By Uri Gordon
Anarchist politics are on the middle of today’s so much bright and radical social pursuits. From squatted social centres and neighborhood gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist teams and networks are spreading an ethos of direct motion, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined progressive fight for the twenty first century.
Anarchy Alive! is an engaging, in-depth examine the perform and thought of up to date anarchism. Uri Gordon attracts on his activist adventure and on interviews, discussions and an enormous collection of fresh literature to discover the actions, cultures and agendas shaping today’s explosive anti-authoritarian revival. Anarchy Alive! additionally addresses essentially the most stressful debates within the modern flow, utilizing a conception in response to perform to provocatively reshape anarchist discussions of management, violence, know-how and nationalism.
This is the suitable e-book for someone trying to find a clean, knowledgeable and significant engagement with anarchism, as a mature and dynamic political strength within the age of globalisation.
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This book is primarily concerned with the latter kind of anarchism, but this is not to place it on one or the other side of an artificial division. While the distinction of genres is by itself valid, it should not be taken to mean a sectarian attitude. There certainly exists solidarity and cooperation between many old-school and new-school groups, and in some local milieus anarchists of both orientations work together regularly and smoothly (see Franks 2006). Ultimately, the capital-A versus small-a distinction is a limited concept, which actually stands in for the issue of sectarianism itself.
Generalised discourse of resistance, gravitating around the concept of domination. The word domination today occupies a central place in anarchist political language, designating the paradigm which governs both micro- and macro-political relations. The term ‘domination’ in its anarchist sense serves as a generic concept for the various systematic features of society whereby groups and persons are controlled, coerced, exploited, humiliated, discriminated against, etc. – the dynamics of which anarchists seek to uncover, challenge and erode.
In this way we will avoid the feelings of worthlessness and alienation that result from believing that it is necessary to ‘sacriﬁce oneself for the cause’, and instead live to experience the fruits of our labors … in our labors themselves. (CrimethInc 2001) This interpretation strongly echoes Situationist ideas, such as Raoul Vaneigem’s famous statement that the struggle for liberation is at its core ‘the struggle between subjectivity and everything that degrades it … Choosing life is a political choice.
Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics From Practice to Theory by Uri Gordon