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Anarchism (from Greek ἀν (without) + ἄρχειν (to rule) + ισμός (from stem -ιζειν), "without archons," "without rulers") is often defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful. However, others argue that while anti-statism is central, it is inadequate to define anarchism. Therefore, they argue instead that anarchism entails opposing authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations, including, but not limited to, the state system. Proponents of anarchism, known as "anarchists", advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical free associations.

Anarchism as a mass social movement has regularly endured fluctuations in popularity. The central tendency of anarchism as a social movement has been represented by anarcho-communism and anarcho-syndicalism, with individualist anarchism being primarily a literary phenomenon (which nevertheless did have an impact on the bigger currents, including the participation of individualists in large anarchist organizations). Many anarchists oppose all forms of aggression, supporting self-defense or non-violence (anarcho-pacifism), while others have supported the use of some coercive measures, including violent revolution and propaganda of the deed, on the path to an anarchist society.

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Crimethought is not any ideology or value system or lifestyle, but rather a way of challenging all ideologies and value systems and lifestyles—and, for the advanced agent, a way of making all ideologies, value systems, and lifestyles challenging.

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"All Traveler Kids Purged From CrimethInc. Membership"
CrimethInc. is a decentralized anarchist collective composed of multiple cells which act independently of one another. It emerged in the mid-1990s from its beginnings as the hardcore zine Inside Front, and began operating as a collective in 1996. It has since published widely-read propaganda for the anarchist movement, and expanded into nearly all areas of the contemporary anti-capitalist movement. Several divisions of the group have published books, while others have released records or organized large-scale national campaigns against globalization and representative democracy in favor of radical community organizing. Less public splinter groups have carried out direct action (including arson and hacktivism), hosted international conventions and other events, maintained local chapters, sparked riots and toured with multimedia performance art and/or hardcore anarcho-punk musical ensembles. The collective has received national media and academic attention, as well as strong criticism and praise from other anarchists for its activities and philosophy. (read more...)

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Drawing of Cuban anarchist Enrique Roig San Martin
Credit: El Productor

Drawing of Enrique Roig San Martin from an 1889 issue of El Productor, a Cuban anarchist magazine, which was published to commemorate Roig San Martin's death. Roig San Martín was an important figure in the early Cuban anarchist movement, and founded the Centro de Instrucción y Recreo de Santiago de las Vegas in 1882 with the primary goal of advocating trade unionism and collectivist anarchism.

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Johann Most
Johann Most, The Social Monster, 1890

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