Prefigurative Organization, The

by Kim Keyser

There are a lot of ideologies, movements and
organizations which have tried to fundamentally
change the world. If we take a look around, we
quickly find out that this has not yet been successful:
the global society is marked by extreme poverty,
gruesome wars, enormous environmental crises
and deep social problems. In part, none of these
movements have been successful because they’ve
often ended up reproducing the same authoritarian
structure they’ve wanted to defeat. First in their
own organizations and then – for those who’ve
reached power – in the society as such. Anarchists
want a totally different society. To reach this society
we need to be organized, but how do we do that
without reproducing the social relationship we wish
to defeat? To do so we have two superb toolboxes:
direct democracy & direct action.

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