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  past and present anarchist communities - Anarchopedia
Today the traces of its anarchist roots can be seen in the communal facilities such as the playing field, hall and swimming pool built and used by residents, and in the way the governance of the community is still carried by general meeting of all residents.
The Zapatistas do not claim to be anarchists, but through their actions and words, have shown some similarities to self-proclaimed anarchists and have become a cause célebre of the global left and the "anti-globalization movement".
Further many anarchists contend that anarcho-capitalist communities are not truly anarchistic in nature, and that the "anarcho-" part of the name is a misnomer.
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  Anarchism: Past and Present
The clan, tribe, polis, medieval commune, even the Parisian sections, the Commune, certainly the village and decentralized towns of the past, were rooted in bio-social relations.
This yearning to return to a less inglorious past, together with the resurgence of the Spanish CNT after Franco's death, has fostered an Anarchism that is chillingly similar in its lack of creativity to sectarian forms of proletarian socialism, notably anarcho-syndicalism.
Anarchist commitments to the factory, to the struggle of wage labor versus capital, share all the vulgarities of sectarian Marxism.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /anarchist_archives/bookchin/pastandpresent.html   (3432 words)

  
  Science Fair Projects - Past and present anarchist communities
Anarchists since their start have been involved in a wide variety of social, worker, and liberation struggles.
Today the traces of its anarchist roots can be seen in the communal facilities such as the playing field, hall and swimming pool built and used by residents, and in the way the governance of the community is still carried by general meeting of all residents.
Freetown Christiania is a quarter of Copenhagen that became independent and self-governing in the 1970s after an anarchist commune took over army barracks in the center of the city.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Past_and_present_anarchist_communities   (5792 words)

  
  Wikinfo | Anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Similarly, in the West, anarchistic tendencies can be traced to the philosophers of Ancient Greece, such as Zeno, the founder of the Stoic philosophy, and Aristippus, who said that the wise should not give up their liberty to the state [3].
Later in the 19th century, Anarchist communist theorists like Mikhail Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin built on the Marxist critique of capitalism and synthesized it with their own critique of the state, emphasizing the importance of a communal perspective to maintain individual liberty in a social context.
Anarchists were one of the first groups to criticise the dialectical materialist trend, on the basis that it dehumanises social and political analysis, and is not sustainable as a universal methodology.
internet-encyclopedia.org /wiki.php?title=Anarchism   (9624 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Class war
Post-left anarchy is a recent current in anarchist thought that seeks to distance itself from the traditional left and to escape the confines of ideology in general.
Anarchist economics entails theory and praxis relating to economic activity within the ideological outlines of anarchism.
Anarchists were required to remove the posters they had put up on a McDonalds fast food retail outlet and on the front of a W.H Smith Bookstore.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Class-war   (3745 words)

  
 Anarchism - Wikipedia
In contrast to common misconceptions, the anarchy sought by most anarchists is emphatically not the absence of order, rules, and organized structure -- the proper name of which is chaos or anomie.
On the contrary, the anarchy sought by anarchists is the absence of hierarchy, power and authority, which the anarchists consider as immoral, oppressive, detrimental, and sources of violence, disorder and misery.
Anarchists claim that human relations should be based only upon voluntary associations.
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 Anarchism - Wikinfo
Similarly, in the West, anarchistic tendencies can be traced to the philosophers of Ancient Greece, such as Zeno, the founder of the Stoic philosophy, and Aristippus, who said that the wise should not give up their liberty to the state [3].
Anarchists were one of the first groups to criticise the dialectical materialist trend, on the basis that it dehumanises social and political analysis, and is not sustainable as a universal methodology.
Anarchists have often been portrayed as dangerous and violent, due mainly to a number of high-profile violent acts including riots, assassinations, and insurrections involving anarchists.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Anarchists   (9794 words)

  
 Past and present anarchist communities
Interesting examples include human language, many forms of money, mathematics, and the body of academic literature.
They have no government, no prison, no law, but are based on voluntary cooperation, and, as Internet protocol designers characterize it: "rough consensus and working code".
Many libertarian socialists like to point out as examples of the societies they propose, the zones controlled by the anarchist forces during the Spanish Civil War.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Past_and_present_anarchist_communities.html   (165 words)

