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The anarchist impulse - New Internationalist

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Anarchism is rarely taken seriously but its libertarian principles are still vital, says Richard Swift.
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'Anarchism could help to save the world' - The Guardian

'Anarchism could help to save the world' - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
State socialism has failed, so has the market. We need to rediscover the anarchist thinker Peter Kropotkin
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Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy | David Graeber

Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy | David Graeber | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: Occupy Cif: The US imagines itself a great democracy, yet most Americans despise its politics. Which is why direct democracy inspires them
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Anarchists occupy SIEMENS headquarters in Athens, Greece

In the afternoon on May 11, 2015 anarchists and anti-authoritarians occupied for several hours the headquarters of multinational company Siemens in Athens, ...
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An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution” - Dissident Voice

An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution” - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
Regime change in Cuba? Che rolling in his grave? The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former
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Anarchism: from theory to practice - Daniel Guerin

Anarchism: from theory to practice - Daniel Guerin | real utopias | Scoop.it
Daniel Guerin's book about the theoretical basis of anarchism, and its practical application to the real world in selected historical examples.
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Kevin Carson's Revival of Individualist Anarchist Economic Theory - Infoshop News

Kevin Carson is attempting to resurrect anarchist economic theory. This is interesting because most current anarchist political economy is speculation about a post-capitalist, post-revolutionary, economy—what it would look like and how it might work. There is little or nothing of an analysis of how present-day capitalism functions. For that, most anarchists either rely on some variety of conventional (pro-capitalist) economics or they look to aspects of Marxism. The latter is the strategy I used in my book (Price 2013)—with the subtitle, “an anarchist introduction to Marx’s critique of political economy.” There have been anarchists using Karl Marx’s economic views—while rejecting his statist politics—beginning with Michael Bakunin.

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Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution (Renzo Novatore) | The Anarchist Library

Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution (Renzo Novatore) | The Anarchist Library | real utopias | Scoop.it

Anarchist individualism as we understand it – and I say we because a substantial handful of friends think this like me – is hostile to every school and every party, every churchly and dogmatic moral, as well as every more or less academic imbecility. Every form of discipline, rule and pedantry is repulsvie to the sincere nobility of our vagabond and rebellious restlessness!

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From The Land of Proudhon | Freedom News

Social revolution is a term associated with anarchism. The ideological background is that a political revolution does not extend much beyond redecoration or reoccupation of institutional dominance. This is precisely what anarchists contest. The question is: to remain in the social struggle, even if it is the wrong direction as in Spain in 1938? Many anarchists would not have the heart to give up the fight. Dealing with the process towards the lost revolution is the book of Daniel Aïache , La révolution défaite , Les groupements révolutionnaires parisiens face à la révolution espagnole (The Lost Revolution , Parisian Revolutionary Groups With Regard to the Spanish Revolution , Paris, 2013).

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All Talk, No Innovation: Peter Thiel on America's Failings

No flying cars. No robot maids. No cure for cancer. Are we getting anything right? The famed investor sounds off during a debate with an anarchist.
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A picture of anarchy - The News on Sunday

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The PTI invokes the promise of the original bargain: participatory representative democracy. One man, one vote. The natural corollary of this is that each man's vote counts.

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David Graeber's Democracy Project: A Review - New Socialist Group


Was the Occupy movement an anarchist movement? David Graeber certainly thinks so and dedicates much of The Democracy Project depicting it in these terms.

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An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to ... - Anarkismo.net

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to ... - Anarkismo.net | real utopias | Scoop.it
The leader of the International Marxist Tendency has written an attack on anarchism from his Trotskyist perspective. He makes some correct criticisms of some versions of anarchism, in relation to those who reject revolution or political organization. But he attempts to defend the idea of a "workers' state" by limited quotes from Lenin and by mistating the history of the Russian revolution.
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The Anarchist Revolution « Zabalaza Books

The Anarchist Revolution « Zabalaza Books | real utopias | Scoop.it
The only reliable method for waging a successful struggle against enslavement is social revolution that engages the masses in a continual struggle (evolution). When it first erupts, social revolution is elemental.
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Center for a Stateless Society » David Graeber’s Anarchist Thought: A Survey

Center for a Stateless Society » David Graeber’s Anarchist Thought: A Survey | real utopias | Scoop.it
Center for a Stateless Society No. 17 (Winter-Spring 2014), download this study PDF Introduction: The Primacy of Everyday Life David Graeber chose, as the epigraph to his book Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, a quote from Pyotr Kropotkin’
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Noam Chomsky (2013) "What is Anarchism?" - YouTube

Noam Chomsky spoke at MIT Wong Auditorium on November 18, 2013. The event was sponsored by the Boston Review. This event was based on the topic of Noam Chomsky's new volume, On Anarchism.

