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Murray Bookchin - Las Formas de la Libertad Parte 2

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You couldn't call you a periodical anarchist, you couldn't call you self-anarchist, you couldn't use the word in anything but a pejorative sense so he invented the word "libertariene" And it's seem been expropriated, or appropriated if you like by the right wing we have to reclaim that word again because it has a much richiest history and a much richiest meaning. So when I use that word from here on please very mind the sense in which I am using it Then getting back to what I wanted to say We have to reconsider the whole question of this: How are we going to create not only the forms of "empowerment", or "forms" of freedom How also are we going to recover the libertarian tradition?, the under side of history, as Elise Boulding put it in a magnificent book on feminism and the hidden history of women the under side of history that has always existed in all movements , and in all struggles And bring that to the surface again so the people can recognise their own traditions which are been buried under those..., snowed under the razzle dazzle of the academy that has been snowed under the razzle dazzle of the official history and even of socialist history whether walking in circles talking about the fight between parties than they're are between the people and their rulers And one has only to consult most socialist history in order to find what they're really talking about, and not the people that're talking about socialist versus none-socialist anarchist versus none-anarchist capitalist versus democratic parties that's what they're argue about How are we going to recover that libertanian dimension? and not only that libertanian dimension in tradition with the forms that people spontaneously created in great moments of social change, of radical change How are we going to recover that? What are we going to learn from it?, What are the forms that they created?, How they do apply to our own times? I would not go back 2000, 5000 years ago, I could I can even go back to the tribal world and say that there... the real libertarian history of humanity is to be located among the Iroquoise Confederation among very sororaux groups that women formed in some called primitive societies and there's a marvelous work on that, by the way, "The Women of the Forest" wich is very compelling, and it's forced into the formatted male history and male anthropology while all the data contradicts the conclusions How women formed their own society, apart from men living in the men's house Yolanda Murphy wrote it, but anfortunately her husband was there too (Laughter) So it begans to be placed within the formatted academic anthropology I can go into that in great detail and I have a great deal to do with the Akwesasne people, the so called Iroquoise Confederacy, ok? I can go into Greece which was grown in a million ways patriarchy, slavery and war agonistic mentalities, competitive outlooks but one thing it was created, certain forms one grandiose town meeting so to speak in Athens around 450 BC from which we can learn, no in which we can model ourselves and there's nothing in which we can model ourselves I can go into the medieval commune, which did not mean comunism it really did meant town, or city council and give you endless examples of that I'm doing a book right now for the Sierra Club wich roads are whole copped out particularly in reference to municipal life the early towns, even as early as Sumerians were build about face to face democracies which later turn into hierarchical state-type structures I can do that I don't wanna burn you with that because it would take hours to talk about. I can talk about the magnificent revolutionary secctions in Paris in 1793 to 1794. And here I just have the pause because it's so breathetakingly fascinating Take too the city of Paris, with one million people, which is the equivalent of Los Angeles whith 20 million people given the communication system that they had you couldn't go faster than a horse They had no telephons, they had no telegraphs the only way you can communicate was by letter and as fast as a letter can be carried or as fast as you can walk And within that city of approximately give or take a million people they rid out of the city of Paris during the higher French Revolution in 1793 to 1794 into 48 sections But this 48 sections consider all this neighbourhoods met in direct assembly each one of them 48 assemblies called sections occupying churches, occupying schools, occupying monasteries. Whether is in the assembly and in a face to face relationship discuss all the political affairs of the revolution including meetings of war or peace. And then on top of that established citizens commission and none of them were paid Meeting in these assemblies to fit Paris.

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Duration: 14 minutes and 58 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: jefebromden on Jun 2, 2011

Conferencia dada en marzo de 1985 en San Francisco en la introducción de una mesa redonda sobre el tema "Las Formas de la Libertad"

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