revolution

Topic of the Week - Affirmation/Negation

  • Posted on: 9 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Is anarchism about affirming a world that you want to create; or, is it the complete negation of the existent?

Many anarchists assert that they are trying to create a new world in the shell of the old. They have a history of anarchist thought to support their claims. Like Bakunin, they advocate for a creative destruction. In the name of positive values such as mutual aid, freedom of association, consensus processes, egalitarianism, and usufruct notions of property, they claim that a revolution is necessary to realize such values.

Things That Anarchists Say to Me in Private But Never Repeat Publicly

  • Posted on: 2 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Can you relate?

1) “Call-out culture was developed to allow activist groups to confront leaders who abused their privilege, but now it is being used to settle petty scores on the level of interpersonal politics. I now have a hard time believing some people when they make call-outs because I have seen too many that were based on nothing.

Topic of the week - Comments

  • Posted on: 20 July 2015
  • By: worker

This is going to be the first in what I hope is a series of editorials that we host on relevant topics. We'll sticky the post for a 5 or 7 day period and see if we can have some civil and compelling conversations about topical (and site related) topics.

We'll start with a standard one.

What is the purpose of comments on anarchistnews.org and what is troubling about moderation of these comments.

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

  • Posted on: 14 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by Wayne Price, written for Anarkismo.net:

Throughout the USA there is discontent. Under the apparently placid political surface there is bubbling dissatisfaction. Yet there has been only limited rebellion, all kept within the limits of Democratic-Republican politics as usual. Certainly, to most people, the possibility of a revolution — an uprising against capitalism and its state — seems distant, if not absurd. I want to argue that a revolution is quite possible (but not inevitable). And I want to clarify what revolution means.

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