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By Martin Gilbert

This ebook contends that anarchist proposal and motion have from time to time absolutely educated specialist social paintings. The introductory essay, by way of Martin Gilbert, outlines a few principles within the literature of radical social paintings, suggesting that the career has had an intensive culture underlying its elements of oppressive social keep an eye on. inside of that culture, he contends that anarchists have made an important, if hidden, contribution.

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At the time one of the biggest scandals in social work training, highlighted how middle class trainers stuck together like shit to a blanket. The democratic content of the courses has improved, then the militants were targeted, and constant pressure was put on to socialise students into fulfilling an authoritarian role in Local Government. The technique was to reverse Freudian defenses and strip down the students psychologically, induce extreme guilt and malleability. My social work Supervisor was a Ms Anne Fontaine who chain-smoked cigarettes during tutorials, crossed and uncrossed her legs aggressively; looking somewhat like a gin-soaked music hall opera singer, with mascara leaking down her wrinkles, and a smile like a catatonic Cheshire cat...

When dealing with life / death situations, it is necessary to be able to enforce a Mental Health or Care Order, but it has very real limitations. I don't think that I ever worked in a setting where the complete needs of the individual were given such a detailed and compassionate focus. The co-operative voluntary principle combined with free food, and refuge for all was like a breath of fresh air, showing on one level anarchist ideas in action. In this genial chaotic madhouse, politics were lived as direct action, complete engagement and acceptance of each person as someone valuable and unique, with only your personality and relationship to guide and protect you.

47 The practical care campaign had a political wing, The Mission to the Misfit, which propagated the politics of homelessness to Ministers within government, petitioning for reforms and legislative change. For the first time in my life I had to live and work with 'all faiths and none'. Always the overwhelming reality of human need integrated ideology and dissolved the often petty and dogmatic differences between people from different political and religious backgrounds. Polemic and religious dogma became meaningless when pulling a 'wino' out of a fire, who is burning to death, and is too drunk to care.

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