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read the writing on the wall-9

November 12, 2009

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Paris, France. 2007
“Anarchy” is from the Greek, prefix an (or a), meaning “not,” “the want of,” “the absence of,” or “the lack of”, plus archos, meaning “a ruler,” “director”, “chief,” “person in charge,” or “authority.” Or, as Peter Kropotkin put it, Anarchy comes from the Greek words meaning “contrary to authority.”
Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create a society within which individuals freely co-operate together as equals. As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control – be that control by the state or a capitalist – as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.
So much to read, and do, I pulled the above from Infoshop.org.
I find that many of my Anarchist friends have been inspired by so many books, Emma Goldman’s Living My Life having been an early foundation. A teenage friend of mine was recently asking me for a reading list on Anarchism. I figured I’d put it out to you readers if you had any suggestions on what made an impression on you. Feel free to throw it in the comment field

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