  
 Anti-Capitalist Convergence - Are You an Anarchist? (the answer may surprise you!)
Anarchists are simply people who believe human beings are capable of behaving in a reasonable fashion without having to be forced to.
Anarchists argue that almost all the anti-social behavior which makes us think it's necessary to have armies, police, prisons, and governments to control our lives, is actually caused by the systematic inequalities and injustice those armies, police, prisons and governments make possible.
Anarchists believe that power corrupts and those who spend their entire lives seeking power are the very last people who should have it.
flag.blackened.net /atb/en/press_anarchist.html   (1624 words)

  
 Broadening the anarchist gene pool by Joseph Heathcott (nee Average)
This is not to say that anarchists MUST adopt this strategy of joining non-anarchist organizations, engaging in coalition work, hitting the streets, knocking on doors, joining with neighbors and mobilizing around issues deemed important at the grass roots.
Anarchists have much to learn from grass roots groups and community based organizations--probably more than they have to learn from us--particularly in the realm of community relations and real-world relevance.
As punk and anarchist subsocieties are not well-known for their ability to pay high rents, we then end up living and working in enclaves within neighborhoods where we are regarded rightfully with suspicion and mistrust.
www.spunk.org /library/intro/practice/sp001858.html   (3577 words)

  
 The Meaning of Anarchism by Irish anarchist Captain Jack White
He means by this that Bakunin and the Anarchists thought it was possible to jump straight from the decay of feudal aristocracy, which from 1848 began definitely to collapse in favour of bourgeois industrialism, to the proletarian revolution.
Marx was, "par excellence", the prophet of the industrial proletariat; any developments depending solely on that proletariat had to await its growth and class conscious solidarity; and that growth and solidarity had to await in turn the maturity, not to say the overripe bursting, of the bourgeois order.
Anarchist leaders have been displaced, imprisoned, murdered, groups of Anarchists have been massacred by Socialist-Communists and the Anarchist idea of revolution, collectivisation of industry and as far as possible the agricultural village-communities, is being stopped and undone.
struggle.ws /anarchists/jackwhite/texts/anarchism.html   (2939 words)

  
 Past and present anarchist communities
The original Internet, and many Internet communities, such as AskFactMaster.Com itself, are often presented as examples of working anarchist societies.
It was set up in 1898 and still exists today, Though it no longer has an explicitly anarchist outlook, it still retains a flavour of its roots and many of its residents are both aware, and proud of its origins.
Today the traces of its anarchist roots can be seen in the communal facilities such as the playing field, hall and swimming pool built and used by residents, and in the way the governance of the community is still carried by general meeting of all residents.
www.askfactmaster.com /Past_and_present_anarchist_communities   (285 words)

  
 John Zube : Some Notes to Anarchists (1986)
Perhaps I should and, with a special effort, I could, quote to you hundreds of references from classical anarchists, proving my case that their basic notion was voluntarism and that they objected mainly to the coercive nature of states and churches and other vested interests and pressure groups and to imposed privileges.
Then those confused anarchists would be right who never even appoint a minute-taker, chair-person or other official for their meetings and organizations, "on principle", no matter how disorganized and fruitless their meetings may become.
Their aim is minority autonomy for all minorities, for archists and anarchists alike, autonomy for the largest majorities as well as for the smallest minorities and the absolutely smallest minority, the individual.
www.panarchy.org /zube/toanarchists.1986.html   (3401 words)

  
 anarchism - Anarchopedia
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.
An Anarchist FAQ is written from the perspective of the traditional anarchist movement.
Anarchist Direct Actions: A Challenge for Law Enforcement (pdf) is an article from a law enforcement perspective that includes a look at tactics, philosophy and a history of the Anarchist movement in the United States.
eng.anarchopedia.org /anarchism   (1217 words)

  
 ZNet |Anarchy | Anarchism And The Labor Movement
While many anarchists are Anglo, the racial makeup of the anarchist movement has also been exaggerated by the enemies of anarchism, though indeed the problem of racism is there, as it is in other movements.
These anarchists unfortunately also usually have the conception of anarchism as something that is to be done off the clock, off company time; they view anarchy as more of a hobby that consists of occasional trips to protests, meetings, and so forth.
I believe that if both the anarchist and labor movements where consistent in their outlook, they would realize that they are not two special interests, existing side by side with different aims, but rather that they are one and the same, and that their goals are each, ultimately, indistinguishable.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=41&ItemID=2188   (2199 words)

