The International Anarchist Congress
held at the Plancius Hall in Amsterdam, 26-31August 1907
First session – Monday 26 August – Morning session
The session opened at nine o’clock with Henri Fuss nominated as chairman. The agenda is discussed.
Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis points out that the International Anti-Militarist Association, of which he is general secretary, will have its 2nd Congress on Friday and proposes that the Anarchist Congress take part, in lieu of its own discussion of anti-militarism. He is supported in this by Raphaël Friedeberg, Pierre Ramus, Max Baginsky and Emma Goldman. The proposal is vigorously opposed by Errico Malatesta and René de Marmande and a counterproposal is put forth requesting that the agenda be adhered to. Following lengthy discussions, the proposals are put to a vote, with Malatesta’s winning 38 votes against 33 for the Domela-Friedeberg motion. Malatesta’s proposal is therefore adopted.
Second session – Monday 26 August – Afternoon session
This session is devoted to the reports on the state of the anarchist movement in Belgium, Bohemia, the Netherlands, Romandy (Francophone Switzerland), the USA and Vienna (Austria).
Third session – Monday 26 August – Evening session
More reports on the state of the movement, from Germany, London’s Jews, Russia, Serbia, Italy and Britain.
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