So you've heard about these "anarchist jurisdictions", and you know it is a joke, meaningless usage of the word Anarchism as a pejorative much the same way these TV dictators froth at the mouth at the mere mention of Communism.
Many people who assume it to be synonymous with chaos and mindless acts of destruction, or maybe just a general air of anti-authoritarianism will skim past this headline and ones like it in the future, but Anarchism is not these things, it is a different way of looking at the world entirely.
If you're curious about what anarchism actually is, consider reading this FAQ to get started with the general principles and some history: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-anarchist-faq-editorial-collective-an-anarchist-faq-02-17
Share this around with your friends in case they are similarly unfamiliar and are also a bit curious what all this fear-mongering fuss is about!
@nex3 >narrow visions of autonomy
helping your neighbors is the revolution that we need
For us, everything that seeks to destroy economic and political oppression, all that which serves to raise the moral and intellectual level of human beings, to give them the consciousness of their rights and of their forces and to persuade them to do their business by themselves, all that provokes hatred against oppression and love between people, brings us closer to our aim.
-- Errico Malatesta
Absolutely devastating, I'm completely shocked. David Graeber was one of the best leftist/anarchist public intellectuals of our time.
Next FOSDEM: 6 & 7 February 2021, online
FOSDEM 2021 will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2021 as an online event.
Please bear with us while we work out the specifics. Further details and calls for participation will be announced in the coming weeks.