Vice, “Anarchist Black Metallers Dawn Ray’d Want to Spark a Revolution”

“Anarchism has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, ‘Freedom.’ Freedom to discover any truth, freedom to develop, to live naturally and fully.”

So said writer, organizer, and anarchist icon Lucy Parsons almost a century ago, and her words still ring true over the crumbling dystopia in which those she allied herself with—women, people of color, workers, revolutionaries—still struggle for air. Anarchism as a political philosophy has been so distorted by the state, the media, and its own currently obscure status on the leftist spectrum that most of those who seek to understand—or castigate—its principles and tactics still have no concept of that which every anarchist fights for: liberation. Liberation from the state, from the bosses, from hierarchy —liberation from all systems of oppression, for all people.

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