I was about 15 or so. My mates Kristof Brykczinski and Alex Benady were anarchists too. I had read ‘Homage to Catalonia’ by George Orwell. I found it impossible to believe that all these amazing and heroic people had lived and fought and struggled not so long ago, and yet nobody knew much about it and few wanted to find out. I still don’t understand why that is. Anarchism is just so obvious. No-one is born to rule over anyone else. Property and law are imaginary, even when they hold a strong grip on our imaginations. The detail of how any anarchist society might or will evolve is difficult. The overall concepts are simplicity itself.
When did you become an anarchist, and why?