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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."

Proudhon

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(By Hamza Salman) PTI is always in the news. The fact remains - the party is central to all national issues and matters of governance. It has largely changed national psyche and brings with it a major promise of welfare-driven politics with equity and justice at the core. The very rationale for the its ...
Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist debuts at 7:30 p.m. in Room F-120 of the Blinn-Bryan campus student Center. Performances ... Accidental Death of an Anarchist is inspired by the story of an Italian radical, Giuseppe Pinelli who occupies a police station, stirring the police into a frenzy. "This play ...

Investigator of the Moscow Interior Ministry refused to release anarchist Elena Gorban under a recognizance not to leave after the interrogation, and detained her. The activist ... According to OVD-Info, policemen are trying to get into the apartment of another anarchist with a search warrant. He does not let ...
police in Athens said on Friday that they are looking for members of anti-establishment groups that went on a rampage on Wednesday, damaging two butcher shops in the central district of Kypseli to protest against the slaughter of animals on the occasion of Tsiknopempti - the Thursday 11 days before the ...
Members of the Rouvikonas anarchist group stormed the Athens offices of the Hellenic-American Union and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday calling for a "free Palestine". The two offices are in separate downtown areas of the Greek capital. According to reports, more than 20 ...
He has often hosted the leaders of today's multi-billion dollar crypto projects--such as ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin--while occupying abandoned buildings in London, Barcelona, and elsewhere around Europe. A self-described anarchist, Taaki worked on a number of projects that put him at odds with ...

Since then, of course, he has realised that anarchists are just not that efficient. Underneath all the sloganeering though, Bone has been protesting about social cleansing all his life. He lived in Grenfell for two years. He knew people who were in the fire. He led "poor doors" protests in the East End in 2014.
Today I consider my self an anarchist. Mother would turn in her grave and the old man would hang his soaked head in shame. There existed a paradigm in my youth. Often spoken in jest, yet applied with vehement enthusiasm. "Never trust a bloke who doesn't drink, smoke and gamble" What a raft of crap.
An Afghan man who was arrested in central Athens on Saturday carrying dozens of detonators in a backpack is more likely linked to the domestic anarchist movement than to international terrorism. A source at the citizens' Protection Ministry said that intelligence regarding the suspect's movements prior to ...
... mind images of gangs fighting in the streets, looting and rioting, without a police force to help end the madness. It can be hard to grasp why anybody would ever declare themselves to be an "anarchist." After all, most of the news about anarchists in the United States focuses on their violent demonstrations.
There were other anarchists who believed in what we might call radical individualism, a radical kind of libertarianism. There were others like Emma Goldman, who focused on liberating the senses for cultural, artistic and sexual purposes. Johann Most was a German immigrant anarchist who believed that a ...
A foundation governing embattled cryptocurrency Tezos appears to want to wrest control over its development out of the hands of founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman. The Swiss government is being urged into action. A glimmer of hope emerged last week in the months-long fight for control of Tezos: ...
Not a hippie, not an anarchist, just an activist. Updated January 24, 2018 at 11:15 AM ; Posted January 24, 2018 at 10:42 AM. Freya Neely with the sign she held at Saturday's women's March in Huntsville.( Beth Thames ). Comment. 0 shares. By Beth Thames · bethmthames@gmail.com. There were 1,200 people in Big ...
And anarchists are very, very opposed to gentrification. Not having ever given much serious thought to Anarchism--to me it's so intuitively and self-evidently unworkable--I asked for some reading material. The most promising document I was provided with was titled "Short-Circuit: Towards an Anarchist ...
Conservative New democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has referred to "inconceivable tolerance" by the leftist-led government of violence and other worrying phenomena, warning that authorities should not allow the resurgence of a new generation of terrorists in Greece. Referring to an upcoming ...
Less than a year after being released from prison, whistleblower Chelsea Manning, known mostly for releasing a series of military logs and diplomatic cables to Wikileaks, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Democrat. She almost certainly won't defeat her primary opponent, incumbent Senator ...
Muslim refugees Team Up With anarchists in an Effort To Shame Greece. A squat in Athens is both a residence for asylum-seekers and a political statement. A Muslim refugee holds a Koran in Lesbos, Greece. A Muslim refugee in Lesbos, Greece Pierre Crom / Getty ...

