Category: Anarchy

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Nathan Schneider: The Government Shutdown — An Anarchist Dream?

In his complaints against the wing of the Republican Party that engineered the present government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derided his opponents as “Tea Party anarchists.” It’s hard to decide who should be more annoyed — the Tea Party or the anarchists. In any case, Reid’s remark is revealing of how the long Read more…

Brian Martin: Grassroots Social Change: Lessons from an Anarchist Organizer

Chris Crass, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2013)  Many progressives around the world look at the United States and are repelled by its extremes of wealth and poverty, enormous military, massive prison population, excessive gun violence, inhumane welfare policies, reckless environmental destruction, and aggressive and Read more…

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Kristian Williams: Anarchism and the English Language

Kristian Williams George Orwell, in his classic essay, “Politics and the English Language,” makes the case that “the English language… becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” The vices Orwell catalogued—vague phrases, dying metaphors, jargon, and general pseudoscientific Read more…

Mohammed Hassan Aazab: Anarchism in Egypt, after the Brotherhood – Interview with Mohommed Mahmoud St. in Cairo.

The morning after the June 30 uprising that brought down Mohammed Morsi, I did an interview with Mohammed Hassan Aazab as he helped hold down four anarchist tents in one of Cairo’s major sit-ins. Shortly thereafter, the military stepped in, removed Morsi from office, and set about rounding up Islamists and shuttering media outlets deemed Read more…

Mohammed Hassan Aazab: Anarchism In Egypt — An Interview From Tahrir Square

I met Mohammed Hassan Aazab earlier this year over tea at a table of young anarchists in downtown Cairo. The anniversary of the revolution had just passed with massive protests and the emergence of a Western-style black bloc that appeared to have little to do with anarchists in the city. At the time, much of Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky — ‘Everyday Anarchist’: The Modern Success Interview

Everyone knows what one looks like. They’ve got the leather boots. Maybe some chains. Trench-coats. They wait in dark alleys with perfectly-spherical bombs. A lot of ‘em like to spike up their hair, or shave the side of their head, or do weird things like that to their appearance. You know what I mean. Everyone Read more…

: The Great Regression: Ponderings from the United States of Terrorism

The Great Regression: Ponderings from the United States of Terrorism Jonathan Gillis 19 March – 5 April 2013 When every aspect of a way of life is managed, a way of life which itself is, or rather was, engineered before the individual was even born, much like a mass product to be sold to mass Read more…

Lucy Parsons: I Am An Anarchist

American anarchist Lucy Parsons writes on what it means to be an anarchist in 1913. I am an anarchist. I suppose you came here, the most of you, to see what a real, live anarchist looked like. I suppose some of you expected to see me with a bomb in one hand and a flaming Read more…

Graham Purchase: Anarchist Organisation: Why it is Failing

Anarchist organisations are an insignificant aspect of social history and the present day life of the people. In comparison other non-governmental, community etc., groups are flourishing. The small number of anarchist groups are resource poor (in terms of both people, premises and equipment) and fraught with internal arguments and in dispute with other anarchist organisations. Read more…

Anarcho: Kropotkin: The Anarchist Formerly Known as Prince

Peter Alexeivich Kropotkin was born in Moscow on December the 9th in1842 within a royal family that could trace its origins to the founders of the Tsarist regime. As a member of the Russian ruling class, he received the best education his father’s exploitation of his serfs could provide. At the age of fifteen, he entered the Read more…

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