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 Communism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communism is a term that can refer to one of several things: a social and economic system, an ideology which supports that system, or a political movement that wishes to implement that system.
Both communism and anarchism are defined by their agitation for the elimination of wage labor and capitalism in favour of a non-statist collective economy.
Communism is the final form of class society as it results in one class, or conversely, no classes, as those divisions cannot exist if only one exists. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Communist   (5001 words)

 Practical Applications of Society to an Anarcho-Communist Community
If the community decided to implement computers into the voting process, then those who wanted to speak on the matter may be able to type up their opinion and then have it published in the computer, so those voting may read the opinions of the speakers.
And, in a community where each individual understood that their vote was important, we would find someone supporting a bill, because they agree with most or part of it, or where the bill is the lesser of the two evils in their opinion.
Also, when a community decides that they are going to enact a bill that requires funds, the best Democratic choice is for the community to do a tax with th passing of the bill. /articles/anarchocommunism.html   (7820 words) dictionary: 'communism'
'anarcho-communism'), all property is owned by the community or collective, freeing "the workers" from the exploitation of capitalism and the coercion of the State.
Communism is the position that property can only be legitimately owned by the community and never by individuals.
Karl Marx shared this definition of communism with the anarchists, but believed that the ultimate goal of an anarchist communism had to be preceded by state socialism -- a "dictatorship of the proletariat". /library/dictionary?term=communism   (189 words)

 Anarchist communism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Proudhon, who the anarcho-communists rejected in the development of their philosophy says: "Communism, as I have often complained, is the very denial of society in its foundation, which is the progressive equivalence of functions and capacities.
This is where the difference between Anarchism and Anarchist Communism shows up most clearly: the Anarchist Communists have taken on these hard to explain aspects of life, have desired to understand them, and have integrated strategies for liberation involving these aspects of life into their overall point of view.
Anarchist Communism also advocates the abolition of work in the sense of wage slavery, and recommends worker self management to improve working conditions, increase efficiency, and make working enjoyable. /wiki/Anarcho-Communism   (1045 words)

 Dictionary Political Groups - Zack de la Rocha Network Forum
Communism is based on free consumption of all while collectivism is more likely to be based on the distribution of goods according to the labour contributed.
The best definition of Communism is a society which classes don't exist and where a state does not either.
Because communism and socialism are distinctly seperated in Marxian theory, it becomes even more apparent (but not necessarily true) that socialism requires a state, whereas communism lacks a state. /board/index.php?showtopic=9351   (4198 words)

 Eurocommunism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They observe that Eurocommunists have always claimed to be different - not only from Soviet Communism but even in respect of European social democracy - and they accuse them of having been unable to produce an original and credible program in practice in spite of this ambitious view.
Some liberal critics of Eurocommunism, like the French historian François Furet, see Eurocommunism as an attempt to absolve Communism from Soviet crimes (Le Passé d'une illusion, 1997). /project/wikipedia/index.php/Eurocommunism   (807 words)

 A crash course in libertarian communist economics
Communism is without a doubt one of the most misunderstood concepts.
Marx even believed that communism would be without a government after a period of state socialism.
While the commune has a say in how the MOP are managed, the worker syndicate does most of the real managing, for example, choosing suppliers for materials. /anarch/comec.html   (1137 words)

 Leninism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leninism is a political and economic theory which builds upon Marxism (a form of Communism); it is a branch of Marxism (and it has been the dominant branch of Marxism in the world since the 1920's).
Leninism was developed mainly by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, and it was also put into practice by him after the Russian Revolution. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Leninism   (675 words)

 Anarchy article - Anarchy disambiguation anarchism libertarian socialism anarcho-communism -
Anarchy is often confused to originate from the word Anarchos (the one who has no starting rule, the one without beginning) which was not used for persons but as a property of God.
A free citizen of Athens who was not ruled by anyone and had the right to vote was not called anarchos but eleutheros (free).
Majority rule is an arche and not a nomos. /encyclopedia/Anarchy   (682 words)

 Anarchy Vs. Socialism - Zack de la Rocha Network Forum
I was taught that the main difference between communism and socialism is that in communism the people share everything of their own free will (without a government telling them to share it), but in socialism the government owns everything which the people share.
Communism has no state, thus the period in which there still is a state would be the socialist transition.
Communism is an economic system in which everything is shared between all the people. /board/index.php?showtopic=9705   (2739 words)

