I remember waking up next to you in the morning...

Part personal experience, part fictionalised story, this blog explores the possibilities that exist outside of capitalist 'clock time' and how we can escape them by rejecting notions of waged labour and rent through creating autonomous squatted spaces.

The Kaiser goes: the generals remain - Theodor Plivier

New York Herald: Kaiser abdicates

This is an amazing novel about the German Revolution, written by a participant. Republished here in PDF and Kindle formats.

The Unaustralians

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Maxine is Mad. Her best friend is dead and she blames Australia. That's right - the whole country! She grabs her boyfriend Henry and hits the road, looking for meaning, kicks and vengeance. Their quest leads them into a frightening world of activists, breatharians, eclipse chasers and techno freaks. They trip through Newcastle, Sydney and even the scariest place of all - Canberra. But they will never give up. They are THE UNAUSTRALIANS.

Jude the obscure: Thomas Hardy

The story of Jude Fawley, a young working-class man whose dreams of becoming a scholar are destroyed by class society.

Altai: Wu Ming

Sequel to Q, in which characters from the first book come back to settle old scores, as the Republic of Venice and the whole 16th Century world order seem ready to crumble.

In March 2016 - Faridabad Majdoor Samachar

Article from Indian workers' newspaper Faridabad Majdoor Samachar about a fictional communist revolution in the recent past.

Conquered city - Victor Serge

Victor Serge's novel about the early days of the Bolshevik regime, written in 1932 in France after being expelled from the Soviet Union and part biographical.

Flame on the Snow - Victor Serge

A short story about the events of the Russian Revolution, written between 1920-21. Serge would write a more extensive novelization of this period in Conquered City.

Carbonia (We were all communists) - Nanni Balestrini

Nanni Balestrini, author of the intoxicating and maddening novel The Unseen, returns with yet another brilliant piece about class struggle in Europe. After a period of internment at a Nazi prison camp, Balestrini's narrator takes a job as a miner in the town of Carbonia -- from Germany to Italy to Australia, Balestrini's narrator remembers fighting with comrades against Nazi prison guards, cops, bosses, and scabs.

Self and other in Zionism: Palestine and Israel in recent Hebrew literature - Haim Bresheeth

Amos Oz.

Haim Bresheeth looks at perceptions of the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians through looking at Zionist Hebrew literature, particularly the writings of left-Zionist writers such as Amos Oz, pointing out the deep roots of Zionist racism and neo-colonial attitudes towards Palestinians.