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Anarchism is Movement
by Tomás Ibáñez
Article mis en ligne le 13 décembre 2019

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Anarchism is Movement

by Tomás Ibáñez

with foreword by Peter Gelderloos

Freedom Press, 2019, 150pp, £7.50.

The child of Spanish anarchist revolutionaries who fled to France in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Tomás Ibáñez was an influential participant in the Paris 1968 student uprising — being one of two people who created the famous Ⓐ symbol which is now so synonymous with anarchism. In the 1970s-80s he was also active in the rebirth of Spanish anarchism following the death of dictator Francisco Franco, and has since become a respected and prolific author on the subject. After a lifetime of struggle, Anarchism is Movement distills his thoughts on anarchism in times to come, considering the philosophy as a uniquely flexible political strand.

In his foreword, Peter Gelderloos notes :

“Ibáñez embraces change, he identifies the ideas that hold us back, without ever abandoning that which would constitute the spirit of anarchism, if he believed in such a thing : the hopeful, bold, utopian, practical struggle against domination.”

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For more check out this interview with the author




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