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When Fucking The System Isn't Enough

Ramsey Kanaan / repost by Yossarian | 30.03.2004 10:21 | Analysis | Globalisation | Social Struggles | Cambridge

Experiences of anarchist organizing in Scotland, leading up to a five-year anti-poll-tax campaign. Includes a look at lessons learned regarding anarchist organizing, anarchist groups, and vanguards.

The talk is broken into 3 parts: 2 halves of Ramsey's presentation and about 30 minutes of discussion afterwards.

[Y note: This is one of the best talks on anarchist organizing that I have heard, and considering the mixed success of the anti-war and anti-globalization movements in the UK today, it seems worth learning as much as possible from past struggles.]

This talk will focus on Ramsey's experiences as an anarchist organizer in Scotland with the Edinburgh anarchist group, Community Resistance. It will look at the various activities, both propaganda and more important, activist, that the Community Resistance group was involved in -- culminating in their five-year anti-poll tax organizing campaign -- and the conclusions that can be drawn in terms of anarchist organizing, anarchist groups, and vanguards.

This talk was presented at the third Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, at the Institute for Social Ecology, August 2001.

For further information on the conference, please visit

Ramsey Kanaan / repost by Yossarian


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  1. great audio! — ab