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is class struggle anarchy different from insurrectionary anarchy?

+3 votes
if they're not different, then why are they called different things?
asked Nov 16, 2010 by anonymous

1 Answer

+7 votes
Different analysis, different tactics, different approaches. But the problem is that those who rail against "insurrectionary" anarchists are almost always using a strawman argument. The insurrectionary anarchists I know do not ignore, dismiss, or otherwise disregard a class analysis of capitalism and the state. Those who refer to themselves as "class struggle" anarchists are almost always using that terminology as a short-cut way of describing their strategies and tactics. More specifically it appears that they do not reject labor unions as locations for revolutionary intervention, whereas most other anarchists (and not just the crazed insurrectionaries) do. Perhaps the main distinction is manifest around the organizational question; class struggle anarchists tend to favor formal membership-based cadre organizations, while insurrectionary anarchists reject them in favor of networks and informal ones.
answered Nov 16, 2010 by lawrence (13,550 points)
a decade ago such a question would have been literally incredible.