otherreposter wrote

It is trivially true that the anarchist movement needs all kinds of people in order to survive, let alone thrive. It is also true, though perhaps less trivially, that contemporary anarchism is supersaturated with intellectuals and "knowledge workers" to the exclusion of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and skilled laborers of all sorts, to say nothing of architects, engineers, and physicians. Many if not most of these anarchists spend their time talking and writing about anarchism at an extremely high level of abstraction that completely sidesteps vital practical questions--i.e., questions about how the anarchist societies of the future will organize themselves to ensure that peoples' basic needs are met, as opposed to disquisitions over revolutionary praxis in the here and now. We need to put down our books and pick up tools--or, better, to have books in one hand and tools in the other.


otherreposter OP wrote

in my hunt for a new Abolition 101 video short enough but with the broadest possible vision for an intro class, i happened upon this angela davis keynote from a few years ago. what an amazing overview packed into 30 min. the discussion in parts 4/5 will be a treat for those looking for added inspiration

via Andrew Culp