14 Facts About Anarchists


Anarchists have taken part in several revolutions, most notably in the Paris Commune, the Russian Civil War and the Spanish Civil War, whose end marked the end of the classical era of anarchism.

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Anarchists were treated similarly in the Second International, being ultimately expelled in 1896.

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Anarchists became known for their involvement in protests against the World Trade Organization, the Group of Eight and the World Economic Forum.

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Anarchists' tactics take various forms but in general serve two major goals, namely to first oppose the Establishment and secondly to promote anarchist ethics and reflect an anarchist vision of society, illustrating the unity of means and ends.

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Anarchists took an active role in strike actions, although they tended to be antipathetic to formal syndicalism, seeing it as reformist.

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Anarchists reinforced their propaganda within the arts, some of whom practiced naturism and nudism.

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Anarchists have employed various methods in order to build a rough consensus among members of their group without the need of a leader or a leading group.

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Anarchists have found it easier to create websites because of distributional and other difficulties, hosting electronic libraries and other portals.

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Anarchists were involved in developing various software that are available for free.

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Anarchists consider proper education, one which sets the foundations of the future autonomy of the individual and the society, to be an act of mutual aid.

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Anarchists consider the state as a tool of domination and believe it to be illegitimate regardless of its political tendencies.

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Anarchists consider the idea that the state is the collective will of the people to be an unachievable fiction due to the fact that the ruling class is distinct from the rest of society.

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Anarchists such as Leo Tolstoy and Herbert Read stated that the border between the artist and the non-artist, what separates art from a daily act, is a construct produced by the alienation caused by capitalism and it prevents humans from living a joyful life.

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Anarchists reject this criticism because challenging or disobeying authority does not entail the disappearance of its advantages by acknowledging authority such as doctors or lawyers as reliable, nor does it involve a complete surrender of independent judgment.

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