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(en) Animal Liberation: Devastate to Liberate, or Devastatingly Liberal?

From Ben <mrreko@yahoo.com.au>
Date Sun, 27 Oct 2002 06:37:54 -0500 (EST)

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New at Anarcho-Syndicalism 101:

Animal Liberation: Devastate to Liberate, or Devastatingly Liberal?
by anonymous


"Today, in the striving for a more tolerable society, the individual is
misled into giving themselves up for the glorification of an abstraction.
Be that animal liberation, socialism, anti-sexism or whatever. People seem
to have unconsciously assumed that their life's desires are unattainable
so instead of fighting for themselves, they end up fighting for an ideal
or a cause, which gives them the illusion of self-activity. So many
individuals remain oblivious to the fact that their attempts to change
society are permitted and even encouraged, as long as they alter or change
nothing fundamental to the maintenance of class society, or worse, realise
this, but cynically go along with it for the ride anyway."


Resistance to Unemployment in France
from Direct Action


"The unemployed movement in France, which lead to widespread national
actions and demonstrations against poverty, contributed much to the
debate in France and elsewhere about how to build resistance to
unemployment. But it went further than this . . . It also saw a new
awareness in France, by all workers and unemployed, of the nature of
work and how it should be organised, and started a national questioning
of the economics of employment."


Why Libertarian Education?
by Iain McKay


"Anyone involved in libertarian politics, constantly and consistently
challenges the role of the state's institutions and their representatives
within our lives. The role of bosses, the police, social workers, the
secret service, middle managers, doctors and priests are all seen as part
of a hierarchy which exists to keep us, the working class, subdued. It is
relatively rare though for the left wing to call into question the role of
teachers. Most-left wing activists and a large number of libertarians
believe that education is good, all education is good, and education is
always good. As Henry Barnard, the first US commissioner of education,
appointed in 1867, exhorted, 'education always leads to freedom'." 






Recent additions:

Emile Pouget?s Life As An Activist
by Paul Delesalle

Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
by Augustin Souchy

The Kronstadt Uprising 1921
by Ida Mett

Chapters 16 and 17 of Rudolf Rocker's Nationalism and Culture:

XVI. The Nation as Community of Morals, Custom and Interest

XVII. The Nation as Community of Language


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