Anarchist communism, public services, and the welfare state

Anarchists are against hierarchy and coercion, and as such oppose the structures of the state. From this simplistic premise, there are those who find it hard to comprehend anarchist support for public services and the public provision of welfare. Right-wing “libertarians” and “anarcho”-capitalists are the most vocal in their criticisms of such a stance. Murray … Continue reading

Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: red and black on the Dark Continent

Part three in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. In African Anarchism: the history of a movement, Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey state the following case; To a greater or lesser extent, all of […] traditional African societies manifested “anarchic elements” which, upon close examination, … Continue reading