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An Anarchist View of State Formation-- Review of Peter Gelderloos, “Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation”
A review of Peter Gelderloos'anarchist analysis of how states are formed and developed. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday September 09, 2018 07:52 by wayne price 1 image
A review of the nature of the State as understood by anarchists, especially as proposed by the tendency called "post-anarchism." This is done through a review of the opinions of Saul Newman, a leading proponent of post-anarchism, in his work, "Anarchism, Marxism, and the Bonapartist State." The post-anarchist view is opposed by the class theory of the state, versions of which are raised by traditional, revolutionary anarchists and by Marx. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday July 27, 2018 00:59 by wayne price 1 image
In order to understand government politics, it is necessary to have a theory of the state. The essay reviews classical anarchist and Marxist views of the class-based, pro-capitalist, nature of the state. But there are also non-class and non-capitalist influences on the state. These need to be integrated into a class theory of the state. read full story / add a comment
A review of a book by a libertarian Marxist sympathetic to anarchism who analyses four revolutions in the 20th century and discusses their lessons. read full story / add a comment
Reviewing Lundstrom's "Anarchist Critique of Radical Democracy" leads to a discussion of what "radical democracy" could mean and whether anarchists should support it. Some anarchists oppose "democracy" of any sort because they regard "majority rule" as inherently oppressive and un-anarchist. This view is criticized and rejected in favor of a view of anarchism as democracy without a state. read full story / add a comment
Όποια κι αν είναι τα λάθη και οι περιορισμοί του Μαρξ και του Ένγκελς, του Μπακούνιν και του Κροπότκιν, είχαν δίκιο όταν συνηγορούσαν υπέρ της εργατικής επανάστασης. Παρά τις διαφορές και τα ψεγάδια τους, στηριζόμαστε πάνω τους. Χτίζουμε πάνω στο έργο τους. Η εργατική επανάσταση είναι μονόδρομος για την αταξική, ακρατική, μη καταπιεστική, δημοκρατική και συνεργατική, κοινωνία των ελεύθερα σχετιζόμενων ανθρώπων «μέσα στην οποία η ελεύθερη ανάπτυξη του καθενός είναι η προϋπόθεση για την ελεύθερη ανάπτυξη όλων». read full story / add a comment
Η προτίμησή μου για τα «σοσιαλιστής αναρχικός» και «ελευθεριακός σοσιαλιστής» αντί του «αναρχικός κομμουνιστής» είναι προσωπική μου άποψη, η οποία μπορεί να είναι μια μειονοτική άποψη μεταξύ των αναρχικών κομμουνιστών στις Η.Π.Α. Σε κάθε περίπτωση, δεν είναι θέμα αρχής. Δεν είναι η ονομασία, αλλά το περιεχόμενο που έχει μεγαλύτερη σημασία. read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 08, 2017 05:56 by wayne price 3 comments (last - wednesday november 15, 2017 20:45) 2 images
Some anarchists and libertarian Marxists oppose the concepts of national self-determination and national liberation. They argue that these slogans deny class struggle, endorse nationalism, is contrary to anarchist principles, and lead to Leninism. I respond to these arguments, saying that anarchists should be in solidarity with the people of oppressed nations without endorsing their nationalist leaders. read full story / add a comment
international / history of anarchism / debate Wednesday August 23, 2017 21:49 by René Berthier 1 comment (last - friday august 25, 2017 14:02)
This text is a commentary of the contribution of wayne price recently published on anarkismo.net, « The First International and the Development of Anarchism and Marxism » (http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30330)
wayne made a review of my book (among others) : "Social Democracy and Anarchism in the International Workers' Association 1864-1877" (Trans. A.W. Zurbrug.) London: Anarres Editions. read full story / add a comment
international / the left / review Thursday August 03, 2017 13:43 by wayne price 2 comments (last - monday august 21, 2017 03:05) 1 image
Libertarian Socialism is the brand of socialism which opposes statist, authoritarian, and oppressive varieties of socialism. It is anti-statist, radically democratic, self-managing, and humanistic. It blurs the boundaries between anarchism and Marxism, especially between class-struggle anarchist-socialism and libertarian-autonomist Marxism. These 15 essays place libertarian socialism in the context of various anarchists, syndicalists, council communists, decentralists, and libertarian communists--examining their views and histories. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-fascism / opinion / analysis Thursday July 13, 2017 10:23 by wayne price 4 comments (last - friday september 15, 2017 08:24)
A libertarian Marxist friend sent me a reference to a report on an international gathering of “National Anarchists.” It appeared in Keith Preston’s site, “Attack the System,” at https://attackthesystem.com/2017/07/10/national-anarchi...47073
This is my response.
