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Gathering Together to Smash the State: An Analysis of Rhetorical Artifacts from the 2002 North American Anarchist Gathering
Unformatted Document Text:  Gathering 9 Projects that were more large-scale in scope, such as railroad systems, workers from one community could federate with workers from other communities while working in a self- sufficient manner. The products from these large-scale operations would help to link the different communities together so that they could trade necessities that were difficult or impossible to produce in certain communities. The individual communities determined worth rather than a committee, which would help to ensure the self-sufficiency and independence of each community, and would work out the trade of goods. Schecter (1994) points out that these federations of workers could lead to the same old problem of creating an elite class with power over workers. Over the course of the last two decades anarchism has shifted its direction toward Green politics creating a fourth theory. Essentially, the anarchist concern over wages and remuneration has been replaced by a concern for the environment and planet. The contemporary incarnation of anarchism is strongly opposed to the view that the natural world exists for human exploitation (Schecter, 1994). Much of this vision of anarchism is described in the Green Manifesto in which Kemp and Wall (1990) call for a series of six changes in modern society. First, world economies need to focus on renewable and recyclable resources. Second, there needs to be a move away from the boom or bust notions of capitalism towards a stable economy that is able to provide all citizens with basic levels of physical comfort. Third, there needs to be a move toward economic self-sufficiency in terms of food and energy. Next, there needs to be more decentralization in terms of politics, which will encourage greater participation. Next, decentralized planning needs to replace short-term market transactions. Finally, there needs to be a move away from the view of human beings as rational consumers to a view of human beings as emotional creators. Based on the shifting concerns of anarchists and the introduction of the Green Manifesto an anarcho-

Authors: Atkinson, Joshua.
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Gathering 9
Projects that were more large-scale in scope, such as railroad systems, workers from one
community could federate with workers from other communities while working in a self-
sufficient manner. The products from these large-scale operations would help to link the
different communities together so that they could trade necessities that were difficult or
impossible to produce in certain communities. The individual communities determined worth
rather than a committee, which would help to ensure the self-sufficiency and independence of
each community, and would work out the trade of goods. Schecter (1994) points out that these
federations of workers could lead to the same old problem of creating an elite class with power
over workers.
Over the course of the last two decades anarchism has shifted its direction toward Green
politics creating a fourth theory. Essentially, the anarchist concern over wages and remuneration
has been replaced by a concern for the environment and planet. The contemporary incarnation of
anarchism is strongly opposed to the view that the natural world exists for human exploitation
(Schecter, 1994). Much of this vision of anarchism is described in the Green Manifesto in which
Kemp and Wall (1990) call for a series of six changes in modern society. First, world economies
need to focus on renewable and recyclable resources. Second, there needs to be a move away
from the boom or bust notions of capitalism towards a stable economy that is able to provide all
citizens with basic levels of physical comfort. Third, there needs to be a move toward economic
self-sufficiency in terms of food and energy. Next, there needs to be more decentralization in
terms of politics, which will encourage greater participation. Next, decentralized planning needs
to replace short-term market transactions. Finally, there needs to be a move away from the view
of human beings as rational consumers to a view of human beings as emotional creators. Based
on the shifting concerns of anarchists and the introduction of the Green Manifesto an anarcho-


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