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  Anarchism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anarchism comprises various political philosophies espoused by political organisations and social movements that advocate the elimination of the State, and what are believed to be authoritarian social and economic relationships.
Individualist anarchism is a philosophical tradition that opposes collectivism and has a particularly strong emphasis on the supremacy and autonomy of the individual.
Insurrectionary anarchism is not an ideological solution to all social problems, a commodity on the capitalist market of ideologies and opinions, but an on-going praxis aimed at putting an end to the domination of the state and the continuance of capitalism, which requires analysis and discussion to advance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anarchism_and_violence   (9749 words)

 Encyclopedia: Anarchist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority.
Opinions vary in areas ranging from the role of violence in fostering anarchism, to the preferred type of economic system, the relationship between technology and hierarchy, the interpretation of egalitarian ideals, and desirability of various forms of organization.
The influence of anarchism is not always directly a matter of specific imagery or public figures, but may be seen in a certain stance towards the liberation of the total human being and the imagination.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Anarchist   (5047 words)

 Individualist Anarchism v. Communist Anarchism and Libertarianism
Communist anarchism contains the notion of economic coercion; that is, even if a worker consents to a certain wage, consents to have a portion of his labor stolen by the capitalist, the consent doesn't count because it was obtained through duress.
Anarchism, in general, has received bad PR with regard to violence and the bomb-throwing demented anarchist is as much a cultural caricature as the dumb blonde.
And even though Russia was also the home of Christian anarchism and although the violence committed by communist anarchists was minuscule compared to the violence committed by the State or by the non-anarchist revolutionaries who followed, the Russian Revolution helped to cement the association between anarchism and violence.
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I think that a regime which is born of violence and which continues to exist by violence cannot be overthrown except by a corresponding and proportionate violence, and that one is therefore either stupid or deceived in relying on legality where the oppressors can change the law to suit their own ends.
It is abundantly clear that violence is needed to resist the violence of the adversary, and we must advocate and prepare it, if we do not wish the present situation of slavery in disguise, in which most humanity finds itself, to continue and worsen.
We say that violence is justifiable, good and 'moral' as well as a duty when it is used in one's own defense and that of others, against the demands of those who believe in violence; it is an evil and 'immoral' if it serves to violate the freedom of others...
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 Anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anarchism is a generic name given to theories and movements which call for the abolition of government and other forms of authority - the simplest possible civics.
Anarchism first achieved mass media attention; during the Second Industrial Revolution, when anarchists assasinated the rulers of Russia (1881), the French Republic (1894), Italy (1900), and the United States (1901).
Some critics of anarchism suggest that it is a rhetorical form, whereby individuals can cloak the pursuit of their own interests behind an interlocking web of abstract concepts.
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 Anarchism biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Like socialism, communism and even fascism, anarchism has a plethora of imagery and symbolism which have become associated with a variety of groups and movements, and co-opted (or "recuperated") by capitalist industry.
Anarchism had a large influence on French Symbolism of the late 19th century, such as that of Stéphane Mallarmé, who was quoting as saying "La vraie bombe c'est le livre" (the true bomb is the book) and infiltrated the cafes and cabarets of turn of the century Paris (see the Drunken Boat #2).
Anarchism has traditionally emphasized the liberation of the imagination and subjectivity from the constraints of the present social order, so it no surprise that many anarchists are attracted to the work of the surrealists.
anarchism.biography.ms   (8380 words)

 Anarchism and violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Towards Anarchism Essay by Enrico Malatesta on how anarchism is about the here and now and changing it rather than an ideal future.
Research on Anarchism Intellectual events, history, writers, artists related to anarchism, as well as a bibliography of English and French dissertations on this subject.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Anarchism_and_violence.html   (367 words)

