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  The Anarchist International AI
The words anarchy and anarchism are a bit problematic.
Anarchy is the negation of archies related to the economical and political/administrative dimensions, i.e.
Other uses of the words anarchy vs x-archy and anarchies vs archies are principally irrelevant to anarchism, and should in general be avoided.
www.anarchy.no /ai.html   (5408 words)

  ANARCHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
According to the 2003 CIA World factbook, there is one nation in the world today, namely Somalia, in a state of anarchy, in that civil government has collapsed and rule in parts of the country is by mob and warlords, who often clash with bloody results.
This causes consternation from time to time for those who espouse anarchy as a viable form of social organization; it is a constant barrier to clear communication between such people and those who are not familiar with anarchist history or philosophy.
Anarchy is often confused to originate from the word Anarchos which was not used for persons but as a property of God.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/an/Anarchy.htm   (639 words)

 Anarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Anarchism, Anarchy refers to a form of human society based upon statelessness and voluntary cooperation.
"The Anarchy" is the name given a period of civil war and unsettled government in England during the reign of King Stephen of England.
Anarchy (album) is the title of a 2000 album by rapper Busta Rhymes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anarchy   (180 words)

 Anarchy: Internet Encyclopedia of IR
Anarchy is, therefore, simply the absence of a higher governing authority.
The roots of of the word anarchy literally mean "without a leader." The word combines the Greek prefix "an-" which means without, with the Indo-European root "arkh" which means "begin" or "take the lead." Historically, being without a leader signified the absence of a political ruler (Shipley 1984, 18-19).
Critics may correctly question the nature of that anarchy or its long-lived importance in a world where states themselves are in flux, but in a world of sovereign states, international relations occur in the absence of world government and thus occur in anarchy.
www.towson.edu /polsci/irencyc/anarchy.htm   (1262 words)

 anarchy - Anarchopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The word "anarchy" is from the Greek, prefix an (or a), meaning "not," "the want of," "the absence of," or "the lack of", plus archos, meaning "a ruler," "director", "chief," "person in charge," or "authority".
While the Greek words anarchos and anarchia are often taken to mean "having no government" or "being without a government", as can be seen, the strict, original meaning of anarchism was not simply "no government".
despotism leads to anarchy..." [1] (http://www.modulaware.com/a/?m=selectandid=0029263875) – that may or may not be true of "anarchy" in the sense of disorder, but anarchists do not believe that it is true of "anarchy" in the sense of anarchism.
eng.anarchopedia.org /anarchy   (1197 words)

 The Humanity vs. Anarchy Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A grass-roots campaign based on a single word was used with pronounced effect by a man called Arthur Stace who, in the early 1950's, managed to get all of Sydney talking (and hopefully thinking) merely by going out each day and quietly writing the word 'Eternity' on pavements across town.
Your role would be to place this one word in front of the public in a considerate yet firm manner - to spread a gentle reminder intended to confront your audience one member at a time and bring to mind a priority that may very well have slipped their mind lately.
Given that those on the side of anarchy are likely to be more aggressive about their delivery, those that choose the word 'humanity' will probably have to apply a fair amount of creativity to ensure that their message is well-placed and enduring without causing undue scarring.
www.bloggerheads.com /humanity_anarchy.asp   (1038 words)

 The Scotsman - Opinion - Word of the week: Anarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
So in the spirit of anarchy, and in order to mark the fact we won’t have another day of popular democracy for at least four years, I’ve decided to devote this week’s word to anarchy itself.
The Greeks invented the word, but it retained a duel meaning as they were not too sure whether or not the absence of leaders and laws was a good thing.
When the word anarchist got into English, just as the French were chopping off the heads of their aristocrats, it acquired a wholly negative connotation, implying chaos and the Gallic temperament.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /opinion.cfm?id=491822005   (444 words)

 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.1, Entry 58, ANARCHY: Library of Economics and Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
According to the etymology of the word, anarchy would mean absence of all government, of all political authority; but in evil as well as in good, the mind may conceive an extreme limit which can scarcely be ever attained in reality.
Anarchy, then, exists long in the minds of men before it reveals itself in facts, and it may be referred to two principal causes: disagreement in beliefs or opinions and antagonism of interests.
—In case anarchy arises from the abnormal territorial extension of a state, it is often the prelude to a social dissolution, but there are other cases in which it comes solely from a too rapid transformation of the conditions of existence of a political society.
www.econlib.org /library/YPDBooks/Lalor/llCy58.html   (805 words)

