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Anarcho communist, existential humanist, living in Cascadia, considering leftist politics, alternative economics, and cultural critique.

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oceansorbitingblackholes:

Spanish Anarchist Militia Woman, Circa 1936
During the Spanish Revolution anarchist militias adopted Makhno’s Black Army organisational structure, and Black Army veterans served in the International Brigades during the Civil War. This structure was anarchist in nature and as such all hierarchies and officers were abolished. The army was entirely self-disciplined (though conscription did occur) and all army regulations were passed by a soldier’s assembly. ‘Commanders’ in name alone were elected by each regiment to represent them at major councils, though in practice all decisions were made through assemblies and commander committees. 

oceansorbitingblackholes:

Spanish Anarchist Militia Woman, Circa 1936

During the Spanish Revolution anarchist militias adopted Makhno’s Black Army organisational structure, and Black Army veterans served in the International Brigades during the Civil War. This structure was anarchist in nature and as such all hierarchies and officers were abolished. The army was entirely self-disciplined (though conscription did occur) and all army regulations were passed by a soldier’s assembly. ‘Commanders’ in name alone were elected by each regiment to represent them at major councils, though in practice all decisions were made through assemblies and commander committees. 

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existentialistmumbojumbo:

West Coast port shutdown announcement video (from Occupy Oakland)

Occupy Seattle General Assembly approves October 15th: Night of 500 Tents!!

On 10/12 the General Assembly for Occupy Seattle passed the following proposal:

"To call for and plan a mass occupation of Westlake Park with tents starting Saturday, October 15, 2011 in solidarity with the worldwide Occupy Movements."

Seattle needs your help to reclaim our occupation. We can not maintain our space unless we attain critical mass, and we need everyones help to do it. Seattle is one of the top corporate head quarters of the world. It is important for the integrity of this movemenet and this country that we the people of the great north west let the powers that be, the powers that surround us, know that this occupation is not going anywhere. So this Saturday, bring your tents, and your sunday best.

(Source: occupyseattle.org)

socialismartnature:

Photo of crowd at #OccupyBoston last nite (9/30). Estimated that ~1000 ppl participated, with hundreds staying through the nite.

socialismartnature:

Photo of crowd at #OccupyBoston last nite (9/30). Estimated that ~1000 ppl participated, with hundreds staying through the nite.

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Freedom Riders. Jackson, Mississippi. 1961.

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