BOYAN ATZEF 

Bulgarian raised, Boyan Atzev is an academic and free-lance writer. Attempting to bring back the art of the public intellectual, he weaves in the topics of spirituality, culture and social politics. During his studies at Ottawa University he was part of The Board of Governance coalition,served as councilor of the Graduate student and spearheading The Global peace Coalition. His travels to a number of international communities gave birth to articles on published in Montreal coop Media and Resilience.org. He has given both academic and public talks on topics of Spirituality in age of capitalism and Self governance at the International Anthropological Conference and The People social forum.At Triple 7 Boyan give talks and leads discussion on this topics during the Future Freedom Farm and Social cinema events.

 

Boyan’s latest article examining how the mindful mediation fad serves as social social pacifier will be published in the of cutting age anthropologist collaboration“ After Method” .

Here is the opening Two paragraphs of his article”Food sovereignty this is what Anarchy looks like”:

"This is what democracy looks like” goes the popular protest chant.  However, it’s not democracy that captures the imagination, provides answers, and drives today’s resistance  movement.

Something much more interesting has been taking place during protests, forums and intentional communities. In his book The New Left the anthropologist David Graeber states that anarchy has become the logical and probably last hope of the international resistance to capitalism.

Mondeggi, an agricultural squat in the Tuscan countryside celebrating its first year this summer demonstrates how that might just be the case.

Anarchy is completely misunderstood amongst the larger public. The word in modern vocabulary has come to mean chaos. This is ironically the opposite of Anarchy, which could be described  as organic order of horizontal self-governance. The misunderstanding comes partly due to political theory ignorance, propaganda from the right, and due to some of the “violent” acts of some historical anarchists such as blowing up bridges and factories in the context of oppressive monarchies, world wars, and Fascist regimes. These extreme strategies are ironically much less drastic that the systematic widespread organized violence of the various state regimes through history."

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