Anarchist communism, also known as Anarcho-communism, is the belief that no hierarchies, money or trade should exist, and that the means of production should be held in common by society. Many Anarcho-communists support direct democracy and a network of voluntary associations, workers' councils, decentralised economic planning and a gift economy in which everyone will be free to satisfy their needs. Some well-known Anarcho-communist writers are Peter Kropotkin, Ricardo Flores Magnon and Nestor Makhno. Anarchist Communism is opposed to more authoritarian forms advocated by Leninists and Maoists. These groups have violently clashed in Russia, Korea and Spain over their beliefs. Some examples of Anarcho-Communism in practice include the Free Territory of Ukraine, Shinmin Autonomous Region, Revolutionary Spain and Open-Source Software.
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- From Politics Past to Politics Future: An Integrated Analysis of Current and Emergent Paradigms Alan James Mayne Published 1999 Greenwood Publishing Group 316 pages ISBN 0-275-96151-6
- Anarchism for Know-It-Alls By Know-It-Alls For Know-It-Alls, For Know-It-Alls Published by Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., 2008, 9781599862187 72 pages ISBN 1-59986-218-2