1 Elsewhere in the garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
Potentially a bit of a linkage between post-structuralism and anarchism and horizontalism (Revolutionary Left Radio: Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, and… Metamodernism?)
The cycle of struggle that erupted in 2011 – from the Arab Spring to the movement of the squares to the anti-austerity demonstrations in Britain – was characterised by stress on horizontalism and decentralised leadership. But as that movement grew and changed, it found itself running into the limits of that form, and entered into political parties – or founded new ones. But it found both resistance and limits there, too – and now, especially in many countries in Europe, it finds itself at a crossroads. All of these questions are questions of political organisation, fraught with urgency because of the climate crisis, and – after the 20th century – without any easy answers or faith in the inevitability of history. What should come next?
- Vanguard Stacks: Self-Governing against Digital Colonialism
- Great article.
- Digital self-governance as tactic against Digital colonialism.
- Is the phrase 'digital colonialism' problematic?
- Vanguard stacks.
- Has elements part of the Horizontalism vs verticalism discussion.
- Seems to look for a synthesis between spontaneity (e.g. Horizontalism) and organisation (Verticalism).
- The upshot being, I think, suggesting that we need tools and platforms (social media and otherwise) that not only connect us, but also help us organise.
- It seems to be a combo of Prefiguration and Vanguardism.
- Is there a connection between prefiguration and vanguardism?
On the left, how do you go about organising. Very broadly speaking - horizontalism being a more distributed anarchist approach, verticalism being a more communist approach with a strong organising party.