Book Review: The Wild Girls

by Ursula Le Guin ISBN: 978-1-60486-403-8 PP: 112 Publisher: PM Press £9.99

With an epic author like Le Guin, I couldn’t help but go straight to her interview with Bisson. It’s solid. The more interviews I read from Bisson in the Outspoken Author series, the more I want to read. Tangent: I hope he and PM Press put an anthology together, and that they include this interview with… Continue reading

Peru: Homophobic rally confronted by LGBTI and anarchist groups

Tensions have been rising in Peru between an increasingly bold LGBTI movement and conservative groups in recent months, with the latest clashes happening on March 4th in the capital of Lima.

The homophobic “Con Mis Hijos No Te Metas” march was primarily called by a number of reactionary Christian groups, including CONAPFAM, Water of Life, the World Missionary Movement, Christian and Missionary Alliance and Assemblies… Continue reading

Nuclear Power At What Price?

March 11th will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what was the biggest nuclear disaster since the explosion at Chernobyl twenty five years earlier.

The initial earthquake caused the reactors at the plant to shut down automatically, activating the emergency generators. But the tsunami which followed the earthquake flooded… Continue reading

Turkey: Torture and murder by the State in Kurdish village of Koruköy

Have you ever heard of Koruköy before? It is a small village in Nusaybin county, Mardin province on the southern Turkish border. It is the hometown of people who had been forced to leave their villages after the government’s murderous repression of Kurdish separatism in 1995 but were slowly beginning to return to their villages as the environment stabilised.

Today however Kurdish villagers are being killed… Continue reading

Turkey: It may be banned, but Meydan anarchist journal is still on the streets

Even with its editor jailed and a ban on circulation from the Erdogan government, anarchist journal Meydan is refusing to kneel and activists are continuing to sell it on the streets. The paper put out a scorching call to arms in its January issue and has continued the trend since.

Its March issue has for several years been put together entirely by women and is released a few… Continue reading

Case notes: Chelsea Manning

On May 17th, Private Chelsea Manning’s sentence for 35 years will have been commuted by Barack Obama. Private Chelsea Manning, then known as Private Bradley Manning, leaked secret military documents to WikiLeaks highlighting attacks by the U.S military on ordinary Iraqi civilians and other cases of misconduct on behalf of the military during the war on Iraq.

She was arrested in May 20th 2010 and detained in Kuwait. Suffering pre-trial… Continue reading

Why covering your face at a protest is the right thing to do

Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) co-ordinator Kevin Blowe explains why the organisation encourages activists to mask up.

In June 2015 Netpol launched a campaign to try to encourage activists to start covering their faces when taking part in demonstrations and marches.

We saw this initiative as one of the few remaining ways of resisting the growth of intrusive surveillance on the streets, which sees police monitoring social media… Continue reading

Hunger Strike at King’s College

Today marks nine days since PhD researcher Roger Hallam began hunger strike in protest at Kings College London’ s continued investment in fossil fuels. Last night he said:

I’m entering the second week of a hunger strike to get King’s College to enter into serious negotiations on fossil fuel divestment at which point I will end the fast.

It looks like they are considering such a move so please sign… Continue reading

Anti-Fascist Sports, Autonomen, and PhDs: An Interview with Gabriel Kuhn

Gabriel Kuhn has been writing political books from the late ’90s on topics ranging from women pirates to football and the State. In this interview Freedom reviewer Luther Blisset talks to him about the Autonomen, workers’ councils and the history of anti-fascism in sport.

LB: You graduated with a PhD at a young age, at least for the US. Did you know that you wanted to do philosophy for… Continue reading