 Anarchy (word) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up anarchy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Anarchy (New Latin anarchia, from Greek ανα–, "no" + αρχη, "rule") is a term that has several usages.
Absence of a ruler, ruling class, ruling political party or parties, or power elite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anarchy_(word)   (226 words)

Anarchy is a word that comes from the Greek, and signifies, strictly speaking, "without government": the state of a people without any constituted authority.
The difficulty which anarchists meet in spreading their views does not depend upon the name they have given themselves, but upon the fact that their conceptions strike as all the inveterate prejudices which people have about the function of government, or "the state," as it is called.
Thus the word "State" is often used to indicate any given society, or collection of human beings, united on a given territory and constituting what is called a "social unit," independently of the way in which the members of the said body are grouped, or of the relations existing between them.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /anarchist_archives/malatesta/anarchy.html   (4230 words)

 Stealing beauty ... Word of the week: Anarchy
"Anarchy" thereafter had a bad press - it was defined by the centralising Tudors as "the unlawful liberty or licence of the multitude".
Anarchy, strictly speaking, means absence of government, not absence of law or justice.
Pure anarchy is probably unsustainable over the long term, though there have been some societies that made a go of it for a while.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/894857/posts   (742 words)

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New Orleans was in a state of anarchy after the disaster, a state where the law was absent, a non force, a state of chaos.
Anarchy as you describe it as common (as violent chaos in the absence of the State) appears to be an ideologically-imposed definition, that is, the definition in common use presupposes the peaceful, non-chaotic, apparently non-violent character of the State which is also, apparently, in control, and completely organised.
www.quadrantcrossing.org /blog/C277523597/E16205592   (1142 words)

 The anarchist economical-political map
However the word hierarchy in the today also usual meaning of d) "any group of persons or things arranged in order of rank, grade, class, etc." is also sometimes used, and e) thus also hierarchy in the meaning of any tendency towards or of hierarchy defined as point a).
Anarchy is the negation of a) and ideal 100% anarchy is the negation of e) economically and political/administrative.
Anarchism, anarchist(s) and anarchy are not chaos, ochlarchy, ochlarcists and/or terrorism/terrorists.
www.anarchy.no /a_e_p_m.html   (14990 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is a word brainwashed into the American public's mind by the ethnic media masters of the nation as a pejorative word.
The editors of Anarchy chose to publish this letter in a prominent position (it was the first of almost twenty pages of letters included in that issue) and without any response challenging this association of White Nationalism, Molly Gill and Anarchism.
Because Anarchy is the kind of magazine lots of people want to read and that we always get requests for, and because of interesting articles elsewhere in issue #33, the collective decided not to remove it.
www.spunk.org /library/pubs/ajoda/36/sp001387.txt   (6543 words)

 God's Law or Chaos -NRA
In Scripture, the absence of the Word of God is often due to God's judgment for apostasy and a refusal to hear God's Word (Isa.
As the Word of God is increasingly excluded from all spheres of life, the people are, more and more, casting off all restraint, and the West finds itself descending into chaos and destruction.
However, it is by the preaching of the Word of God that a foolish and rebellious people are brought to repentance, and a love for God and His Word.
www.natreformassn.org /statesman/00/glchaos.html   (1985 words)

 N.C.F.C. Issue #6 | Page 16 | Is Anarchy Bullshit?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Anarchy is not bullshit if you take the time to find out what it's all about!" So take the time.
Anarchy is compounded from the Greek root words meaning "without rule".
Anarchy is the belief that complete individual freedom can exist but only with a voluntary social order that cannot coerce or rule over its members.
www.nocauseforconcern.com /NCFC-6/6-16-anarchy.html   (473 words)

 Anarchy Basics
The word "anarchy" is often used in the mainstream media and everyday language to refer to lawless and chaotic political situations where, for instance, warlords rule by virtue of military force or there is a temporary power vacuum.
This use of the word implies a broad definition: usually, any situation where there is no internationally recognised form of government can be considered "anarchy".
Anarchists, however, use a narrower definition, reserving the term anarchy for an anarchist society: that is, a society organised on the principles of anarchism, though exactly what these principles are differs from anarchist to anarchist.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/archive/oldnews/anarchy.htm   (2183 words)

 Term Paper on Anarchy
Anarchy The word anarchy comes from the Greek term meaning without a government.
Anarchy is a form of government in which there is no government.
The symbol that represents anarchy is a circled capitol A. No one knows where this originated from but there are reports that an anarchist militia member in Spain had the symbol on the back of his helmet.
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Anarchy-23935.html   (184 words)

