Anarchist rally at Speaker's Corner, London (March 28th, 2009)

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MrK
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The way I see it, is that we either leave demonstrations to the Extreme Right, like the teabaggers, or we take charge and demonstrate for a peaceful but rapid transition to Demand Side Economics, a repeal of the neoliberal trade agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, WTO membership) and turning away from fossile fuels, the military industrial complex, and 'war as a racket' (war on terror, war against drugs, etc.).

Check this out - they call themselves anarchists, and wave scary black and red flags, but you'll agree with everything they say. (Remember that anarchism is the extreme of anti-centralised socialism - the direct opposite of communism on the Left. Anarchists are the real libertarians of the Left - not the Rand Paul, Ron Paul, BP is a person too and needs personal freedom, pro-corporates who call themselves 'libertarians').

Anarchist Rally 28th March 2009 Speakers Corner London UK (Part1)

Anarchist Rally 28th March 2009 Speakers Corner London UK (Part2)

Anarchist Rally 28th March 2009 Speakers Corner London UK (Part3)

Anarchist Rally 28th March 2009 Speakers Corner London UK (Part4)

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bamboo
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Great clips MrK. It happens

Great clips MrK.

It happens in the streets! 

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Mr_Dean
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Anarchy is synonymous with

Anarchy is synonymous with chaos.  Chaos brings death and destruction.  I'm anti-chaos so I can't support blind anarchy with no rhyme or reason.  I want law and order to the extreme where we see a reduction in crime by 10,000%.  I'm sick of criminals and I want an end to them and I want to enhance and utilize technology to prevent 99.99% of crime.  I also want DNA genetic science to invent eternal life (or at least greatly extend it) and to award it to good law abiding citizens while denying it to the criminalistic.

polycarp2
I think they are pretty much

I think they are pretty much united against how things are.

As one speaker noted, government solutions are to "Throw money at the rich and let the poor pay for it".

"Occupy the work place". Which is what they did in Argentina when jobs were outsourced and firms were bankrupted by buy-outs. Their workers just took them over, produced goods, and sold them.

The underlying theme seems to be....we're tired of government of, by and for the few. Government has lost  its legitimacy among the participants. If government here keeps opposing the desires of 70% of its' citizens, the same could happen here...again.

Machine guns guarding U.S. Government buildings during the Great Depression weren't there for decorative purposes.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

 

 

MrK
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Mr_Dean wrote: Anarchy is

Mr_Dean wrote:

Anarchy is synonymous with chaos.  Chaos brings death and destruction.  I'm anti-chaos so I can't support blind anarchy with no rhyme or reason.  I want law and order to the extreme where we see a reduction in crime by 10,000%.  I'm sick of criminals and I want an end to them and I want to enhance and utilize technology to prevent 99.99% of crime.  I also want DNA genetic science to invent eternal life (or at least greatly extend it) and to award it to good law abiding citizens while denying it to the criminalistic.

Mr Dean,

Not anarchy, but Anarchism. Anarchism is a form of socialism. Socialism is an umbrella term, for broadly: communism, social democracy, anarchism and utopianism. Communism is totalitarian and extremely centralized (5 year plans, planned economies, etc.). Social Democracy is about having a mixed economy, with the state owning usually infrastructure and utilities - the stuff everyone needs to use, with the rest being left to the private sector; the prevalent system across much of Western Europe, and the US has many features of that too (the post office, for instance). Anarchism is about much further decentralization of power. Utopianism (Utopian Socialism) is against any kind of power structure at all.

Many of these philosophies were put forward in Russia, before the Russian Revolution, and before Communism won the day. You should check them out, because they are fascinating reads.