Navigating the broad 'river of anarchy', from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world.
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This expertly chosen collection features the most important writings from the turbulent last four years of Emma Goldman's life. Vision on Fire is the perfect complement to her celebrated autobiography, Living My Life, and for those readers inspired by her powerful collection, Anarchism and Other Essays. David Porter reveals Goldman's struggles with the contradictions of the Spanish Revolution and her efforts to maintain integrity and vision in the heat of political activism. Contemporary readers will find Vision on Fire a high-caliber history book as well as an honest depiction of the complex world of libertarian revolution.
As an official representative of the CNT-FAI during the revolution, Emma Goldman made three trips to Spain to observe first-hand the most thoroughgoing social revolution in history.
A brief look at the decision by over 30 players not to wear the 'Kick it Out Campaign' T-shirt, and the response of the football establishment elite.
In the run up to this weekend’s premier league fixtures the sports pages were filled with stories regarding the black footballer Jason Roberts, and his decision to not wear a ‘Kick it Out Campaign’ shirt, prior to his teams match. Roberts said that:
A brief look at the recent government plans to offer workers company shares in exchange for their basic employment rights.
The ‘employee-ownership’ scheme announced by George Osborne has to be one of the most transparent uses of ‘smoke and mirrors’ by the government that I have witnessed in a long time. When I initially read what was being proposed I thought that it was maybe a joke that had originated from a spoof website. I was to be greatly disappointed.
If you are in any doubt as to the extent of the state’s control freakery and paranoia, then you need not be any longer.
A newly processed request under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that the police national database (PND) has over 300 million intelligence records that relate to around 15 million people. This means that the police hold records on 1 in 4 people in the UK.
A brief look at privatisation and outsourcing in higher education.
Recently, London Metropolitan University announced that it would be hawking off services such as IT and libraries to the private sector. A bidding war will now take place between various companies that are salivating at the prospect of getting their grubby hands on such a lucrative cash cow.
This book is a collection of essays by and interviews on anarchism. The bulk of the items have been published elsewhere but some are presented here for the first time.
Now it is important to remember that Chomsky himself does not consider himself an anarchist theoretician (i.e. someone who creates theories about anarchism) but rather an intellectual who is an anarchist and who is prepared to give his views on subjects from an anarchist perspective.
4000 anti-nuclear protesters defied a police ban and marched along the coastline towards the KNPP nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Without provocation, the police started battering people with sticks, firing rubber bullets and tear gas, and chased many people into the sea.
The police confiscated or damaged cameras, and assaulted several journalists who had been covering events.
Several hundred aluminium workers in Rome have clashed with the police during a protest against the proposed closure of a loss making Sardinian smelting plant.
A meeting was being held in the Industry ministry in Rome, between government officials, union representatives, and company bosses. The workers attempted to storm the building, set off firecrackers, and threw missiles, but they were beaten back by riot police.
It has been reported 20 people (mainly police officers) have suffered minor injuries during the clashes.
In the South African region of West Rand, Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest producers of gold have suspended 15,000 miners who yesterday took unofficial strike action, and are currently seeking a court injunction to bring the strike to an end.
Reasons for the strike are not 100% clear; however, it is believed that dissatisfaction with local NUM branch leadership, and demands for improved pay are the main causes of the dispute.
Throughout the mining disputes across South Africa, workers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the approach of the NUM to negotiating with the bosses.