Here’s some pertinent radical history for you on the theme of collective self organisation…

“Stop looking to the state to solve our problems. We don’t need more laws, more taxes and more State Authority. What we need is community self-reliance and self-organisation. We don’t need the same people who imprison us, enslave us and kill us in the streets, feeding our children or controlling what they believe… Free breakfast, free rides, free food, free schools – 50 years ago it was all done by the Black Panther Party for self-reliance. It was not the speeches or the arming up of the Panthers that frightened the government but their teaching their community to be self-reliant and not to turn to the state. The people have done it before and the people can do it again.”

Black Panther Party – Service To The People Programmes. A detailed account of taking power back into communities that the state has abandoned. This is social revolution and as relevant now, as it was then…