This is to reflect on the prison hunger strike, which demanded human dignity. Their organizing the strike, over years, was something to consider and meditate upon. I feel some fear and revulsion, some admiration, some awe, and some bafflement at how we have come to our present situation, where we imprison more people than most countries.
By communism, he means a system of communal production, and perhaps communal living, where the individual works together with others, as peers, not superiors and inferiors, not bosses and workers.
Anyone could have said this, and Kropotkin did as well. Marie Antoinette was beheaded.