Tony Blair has helpfully told us that the class war is over. Remember this when they bring the war against drugs into your living room and as social housing, built and paid for by working class people, is sold off for city profits. We can all feel pleased with ourselves after June 18 but, no matter how many times we watch the video, exploitation and oppression continue all over the world.
J18 wasn't explicitly anarchist - a lot of the international action had little connection with what we would recognise as anarchist politics. Militant grass-roots action has never been the sole preserve of anarchists. We look at groups and movements around the world and close to home and see people we don't think we agree with fighting the same struggles in different ways. We certainly haven't got all the answers. But one thing we do know - all around the world the class war continues.
Meanwhile, you may have noticed a few changes around here... yes, you guessed it, Black Flag has had a much-needed, complete redesign. After all, if we propose a revolutionary transformation of society, we shouldn't be afraid of embracing a little change for ourselves. Hopefully, it also helps communicate our message more effectively, in a more accessible, contemporary and visually appeal-ing way. We hope you like it - your feedback on the new look is actively encouraged.
After this redesign we'll be changing the name to BF, appearing on Channel 4 a lot and disappearing up our own arses into academia. Sadly this is only as true as the sayings of Blair: we're still at least as broke as any other anarchist magazine and, without admitting to intellectual bankruptcy too, we welcome both financial and written contributions.
Social Cleansing & the End of Council Housing
In the City: J18 activities in London
All Around the World: J18 activities elsewhere
Behind Dover's Headlines: Asylum seekers and the NF
Drugs & Guns: 'Yardie Crime' in Harlesden and the Nation of Islam
The Stupid Season: Anarchist Jamboree in Cornwall?
121 Centre Evicted: End of the 18-year squat in Brixton
Indonesia Resistance to Electoralism Repression
Dirty Tricks in Italy Persecution of Militants
The Invisible War: Iraq - Aftermath of War
A New Internationalism? Kosovo - Aftermath of War
Mayday in Medellin: Confrontational Clashes in Columbia
Southall Black Sisters Interview with women's group fighting violence and fundamentalism
Big House Bigotry Loyalist Betrayal in Northern Ireland
The People's Flag is Deepest Black: Anarchist Symbols
The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name! Football Homophobia
Anarcho-Quiz You Know It!
I Was Tony Blair's Lap Dog: Interview with Nick Cohen, Observer Journalist
The Brazilian Anarchist Uprising of 1918
The Medicine Still Isn't Working: Right-wing economics
Mark Barnsley Update
Back In the USSR?
Oregon J18 Prisoner
REVIEWS & LETTERS
Film & the Anarchist Imagination: A Book by Richard Porton
Detroit - I Do Mind Dying: The History of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers
Twenty-First Century Anarchism: Review by G Purchase
Karl Kreuger Obituary: Dutch Anarchist 1946 - 99
Pacifism as Pathology: Ward Churchill's new book
Redemption Song: Reclaiming Ali as a Symbol of Resistance