NINE ANARCHISTS crowd into the small room, and take seats on the floor. A lightly mohawked fellow named Tal comes around and takes everyone’s phones.
“We don’t want people listening in on the meeting,” Tal explains, disappearing from the room with an armful of smartphones, which he empties into a drawer in the kitchen.
Bang! The drawer shuts, and the meeting can begin.
This is the monthly assembly of the Israeli anarcho-communist group Unity, a six-year-old organization based in Tel Aviv and Haifa that supports dissolving Israel’s borders and abolishing the government in favor of “a non-national society.”