My purpose, to start a discussion of the meaning of the Portland Oregon flavor of Anarchism as it currently exists, and see how far it goes.
A Greek definition of Anarchy:
An Archeron: No leader. Leaderlessness. My understanding is that
My understanding of Anarchy, from what I have seen of it in the downtown Portland area over the course of the last two years is that it is more of a demigogic tribalism than a classical leaderless movement. What this leads to in the actions that I have seen is certain personalities make on the spot decisions, and the crowd that is attending follows alon. It could not be said to be completely egalitarian.
I have heard of the occasional use of what are called spokescouncils as compared to a more centralized Roberts rules of ordertype of meeting management. In the spokescouncil, as I understand it, everyone is allowed an equal voice. This kind of thing happens at the beginning of the Portland city council meetings also, where citizens are allowed to speak for three minutes on any topic they personally think is important.
I prefer a more Left-Liberal view, where personal liberty is maximized, and close control is kept on business activities (especially big business activities.)
This is just a loose description of what I have seen going on and not a complete picture by any means.