‘It’s going to be anarchy’: anarchist analyses of the pandemic crisis

Jim Donaghey critiques a selection of the wide range of anarchist responses to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic so far, and discusses the currency of anarchism in this profound crisis. Anarchist ideas and anarchistic organising principles have, once again, gained traction in the popular imagination. Anarchists of all stripes can, and should, contribute to this popularisation from their own specific perspectives, but we cannot remain confined within our echo chambers. Our ideas are crucial at this moment as a bulwark against the oppressive trends of increased police powers and state surveillance.

‘It’s going to be anarchy’ (fingers crossed): anarchist analyses of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic crisis