Anarchism is a personal and political philosophy based on the premise that no person has the right to have authority over another. We aren't opposed to organisation, but insist that it should always be fully democratic and voluntary. [snip]
The philosophy of anarchism is in many ways similar to the "green" movement, and many anarchists are involved with environmental campaigns and projects. Our opposition to authority and domination leads us to become involved in feminism, anti-military and anti-colonial movements, and to oppose racism and abuse. Anarchists are also often involved in mutual aid projects such as community gardens, collective workshops, art and music groups and rural communes.
We also see similarities to anarchism in many indigenous societies. While on the surface they may often appear hierarchical, there is often a subtle system of checks and balances that ensure leaders must carefully represent peoples' needs or quickly lose their authority. Read More