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My partner and I somewhat recently bought the house we had already lived in for several years. We both wanted a base that was ours, and the trade off of having to work to pay a mortgage and stay in the place that is home seemed, in the logic of the capitalist world we live in, sensible. Neither of us wants to move, I can only speak for myself, but there are two places I want to die, and this is one of them, Is buying property anarchist? Certainly not. Is carving out a niche, regulated as it is, a chance to have some space that is our own? Maybe, but with many caveats.

Is squatting inherently anarchist? I honestly don't think so, and I don't mean that as a snipe at squatting. I knew some folks many years back who squatted about a block of condemned houses. As far as I can tell it was anarchic as fuck, though they were certainly not "anarchists"... Until they got evicted, around the time those shitty empty houses, or rather the property they were on, had value. Then it was just the streets again, and where I live, that was a once and done opportunity.

On the other hand, an old-head in my town who is obstensibly anarchist (at least has at times been?) Has been squatting for years and surviving. I have mad respect for their choices, which are not mine. As far as this person is an anarchist, squatting is definitely part of that. Also, this individual is a student of Lenin and Mao, which doesn't make their squatting unanarchich, but it does raise some questions about assumptions about the dichotomy of practice v. practitioner.

I hate to start the comments from a middle ground, but I think you carve out your space how you can, and in the ways that make sense to you.