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I removed the following from the article: |Many, if not most anarchists are puzzled by this as anarchists have traditionally organized themselves most efficiently under the doctrine of diversity of tactics. Such organizations may include unions, political federations, cells, informal networks and individuals working to raise consciousness about anarchism. The guide for this traditional concept of anarchism has long been consensus. It is worrying, for some, that Platformism has attracted so many recovering Marxists who may be trying to place a template on anarchism that simply won't fit. Some of these anarchists without hyphens also state that if it ain't broke - don't fix it. It's unencyclopaedic in tone, a misinterpretation of the Platform (unity of action doesn't preclude diversity of tactics) and unsourced (recovering Marxists? most anarchists?) Many people have made criticisms of the Platform, and these should be included, but this doesn't represent those criticisms. Supersheep (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I added a short section, all containing quotes from the original draft of the Platform, on the 4 key organizational points of the Platform. I also added a link to Towards a Fresh Revolution and Manifesto of the Libertarian communists - two important Platformist texts. I also added three groups to the "Platformism today" section. These groups are MACG, SACT and Liberty and Solidarity.

Libertarian Youth (talk) 14:49, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm not able to add this information to the page. Can you?

Maria Isidine on her part was both critic of synthsism and platformism. In her March/April 1928 paper called "Organization and Party", she argues for and against both while stressing important contributions from both part. ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Horizon futur (talkcontribs) 15:27, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

"Further Reading" Section[edit]

Michael Schmidt was outed as a white supremacist infiltrator in 2015, and "Black Flame" has been taken out of print. This is reasonably common knowledge among anarchists, but one source:

Going to go ahead and remove the section, since it's the only book there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:53, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

"Confusing" tag[edit]

I'm going to remove the "confusing" tag that's been there for more than a year. The article today seems admirably clear (if short) to me. (talk) 18:21, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


I updated some of the information in this article, in particular the "Platformism today" section, which included several now-defunct organizations. I notice that the reference for the "Organizational platform" gives the source as "Italy: FdCA" and am curious why this is. Credit should be given to "The Nestor Makhno Archive", but I don't know how to change it. Also in the "Principles" section, the quotations are from the old English translation, and should really be changed to the new translation. Again, I can change the text, but I don't know how to change the references (which should point to — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nestor.mcnab (talkcontribs) 14:11, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Revision of January 2012[edit]

I've just conducted a major revision of this article. Besides completely rewriting the lede, I've noticed a number of issues with the article, and I explain the rationale behind my editing choices with regard to those issues below:

  • "Tendency", in the first line of the article, had a "clarification needed" tag. I was at first unsure how to "clarify" a word that seemed pretty clear to me. Nonetheless, recognising that those not well-versed in left-wing political terminology would have difficulty understanding what it meant in that context, I've linked it to School of thought as the closest alternative. If anyone can think of a better way to clarify its meaning, please do;
  • This article used a mixture of Commonwealth and North American spelling. It has no clear national ties to any English-speaking country. As such, based on the Wikipedia Manual of Style's guidelines, I've standardised to Commonwealth spelling as that was both the predominant, and (as a search through the article's edit history will reveal) the first spelling variation to be used;
  • There was a large amount of unencyclopedic language and (very) mild POV pushing. I've brought much of this article back in line with NPOV to the best of my abilities;
  • I've italicised all references to the "Platform", as it is the short-hand of a book title. Additionally, it needs to be pointed out that "platformism" ought to be written with a lower-case P; similar to "anarchism" and "communism"; and
  • Finally, I've removed all redlinks; as they make the article look unprofessional.

I hope everyone is okay with all of this. — Life in General Talk/Stalk 05:27, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

UK Platformism[edit]

I removed Liberty and Solidarity from the section regarding platformist organisations today, as they have now dissolved. I have added Collective Action (see as they are a (the) platformist group in the UK.Kingkula (talk) 17:17, 24 November 2012 (UTC)kingkula