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(en) An Anarchist FAQ update

From "anarcho" <anarcho@geocities.com>
Date Thu, 14 Dec 2000 17:18:58 -0500 (EST)

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

hello all

"An Anarchist FAQ" webpage at has been updated. It can be found at:


It has been updated on December 14th to mark the birth of the
great Italian Anarchist Errrico Malatesta. An active anarchist
militant and thinker of great power and influence, Malatesta
was involved the struggle for a free society for over 50 years
all across the world.  He wrote one of the best introductions to 
the theory ever written (Anarchy) as well as presenting anarchism
as a practical and realistic set of ideas.

An Anarchist FAQ is an in depth introduction to anarchist ideas, ideals
and history. Find out why anarchism is opposed to hierarchy, state and
capitalism. Find out what different types of anarchism there is and why it
is also called libertarian socialism. Find out why anarchists oppose the
present system and what they aim to replace it with.

In addition, visit the updated FAQ links page with over 500 links to 
anarchist webpages, organisations, papers, magazine, books, publishers
and so on as well as many non-anarchist but related sites of interest.
This can be found at:


The best one-stop place to discover the anarchist community on line.

yours in solidarity


The Symbols of Anarchy

Slight revision on the histories of the Black
and Red-and-Black Flags. Includes Louise Michels
comments on both the Black and Red flags and why
the Black Flag ("the flag of strikes") may have
become an anarchist symbol. Also shows that 
anarchists used the red-and-black flag in
Mexico in the 1870s.

Anarchism and Marxism

Slight revisions to two parts of this appendix.
Now quotes from the Paris Commune's "Declaration 
to the French People" in our discussion of "Why is 
Marxist 'class analysis' of anarchism contradictory?"
This makes clearer the anarchistic nature of the 
Commune. In addition, the comment by Marx that
revolution "from below" was "nonsense"  has 
been added to the section on why SWP/ISO 
use of the expression "Socialism from below" is 
dishonest.  Also a discussion of the Bolshevik
hostility towards workers' councils in the 1905
Russian Revolution as another example of the
ineffectiveness of the "vanguard" parties 
like the SWP.

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