Ian Martin

Back to the Roots

Anarchists as Revolutionary Organizers

What's the difference between an activist and an organizer? The distinction is quite important. An activist Is committed and responsible to an issue, they are what I call 'issue-centered'. The issue can be anything from war to globalization to anarchism itself. Activists then attempt to rally people around this issue based on individuals' moral commitments and beliefs. For activists, an organization is simply a means to effect change and win some victories regarding the given issue.