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.
On our first episode of “A is for Anarchy” we look at the concept of Autonomy.