History

Book Review: Squatting in Britain 1945-1955

by Norman Spinrad ISBN: 978-1-60486-810-4 PP: 264 Publisher: The Merlin Press £16.99

After World War II, many people squatted empty properties, often government-owned ex-Army camps, since a housing crisis had been created as a result of the hugely damaged housing stock, slow state action to build new homes and a huge influx of returning servicemen as well as displaced peoples from other countries.

Don Watson’s “Squatting in Britain… Continue reading

Book Review: The Day the Country Died — A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

by Ian Glasper ISBN: 978-1-60486-516-5 PP: 496 Publisher: PM Press, 2014 £19.43

There are many great things about Ian Glasper’s The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984. First, it’s convenient and persuasive to be able to read about a number of related bands in the same book. Don’t have to search here and there for information. Second, it’s solid seeing an… Continue reading

Book Review: Left of the Left — my memories of Sam Dolgoff

by Anatole Dolgoff ISBN: 978-1-84935-248-2 PP: 400 Publisher: AK Press, 2016 £17

Sam Dolgoff was an American anarchist and wobbly (member of the Industrial Workers of the World). He’s an important figure, active for almost seven decades (including ones where anarchism was supposed to have ‘died out’!) Anatole Dolgoff is the youngest son of Sam and Esther Dolgoff, and Left of the Left is his insider’s account… Continue reading

Why beer is in a bad State

In this special feature written for the Organise Issue 88, a member of the Anarchist Federation looks into the historic consequences of State intervention in beer, from frothing masses to watered-down ideas. 

Throughout history the ruling class have placed restrictions, controls and taxes on alcoholic beverages and their consumption. As with all things, this has not happened without resistance but to this day the twin evils of capitalism… Continue reading

Corporate Watch: Tough on bosses, tough on the causes of bosses

Corporate Watch looks back at some of its history in this interview with Freedom Press 

How did CW originally get together?

Corporate Watch grew out of the anti-roads direct action movement of the 1990s – the same handful of companies kept turning up, and everyone needed information about who these companies were, how they operated and where their weak points were. A group of people started finding this information… Continue reading

¡Digan revolución!

Joe Herbert on the role of photojournalism during the Spanish civil war Continue reading