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Anarchism

The belief that no government is beneficial. Anarchism historically has been associated with violence, especially during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anarchism exists in many different forms. Some on the far right believe in total individualism and voluntarism, while others on the far left believe that complete collectivism can replace the state.
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If Open Road framed the resurgence of anarchist politics in Vancouver as part of a global process of left-wing experimentation taking place in the second half of the 1970s, it is also critical to note that anarchist activism also reflected a broader pattern of political dissent and social dissatisfaction at the local level.
During the 1970s and 1980s, these older debates and commitments to armed action and underground activity were folded into the expansion of anarchist politics, culture, and activism.
Unlike the activists who had first helped to reignite anarchist politics in the city, Bend and Taylor had not come out of the local Yippie scene.