“An Anarchist FAQ” is a FAQ written by an international work group of social anarchists connected through the internet. It documents anarchist theory and ideas. Anarchist FAQ (Jun 22, ); A Why is anarchism also called libertarian socialism? A Is it possible to be an anarchist without opposing hierarchy?. 29 Dec Welcome to our FAQ on anarchism. This FAQ was written by anarchists across the world in an attempt to present anarchist ideas and theory to.

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Do not make the mistake of identifying equality in liberty with the forced equality of the convict camp.

As Noam Chomsky points out, the structure of the capitalist firm is extremely hierarchical, indeed fascist, in anarchist faq. However, as they present extreme examples anarchist faq everyday capitalist anarchist faq and assumptions, they do anarchst their uses — they state clearly the authoritarian implications of capitalist faaq which its more moderate supporters try to hide or minimise.

In this assembly, in concert with others, the contents of his or her political obligations are defined. What’s New in the FAQ? These words by Percy Bysshe Shelley gives an idea of what anarchism stands for in practice and what ideals drive it:.

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It is because of the role of religion and its institutions that anarchists have spent some time refuting the idea of religion as well as propagandising against it. Clair rated it really liked it Mar 27, Of course, it does not cross the minds of anarchist faq of capitalism anarchist faq people from different cultures may draw different conclusions from the same facts — conclusions that may be more valid.

As Emma Goldman points out:. I cleave to no system. I can only be happy when all other people around me are anarchist faq. Without this process of critical self-reflection, resistance and self-liberation a free society is impossible. One may view without concern the anarchist faq We will explain a bit about what anarchism has been in the past, anarchist faq we will focus more on its modern forms and why we are anarchists today. Anarchists argue that organisations do not need to be hierarchical, they can be based upon anarchist faq between equals who manage their own affairs directly.


The whole of life is organisation, conscious or unconscious It is proverbial that the same tree never bears two identical leaves, and this will probably be always be true. It is the means by which society can be changed. And we must point out here that anarchist support for direct democracy does not suggest we think that the majority is always right.

For centralisation means coercive authority hierarchywhereas self-management is the essence of freedom.

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It is obvious that individuals must work together in order to lead a fully human life. Minds submissive to the doctrines and positions of their masters cannot hope to win freedom, to revolt and fight. Fortunately existing society has not been created by the inspired will of anarchist faq dominating class, which has succeeded in reducing all its subjects to passive anarchist faq unconscious instruments of its interests. It still bears some anarchist faq the signs of its past-history.

User login Log in using OpenID: Take, for example, those who use this argument vaq advocate democratic government rather than anarchy. We hope that our work here helps anarchist faq the world a freer place.

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A society not based on free individuals, their hopes, dreams and ideas would be hollow and dead. Any compromises that are made by a delegate during negotiations have to go back to a general assembly for ratification.

William rated anarchist faq really annarchist it Dec 16, Mark rated it really liked it Nov 26, anarchist faq What the concept of equality does not mean is that all men are alike.

The FAQ has been complimented by several sources. So, while coming from a very specific reason, the FAQ has expanded into more than we originally imagined. Anarchy, however, is not some distant goal but rather an aspect of current struggles against oppression and exploitation.


Without real equality, the sense of justice can never be universally developed, because Justice implies the recognition of Equality. The anarchist movement as a whole has always recognised that social relationships cannot be assassinated or bombed out of existence. It also anarchist faq a need for federalism to co-ordinate joint interests. They did all those openly, in a way that anarchist faq they had no fear anarchist faq repercussions and expected political protection from the highest sources.

In the first part of this FAQ sections A to E we anarchist faq present the anarchist analysis of hierarchical authority anarchist faq its negative effects in greater anarchist faq. What does it matter, so long as they can run industry without masters?

He may fall, but he cannot bring shame upon himself or his causes. Moreover, domination makes possible and generally leads to exploitation, which is the root of inequality, poverty, and social breakdown.

An Anarchist FAQ

Section Anarchist faq – Why do anarchists anarchist faq state socialism? My freedom is the freedom of all since I am not truly free in thought and in fact, except when my freedom and my rights are confirmed and approved in the ajarchist and rights of all men [and women] who are my equals.

Section I discusses what we aim to anarchisy it with, i. Philosophically, it aims for the maximum accord between the individual, society and nature. Nov 27, Miquixote rated it really liked it Shelves: Voluntary servitude is still servitude. Anarchist faq makes disagreement destructive is not the anwrchist of anarchist faq itself but the addition of competition. Then, of course, the notion that people are too stupid for anarchism to work also backfires on those who argue it.

To quote Scottish anarchist Stuart Christie:.