TOTW: Anarchist Projects
Let's get specific and concrete about anarchist projects--What interesting projects could anarchists be working on today? How would these projects get off the ground? And are they viable in the world we live in, or only in some imagined post-capitalist future?
The main questions are:
1. What are some of your favorite existing (or past) anarchist projects? And what, in your mind, makes them anarchist (instead of leftist or activist, for example)?
2. What are some interesting projects that anarchists could be taking on right now (or in the future) that you don't currently see?
3. Are there ways that anarchists approached projects in the past that could be left behind, and are there new approaches that we could be trying? Or should we focus on preserving the way anarchists have traditionally approached projects?
While thinking about this question, I noticed a comment on another thread: "Community gardens, free mass transit and even production of goods only for need are all band aids at this point. Horizontal networks of autonomous people and groups who refuse to be coerced by outside political or economic forces is what will get us to wherever we need to be."
Can we talk concretely about what it would look like for 'horizontal networks of autonomous people and groups to get us where we need to be'? What does that look like when it doesn't look like syndicalism or other mass-organizing tactics? Can anarchists *actually* build successful projects without resorting to those tactics?