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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Maia Ramnath,Decolonizing Anarchism

I swiped this out of the front of the latest issue of Imminent Rebellion (An irregular journal from deep in the South Pacific), published by Rebel Press.


With a small a, the word anarchism implies a set of
 assumptions and principles, a recurrent tendency
 or orientation - with the stress on movement in a
 direction, not a perfected condition - toward more
 dispersed and less concentrated power; less top-down
 hierarchy and more self-determination through
 bottom-up participation; liberty and equality seen
 as directly rather than inversely proportional; the
 nurturance of individuality and diversity within
 a matrix of interconnectivity, mutuality, and
 accountability; and an expansive recognition of
 the various forms that power relations can take,
 and correspondingly, the various dimensions of
 emancipation. This tendency, when it becomes
 conscious, motivates people to oppose or subvert
 the structures that generate and sustain inequity,
 unfreedom, injustice, and to promote or prefigure the
 structures that generate and sustain equity, freedom,
 and justice.

 -Maia Rammath, Decolonizing Anarchism

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