(en) Workers Solidarity Movement : Irish Anarchist Review 5 - Revolutionary Organization in the age of Networked Individualism
The revolutions and revolts that swept the world in 2011 took almost everyone by surprise.
One of the first strong attempts to explain why they happened is Paul Mason’s ‘Why It’s
Kicking Off Everywhere.’ He argues that “the materialist explanation for 2011...is as
much about individuals versus hierarchies as it is about rich against poor.” By far the
most provocative element of his book is the idea that communications technology, in
particular the internet, is transforming the way people behave and that a significant
contribution to the revolts of 2011 lie in these changes. If he’s right it had profound
consequences for the form and structure of revolutionary organisations including anarchist
ones. ---- This article also availale on audio & video, see end. ---- In Mason’s book
these new people are the Networked Individuals.