In this installment of A is for Anarchy we discuss the politics of representation, and the role it has historically played in adapting and shaping systems of control.
Gender is one of the most fundamental stories humans have created. Reclaiming the telling of your own gender story will be a struggle and it may last your entire life. Don’t do it alone.
All power structures are rooted in ideology. A shared belief in this ideology is what keeps the structures of power in place. Under capitalism, the edifice of social control is built on the collective illusion of private property, and the sanctity of the so-called ‘free market’.
A look at the role that violence plays in maintaining the hierarchies embedded into our social order, and the potential role it can play in fighting back.
A look at the historical development of race, both as an enduring system of codified power relations and a central pillar for the creation and maintenance of state power.
Direct Action is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot when describing anarchist tactics…. and rightly so, since it’s one of the main ways anarchists put our values of autonomy, self-organization and mutual aid into practice. So… what is it exactly?
Class struggle, the struggle within and against capitalism, is an intrinsic guiding force of anarchist theory and practice. This video looks at the relationship which gives rise to this struggle.
In a world ruled by ceaseless capitalist competition, where people are pitted to work against each other, anarchists offer a different vision: Mutual Aid.
Anarchist critiques of the state include the underlying social relationships and ideologies that have historically been used to create states, and to uphold their authority. One of the most important of these concepts is nationalism.