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Author Van Deusen, David, 1973- author

Title On anarchism : dispatches from the people's republic of Vermont / David Van Deusen ; foreword by Jeff Jones of the Weather Undergroud
Published New York : Algora Publishing, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages)
Contents ""Foreword: Red and Black in the Green Mountain State""; ""Chapter 1: History ""; ""The Rise and Fall of The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective""; ""The Political Premise""; ""The Black Bloc and Beyond""; ""Building The Movement""; ""The Fall & Legacy""; ""Chapter 2: Theory""; ""Culture and Nothingness""; ""Part I: The Dawn of Nothingness""; ""Part II: The Instinct to Rebel""; ""Part III: The Rise of Capitalism""; ""Part IV: Authoritarian Communism As An Incomplete Resistance""; ""Part V: Capitalist Colonization & Neo-Liberalism ""; ""Part VI: Radical Commodification & Consumerism""
""A:16 â#x80;#x94; A March On The Capitol: April 2000""""The Battle of Quebec City""; ""DC and the Twin Towers: A Battle Postponed""; ""Chapter 4: Organization""; ""Concerning The Long Term Viability of Forming Workersâ#x80;#x99; Councils""; ""Workersâ#x80;#x99; Councils As Real Democracy & Revolutionary Power""; ""Lessons From The Green Mountains""; ""Building A Workersâ#x80;#x99; Center & Launching An All-Workers-Union""; ""Origins of The Vermont Workersâ#x80;#x99; Center and Internal Structure""; ""State of The Montpelier Downtown Workers Union""; ""From Montpelier Downtown Workersâ#x80;#x99; Union To A Montpelier Workersâ#x80;#x99; Council""
""Freedom and Unity""""A Peoplesâ#x80;#x99; Bill of Rights""; ""The Worth of Labor and Exchange""; ""Self Determination for the Abenaki""; ""In Defense of Freedom""; ""Vermont as a Northern Star""; ""The Vermont Spring""; ""Chapter 3. Insurrection""; ""Black Bloc Tactics Communiqué""; ""Introductory Notes from the First Edition""; ""Our Movement Grows""; ""Anarchism and the Broader Movement""; ""The Development of the Movement""; ""Our Local Communities""; ""At Demonstrations""; ""The Necessity of Increasing Our Tactical Abilities""
""Increased Organization of Street Fighting Force: The Formation of an Elected Tactical Facilitation Core""""Individual Affinity Groups""; ""Clusters""; ""Reconnaissance and Communication""; ""Reserves""; ""Additional Security Precautions: Maps, Radios, IDs, Names, Etc.""; ""Communiques""; ""Anarchist Principles of Tactical Leadership""; ""Physical Training In Between Actions""; ""Pre-emptive Actions""; ""Preparations For Increased State Repression""; ""Development of Our Social and Political Understandings""; ""Conclusion""; ""Anti-WTO Protests & The Battle of Seattle""
""Part VII: The Anarchist Rebellion""""On the Question of Violence & Nonviolence""; ""Introduction""; ""When Violence is Necessary""; ""Pacifism as Foreign to the Poor and Working Classes""; ""Psychological Roots of Pacifism as a Bourgeois Ideology""; ""Conclusion""; ""Neither Washington Nor Stowe ""; ""â#x80;#x94; Common Sense for the Working Vermonter: ""; ""A Libertarian-Socialist Manifesto (Third Revised Ed. 2014)""; ""A Peoplesâ#x80;#x99; History""; ""The Yoke of Washington and Wall Street""; ""The Yoke Within""; ""A Second Vermont Revolution""; ""Town Meeting""; ""The Farmers""; ""The Workplace""
Summary The contemporary anarchist world, including the idea of secession as it flourishes in ""Bernie Sanders' Vermont, "" is outlined in these collected writings of an AFL-CIO union officer, laborer, journalist and anarchist organizer. With a partial focus on the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective but applicable throughout the US, he describes political goals and specific events in the last few decades; central to the theme is the aim to expand venues for democratic decision making and socialism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Anarchism -- United States.
Anarchism -- Vermont.
Deliberative democracy -- United States.
Deliberative democracy -- Vermont.
Democracy -- Decision making.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017040821
ISBN 162894305X (electronic book)
9781628943054 (electronic book)
(paperback) (alkaline paper)