Revolution

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Nov 28 2005 18:44
Revolution

Hi all,

I need a couple of basic texts for this anarchism class at the university of washington that I'm partially involved in. The subject for this week is "revolution". I need 2 or 3 short texts or extracts from longer ones making the case for revolution as opposed to reform, describing what it is, and why it is necessary. I don't think people in this class have had a good enough exposition to class struggle anarchism, instead seeing anarchism as a vague blend of different tendencies including lifestylism and primitivism.

I thought this red and black notes article might be good since it contrasts an authoritarian, political revolution with an antiauthoritarian, social one:

http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/rbr/freerev.html

Any other ideas?

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Nov 28 2005 18:50

Have a peek through our thought seciton - http://libcom.org/thought/

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Nov 28 2005 22:47

Surely at time like this you just need to turn to the appropriate page in the Life and Ideas of Errico Malatesta.

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Nov 28 2005 23:39

Quite possibly - haven't had a look at that in a while...

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Dec 2 2005 00:06

Go to twice sold tales on the ave by the uw and ask for vick he will help you find exactlywhat you are looking for.

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Dec 2 2005 13:44
Killing_in_your_name wrote:
Go to twice sold tales on the ave by the uw and ask for vick he will help you find exactlywhat you are looking for.

confused

888 I'm sure there's some relevant passage/s in the anarchist FAQ www.anarchistfaq.org.uk

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Dec 3 2005 05:51
Killing_in_your_name wrote:
Go to twice sold tales on the ave by the uw and ask for vick he will help you find exactlywhat you are looking for.

Vick, eh? I might do that - although the class happened today (he's talking about a bookshop in the university district in Seattle...) Do I know you?

The faq section, though good, was a bit too long. I didn't have enough time in the end to find/collate the best possible arguments/information, but the class went well anyway...