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international / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Sunday June 11, 2017 10:58 by wayne price 4 comments (last - wednesday july 05, 2017 02:29) 1 image
There are recent histories of the First International researched from anarchist perspectives, which balance the dominant Marxist narrative. Both sides had their strengths and weaknesses, but overall the anarchists had the better program. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Thursday May 11, 2017 13:34 by wayne price 1 comment (last - friday may 12, 2017 08:10) 1 image
Anarchism is an uncertain term. Self-identified anarchists sometimes see their particular school of anarchism as the only legitimate type of anarchism. For example, I have been told that I am not an anarchist or that what I believe is not anarchism. This happens most often over discussions about anarchism and radical democracy, or anarchism\'s use of aspects of Marxism, or support for technology, or advocacy of the self-organization of revolutionary anarchists. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Thursday December 29, 2016 08:03 by wayne price 1 image
Under the title, "The Two Main Trends in Anarchism," a selection of my writings has been published in Greek. ΟΙ ΔΥΟ ΚΥΡΙΕΣ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΑΡΧΙΣΜΟΥ. The writings are taken from Anarkismo, except for the following, which was written originally for the new book. It focuses on the centrality of a vision of freedom, cooperation, and happiness in the program of anarchist-socialism.
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international / anarchist movement / review Thursday April 21, 2016 07:08 by wayne price 7 comments (last - wednesday june 01, 2016 22:13)
Within the anarchist movement there are conflicting trends. Laurence Davis has written an essay which defends the reformist “exodus” trend in anarchism against the revolutionary "class-struggle” trend. In large part, he does this by defending Uri Gordon’s and David Graeber’s views against my criticisms. This is my response.
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Review of James Speth, The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability.
Speth's The Bridge at the Edge of the World is shown to represent a trend among left-environmentalists: They show that the global ecological crisis is due to capitalism's grow-or-die drive. Yet they do not go on to call for the replacement of capitalism. Unlike ecological radicals, they claim that capitalism could be tweaked to no longer have a need to grow and accumulate. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion / analysis Monday January 11, 2016 13:41 by wayne price 1 image
Theorists of the climate-justice movement have been raising decentralist ideas as part of their programs for an ecologically-balanced society. This ecological program means more local democracy, workers’ management of industry, consumer coops, and federations of radically-democratic institutions. Such ideas revive the decentralist ideas of anarchism.
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international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 29, 2015 09:50 by wayne price 43 comments (last - sunday february 21, 2016 00:30) 1 image
For months there has been a heated discussion over charges that Michael Schmidt, author of well-known books about anarchism, is actually a fascist and "white nationalist." Now that the main statements are out on both sides, I have been waiting for an evaluation by some panel of reputable anarchist activists and theorists. As this has not happened, I am publishing my own conclusions. read full story / add a comment
Review of Pope Francis', “Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality; On Care for Our Common Home.” (2015)
Pope Francis’ encyclical speaks both to global climate change and to global inequality and poverty, arguing that they are intertwined and require a common response. The strengths and limitations of his letter are discussed from an eco-socialist and anarchist perspective. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Sunday September 06, 2015 20:53 by Lucien van der Walt 1 image
To παρακάτω κείμενο παρουσιάζεται χωρίς τις υποσημειώσεις για την ευκολία ανάγνωσης, μιας και το κείμενο είναι αρκετά εκτενές. Οι υποσημειώσεις θα παρουσιαστούν σε μελλοντική έντυπη έκδοση του κειμένου.
Στo συγκεκριμένο κείμενο ο Lucien var der Walt εξετάζει περαιτέρω τα ζητήματα που είχε αρχικά αναλύσει στο κείμενο του “Αντιεξουσία, Συμμετοχική Δημοκρατία, Επαναστατική άμυνα: Συζητώντας περί μαύρης φλόγας, επαναστατικού αναρχισμού και ιστορικού μαρξισμού”, το οποίο είχε εκδοθεί στο περιοδικό International Socialism: a quarterly journal of socialist theory, no. 130, pp. 193-207 και μπορεί να βρεθεί στα αγγλικά στο http://www.isj.org.uk/index.php4?id=729&issue=130. Η αρχική αγγλική έκδοση αυτού του κειμένου μπορεί να βρεθεί στο http://lucienvanderwalt.blogspot.com/2011/02/anarchism-...-and- list.html Μετάφραση: kostav read full story / add a comment