Anarchy 101

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Anarchy 101 is a recurring event, currently scheduled for Fridays from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Church room at Noisebridge.  
 
Anarchy 101 is a recurring event, currently scheduled for Fridays from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Church room at Noisebridge.  
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=== Session 1 ===
 
=== Session 1 ===
Session One will be February 1st.  
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Session One was February 1st.  
  
We will be going over the responsibilities of the facilitator/instructor, the responsibilities of the participants, and some basic guidelines regarding process and behavior within the class.
 
 
Some of the topics we will discuss at this point is:
 
* Pseudo-intellectualism and Monochromism
 
* Intellectual Honesty
 
* The Usual Error
 
* The importance of communication
 
 
We will also be going over the following subjects:
 
 
* What does anarchy mean? (and why it always bad, besides "because the media says so")
 
* What does anarchy mean? (and why it always bad, besides "because the media says so")
 
* What is government? (and why it always always good, besides "because the government says so")
 
* What is government? (and why it always always good, besides "because the government says so")
 
* the function of government
 
* the function of government
 
* a brief evaluation of whether government actually achieves these functions
 
* a brief evaluation of whether government actually achieves these functions
 
If we have time we will also go over the concept of a bureaucracy and what the theoretical purpose of a bureaucracy is, and what is the current empirical purpose of a bureaucracy.
 
  
  
 
=== Session 2 ===
 
=== Session 2 ===
Session Two is tentatively scheduled for February 8th. We will be discussing:
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Session Two was February 8th.
* Bureaucracy; what it is supposed to be, what it is, and what it can not be. (if not covered the previous session)
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* What is the difference between a ruler and a leader?
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* Forms of government
* What are the differences between responsibility, privilege, rights, obligations, and duties?
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* Structures of government
* Can power exist without oppression?
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* The Perfect Form of Government
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=== Session 3 ===
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Session Three will be February 15th. Suggestions for discussion so far are:
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* How Anarchy deals with the majority vs. the minority
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* Specific examples of anarchy in action
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== Who? ==
 
== Who? ==

Revision as of 23:36, 8 February 2013

Anarchy 101 is class and/or seminar discussing what anarchy is, the principles and philosophies behind anarchy, and how anarchy impacts the individuals and groups within the anarchy.


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Facilitator/Instructor

The class will be facilitated by Reverend Mik, who uses a combination of Socratic method, class/audience participation, and role-play scenarios in order to help people understand what the subject means and does not mean.

Schedule

Anarchy 101 is a recurring event, currently scheduled for Fridays from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Church room at Noisebridge.

You can add information or suggestions for topics on the [| Discuss] tab.

Session 1

Session One was February 1st.

  • What does anarchy mean? (and why it always bad, besides "because the media says so")
  • What is government? (and why it always always good, besides "because the government says so")
  • the function of government
  • a brief evaluation of whether government actually achieves these functions


Session 2

Session Two was February 8th.

  • Forms of government
  • Structures of government
  • The Perfect Form of Government

Session 3

Session Three will be February 15th. Suggestions for discussion so far are:

  • How Anarchy deals with the majority vs. the minority
  • Specific examples of anarchy in action


Who?

Anyone is welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they like, regardless of

  • prior experience in social sciences or political activism
  • current employment within the government
  • subservience to any other political or social ideology

However, forming a logical argument, keeping an open mind, and maintaining intellectual honesty and ethics are strongly encouraged.

Where?

If you have to ask this question, you haven't been paying attention.

Why?

It has been brought to Reverend Mik's attention (and that of several members and regular users) that the term "anarchy" is being used improperly. Rather than ascribe negative motivations for this misuse of the term, Reverend Mik chose to assume that it was a question of a lack of education or information and volunteered to teach this class.

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