Four Star Anarchist Organization was founded in May of 2008 by a group of individuals looking to reestablish an organized anarchist-communist presence in Chicago. In 2011-2012, we helped form the A New World In Our Hearts network, which connects us to sister organizations all over the country. The name “Four Star” is a reference to the stars on the Chicago flag. While we feel no love for the city’s elite, this is our home and someday, we hope to see it free. We describe ourselves as an “anarchist organization” because we believe in anarchist principles like mutual aid, direct democracy, and direct action. To learn more about anarchism, visit the “Anarchist FAQ.”
Internally, Four Star prioritizes developing the skills of its members, providing a space to discuss and respond to current events, and supporting each others’ political work outside the organization. Externally, we initiate and collaborate on political campaigns, host educational events, participate in protests, provide material solidarity to the struggles of others, organize alongside those battling their landlords and bosses, and always leave room to re-examine and revise our methods to reflect our evolving understanding of the world in which we live and the world we’d like to create.