The term “anarchy” is derived from the Greek “anarchos” (“without ruler”). Up until the 19th Century, the term was generally used in a positive manner, to describe a coherent political belief, and it was only later that it became used pejoratively (to mean something akin to chaos).
There is no single defining position that all Anarchists hold, beyond their rejection of compulsory government or “the state”, and proponents may support anything from extreme individualism (the political outlook that stresses human independence and the importance of individual self-reliance and liberty) to complete collectivism (the political outlook that stresses human interdependence and the importance of the collective). Thus, there are any number of diverse schools of thought within Anarchism.
As a collective – Paper Revolution chooses to extend revolutionary solidarity to all of our comrades by acknowledging ‘Anarchism without Adjectives’. The school by which one connects with or studies creates a path from one’s own individual perspective toward radical self-empowerment and actualization.