Anarchist Response to Disability


Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Foucault’s happy pre-Enlightenment “ship of fools” was a fantasy: the reality of life with disability (particularly developmental disability and mental ill health) before charitable/government involvement ranged from outright murder, to banishment into charitable and religious institutions, to imposing the full …

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Making Room for Difference


Fifth Estate # 374, Winter 2007

I won’t name the city or the group–it isn’t necessary. Similar situations have occurred in every anarchist community. A middle-aged man with obvious mental health difficulties attached himself to an anarchist activist project in a major city. He had time …

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