The revolutionary potential of “social scum”

Media pundits, politicians, and the outraged chattering classes often go on about the “underclass.” Faced with levels of crime, poverty, and social anger that they are neither willing nor able to understand, the term is one of blame and accusation. It’s a useful catch-all for the long-term unemployed, welfare recipients, the homeless, petty criminals, drug … 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