 Victorian Women Writers Project
Anarchism is not bomb throwing, violence, incendiarism, destruction.
For the blind and their leaders all violence is held to be vile, except legalised and privileged violence on an enormous scale.
They, and their violence, and their professed Anarchism are purchaseable, and in the last resort they are welcome and efficient partisans of the bourgeoisie in its remorseless war against the deliverers of the people.
www.indiana.edu /~letrs/vwwp/bevington/anarchvi.html   (2080 words)

 Anarres Books Catalog - Anarchism
A brief overview of anarchism, particularly in regard to the sociological, psychological and economic aspects.
The first essay is the article on anarchism which Kropotkin contributed to the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1910.
This pamphlet is a brief overview of the historical relationship and contribution of Anarchism to ecological thought.
www.anarres.org.au /subject.htm   (2628 words)

 What Is Communist Anarchism? CHAPTER 19 IS ANARCHISM VIOLENCE?
Anarchism is the very reverse of it; it means order without government and peace without violence.
On the contrary, the teachings of Anarchism are those of peace and harmony, of non-invasion, of the sacredness of life and liberty.
Anarchism is the ideal of such a condition; of a society without force and compulsion, where all men shall be equals, and live in freedom, peace, and harmony.
www.volny.cz /ascaso/berkman/whatis_19.html   (2540 words)

 Anarchism, violence and war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Any violence from anti-war people would easily be faced down with well organised violence from the state forces.
Violence may well be needed to defend a successful revolution from the old ruling class.
Any violence necessary to defend an anarchist society would be tiny and marginal compared to the violence routinely meted out every day by capitalism.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/wsm/ws/2003/ws75/violence.html   (527 words)

 Anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most people, upon hearing the term anarchy or anarchism, think of violence and terrorism, whereas this couldn't be further from the essence of the idea.
anarchism, and the familiar idea which I believe is most similar to it: democracy.
However, democracy (minzhu) and anarchism share the basic premise: the only legitimate source of authority comes from the consent and participation of the people subject to the authority.
www.ugcs.caltech.edu /~yukon/anarchism.html   (202 words)

 Raven 28
But it is worth noting that because of the association of anarchism with violence and bomb-throwing Tolstoy never in fact came to describe himself as an anarchist.
I see that by violence, extortion and various devices in which I participate the worker's bare necessities are taken from them, while the non-workers (of whom I am one) consume in superfluity the fruits of the labour of those who toil (page 61).
Such violence was so intrinsic to the economic structure of the ancients that even the greatest intellect of the age, Plato and Aristotle, failed to notice it.
www.spunk.org /texts/pubs/freedom/raven/sp001746.html   (1879 words)

 Errico Malatesta -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Errico Malatesta (December 14, 1853 – July 22, 1932) was an (An advocate of anarchism) anarchist with an unshakable belief, which he shared with his friend (Click link for more info and facts about Peter Kropotkin) Peter Kropotkin, that the anarchist (The overthrow of a government by those who are governed) revolution would occur soon.
Malatesta was a committed revolutionary: he believed that the anarchist revolution was coming soon, and that (An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)) violence would be a necessary part of it since the (The way something is with respect to its main attributes) state rested ultimately on violent coercion.
Malatesta, then, advocated violence as a necessary part of the emancipation of the (A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages) working class.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/er/errico_malatesta.htm   (1072 words)

 Resisting the nation state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The state seen as 'organised violence' is the antithesis of natural society, and it would therefore seem logical that anarchists should reject all violence.
When violence is directed towards the destruction of the state, or when, in a revolutionary situation where central government has broken down, it is used to prevent the establishment of a new government, it can be seen as fulfilling an essentially libertarian role.
The ambivalent attitude towards violence of mainstream anarchists was one reason why anarchism and pacifism developed as separate movements in the 19th century, despite their common opposition to war and militarism and their shared historical roots.
www.ppu.org.uk /e_publications/dd-trad8.html   (1781 words)

 Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
They often see violence as the basis of government and coercion and argue that, district of columbia as such, violence is illegitimate, no matter who is the target.
Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophy political philosophies and social movement s that advocate hotel in columbia south carolina the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority
The influence of anarchism is not always directly a matter of specific imagery or public figures, but may be seen in a certain stance towards the liberation of the total human columbia gas of ohio being and the imagination
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The role of anarchism in the Spanish Revolution or Spanish Civil War of 1936 is too often absent from histories of this...
As both political philosophy and personal lifestyle, social anarchism promotes community self-reliance, direct participation in political decision-making, respect for nature, and nonviolent paths to peace and justice.
Anarchism is a widely disputed label, there are probably as many...
www.jointctr.org /?Category=anarchism   (258 words)

 Address by Alexander Berkman
Under ordinary circumstances no one wants violence, no one wants bloodshed; and yet certain circumstances arise when violence seems to be necessary in order perhaps to combat greater violence, in order to combat a greater evil that may menace humanity.
You all therefore, and each of you, do not believe in violence and yet you support the Government of the United States to-day, you support it in the war, a war that means the greatest possible violence.
Anarchism wants to change the false values of hatred, of strife, of brother murdering brother, the false values of exploitation and robbery, of tyranny, of oppression.
www.infoplease.com /t/hist/berkman-goldman-trial/9.html   (10320 words)

 Liberty on Violence
A version of this article was published under the title "The Schism Between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century," in The Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol.
The explanation of this apparent inconsistency lay in Tucker's view of violence as a last resort strategy that could be justified only when freedom of speech and freedom of the press had been destroyed, as they had been in Perovskaya's Russia.
She argued: the violence had not convinced him to accept the State or to embrace it as legitimate.
www.zetetics.com /mac/articles/violence.html   (3244 words)

 Anarchism - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anarchism is a philosophy advocating the abolition of all forms of hierarchical authority, including capitalism and the state.
Anarchists advocate the organization of society by voluntary non-hierarchical associations instead of hierarchical organizations such as corporations and the state.
Anti-anarchist propaganda has succeeded in equating anarchism with chaos, violence and bomb-throwing in the public mind but this is a misrepresentation of anarchism - an example of a highly successful smear campaign based on libel and slander.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Anarchism   (255 words)

 Individualist Anarchism v. Communist Anarchism and Libertarianism, II
Communist Anarchism and Libertarianism, II Individualist Anarchism v.
As a specialist in economic theory, Rothbard became an admirer of Ludwig Von Mises and adopted Austrian economics, a radical and sophisticated defense of the laissez-faire capitalism.
Similarly, the word "libertarian" has changed due to the fairly successful efforts of the Libertarian Party to associate libertarianism with political goals and the political means, both of which are anathema to individualist anarchist theory.
www.zetetics.com /mac/agora2.htm   (2629 words)

 Book shows two sides of anarchist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anarchism and Violence covers the struggle in Argentina and the ideological division one man, Italian immigrant Severino Di Giovanni, embodied for the masses of anarchists in that country.
The reader of Anarchism and Violence is treated to two different images of Di Giovanni.
Anarchism and Violence: Severino Di Giovanni in Argentina, 1923-1934 by Osvaido Bayer.
www.stp.uh.edu /vol61/950921/6b.html   (1065 words)

 Anarchism and violence - Propaganda By Deed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The violence of the anarchists did not always land at the feet of tyrants.
It led to the public associating violence with the ideals of anarchism.
By working side by side with other workers in unions, anarchists began to show that anarchism was neither destructive nor abstract but a viable alternative.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/ws98/ws55_prop_deed.html   (1087 words)

 Noli Irritare Leones
Violence and oppression of women, because they are women, is more fundamental than oppressions related to class, ethnicity, religion, etc. Radical feminists have been very vocal and active in influencing attitudes and state-wide school curriculum standards.
Given the endless stream of conflict headlines in the daily news, it is perhaps surprising (and hopeful) to discover that, statistically, war and violence is actually decreasing worldwide.
There also seems to be a greater degree of physical violence involved in offenses, and a greater likelihood that victims will be minors.
www.notfrisco2.com /webzine/Lynn/005573.html   (7888 words)

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