former AFers from around the country (Leicester included) have been developing, as a starting point, the Communist Anarchism blog.
This was due to disagreements over the recent political direction of the AF. These disagreements came to a head over the differences in responses to events at the London Anarchist Bookfair in October.
We disagreed with the statements put out by Edinburgh AF and the ‘Trans Action Faction’. We put forward an alternative statement for discussion which was received with extreme hostility and uncomradely behaviour from a vocal minority. We were no longer able to work in that environment.
Those of us who have left the AF are re-grouping and re-organising in early 2018. We will focus less on what is essentially a small, vague anarchist sub-culture, but instead, will re-orient towards an outward looking, wider working class politics.