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John Dewey and David Graeber: Elements of Radical Democracy in Pragmatist and Anarchist Thinking by Martin Bartenberger :: SSRN

John Dewey and David Graeber: Elements of Radical Democracy in Pragmatist and Anarchist Thinking by Martin Bartenberger :: SSRN | real utopias | Scoop.it

John Dewey's concept of democracy has often been dismissed as "liberal" and as being unable to account for pluralism (Talisse 2007). I argue that this is a misconception which can be corrected if we analyze Dewey's understanding of democracy in its historical context. Following this approach, we find elements of a democratic conception in Dewey's thought that are profoundly radical and that can be read along the lines of an anarchist account of radical democracy as recently developed by David Graeber (2013). 

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Anarchism, Or The Revolutionary Movement Of The Twenty-first Century (Andrej Grubacic & David Graeber) | The Anarchist Library

Anarchism, Or The Revolutionary Movement Of The Twenty-first Century (Andrej Grubacic & David Graeber) | The Anarchist Library | real utopias | Scoop.it

It is becoming increasingly clear that the age of revolutions is not over. It’s becoming equally clear that the global revolutionary movement in the twenty first century, will be one that traces its origins less to the tradition of Marxism, or even of socialism narrowly defined, but of anarchism.

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The leftist protest ghetto and the anarchist subculture - Bay Area Indymedia

The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto are expressions of the fact that there is no opposition to capitalism in the contemporary United States. By opposition I don’t mean an occasional deft line in a movie review in the New York Times or junior varsity insurrectionaries posting quotes from The Coming Insurrection on their Facebook pages. Opposition to capitalism means ongoing public resistance that can have an impact on the larger society around us. It has to be credible -- this means taken seriously by friend and foe alike. It is not a function of the fantasy projections of a subculture. It does not exist to reproduce the existence of a subculture. It doesn’t mean empty ritual activity ignored by everyone other than people prone to engage in empty ritual activity. It means disruptive collective action by the people who perform the crucial tasks animating the market order around us. It establishes an easy to reproduce template of analysis and action that can be used by other rebellious wage earners. Right now nothing like this, and no effort to catalyze this, is taking place in the US. 

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The Anarchists Who Protested Kevin Rose Sound Surprisingly Logical

The Anarchists Who Protested Kevin Rose Sound Surprisingly Logical | real utopias | Scoop.it
After slogging through their 2,000-word anti-Google ransom note, I did not expect to engage in a remotely reasonable discussion with the Counterforce.
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Noam Chomsky "Ecology, Ethics, and Anarchism" (28 March 2014)

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Javier Sethness Castro at MIT on 28 March 2014. The conversation revolves around the present and future role of anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and indigenous struggle in terms of the profound ecological crisis we confront today as a result of capitalist hegemony.

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Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism

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There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless "grow-or-die" imperative of capitalism, humanity's destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassedvarious critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution. Extreme weather events can be seen pummeling the globe, from the Philippines — devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November of last year — to California, which is presently suffering from the worst drought in centuries. As Nafeez Ahmed has shown, a recently published study funded in part by NASA warns of impending civilizational collapse without radical changes to address social inequality and overconsumption. Truthout's own Dahr Jamail has written a number of critical pieces lately that have documented the profundity of the current trajectory toward anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) and global ecocide: In a telling metaphor, he likens the increasingly mad weather patterns brought about by ACD to an electrocardiogram of a "heart in defibrillation."

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Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots | OccupyWallSt.org

Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots | OccupyWallSt.org | real utopias | Scoop.it

"How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make a practical list of demands? And what's with all this anarchist nonsense - the consensus, the sparkly fingers? Don't you realise all this radical language is going to alienate people? You're never going to be able to reach regular, mainstream Americans with this sort of thing!"

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Anarchist and Parliamentarian, Iceland's Birgitta Jónsdóttir Talks Big E-Revolution

Anarchist and Parliamentarian, Iceland's Birgitta Jónsdóttir Talks Big E-Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
“I am a hacker within the system,” says the former Wikileaks collaborator.
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Gar Alperovitz and Michael Albert: A Conversation on Economic Visions

Gar Alperovitz and Michael Albert: A Conversation on Economic Visions | real utopias | Scoop.it
Two theorists of democratic control of the workplace debate participatory economics, the need for markets and balanced job complexes, and real-life experimentation with alternative economic forms.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation