As Freedom Press launches its (first ever) crowdfunder to get the story of the Greek Robin Hood into print, George F waxes lyrical about the importance of telling tales of working class illegalism. Freedom is aiming to publish the translated memoir this November, you can find out more about the project and pick up some
“This important and essential volume by Rachel Hsu goes back to the primary sources in an attempt to allow the ideas and actions of Goldman to speak for themselves.” by Rachel Hui-Chi HsuNotre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press2021ISBN 9780268200299$45. Review by Barry Pateman. It first appeared at the Kate Sharpley Library via the KSL Spring
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
Riding for Deliveroo Callum Cant Polity Books, 2019 ISBN: 9781509535514 In November, Deliveroo and UberEats couriers in Sheffield went out on strike, the latest instalment in an unpredictable series of flare-ups and disputes that have broken out in the industry over the last few years. But where does this militancy come from? Callum Cant’s recent
Good Times in Dystopia George F Zero Books, 2020 ISBN: 9781789041902 Review by Peter Bearder Featured Image by oneslutriot Additional artwork by Junk Comix The literary output of squats, occupations and other autonomous spaces is vanishingly small. Squatters, almost by definition, are invisible and unchronicled. What literature does exist, often arrives in the form of
Vicky Osterweil’s brilliant and radical In Defense Of Looting: A Riotous History Of Uncivil Action explores and defines the tension and relationship between violent tactics and non-violent protest throughout the American civil rights movement from colonial days up to the uprisings of the 90s and 00s.
Taking a deep dive into Mary Trump’s recent work on the political psychopathology of her US President uncle. by Mary TrumpSimon & Schuster, Jul 2020ISBN 978-1982141462240ppReview by Wayne Price, first published at Anarkismo When I worked for the New York City school system as a school psychologist, I occasionally sat on panels to interview people
“This is a book devoted to ideas, rather than a history … The Government of No One is probably not a bad reflection of the current state of the English-speaking anarchist movement.” by Ruth KinnaPelican 2019 (pbk Aug 2020)ISBN 978- 0141984667 (paperback)ISBN 978- 0241396551 (hardback)432pp Review by Sonny Disposition ‘The aim of this book is to explain
Mask Off- Masculinity Redefined By JJ Bola Pluto Press, 2019 ISBN 978-0745338743 JJ Bola’s Mask Off is a text of many faces. From personal accounts about his upbringing in London, over the statistics on gender based violence to male entitlement and critique of capitalism and imperialism, the author draws a link discussing the manyfold ways
Vasudevan’s radical history of squatting looks at self-help housing in a half-dozen European and North American locations across the post-war globe, yet can really only manage to sketch out the historical differences and geographical peculiarities between them.