media and culture

Organising MMA fighters

The attempts to secure basic rights for mixed-martial arts fighters continue in the US.

Murder attempt inquiry to be dismissed over G8 facts in Genova

Mark Cowell after G8 in Genova, 2001

British journalist, Mark Cowell, was subjected to a "brutal" and "potentially lethal" aggression during the demo against G8 in Genova (2001). Now, the inquiry is coming to an end. Italian newspapers and nationwide media are not reporting this story.

Indignados and the Arab Spring - a graphic collection

Work from designers and artists at the sharp end of 2011's rebellions in the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and Latin America.

The mystery of advertising and the city of the future

As more and more semiotic functions are handed over by individuals to the marketeers, their sheer amount is ultimately overwhelming them, escaping the rigid grids that had been built for their containment, overflowing, becoming floods.

Black Flag 234 (late 2011)

A bit belatedly, Black Flag would like to announce the free online release of issue 233 of the magazine, along with our customary teaser article for the most recent issue - the one we need you to buy to keep us printing! This time around, Jack Ray, recently returned from Spain, talks about the Indignados movement there. It's a timely article, as Spain's right-wing government beds in with little electoral mandate, but a whole lot of attitude...

Black Flag 233 (early 2011)

One of our more eclectic issues, in the May issue of 2011 we picked up on the student protests and interviewed the recently reformed Atari Teenage Riot, while Iain McKay predicted (correctly) that neoliberal consensus and attempts to suck up to international markets through attacks on the working class would do little to bring growth or stability...

Where has all my money gone you vile insidious woman?

The great privatisation swindle has meant that we are indirectly paying twice for some services. Successive governments has trousered trillions from the legalised thievery that was made popular by 'that woman'. Where has my money gone, and can I have it back please?

The Pope and his phoney outrage

The Pope is said to be outraged at a new Benetton advert. It is a shame that he is not as outraged by child abuse.

Luce, Maximilien, 1858-1941

Luce's A Street in Paris

Short biography of Neo-impressionist painter and anarchist Maximilien Luce.

Poulaille, Henry (1896-1980)

Henry Poulaille

A short biography of the anarchist writer Henry Poulaille, champion of Proletarian Literature.