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Defining Anarchism By Jason Justice - Revised June 2003

Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression - by DCDave - Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed.
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - by EFF et al - Monitoring the legal climate for Internet activity

Keepers of the Flame - As Moderate Groups Turn Down the Heat, Anarchists Light a New Way for Dissent - by Esther Kaplan, Village Voice, January 2002
War Is the Health of the State - by Randolph Bourne 1918

Cynthia Crossen on Anarchists - re her piece in the Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2001
No anarchy club in Kanawha County Schools - Katie Sierra, a 15-year-old tenth grader at Sissonville High School. in Charleston, West Virginia was suspended for anti-war sentiments and her desire to start a student anarchist club.
Genoa: photos of the murder of Carlo Giuliani
Fighting Word It's time for the left to reclaim the term 'anarchy.' by Brooke Shelby Biggs July 27, 2001 [motherjones.com]
Los Angeles Times: The Anarchists Next Door - August 3 2001
"Carlo's Way" By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Letter from Inside the Black Bloc AlterNet July 25, 2001
Anarchist Black Cross - prisoner list & sources

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace - by John Perry Barlow, February 8, 1996

The defamation of anarchy and anarchists in the media The impetus for this site was a story in the New York Times, which equated neo-Nazis with anarchists as "hate groups". We first called this site the Anarchist Anti-Defamation League to counter to defamation of anarchy and anarchists in the media. Many journalists have little or no historical background about anarchy or anarchists. To help this situation, we created A Quick Guide to Anarchy for Journalists. The demonization of anarchy and anarchists continues ... feel free to add to the list here .
Anarchy and young people

Young people often experience first hand the abuse of power by those in positions of authority. Parents, cops and others are forever trying to enforce their will on the young - often in areas that counteract the very values exposed by adults such as freedom of speech and the right to be left alone when you are not hurting others. The good news is that if understood properly, this can provide an educational experience about legitimacy of authority. The downside is that if abuse is accepted as normal it can provide the baseline and conditioning for acceptance of new levels of authoritarian control. We encourage young people to question the legitimacy of all authority and to hopefully grow up and create a world where there is less abuse of authority. We hope this site helps.

Homework Helper provides a good introduction to anarchy. You may want to add to 'Fight the Power (or Fuck Off) - an introduction to anarchism aimed at teenagers. Students from the Irvington High School (Fremont, CA) even organized the Anarchist Student Union [the story] Places to look: Peacefire and Brat.org

Anarchist History [see Anarchist Timeline - Sites on Anarchist History and Google links]
The Emma Goldman Test Which books on 20th century U.S. history pass the Emma Goldman Test?
Anarchy and the Arts

ANARCHISTS ON FILM: From Mad Bombers to Secular Saints. - and excerpt from Film and the Anarchist Imagination by Richard Porton

See: Anarchy and Art - a-arts email list and Anarchy Art Bookmarks

Our experience with the ADL. The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith in New York hassled us about using the word "anti-defamation" in the original tile of this site. [full story and comments from visitors to this site]. See ADL File (or adl-watch elist) for more info on this organization. Note that they leave the Hacker Anti-Defamation League alone - thought they did go after the Witches Anti Discrimination League. They even have the nerve to call the anarchy "A" sign a "General Racist Symbol".

Topics on the Anarchy Forum include ...How to spread Anarchist ideas? - What does it mean to be an Anarchist? - Where Are We Going? What is necessary before anarchy can become a reality? - Is it possible to develop collective societies in the midst of capital? - Anarchists, Don't let the Left(overs) Ruin your Appetite - The debate about Anarchism and Capitalism
Topics from the Anarchist Guide to Raising Kids Forum : Why are schools like prisons? If anarchists say that schools should be abolished, what would replace them? - What kind of free speech rights do students have? - Has anyone had experience with instilling anarchist values in their kid, or trying to?

Goals for this site 1. To counter to defamation of anarchy and anarchists in the media
2. To foster cooperation, mutual aid, public space, compassion, understanding, sharing, community - especially among young people who may not realize alternatives to the authoritarian control structures of the society into which they were born.
3. To challenge the authority of all institutions and sources of coercion

 


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site updates ...
29-Nov-2001 Cynthia Crossen on Anarchists
06-Jul-2001 Anarchist Black Cross
06-Oct-00

After Seattle: Anarchists Get Organized - by William Finnegan
Anarchists in Seattle - to media professionals: shut the fuck up
Anarchists and Corporate Media at the Battle of Seattle
After a Week of Anarchism, Back to Bagging Groceries - LA Times, August 18, 2000
A dose of anarchy in a police state - Robert Morse, SF Examiner
'They Were Kicking Me' by Sarah Ferguson - the cops in Philadelphia
14-May-00 - How an "anarcho-capitalist" became a libertarian socialist by Chris Wilson
29-Jan-00 - update to Anarchy and the Arts and the creation of the a-arts email list.
5-Aug-99 - added Quick Guide to Anarchy for Journalists
2 Aug 99 - proposed the Emma Goldman Test - Which U.S. history books pass the Emma Goldman Test?
10 May 99 - initiated the Anarchist Guide to Raising Kids
16 Sep 98 - What do you say to someone who demonizes anarchy and anarchists?
April 16, 1998 - hassled by ADL over use of the name, "Anarchist Anti-Defamation League (AADL)"
Dec 1997 -First version of site

Favorite anarchist sites:
A-Infos (en) - a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists
Spunk Library - alternative literature and anarchist material, both old, converted, and newly produced
Mid-Atlantic Infoshop - information of interest to anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and other activists. [versión española, versão em português] Fake Anarchists ?
The Struggle Site - Ireland and beyond

more links and lists ...
Anarchist Web-pages - [blackened]
Anarchism [Yahoo!]
Anarchism [Google]

"The first anarchist was the first person who felt the oppression of another and rebelled against it," writes Peter Marshall in his hefty history of anarchy, Demanding the Impossible. Rage Against the Machine The millennium marks the return of anarchy

I am convinced that those societies [as the Indians] which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under European governments. -- Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787 ... The native Americans, Jefferson wrote, "had not Submitted themselves to any laws, any coercive power and shadow of government. The only controls are their manners, and the moral sense of right and wrong. . . . An offence against these is punished by contempt, by exclusion from society, or, where the cause is serious, as that of murder, by the individuals whom it concerns." Self-Evident Truths from FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS, Benjamin Franklin, the Iroquois and the Rationale for the American Revolution

"Anarchists and extremist socialist groups -- many of which, such as the Workers' World Party, Reclaim the Streets, and Carnival Against Capitalism -- have an international presence and, at times, also represent a potential threat in the United States. For example, anarchists, operating individually and in groups, caused much of the damage during the 1999 World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Seattle." - louis j. freeh, may 10, 2001

"If I can't dance, I don't want to join your revolution." -- Emma Goldman

"We are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."
-- Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March, 1776
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