In which I discuss the need for anarchism, what the movement for it needs to do, and the various barriers and ideas related to making it work on community scale and beyond. Topics include Dunbars number, acceptable hierarchies and boundaries and a tour of various communes and what the successful ones have in common. With the topics and positions I take with this show, there are times I wonder if I’m an anarchist at all. But to be its not a matter of being one thing at a time, but taking the ideas from various places into account when taking action. For as much as we are pulled into statecraft, elections, and grappling power the way it is, we shun it and act
Sources and Links
Intermission Music: I’m a Better Anarchist than you; by David Rovics
Ending Music: Peace, Justice, and Anarchy; by Ryan Harvey
A call for anarchism as direct democracy
A call for anarchists to shift to an organizing movement; thoughts on what that means
Groups need soft boundaries for the transfer of deep ideas: insight to avoiding social traps?
Barriers and lessons from intentional communities. How to create independent community?
Over-coming social limits in anarchist organizations