Pamphlet Extract: Workers’ struggles in the lockdown

March 31st: The Angry Workers of the World has launched a new pamphlet today taking a concerted look at the current crisis and asking: What can working class people do about it?

Incompetence, Cronyism, Repression: One Year On, What is the Covid State?

March 26th: Last year, I wrote in this blog that the UK government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis was one of ‘callous incompetence’.[1] In hindsight, that was no surprise: their incompetence stemmed from the deliberate underfunding and privatisation of public health services; their callousness was baked-in to the structurally violent principles of Tory ‘austerity’.

Reflections on the riot in Bristol

March 22nd: Yesterday Bristol erupted into rioting in what is likely to amount to the first instance of new forms of resistance to the draconian Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

ALERT: Transphobic feminism and far-right activism rapidly converging

March 20th: As the conversation around transgender people’s human rights continues to generate heat, many have speculated on the extent to which anti-trans “gender critical” (GC) activists who often claim to be either feminists or otherwise motivated mostly by concern for women’s safety and human rights are aligned with openly conservative and right-wing interests.

Statement about the eight arrested anarchists in Barcelona

March 17th: On February 27th, 2021, 8 anarchist comrades* from Italy, France and Spain were arrested during the riots in Barcelona stemming from the protests that have been taking place since the arrest of Pablo Hasél on February 16th.

Ego te provoco: Thanatopolitics as new governance in Greece

March 9th: On a warm day in September 2002, a freshly shaved man appeared in Athens General Police Headquarters.

Review: Tracksuits, Trauma & Class Traitors

March 4th: Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors D Hunter Lumpen, 2020 ISBN: 978-1-83805-904-0 Review by George F “Content warning: throughout this book there are references to sexual violence, racism both interpersonal and institutional, gendered violence both physical, psychological and verbal, various forms of physical violence, suicide, drug usage, transphobia, suicide and police brutality.” My own 2021 exploded

Stansted 15: A great result, not a great judgement

February 2nd: Carl Spender examines the details of the Stansted 15 judgement and – with his usual dourness – finds a lot to be disappointed about.

The Senate invasion was a gift to the State: don’t wrap it up for them

January 10th: In the wake of the invasion of the US Senate it’s been mildly disappointing, if not surprising, to see some lefties joining in to call it terrorism and/or sedition.

Analysis of Law, Legitimacy, Violence and Solidarity in Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence

January 9th: With reference to critical legal studies and Marxist/Anarchist legal theories, and via a law and literature framework, I hope to analyse Jack Womack’s seminal 1993 sci-fi novel Random Acts of Senseless Violence.