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Advice for inclusion of anarchist organization[edit]

Hello! I'm a new user and created the entry for Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Unfortunately it was flagged for deletion due to issues of notability but one suggestion was to include details about the organization in Anarchism related pages. Is there a suggestion or recommendation for this? Thank you. Cali1155 (talk) 15:20, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Check out the last section of Anarchism in the United States, where it's already mentioned. Is there a better source (perhaps book/magazine) on its founding than the one from Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism (Schmidt) has some basic description on NEFAC. czar 16:48, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Documentary "The Accidental Anarchist"[edit]

Hello. I'd like your opinion on something.

I saw Carne Ross's documentary The Accidental Anarchist recently. In the second half of the documentary, he refers to the philosopher Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish groups in the Syrian Civil War, the YPG and YPJ, as "anarchist". I was thinking about adding something to the relevant articles about this, although it seems as if Ross has a rather unusual definition of anarchism. I don't think that anyone else has called the YPG or YPJ anarchist.

What would your advice be? Epa101 (talk) 08:58, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

@Epa101, it's not always covered as "anarchism" per se but as Democratic Confederalism. "Rojava" searches will get better results than the party/army acronyms, and there are plenty of sources: Revolution in Rojava, writings of Dilar Dirik, David Graeber. It's no secret that Öcalan was largely inspired by Bookchin but the press prefers to cover the "women fighting ISIS" angle more than the "egalitarian society" elements. The press may not specifically use the word "anarchist" in the case of the latter and risk having to explain themselves, so search for Kurds/PKK & democracy. Wikipedia reflects the source coverage, hence why Rojava covers the Öcalan/Bookchin connection more than the phrase "anarchism". There are plenty of connected articles that could use some expansion. czar 11:45, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. I'll do a bit more research, and hope to make some contributions to these articles. Epa101 (talk) 13:40, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Repeating sections[edit]

Many (most?) of our top-level articles read like a copy-pasted patchwork of summaries from other schools-of-thought articles. Much of it is held over from early Wikipedia. The articles really need a rework towards their specific topic areas and histories, with historical sources specific to that school of thought (better bibliographies). Others probably need to be blown up and rebuilt altogether... There was one custom note written for Left-wing market anarchism (cited from The American as Anarchist) that repeated the same inaccurate claim in eight other articles. I imagine some subtopics wouldn't even warrant splitting from their parent articles once the duplicated content is assessed and removed. czar 03:36, 5 July 2017 (UTC)