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I much prefer the anarchism of Emma Goldman and her contemporaries. Though she talks about current events and things to be done, rather then theory.

But from what I gathered from her writings she see anarchism as something like this:

  • Freedom from want and oppression
  • Freedom from leaders, that is power to the people

Freedom from leaders does not imply lack of structure, but rather more structure (but without oppression).

During the russian revolution anarchists and anarchist press often supported the independence of local soviets (which is a russian word for council) against central power in Moscow. They saw the local councils as being closer to the people as well as more democratic.

Unsurprisingly many 19th century russian anarchists looked at the US as being better - more anarchist - in many aspects then Russia.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Feb 2nd, 2007 at 05:54:57 AM EST
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