Title: Some Definitions
Author: Anonymous
Topic: introductory
Date: April 2, 1910
Source: Retrieved on March 19, 2012 from en.wikisource.org
Notes: Originally published in Mother Earth, Vol. V, no. 2, April 1910.

The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.


Absence of government; disbelief in, and disregard of, invasion and authority based on coercion and force; a condition of society regulated by voluntary agreement instead of government.


A believer in Anarchism; one opposed to all forms of coercive government and invasive authority; an advocate of Anarchy, or absence of government, as the ideal of political liberty and social harmony.

Free communism

Voluntary economic co-operation of all towards the needs of each. A social arrangement based on the principle: To each according to his needs; from each according to his ability.

Direct action

Conscious individual or collective effort to protest against, or remedy, social conditions through the systematic assertion of the economic power of the workers.