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Anarchism is an anti-authoritarian political and social philosophy that rejects hierarchies deemed unjust and advocates their replacement with self-managed, self-governed societies based on voluntary, cooperative institutions. These institutions are often described as stateless societies, although several authors have defined them more specifically as distinct institutions based on non-hierarchical or free associations. Anarchism's central disagreement with other ideologies is that it holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful.

Anarchism is usually placed on the far-left of the political spectrum, and much of its economics and legal philosophy reflect anti-authoritarian interpretations of communism, collectivism, syndicalism, mutualism, or participatory economics. As anarchism does not offer a fixed body of doctrine from a single particular worldview, many anarchist types and traditions exist and varieties of anarchy diverge widely. Anarchist schools of thought can differ fundamentally, supporting anything from extreme individualism to complete collectivism. Strains of anarchism have often been divided into the categories of social and individualist anarchism, or similar dual classifications. Read more...


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Crimethought is not any ideology or value system or lifestyle, but rather a way of challenging all ideologies and value systems and lifestyles—and, for the advanced agent, a way of making all ideologies, value systems, and lifestyles challenging.

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CrimethInc. is a decentralized anarchist collective composed of multiple cells which act independently of one another. It emerged in the mid-1990s from its beginnings as the hardcore zine Inside Front, and began operating as a collective in 1996. It has since published widely-read propaganda for the anarchist movement, and expanded into nearly all areas of the contemporary anti-capitalist movement. Several divisions of the group have published books, while others have released records or organized large-scale national campaigns against globalization and representative democracy in favor of radical community organizing. Less public splinter groups have carried out direct action (including arson and hacktivism), hosted international conventions and other events, maintained local chapters, sparked riots and toured with multimedia performance art and/or hardcore anarcho-punk musical ensembles. The collective has received national media and academic attention, as well as strong criticism and praise from other anarchists for its activities and philosophy. (read more...)

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An upmarket Audi automobile with the license plate "ANRCHST"
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An upmarket Audi automobile with the license plate "ANRCHST". Anti-capitalist anarchists consider anarchism and anarcho-capitalism to be mutually exclusive, rejecting anarcho-capitalism's acceptance of consumerism and hierarchical labor as fundamentally unanarchistic.

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