Anarchy Alive!

New book!

Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory by
Uri Gordon

Anarchy Alive!

Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory

Uri Gordon

Pb / £15.99 / 9780745326832 / Published 14th January 2008
Pluto Press
www.anarchyalive.com

‘Uri Gordon has made us look at the anarchist movement through new eyes. He illuminates and makes us question our most basic assumptions, puts his finger squarely on our most painful dilemmas, and opens up new vistas of choice and understanding.’ Starhawk

Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing
and self-liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.

Anarchy Alive! is a fascinating, in-depth look at the practice and theory of contemporary anarchism. Uri Gordon draws on his activist experience and on interviews, discussions and a vast selection of recent literature to explore the activities, cultures and agendas shaping today’s explosive anti-authoritarian revival. Anarchy Alive! also addresses some of the most tense debates in the contemporary movement, using a theory based on practice to provocatively reshape anarchist discussions of leadership, violence, technology and nationalism. This is the ideal book for anyone looking for a fresh, informed and critical engagement with anarchism, as a mature and dynamic political force in the age of globalisation.

Uri Gordon has been tear-gassed in several major European cities. An Israeli activist and journalist, he wrote his PhD on anarchist politics at Oxford while organising with the Dissent! network, Indymedia, Peoples’ Global Action and Anarchists Against the Wall.

(I notice his webpage doesn't seem to know of libcom.org !)

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MalFunction
Nov 28 2007 13:36

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Tacks
Nov 28 2007 13:46

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

starrhawk!

RUN!

Tacks
Nov 28 2007 13:48

what is this?

Is this a thread?

i demand to know what is going on!

georgestapleton
Nov 28 2007 18:17

It seems to be a blog

MalFunction
Nov 29 2007 14:16

My blog was set up so I can inform people of forthcoming books etc.

I've not seen Uri's book but I understand that review copies have been sent out and a review may well be appearing in Freedom or another similar publication in due course.

(I've not received a review copy, but I know someone who has.)

ftony
Nov 29 2007 15:38

i've read a couple of articles by uri gordon, but i hate to say it i don't agree with a lot of what he says. his conception of power is quite simplistic and he disses class politics big time. very much an anarchist-without-adjectives kinda guy. i'd like to see what he says about israel and palestine though, him being an israeli anarchist and all that.

Tacks
Nov 29 2007 16:24

Him being an israeli anarchist, i might know him. But him having been here at oxbridge for years and me not being aware of this make that unlikely.

As ftony has broken the ice, i shall say: that looks like a particularly awful book. I've had a poke round his site, and no - just no no no. Sorry.

Steven.
Dec 1 2007 01:06
Quote:
i've read a couple of articles by uri gordon, but i hate to say it i don't agree with a lot of what he says.

are you joking? this looks like a load of horse shit:
"Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades" roll eyes
FFS stop being so wet ftony!

ftony
Dec 3 2007 11:17

it's not wet to be civil john. fucking sort yourself out.

Tacks
Dec 3 2007 13:20

Yes john. et al, i know you think its fucking hliarious to pilory me and ftony for being 'spineless' on this kind of thing, but i'd like to ask when the fuck having a spine made it mandatory to play the fucking man, not ball, at every opportunity.

ftony was critical, very critical. It was quite clear from his post he had no time for the book. Magnifico is a long term poster here, so being needlessly offensive is, hmmm, needlessly offensive.

The funniest part of this is that those with spines according to these boards, are generally quite spinelss irl smile

ftony
Dec 3 2007 13:59
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Him being an israeli anarchist, i might know him. But him having been here at oxbridge for years and me not being aware of this make that unlikely.

ah yes tacks, i think i know who you mean (i.e. another israeli anarchist called uri). but i'd be very surprised if it was him.

Tacks
Dec 3 2007 15:05

no no no, not uri the anarchotramp! grin

I know AATW people from israel itself, having maintained contacts i got from a brief visit there in 04. I did an interview with them for Freedom which was still circulating about a year ago in the palsolidarity scene and i've put up AATW ppl when they've been over here.

I know you're thinking of, and no he didn't write this, but my god is it up his street sad grin

ftony
Dec 3 2007 15:06

haha grin