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What's your view on anarcho-syndicalist revolutionary strategy?

By this I basically mean a general strike where the workers expropriate the means of production (factories, farms, etc.) and continue producing under their own democratic self-management.

Also, smashing the state and instead managing the decision making of society through federalist participatory democracy: creating assemblies with elected delegates to form councils at the city/town level, which elect delegates to form councils at the regional or county level, continuing to ever larger geographic levels. The delegates are mandated and recallable.

Is this the type of revolutionary strategy you envision?

Or do you envision a different revolutionary strategy?

Or maybe you don't believe in revolution?

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I don't spend much time thinking about it.

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Self-management is only as good as the thing being "managed" is desirable to even exist. I for one do not want anarchist-run oil spills or nuclear meltdowns or advertising firms, so I'm not as big into it, though it has some uses in the short-term and in certain contexts, for example the SeaSol model of labor and tenant solidarity. On the grand strategy level, industrialism, urban society, and farming are all pretty fucked*, and I don't trust syndicalism to necessarily get us to where we need to go as for the most part it came from a specific type of extractive/manufacturing economy in an industrial mass society with a workplace and domestic household division and many other premises that I take issue with.

*from either an anti-civ or just what ecological collapse if economic growth continues will do perspective
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