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An Intro to Modern Anarchism: Isn't Libertarian Socialism a Contradiction? (Video 1 of 3)

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Uploaded on Nov 20, 2011

"An Intro to Modern Anarchism: Isn't Libertarian Socialism a Contradiction?" Discussion at Occupy Boston's Free School University on October 9, 2011

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Anarchism is, in essence, the striving toward a free society of free individuals. It prefigures this ideal by experimenting with forms of self-determination, voluntary association and self-management, as the basis for a new society.

Anarchism's do-it-ourselves sensibility - the belief that everyone is capable of taking direct action to shape their lives and communities - means that we oppose the concentrated power of both the state and capitalism.

This workshop was an open and organic discussion, preceded by presentations from Tristan Husby and Patrick St. John.

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Tristan Husby is a graduate student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He works with the NYC based group Practical Anarchy and his writings have appeared in Perspectives and Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies.

Patrick St. John is an organizer, graphic designer, filmmaker, and writer based in Boston. Patrick has organized at the high school, university, and grad school level, and is currently writing a book on student power. He tweets at @forstudentpower and writes at http://forstudentpower.org & http://patrickstjohn.org.

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