Harrisburg Area Anarchist Collective is a general anarchist collective centered around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
We are an open and horizontally organized group seeking to bring about positive social change. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join us in our struggle for a better world!
We wish to create a world based on the ideas of direct democracy, equality, respect, sustainability and autonomy. As anarchists we envision a world in which all people have direct control over their own lives (Autonomy). We see this vision as possible only through the creation of strong, all inclusive communities as well as through the creation of localized and democratic economic systems.
We reject government and all hierarchal power structures as illegitimate, unnecessary and violently oppressive.
We reject capitalism as an inherently flawed economic system which is incapable of providing the population of the world with the necessities of life. Moreover we see capitalism as a system which reduces our lives to that of machines and treats our everyday relationships like monied-transactions.
We also agree fully with the Hallmarks of Peoples Global Action:
1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive globalisation.
2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious fundamentalism of all creeds.
We embrace the full dignity of all human beings.
3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organisations, in which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;
4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social movements’ struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect for life and oppressed peoples’ rights, as well as the construction of local alternatives to global capitalism.
5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.
Have questions about anarchism, direct democracy, sustainable living, etc? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !