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Northwest Alliance of the Libertarian Left

A Northwest regional chapter of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left is currently forming. The Alliance is a multi-tendency coalition of anarchists and near-anarchists, opposed to statism, to cultural intolerance, and to corporatist capitalism, but not to voluntary, mutual commerce. Our emphasis is on education, direct action, and building alternative institutions.
Mutualists, and agorists, and geoists, oh my! It's true, the Alliance of the Libertarian Left is looking for anarchists and allies in the Rose City and nearby metropoli, who hate the state but believe in the possibility of free, voluntary and mutual exchange (not, definitely, to be confused with most of the mess we have now.) Our basic statement of principles:

"The Alliance of the Libertarian Left is a multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists, voluntaryists, geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists, radical minarchists, and others on the libertarian left, united by an opposition to statism and militarism, to cultural intolerance (including sexism, racism, and homophobia), and to the prevailing corporatist capitalism falsely called a free market; as well as by an emphasis on education, direct action, and building alternative institutions, rather than on electoral politics, as our chief strategy for achieving liberation."

The Alliance is not a party-line organization, and one of our main purposes in coming together is to hash out, in a serious way, the possibilities and problems associated with the economics of a free society. We are, in fact, wary of too-easy agreement, and welcome diversity, dissent, and a sense of humor in the face of touchy issues.

We are committed to working within the broader anarchist movement, and to rendering mutual aid whenever possible.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, contact Shawn P. Wilbur (Laughing Horse Books, Radical History Series, etc.) at the email address below, or sign up on the Northwest-ALL discussion list at lists.anarchylist.org.

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