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The anarchist critique of democracy (7): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (6): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (5): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated last month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the fifth essay, Occupy: … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (4): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated last month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  What follows is the fourth essay, Destination Anarchy! , preceded by the introduction to the series and an introduction to the essay. … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (3): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated last month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  What follows is the third essay, From 15M to Podemos, , preceded by the introduction to the series and an introduction … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (2): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated this month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  What follows is the second essay, From Democracy to Freedom, preceded by the introduction to the series and an introduction to … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (1): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated this month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections, the first of which we help to diffuse below.  Preceding it is the introduction to the series …

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Against democracy: An anarchist criticism

While all societies make their own imaginaries (institutions, laws, traditions, beliefs and behaviors), autonomous societies are those that their members are aware of this fact, and explicitly self-institute … .  In contrast, the members of heteronomous societies attribute their imaginaries … Continue reading

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The political bestiary of capitalism: Syriza, parliamentary democracy, the welfare state, and other creatures too frightful to mention

The less than flattering history of social-democratic, socialist and communist governments is more than ample reason  to be skeptical about the election of a “left wing” Syriza led government in greece; and if not, at least to suggest cautious restraint … Continue reading

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(Parliamentary) Democracy, the Modern State, Capitalism and Fascism

The article that follows makes a number of points that are worth emphasising.  In a nutshell, "fascism is not a central political choice of the [modern] state".  Democracy with its "consensual" style of rule (and other tools) is a much … Continue reading

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