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Ross Ulbricht and the Courage to Break the Law

via Center for a Stateless Society

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The Internet was always anarchist...

Center for a Stateless Society

by Tech Learning Collective

The Internet was always anarchist, so anarchists must learn to become responsible for operating it

The fundamental tenet of anarchism is the resistance to an Archos, Greek for “master.” To advocate for anarchism is to position oneself in opposition to a master, i.e., to claim the fundamental right of self-determination, autonomy, and freedom from a centralized system of (especially coercive) control. To act anarchically simply means to act independently of a master. It does not mean acting in an uncoordinated or unorganized fashion, nor does it always mean a total absence of layered responsibilities, more commonly known as “hierarchy.”

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