A Critical History of Harrisonburg Food Not Bombs

Although much of the work of anarchists is centered about the building of alternative and oppositional movements, relatively little attention is given to the evaluation of such movements, in part because such research is difficult for even the trained social scientist. In this report, Gelderloos sets his sights on a food co-op in a relatively small community. The research focused on three dimensions of anarchist organization: the equality of roles, mutual aid, and decentralization.

Originally published in issue 39.