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.
Anarcho reviews the first of a series of four books which aim to outline the range and nature of libertarian organisations and views in the twentieth century. by A W ZurbruggThe Merlin Press Ltd, 2018 ISBN: 978-0850367416224pp Author, A W Zurbrugg, discusses anarchist and syndicalist perspectives on war before and during the First World War
“Kinna is right that Kropotkin has been misunderstood, that the common perspective of his politics is distinctly at odds with what he actually advocated, and her book helps put the record straight.” by Ruth KinnaEdinburgh University Press, 2016ISBN: 978-1474428378272pp Review by Iain McKay Anarchists from Proudhon onwards have met with misunderstanding and not a little
Michael Rosen (ed)Princeton University Press, 2018; 978-0-691175-34-8328pp; £14.99 Reviewed by Jon Klaemint Hofgaard There is a certain harmless air to tales. They are always fun to read and listen to because they conjure up worlds beyond our own doubtful and complex one. What is fascinating about the stories collected by Michael Rosen in this book