  
 Anarchist Black Cross Network: Resistance is Global
It was not mentioned that their community activities — educational work, services such as free breakfast and free medical programs — which had legitimized them in the fl community, were the immediate reason for which the wrath of the police had fallen upon them.
Too many Marxists have been inclined to overvalue the second part of Marx’s observation — that the lumpenproletariat is capable of the basest banditry and the dirtiest corruption — while minimizing or indeed totally disregarding his first remark, applauding the lumpen for their heroic deeds and exalted sacrifices.
The disproportionate representation of the fl and brown communities, the manifest racism of parole boards, the intense brutality inherent in the relationship between prison guards and fl and brown inmates — all this and more causes the prisoner to be confronted daily, hourly, with the concentrated systematic existence of racism.
www.anarchistblackcross.org /content/essays/articles/pp/angela.html   (5686 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: AK Press
It also sells clothing, buttons, stickers, and various "anarchist props" like an upside down map of the world and the red and fl flag of anarcho-syndicalism.
Antonio Tellez (Antonio Tellez Sola) (1921-2005) was a Spanish anarchist, journalist and historian.
AK Press was originally founded in Scotland in 1990 by three politically active anarchists who wanted to spread their own brand of subversion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/AK-Press   (2472 words)

  
 Anarchy - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this sense, the term is close to the meaning of ideal democracy, in that the origins of the word anarchy mean "without a ruler" or "without a king." Primitivist anarchists point out that most indigenous societies, which operated for millenia without a state, have been anarchies.
This causes consternation for those who espouse anarchy as a viable form of social organization and others concerned with precise use of the word; it is a constant barrier to clear communication between anarchists and people who are familiar with real world situations of chaos described by governments as anarchy.
Anarchist FAQ — large site includes many questions and answers on anarchy and anarchism.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=631   (760 words)

  
 InfoJournals
In Italy, anarchists are not fighting only with words than they attack fascist institutions (deportation prisons, for example) in order to liberate victims, while in the rest of Europe the fight stay mostly at level of solidarity, of verbal support for victims.
Anarchists in Serbia will do the same things what today do anarchists in EU: attack immigration politics and I hope they will be in situation to destroy deportation prisons.
This past spring thought we had planted too late but as it had turned out we lucked out by missing what was to be an unexpected last spring frost that hurt many regional farmers crops and many gardeners harvests.
blogs.infoshop.org   (5087 words)

  
 Reviews of 'Anarchist Voices'
You have people from the Italian Anarchist community in America, you have references to the Spanish one and how they organized in America while the CNT, the major Anarcho-Syndialist Union in Spain, was in existence.
Originally published in 1995, Paul Avrich interviewed hundreds of Anarchists and former Anarchists who were mainly in their eighties and nineties in the 1970s, the majority dying within a few years of the interviews.
Past divisions between sub-groups were detailed in the text as well.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0691044945.html   (785 words)

  
 anarchy - G@
We are "green" because we recognize civilization is anti-nature (against the natural world, and against human nature), and therefore any critique and praxis regarding anarchy and the dissolution of civilization is directly related with the environment, ecology and sustainability, and the "reclamation" of the wild.
Most anarchists and "revolutionaries" spend a significant portion of their time developing schemes and mechanisms for production, distribution, adjudication, and communication between large numbers of people; in other words, the functioning of a complex society.
But not all anarchists accept the premise of global (or even regional) social, political, and economic coordination and interdependence, or the organization needed for their administration.
www.greenanarchy.info /anarchy.php   (2402 words)

  
 A-Infos (en) US, Plainfield, Vermont, Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT): Call for Panelists (proposals due on or ...
what relevance has it had for contemporary anarchist
if the anarchist movement is to become relevant.
The question of fashion for anarchists is one that is
www.ainfos.ca /04/aug/ainfos00144.html   (805 words)

  
 Reason Magazine - American Anarchist
It was at the Democratic convention that Mary and Leslie first encountered the Industrial Workers of the World, better known as the Wobblies, a militant union that had been a major force in the early 20th century but had dwindled considerably since then.
Fish was also acquiring some fame in the science-fiction community, wherein she wrote fan fiction and sang futuristic "filk" songs.
Mary wasn't very interested in fandom—more on that later—but she was a singer and a guitarist, and she was a part of Fish's band, the DeHorn Crew.
www.reason.com /links/links060905.shtml   (1778 words)

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