anarchism

Mon
22
May

Anarchists Fill Services Void Left by Faltering Greek Governance

By NIKI KITSANTONIS
New York Times
MAY 22, 2017

ATHENS — It may seem paradoxical, but Greece’s anarchists are organizing like never before.

Seven years of austerity policies and a more recent refugee crisis have left the government with fewer and fewer resources, offering citizens less and less. Many have lost faith. Some who never had faith in the first place are taking matters into their own hands, to the chagrin of the authorities.

Sat
20
May

160 Years of Libertarian

by afaq
May 17, 2017
Anarchist Writers

Many men, I know, speak of liberty without understanding it; they know neither the science of it, nor even the sentiment. They see in the demolition of reigning Authority nothing but a substitution of names or persons; they don’t imagine that a society could function without masters or servants, without chiefs and soldiers; in this they are like those reactionaries who say: ‘There are always rich and poor, and there always will be. What would become of the poor without the rich? They would die of hunger!’ - Joseph Déjacque (Down with the Bosses!, 5)

Wed
05
Apr

The Anarchism of Blackness

by William C. Anderson, Zoé Samudzi
ROAR Magazine
Issue #5

Present incarnations of an unfazed and empowered far right increasingly demand the presence of a real, radical left. In the coming months and years, the left and left-leaning constituencies of the United States will need to make clear distinctions between potentially counterproductive symbolic progress, and actual material progress. Liberalism and party politics have failed a public attempting to bring about real change — but there are solutions.

Fri
31
Mar

The Idea of Anarchism

by Josef Muehlbauer
February 24, 2017

The definition

According to the official definition, anarchism is a political philosophy that motivated anarchist movements around the world. Anarchism stands in opposition to power and hierarchical organization in all human relationships. As a consequence, anarchism opposes any form of state and protects anarchy as an alternative form of the public device. Etymologically speaking, the word anarchism comes from the ancient Greek term “anarchia” and implies a lack power. In other words, anarchism is a political ideology which denies all forms of inhibition of one person from another, that is any hierarchy societies” (Göhler, 1993).

Fri
31
Mar

Three futures: Barbarism, UBI Warehousing or Anarchism

by AndrewNFlood
March 28, 2017
Anarchist Writers

Our global society is broken. Donald Trump & Brexit are symptoms along with the rise of the far right elsewhere in Europe. In an old pattern, fundamental economic crisis often results in society becoming very much more brutal for most people.  In the age of nuclear weapons this current crisis could be our last.  And with a somewhat longer countdown to disaster we are also facing climate catastrophe.

Sun
05
Feb

Anarchism

Note: This piece is a reworked extract from my book Anarchism and Its Aspirations (AK Press, 2010, http://www.akpress.org/anarchism-and-its-aspirations.html) for the Lexicon pamphlet series put together by the Institute for Anarchist Studies. You can download a PDF version and/or listen to an audio version of this pamphlet, along with the other four titles in this series, at of this pamphlet http://anarchiststudies.org/lexicon-pamphlet-series/.

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by Cindy Milstein

Sun
01
Jan

The Vision of Revolutionary Anarchism

by Wayne Price
Anarkismo

Under the title, "The Two Main Trends in Anarchism," a selection of my writings has been published in Greek. ΟΙ ΔΥΟ ΚΥΡΙΕΣ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΑΡΧΙΣΜΟΥ. The writings are taken from Anarkismo, except for the following, which was written originally for the new book. It focuses on the centrality of a vision of freedom, cooperation, and happiness in the program of anarchist-socialism.

Mon
26
Dec

The Distinct Radicalism of Anarchism

by William Gillis
Center for a Stateless Society

Anarchists tend to pose our core differences with marxists in terms of degrees of radicalism or rootedness. One of the classic ways this gets stated is that marxism deals with the political whereas we deal with the ethical.

These terms to the disagreement, once posed, are almost always immediately acknowledged and indeed embraced by both marxists and anarchists.

Mon
19
Dec

Anarchy in the UK: A Changed Political Landscape

Originally published by Freedom, December 7, 2016

https://freedomnews.org.uk/anarchy-in-the-uk-a-changed-political-landscape/

This article is the first in a series by Jon Bigger looking at gains the voices of social conservatism have made in recent years and what that means for anarchist politics.

In Britain, the much of the left has put it's heart and soul (and hundreds of thousands of activist hours) into keeping a left-wing leader at the top of the Labour Party. They seem to have spent more time doing that than getting stuck into the ruling class, although I suspect they think this is exactly what they've been doing.

Sun
18
Dec

Anarchism, Oppression & Exploitation

WSM position paper

This paper outlines how we the intersections of exploitation and oppressions and what approach the WSM takes in relation to this.  Our collective theoretical understanding is framed in the WSM Constitution's core point of unity number 7: "We actively oppose all manifestations of prejudice within the workers' movement and society in general and we work alongside those struggling against racism, sexism,[religious]sectarianism and homophobia as a priority. We see the success of a revolution and the successful elimination of these oppressions after the revolution being determined by the building of such struggles in the pre-revolutionary period. The methods of struggle that we promote are a preparation for the running of society along anarchist and communist lines after the revolution."

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