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Thu, 8 September 2011
In this episode of Echo of Freedom, Radical Podcast i describe the relationship between non-violence and anarchism. The reason why i talk about it today because of the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET campaign that is happening soon, and that campaign is non-violent and very anarchistic in its core.
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We have to be more careful and clear in our definitions. For example, it's okay to be "violent" in self-defense -- i.e. currently The State initiates violence against us (try refusing to kill Iraqi children, and see what happens) -- so, although I actually do think more "friendly" tactics are more effective, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that we are being aggressed against. "They started it." Also, I have a very different definition of "capitalism" -- for me it is simply people freely trading (the free market, laissez-faire, that kinda stuff). State-capitalism, of course, is the exact opposite of capitalism, by my definition. You seem to suggest it is inherently hierarchical and oppressive -- but if you define it like that, what do you call the system where people freely exchange their goods and services in an open "market"? (ie. do you consider Rand's philosophies capitalist? And if not, why not?)