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Why create space?

Why create space

Reflections on why we occupy. Ideas behind our autonomous spaces.

Olday, John, 1905-1977, aka Arthur William Oldag aka Fredrick Frostick aka Frank Allen aka Willi Freimann, aka Michael Peterson

John Olday

A short biography of Scots-German anarchist John Olday

The poet of dialectics - Francis Wheen

Karl Marx's Das Kapital is a ground-breaking work of economic analysis. But, argues Francis Wheen, it is also an unfinished literary masterpiece which, with its multi-layered structure, can be read as a Gothic novel, a Victorian melodrama, a Greek tragedy or a Swiftian satire

Illustrations - Clifford Harper

Spanish Civil War scene

Radical illustrations from UK anarchist artist, Clifford Harper.

Surviving internships: A counter guide to free labour in the arts

A guide written by and for cultural workers on the topic of unpaid internships.

Red Vienna: experiment in working class culture, 1919-1934. - Helmut Gruber

From 1919 to 1934, the Socialist government in Vienna sought to create a comprehensive working-class culture, striving to provide a foretaste of the socialist utopia in the present. In Red Vienna, Gruber critically examines the impact of this experiment in all areas of life, from massive public housing projects and health and education programs to socialist parades, festivals, and sporting events designed to create a "new" working class.

London's radical printmaking workshops of the 1960s and 70s - Jess Baines

Poster Workshop rent poster

Jess Baines looks back at London's printmaking workshops of the 1960s and 70s, DIY sites of political and community activism that rejected the role of the artist to participate in a network of campaign groups, radical publishers and distributors.

Charlie Hebdo

A  candle light vigil at the Place de la République, in Paris

Earlier this week, gunmen attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and murdered several of its cartoonists. Some thoughts on the various issues that have arisen out of this event.

Mairet, Alexandre, 1880-1947

Mairet's Sacco and Vanzetti woodcut

A look at the life and work of the Swiss anarchist artist Alexandre Mairet, noted for his woodcuts.

Black Circle Records: Reflections on the consequences of conflict in light of the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza

Black Circle Records have released a compilation of underground noise/electronic/abstract/weirdo sounds reflecting on the Israeli states current offensive in Gaza.