#48: From Democracy to Freedom Audio Zine

What is democracy? How does it serve the social movements that adopt its discourse?

Listen to the Episode — 99 min

Summary

Welcome back to the Ex-worker! We’re eschewing our typical format once again to bring you our second audio zine, a production of Crimethinc.’s new text From Democracy to Freedom. This release coincides with the announcement of an online platform for participating in decentralized reading groups and online discussions on this text as well as the others in the series exploring questions around democracy, and how we relate to it as anarchists. {April 26th, 2016}

Notes and Links

  • Table of Contents
    • From Democracy to Freedom – 2:10
    • What is Democracy? – 6:39
    • Monopolizing legitimacy – 13:26
    • The Original Democracy – 17:22
    • Representative Democracy - A Market for Power – 23:17
    • Direct Democracy: Government without the State? – 34:12
    • Consensus and the Fantasy of Unanimous Rule – 44:38
    • The Excluded: Race, Gender and Democracy – 49:53
    • Arguments Against Autonomy – 59:30
    • Democratic Ostacles to liberation – 1:09:30
    • Toward Freedom: Points of Departure – 1:20:35
      • Horizontality, Decentralization, Autonomy, Anarchy – 1:21:25
      • Demystifying Institutions – 1:24:17
      • Creating Spaces of Encounter – 1:26:44
      • Cultivating Collectivity, Preserving Difference – 1:29:45
      • Resolving Conflicts – 1:32:23
      • Refusing to be Ruled – 1:35:07
      • From Democracy to Freedom – 1:37:16
  • From Democracy to Freedom – 2:10
  • What is Democracy? – 6:39
  • Monopolizing legitimacy – 13:26
  • The Original Democracy – 17:22
  • Representative Democracy - A Market for Power – 23:17
  • Direct Democracy: Government without the State? – 34:12
  • Consensus and the Fantasy of Unanimous Rule – 44:38
  • The Excluded: Race, Gender and Democracy – 49:53
  • Arguments Against Autonomy – 59:30
  • Democratic Ostacles to liberation – 1:09:30
  • Toward Freedom: Points of Departure – 1:20:35
    • Horizontality, Decentralization, Autonomy, Anarchy – 1:21:25
    • Demystifying Institutions – 1:24:17
    • Creating Spaces of Encounter – 1:26:44
    • Cultivating Collectivity, Preserving Difference – 1:29:45
    • Resolving Conflicts – 1:32:23
    • Refusing to be Ruled – 1:35:07
    • From Democracy to Freedom – 1:37:16
  • Horizontality, Decentralization, Autonomy, Anarchy – 1:21:25
  • Demystifying Institutions – 1:24:17
  • Creating Spaces of Encounter – 1:26:44
  • Cultivating Collectivity, Preserving Difference – 1:29:45
  • Resolving Conflicts – 1:32:23
  • Refusing to be Ruled – 1:35:07
  • From Democracy to Freedom – 1:37:16
  • Original music and sounds courtesy of Counterfeit.