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I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, - "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"

Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins ... Society is in every state a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense

They [the Marxists] maintain that only a dictatorship -- their dictatorship, of course -- can create the will of the people, while our answer to this is: No dictatorship can have any other aim but that of self-perpetuation, and it can beget only slavery in the people tolerating it; freedom can be created only by freedom, that is, by a universal rebellion on the part of the people and free organization of the toiling masses from the bottom up.

Mikhail Bakunin, Statism and Anarchism

In existing States a fresh law is looked upon as a remedy for evil. Instead of themselves altering what is bad, people begin by demanding a law to alter it. If the road between two villages is impassable, the peasant says, "There should be a law about parish roads." If a park-keeper takes advantage of the want of spirit in those who follow him with servile obedience and insults one of them, the insulted man says, "There should be a law to enjoin more politeness upon the park-keepers." If there is stagnation in agriculture or commerce, the husbandman, cattle- breeder, or corn- speculator argues, "It is protective legislation which we require." Down to the old clothesman there is not one who does not demand a law to protect his own little trade. If the employer lowers wages or increases the hours of labor, the politician in embryo explains, "We must have a law to put all that to rights." In short, a law everywhere and for everything! A law about fashions, a law about mad dogs, a law about virtue, a law to put a stop to all the vices and all the evils which result from human indolence and cowardice.

Peter Kropotkin, "Law and Authority"

"Liberty is the Mother, not the Daughter of Order."


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For example, the FSB invented an interesting oxymoronic detail, claiming that the activists wanted to set up an “anarchist state”, and started trying to connect anarchists to Maltsev's supporters in early 2017. Sofiko Aridzhanova, a Moscow-based journalist and anarchist, recently revealed that FSB officers ...
The Anarchists Combatting the Far Right on YouTube. By Colin ... But other members of the council described the plug-in as designed to broaden awareness of anarchist thought, thwart the spread of far-right beliefs, and insure that white-supremacist and racist ideas are contested wherever they appear.

For his return to theater after a five-year hiatus, Larry Fletcher of Pearland picked the role of Francesco Bertozzo, an Italian police inspector, in Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," which plays through April 22 on the Black Box stage at Pasadena Little Theatre. "It's a political farce with a lot of ...
There, Danielle falls in with a group of like-minded punk anarchists — Brynn, Thursday, and Doomsday — and they watch as the creature brutally kills a man named Anchor. She discovers that Anchor and her friend Clay had a hand in resurrecting the demon, and that its violent behavior is the product of a ...
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Hamilton anarchist group says it didn't organize Locke St. rampage — but has 'zero tears to shed' ... A sheet of plywood covered up the window of the meeting place of Hamilton anarchists Monday, and a post on The Tower's Facebook page Wednesday said “far-right goons” broke in and trashed their free ...
Peter Glasson is a company director, a victim of the Christchurch earthquake and an insurance claimant - he's also a victim of spying. A Newshub investigation has revealed that Government-owned insurer Southern Response employed private investigators from Thompson and Clark to run a spying ...
"Police are continuing to investigate. Police will follow up with any leads which may involve the concern for further retribution." Investigators announced Tuesday that they have linked an anarchist book fair held at a Hamilton high school over the weekend with the incident on Locke Street Saturday night.
WASHINGTON — When the next set of protesters goes on trial on charges of rioting on Inauguration Day 2017, prosecutors intend to call “Julie McMahon” to the stand — an alias for an undercover agent who spent two years infiltrating an anarchist extremist group. The trial for five defendants facing felony ...
Hamilton police say they have linked an anarchist book fair held at a Hamilton high school over the weekend to the vandalism spree that caused $100,000 in damages on Locke Street Saturday night. In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, police said they have received evidence connecting the two, ...
WATCH ABOVE: Several storefronts in Hamilton were damaged after a masked group walked down Locke Street, vandalizing the shops. As Erica Vella reports, police are looking for the people responsible and appealing to witnesses.
IN A STATEMENT released on March 1, a group identified only as 'Anarchists' claimed responsibility for a number of attacks across Greece - including one on a police station - and threatened further attacks in the capital Athens, The Times reported. The statement referred to the detention of 29-year-old ...
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Further to the mob scene in Hamilton's Locke St. Saturday night, police say they are checking out just who was at the Anarchist book fair at Westdale Secondary School over the weekend. WSS is a couple of miles from the Locke St business district. The Facebook page for this book fair is amusing to read, ...
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Anarchists who have claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in Athens have threatened to bring bloodshed to the streets. It follows the arrest of Dinos Yiatzoglou, 29, who is accused of attempting to kill Lucas Papademos, a former prime minister, with a letter bomb last year. “If anything happens to ...

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This is the polite tactic of the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, known as MACC, a New York City collective that seeks “to seed resistance to an emboldened right-wing through an alternative, radical form of participatory politics,” according to their website. On a windy spring evening, around ten ...
In a post on the same anarchist website, the assailants said the attacks on the shops on Ermou Street were an expression of solidarity for Yagtzoglou. They have also threatened that they “will level Athens and Thessaloniki” unless their demands are met. In Thessaloniki, anarchists burned three trash ...
A post on an anarchist website claiming responsibility for a Molotov cocktail attack on police in the downtown Athens Exarchia district in the early hours of Thursday vowed an escalation in violence that would “make December 2008 like a pleasant memory.” The announcement came shortly after a group of ...
Artists and criminals are often the first to push the boundaries of technology. Barrett Brown is a criminal who has actually helped inspire art — the TV show Mr. Robot. Its protagonist is a hacktivist — a hacker who breaks into computer systems to promote a cause. Brown was connected to Anonymous, ...



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