 Spiral Nature - Philosophy - Anarchy - Defining Anarchism
The word anarchism is taken from the word anarchy which is drawn from dual sources in the Greek language.
Although the word anarchism is understood by many in its classic sense (that defined by dictionaries and by anarchists of history), the word is often misused and misunderstood.
Although the word is simply derived from Greek tongue, the philosophy and actions of anarchists in history and present give the word anarchism proper definition.
www.spiralnature.com /phil/anarchy/defininga.html   (1313 words)

 What Is Anarchy? by Butler Shaffer
One philosophical abstraction that seems to befuddle most people is "anarchy." To those challenged by complexity — such as radio talk show hosts and cable-TV "newscasters" who are convinced that all political opinions can be confined to the categories of "liberal" and "conservative" — the word anarchy evokes an unfocused fear of uncertain forces.
I prefer to think of anarchy as a way in which people deal with one another in a peaceful, cooperative manner; respectful of the inviolability of each other’s lives and property interests; resorting to contract and voluntary transactions rather than coercion and expropriation as a way of functioning in society.
Anarchy presumes decentralized and cooperative systems that serve the mutual interests of the individuals comprising them, without the systems ever becoming their own reasons for being.
www.lewrockwell.com /shaffer/shaffer60.html   (1568 words)

 Laws of the Jungle
Anarchy's not a system or a structure; anarchy means nothing more than the absence of government.
Anarchy is not a system or an alternate form of state.
It is the economic anarchy that allows the man to enrich himself; it is not capitalism that enriches him.
www.geocities.com /thornton_46/jlaws.html   (19299 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The misuse of the word anarchy (both intentional and unintentional) has become so prevalent that in the Oxford Concise Dictionary anarchism is defined thus "1.
In the times when monarchies were strong throughout the world, and even during this century, the word 'democracy' was used in precisely the same manner as anarchy and anarchism are used today.
When one strips anarchy down to its Greek roots one finds that it means 'without a ruler' or 'without authority' and this is how anarchists have thought of anarchy.
www.cat.org.au /aprop/itsnot.txt   (2186 words)

 Christian Anarchy (Eller) 1
"Anarchy" ("unarkyness"), it follows, is simply the state of being unimpressed with, disinterested in, skeptical of; nonchalant toward, and uninfluenced by the highfalutin claims of any and all arkys.
The contention of Christian Anarchy, then, is that worldly arkys are of the "all" that "in Adam" dies and are no part of the "all" that "in Christ" is made alive (1 Cor.
The trading of anarchy for Christian arky was the deflowering of the church.
www.hccentral.com /eller12/part1.html   (8597 words)

 A.1 What is anarchism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The word "anarchy" is from the Greek, prefix an (or a), meaning "not," "the want of," "the absence of," or "the lack of", plus archos, meaning "a ruler," "director", "chief," "person in charge," or "authority." Or, as Peter Kropotkin put it, Anarchy comes from the Greek words meaning "contrary to authority." [Anarchism, p.
Anarchists maintain that anarchy, the absence of rulers, is a viable form of social system and so work for the maximisation of individual liberty and social equality.
In other words, anarchism is an expression of the struggle against oppression and exploitation, a generalisation of working people's experiences and analyses of what is wrong with the current system and an expression of our hopes and dreams for a better future.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/1931/secA1.html   (5844 words)

 GRE Big Book Word List
That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
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 ANARCHISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
One common use of the English word anarchy is "a state of lawlessness or political disorder", otherwise known as anomie.
The current political situation in Somalia, for example, is referred to as a state of anarchy using this definition, since it is in a state of chaos.
Since this view of anarchy presupposes the renunciation of violence by the bulk of a society, the problem of discouraging the use of violence is not an issue.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/an/Anarchism.htm   (9343 words)

 [No title]
What it means is that a word spoken or written by one are not necessarily understood by the hearer or reader, hereinafter referred to as person.
There is a vast distinction between the meaning of the word used by the originator and the word’s meaning in the mind of the other person and both to the word’s accepted dictionary definition.
Excluding papers with key words at the top (and such are normally not really a “key” word, but main points being set forth), when permitted: The only thing that is permitted by the current scientific establishment is to put, and very few of those likewise permitted, the words in italics.
web2.airmail.net /nptbs/doc/web5.doc   (1011 words)

 NG BBS - Anarchy Vs. Democracy
Your ideal of anarchy as a place where there is freedom and peace would require agreement between people, which is law at it's most basic level.
The word anarchy comes from the greek word "anarchos" which means something like "without a ruler".
A benevolent anarchy would be better than democracy by far, but unfortunately, there's no way to attain that in the forseeable future.
www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic.php?id=239453&page=4   (3023 words)

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