The anarchist media list 2018

The Anarchist Federation in London launched a new podcast yesterday, adding a welcome new voice to what is currently a very short list of anarchist audio outlets (which we’re collating below). The podcast is structured in a topical magazine format, with book reviews, comment and news being covered across a 15-minute programme. The capital has largely

Solarpunk and anarchist infrapolitics

Connor Owens writes on anarchism and a form of sci-fi that emphasises the possibilities of eco-utopias. Social transformation never happens through economic or legal changes alone. Those changes are always accompanied by alterations in the more informally transformative spheres of culture and ideology, shaping the nuts and bolts of how people think and act. Anarchists

The Sparrows’ Nest archive

Based in Nottingham, the Sparrows’ Nest is a key archiving project for the literature of the British anarchist movement. Freedom talks to the collective. Could you say a bit about how you got started and what sort of things you collect? We started in 2007 after visits to libraries and archives in Europe which have

Scott Crow — Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense

As street confrontations continue to escalate between self-appointed guardians of American Fascism and various anti-fascist factions, PM Press released author scott crow’s collection Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense. Drawn from an interview by Luther Blissett that initially centered on community self-defense, the conversation rapidly sprawled to touch on other topics. Given

Book Review: Anarchists Never Surrender

This book is a collection of new translations of articles by Victor Serge (1890-1947). by Victor Serge, edited by Mitchell Abidor ISBN: 978-1-62963-031-1 PP: 256 PM Press 2015 Review by Anarcho Born of Russian anti-Tsarist exiles in Belgium, Serge is of note for his odyssey from anarchism to Bolshevism, then from Trotskyism to some kind of libertarian Marxism. He is

Learning from our travels

I love being an anarchist. Why? Because whatever bigger city you go to, you’re bound to find a liberated space inhabited by your siblings-in-arms. It’s like you’re part of a big family — always bickering, but when the worst comes to worst you always have each other’s backs. And you can rely on the fact

History: The Anarchist Ball of 1961

As the British anarchist movement got going after a long decade on the back foot, Freedom’s October Ball showcased a burgeoning powerhouse. The 1950s had been a relative low period for anarchism in Britain. Post war, Soviet dominance of left discourse had drawn most of the broader movement into forms of Leninism and the Communist

Anarchist Bookfairs in 2018

We’re a little late coming out with our list of the year’s anarchist bookfairs, having missed what was by all accounts a very successful showing in Derry on January 27th with a bigger turnout than in 2017 with a huge variety of publications on show. There’s also a big gap in this year’s list at