 Individualist anarchism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He claims the effect of such ideologies is that those who further them confuse them for their own ideas and they become "ghosts" or "wheels in the head", much different from the true interest of the individual.
maintain that ‘the community’ is a non-entity, that it has no existence, and is simply a combination of individuals having no prerogatives beyond those of the individuals themselves.
As such Tucker supported a right of individual to own all of the produce of their labor, but maintained that it is exploitative for an employer to retain part of produce as profit. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Individualist_anarchism   (1740 words)

 Anarcho-syndicalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the scene, a peasant speaks of the people in the community being an autonomous collective as part of an anarcho-syndicalist commune, while King Arthur (played by Graham Chapman) insists that he is their king.
Anarcho-Syndicalism also served as a short, and also famous, gag for Monty Python in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).
Among the peasant's responses to Arthur's assertions is "Well I didn't vote for you!". /wiki/Anarcho-syndicalism   (771 words)

Democratic Socialists are opposed to both Communism and capitalism, feeling that both systems have failed to emancipate the workers of the world from exploitation.
Council Communism holds onto most of the traditional views of Leninism, including the necessity of insurrection against the bourgeois capitalist state and world revolution.
Vladimir Lenin saw Left Communism as as great a threat to revolutionary movements as reformism, evident in his famous work, Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder (1920). /vocab.html   (4786 words)

 Anarcho-Capitalism Sucks!
Manifesto of Liberatrian Communism - An example of the word 'Libertarian' being used in the traditional sense.
Well because they claim there should be no government interference in the business of the Capitalists, they feel the need to attach the prefix ‘Anarcho’ to their name.
Anarchy, in fact, IS Communism in the economic sense, just not in the political sense. /anarchist817/anarcho_capitalism.html   (950 words)

 ANARCHISM.NET/FORUM - What is anarcho-communism?
It is the communitie's responsability to maintain their own order in this department, including those that loosely consider themselves a community.
Disagree: If that voice may demand that people do not travel to a different community, or to disobey the international law; that monarchy must be removed and fall to anarchy until the people decide on a new system or voice.
When individuals are found not to be put to justice for such abusive actions, then the community itself becomes the subject of UN justice. /forum/board_entry.php?id=185&page=0&...&descasc=DESC   (2524 words)

 Marxism-Leninism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trotskyists clearly believe that Stalinism contradicted Marxism-Leninism, which is why they reserve the term "Marxism-Leninism" to describe their own brand of anti-Stalinist and anti-Maoist communism.
After the Sino-Soviet split, the Soviet Union and China each claimed to be the sole intellectual heir of Marxism-Leninism.
Whether Stalinist practices actually followed the principles of Marxism-Leninism is still a subject of debate among historians and political scientists. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Marxism-Leninism   (669 words)

 BOOK REVIEW: Kropotkin And The Rise Of Revolutionary Anarchism, 1872-1886 North Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists
The question of the socialization of consumption was raised in a series of articles in the Jura Federation's Bulletin throughout the second half of 1876, and in German-speaking Swiss anarchist circles Paul Brousse began to campaign vigorously for the adoption of anarcho-communism in the pages of L'Arbeiter Zeitung.
The only serious objection to communism, according to Cafiero, came from those who, whilst accepting it as an ultimate aim, argued that the shortage of products at the beginning would necessitate a rationing in distribution which would be best worked out on the basis of the amount of labor each individual contributed to production.
By the summer of that year leading Italian anarchists (Malatesta, Cafiero, Covelli and Costa) had decided to abandon collectivism and to persuade delegates at the forthcoming Congress of the Italian Federation to make a declaration for libertarian communism. /node/291   (3537 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums
That being so, it is odd that communism never seems to have been linked with what we conventionally think of as (majoritarian) democracy.
I do agree that communism is an economic, not political norm.
All the same -- I do think that the problem of a decentralized, stateless mechanism for resource allocation to acheive the ideal of communism is unsolved. /cgi-bin/duforum/duboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=2128&forum=DCForumID27&omm=35   (306 words)

Anarcho-communism, communist anarchism, anarchist communism, communalist anarchism and commune related anarchism in general are historically mainly rooted back to Pjotr Kropotkin, and his works on communist anarchism.
Proudhon repudiated, as is known, all schemes of communism, according to which mankind would be driven into communistic monasteries or barracks, as also all the schemes of state or state-aided socialism which were advocated by Louis Blanc and the collectivists.
To the former tendency we owe the evolution, by the masses themselves, of those institutions - the clan, the village community, the guild, the free medieval city - by means of which the masses resisted the encroachments of the conquerors and the power-seeking minorities. /kropot2.html   (8820 words)

