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[WORKSHOP] poster or handbill time.

Submitted by Cheeks in propaganda

I reworked some Gelderloos for this.

Looking for a community build out of it... I suck with graphics and the like... Let's see where this can go.

A world beyond nations and capitalism? Yes!! Although hierarchical societies are extremely effective at conquering their neighbors and securing vast fortunes for their rulers, they are the creators of climate change, food and water shortages, market instability, and other global crises. Hierarchical models are not proving to be particularly sustainable. Anarchists societies are historically better at enabling all its members to meet their needs and desires.

We can live in a society with no bosses, masters, politicians, or bureaucrats; a society with no judges, no police, and no criminals, no rich or poor; a society free of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia; a society in which the wounds from centuries of enslavement, colonialism, and genocide are finally allowed to heal. The only things stopping us are the prisons, our participation, and paychecks of the powerful, and ourselves.

If we ever win the freedom to run our own lives, we’ll probably come up with entirely new approaches to the tried and true aspects of past anarchist societies. You matter, your ideas are needed. Join us in a better tomorrow.

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ziq wrote (edited )

I tried to break it down so images can more easily be attached to each point. I also delayed mentioning anarchy until they're more hooked in and replaced some stuff that I didn't feel was direct enough:


Can we move beyond nations and capitalism?

Yes!!

Hierarchical societies are extremely effective at conquering their neighbors and securing vast fortunes for their rulers.

But how does that help you?

This antiquated social system creates:

Climate change, food and water shortages, market instability, rampant inequality and other global crises. Hierarchical models are leading us to unmitigated destruction.

Non-hierarchical societies throughout history have proven better at enabling all people to meet their needs and desires rather than only the fortunate few at the top of the ladder.

We can live in a society with no bosses or bureaucrats; a society with no judges, no police, and no criminals.

No rich or poor.

Anarchy isn't a dirty word.

Anarchism is a society free of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia; a society in which the wounds from centuries of enslavement, colonialism, and genocide are finally allowed to heal.

A world of true equality.

The only thing keeping us from anarchy is our masochistic habit of legitimizing our own subjugation.

We don't need to hold up the soul-crushing hierarchies that cage us.

We don't need to live under tyranny and despair.

If we choose to run our own lives, if we embrace mutual aid with our neighbors and direct action against our oppressors, we can free ourselves.

You matter, your ideas are needed. Join us in a better tomorrow.

Find out more at:...?

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

Anarchism is a society free of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia; a society in which the wounds from centuries of enslavement, colonialism, and genocide are finally allowed to heal.

I feel as though Anarchism is more of a philosophy of opposition to oppressive forces rather than a "society".

What do you think of this instead?:

Anarchism is a philosophy addressing the modern social ills including racism (white supremacy), sexism (patriarchy), colonization, homophobia, and transphobia induced by rampant industrial capitalism; to form a society in which the wounds from centuries of enslavement, colonialism, and genocide are finally allowed to heal.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Better but I think cheeks is an ancom so they might see it differently.

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Cheeks wrote

Anarchist without adjectives, but do lean a little more towards communalism. I wouldn't say say ancom though..

Anarchism is a social and political (some would say apolitical) philosophy, yes. But that doesn't retract from the fact that anarchist societies have existed.

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ziq wrote (edited )

These are the sorta images that could fit with each panel:


Can we move beyond nations and capitalism?

Image of war, panic, destruction? Simplified - 2 soldiers holding guns on each other imprinted on a globe of the Earth.

Yes!!

The same globe, but this time with a smiley face on it?

Hierarchical societies are extremely effective at conquering their neighbors and securing vast fortunes for their rulers.

A greedy king hoarding wealth and resources.

But how does that help you?

Regular people.

This antiquated social system creates:

Climate change, food and water shortages, market instability, rampant inequality and other global crises. Hierarchical models are leading us to unmitigated destruction.

Barren polluted industrial wasteland.

Non-hierarchical societies throughout history have proven better at enabling all people to meet their needs and desires rather than only the fortunate few at the top of the ladder.

Pre-industrial people working together.

We can live in a society with no bosses or bureaucrats; a society with no judges, no police, and no criminals.

Cop beating someone, boss yelling at someone.

No rich or poor.

Anarchy isn't a dirty word.

A horizontal line of people holding hands.

Anarchism is a society free of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia; a society in which the wounds from centuries of enslavement, colonialism, and genocide are finally allowed to heal.

A sunrise?

A world of true equality.

Anarchy symbol over a globe of the Earth.

The only thing keeping us from anarchy is our masochistic habit of legitimizing our own subjugation.

Person leaning a ladder onto another person and attempting to climb them.

We don't need to hold up the soul-crushing hierarchies that cage us.

Person pushing the ladder over to prevent other person from climbing on them.

We don't need to live under tyranny and despair.

Person planting a sapling in industrial wasteland.

If we choose to run our own lives, if we embrace mutual aid with our neighbors and direct action against our oppressors, we can free ourselves.

Dozens of people planting saplings in industrial wasteland.

You matter, your ideas are needed. Join us in a better tomorrow.

Mature forest.

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GrimWillow wrote

If I get some time, I can take a shot at putting something together like a comic or something. I like the idea of collaborating to create something here.

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Cheeks wrote

Great! Yes. Please do so. I have to admit I am partial 5o the idea of an infographic, but would love to see a comic.

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GrimWillow wrote

I might end up having to clip a bunch of text since I'm considering a 1 page (double sided print) foldable booklet. So the end result would be 4 "pages", and each "page" sized 5.5"x8.5"

Infographic might be easier, and a single image would get more online shares, but comics can be quite digestible and accessible in print. We could even do both, why not? Not saying that I would personally do both, but I can give a comic a shot.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Find out more at:...?

anarchistfaq.org and raddle.me I guess. Or we could just link to anarchy works. There should be an anarchyworks.com that redirects to that book on the anarchist library.

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Cheeks wrote (edited )

This could work:

Find out more at:

Anarchistfaq.org

Raddle.me

Sub.media

Anarchy Works - Peter Gelderloos http://bit.do/AnarchyWorks

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ziq wrote (edited )

It might be too wordy for a poster. Could it be an infographic? We can find related images to paste next to each paragraph of text.