Conservatives rail against members of the radical antifa (Anti-Fascist) movement, claiming they are violent anarchists hell-bent on battling the police and destroying property, all in an effort to express their displeasure with the Trump Administration. Meanwhile, Trump's critics label him the true anarchist: They ...
Later, during the trial, state prosecutors admitted that they could not determine who threw the bomb, but went ahead and charged seven anarchists with murder and conspiracy. According to the state, these men, including Albert Parsons, were guilty by their association with Chicago's anarchist press.
anarchists Prime (ACP) had a good 24 hours as the cryptocurrency jumped $0.00191 or 4.59% trading at $0.04355. According to Top Cryptocoin analysts, anarchists Prime (ACP) eyes $0.047905 target on the road to $0.0807274050262069. ACP last traded at Yobit exchange. It had high of $0.04482 and ...
In a bid to live closer to nature, he and his wife traded the noisy din of 24 hour a day sirens in the city for the peace, tranquility and natural environment Anarchist Mountain offered. The tradeoff paid dividends on New Year's day, when Ralph was alerted to a bobcat sighting on a hill across the road from their ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston police have arrested a 22-year-old woman after officers say she vandalized at least six homes and buildings on the peninsula with anti-police and anarchist graffiti. Makenzie Leigh Ruppe is in jail at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center after being arrested Sunday, Jan. 6 on six ...
The anarchist even compiled a poem in which he threatened: "Hark Hark! We're all coming down to Windsor to throw some things at you, but no it ain't confetti, so let the blood run blue. We hear the ringing bells, we'd rather wring your necks. We burned down Hampton Court, now Windsor Castle's next.".
Two self-styled anarchists who were among 394 people arrested during a 1995 police sweep at the Athens Polytechnic, as well as three to four younger recruits, comprise the Popular Fighters Group that claimed responsibility for the December 22 bombing attack at an Athens courthouse, according to ...
According to anarchistnews.org, a site dedicated to news and concern of anarchist activity, a rough translation of Green Nemesis Act 3 reads: "In the days leading up to Christmas thousands of people leave their sofas to do their essential shopping for the Christmas table filling their empty existences with ...
After the Haymarket trial, the police detective Michael Schaack, who was the great nemesis of Chicago anarchists, was asked if he would go after the women next. The question referred to Lucy Parsons and Lizzie Swank [another anarchist and close friend of Lucy and Albert]. People often complained that ...
The crypto-community is not short of colorful characters who want to overthrow the accepted way of doing things. But Amir Taaki arguably stands head and shoulders above the rest. The self-proclaimed anarchist recently broke cover to talk to quartz about the current state of bitcoin and his 'Polytechnics ...
anarchists claim Rome bomb. No one injured in ... (ANSA) - Rome, December 7 - Two allied anarchist groups on Thursday claimed responsibility for a rudimentary explosive device that went off outside a Carabinieri police station in Rome's San Giovanni district at around 5:30 on Thursday. No one was hurt ...
This medley of black-clad anarchists, anti-fascists (known as "antifa" activists) and their fellow travelers was a response to the previous week's white ... According to a history distributed by an anarchist news service in 2001, by Daniel Dylan Young, a continuing struggle in Germany between squatters and ...
An annual book fair that has served for more than three decades as the most important meeting point for the British anarchist movement has become the .... "The [Feminist] movement, other progressive movements, the parties, the anarchists are moving on, though, and there will just be people who will be left ...
Congress Supporting "anarchists" In Gujarat: Arun Jaitley. Arun Jaitley said the Congress stands mortgaged in the hands of those who can now spread only anarchy in Gujarat. All India | Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: November 25, 2017 23:09 IST. 3 Shares. email. PRINT. COMMENTS. Congress Supporting ...
Shrouded in mystery and drama, The Opposite of People's most recent production takes viewers through unexpected twists and turns to solve the accidental death of an anarchist. Aptly named, "The Accidental Death of an Anarchist" is loosely based on real-life events surrounding Italian anarchist Giuseppe ...
Communists, socialists and anarchists marched to the United States ... Left-wing student groups entered the Polytechnic after an anarchist ...
On November 16 the Public Art Commission of Palo Alto voted unanimously to remove the artwork of Adriana Varella from the city's public art ...
A Philadelphia police mini station on South Street was vandalized Thursday night and the windows of two vehicles were heavily damaged by ...
A union of anarchist bakers used their pastries as propaganda, assigning them ... "But really, it was the anarchists - who were anti-government, ...
The crime Wave that Gave anarchists a Bad Name ... In his book Ballad of The Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree That Gripped Belle Epoque ...
Need a cure for hepatitis C but don't have $84,000 laying around for Sovaldi? The anarchist says his DIY version will run you $800 or less.
Athens University staff have blocked self-styled anarchists from using a storage room on the institution's grounds to hold a party by turning off ...
ENLO PARK, Calif. -- The anarchist grew animated as he explained his plan to subvert a pillar of global capitalism by teaching the poor to ...
A Paris court on Wednesday gave prison sentences to seven far-left activists associated with the burning of a police car during protests against ...
In a statement posted on an anarchist website, the group said the action was prompted by the Spanish government's 'violence and repression' ...
Using sledgehammers, members of the anarchist group "Rubicon" smashed the glass entrance of the General Secretariat of Information ...
The clashes took place on Saturday when a group of anarchists gathered in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarcheia to protest the ...
I wouldn't have predicted that the Dusty Baker angle has been a touch underplayed for this series. Maybe the idea that these are just two really ...
There could be more protesters than usual at this year's Columbus Day ceremony in Pueblo. News 5 spoke with a representative from a new ...
As you know, I've spent one or two of these times we have together bitching about the playoff system, and the problems it doesn't solve.
The confrontation took place at the Houston Anarchist Book Fair, a gathering of local anarchists billed as a chance to network and discuss ...
This was the second time the city had shut down the self-described Catholic anarchist, controversial long before his arrival in Utah four years ...
Hundreds of revellers entered an abandoned B&Q for a 16-hour illegal rave that saw anarchists in a "stand-off" with police. Loud music blared ...


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