 Left Turn: Notes from the Global Intifada
We want to be a part of the struggle as fellow workers and community members, and to help provide some historical memory of struggle.
The Common Weal Collective (New York) is involved in community organizing on Staten Island.
We do not support an enlightened group of people leading the masses, but workers and the community self-organized. /Articles/PrintableView.aspx?id=369   (2691 words)

animal liberation; animal rights; communism; anarchism; anarcho-punk; UK; history
Furthermore the movement that abolishes capitalism by changing the relations between humans - communism - also involves a fundamental transformation of the relations between humans and animals.
This text does not claim to have all the answers or to be the 'communist manifesto' for animals, but we think that it does pose some of the key questions. /CapitolHill/Senate/7672/beasts.html   (342 words)

 A Brief History of the Workers' Solidarity Alliance Anarchist news dot org
Californian members were active with publishing tasks, community activities and workplace outreach and activity mainly in the emerging high tech sector.
Although the WSA's main strategic focus is on the labor movement, the WSA also believes that a working class-based movement needs to be broadly based in working class communities, not just in the workplaces, and that the movement needs to be anti-racist, anti-sexist, and internationalist in character.
Members in West Virginia were particularly focused on the coal industry and rising unemployment and its effects on the rural coal mining communities. /?q=node/148   (3242 words)

 Anarchy Watch
Many Anarchists and thinkers in general, whilst recognising the immense advantages which Communism may offer to society, yet consider this form of social organisation a danger to the liberty and free development of the individual.
Centuries of struggle against the State and against Capitalism, and more recently against State sponsered communism, have produced many thoughtful economic alternatives.
This danger is also recognised by many Communists, and, taken as a whole, the question is merged in that other vast problem which our century has laid bare to its fullest extent: the relation of the individual to society. /Awatch/anarchist_economics.htm   (398 words)

 the holy fools - the hypermedia research centre - University of Westminster
This is the point in time when the old faith in the inevitable triumph of communism has completely lost all credibility.
Because the dogmatic communism of Deleuze and Guattari has dated badly, their disciples instead emphasise their uncompromising anarchism.
Denying the ability of people to determine their own destinies, these techno-nomads believe that information technologies are the semiotic forces determining culture, consciousness and even the conception of existence. /theory-holyfools9.html   (1442 words)

 Deinonychus antirrhopus: Democratic Underground
First up is this kooky thread on "stateless communism".
Yes, you read that right, stateless communism, a.k.a.
And the Mennonites are bound into their commune with a strong religious overtone. /archives/000108.html   (926 words)

 cuðhyra - Anarcho Capitalism Politics - "Anarchist" Communism Sucks
"Anarchist" Communism or "anarcho"-communism is a socio-political postion that has not stood the test of history or theory.
This is a paradox that destroys one of the fundamental tenets behind "anarchist" communism and shows it up to be in direct opposition to true anarchism.
Finally, the onus is on the "anarchist" communist to show how their prefered society can be free by their own definition (ie non-controlling) given that they must control people to prevent them forming consensual relationships amongst one another. /acommunism.html   (762 words)

 Articles - Economic system
Libertarian socialism also known as anarcho-communism, libertarian communism and left-anarchism
Libertarian communism also known as libertarian socialism, anarcho-communism and left-anarchism
Please note that there is often a strong correlation between certain ideologies, political systems and certain economic systems (for example, consider the meanings of the term "communism"). /articles/Economic_system   (461 words)

 Cybersociology Magazine Issue Five High-Tech Gift Economy
In the absence of states or markets to mediate social bonds, network communities are instead formed through the mutual obligations created by gifts of time and ideas.
This research was later published in Media Freedom: the contradictions of communications in the age of modernity (London: Pluto Press, 1995).
By giving away their own work to this network community, individuals get free access to a far larger amount of music in return. /magazine/5/5barbrook.html   (4722 words)


 Anarchy Vs. Socialism - Zack de la Rocha Network Forum
I was taught that the main difference between communism and socialism is that in communism the people share everything of their own free will (without a government telling them to share it), but in socialism the government owns everything which the people share.
This is a period of state sponsored socialism, whereas (this is my interpretation anyway, not of Marxism but of socialism) communism would be the fulfillment of that socialist transition, i.e.
Sorry...What I wrote was based on the definition of communism vs. socialism that I was taught in school. /board/index.php?showtopic=9705   (2871 words)

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