On 25 May George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This immediately resulted in protests on the streets in half a dozen cities in the United States. By the end of that week, every city in the United States – and many around the world – saw vocal, determined, well-attended demonstrations to make
A French language translation of Colin Ward’s classic The Child in the City was published in March this year by Etrerotopia France – L’enfant dans la ville translated by Léa Nicolas-Teboul. Alessio Kolioulis is the author of a new postface for the translated volume (you can check out an English translation of the postface at
Author Simon Hannah spoke to Freedom Press about his new book Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: the fight to stop the poll tax which is published by Pluto Press. When the poll tax was first launched they trialed it first in Scotland. While the government didn’t seem to learn much from that experience how much did
“Right now, we fight in hell.”
As Poland’s oldest squat faces eviction, George F. met with queer painter and ex-worker Juliusz Lewandowski to discuss the upcoming antifascist art festival Rokantyfazystowski and how the themes of eroticism and anxiety, solidarity and sexuality are expressed through his innately political artwork.
On the occasion of the Founding Congress of the New International, a member of anarcho-syndicalist union CNT interviewed its foreign secretary Miguel Pérez, on the ins and outs of the event. As a note, Freedom does not have a position re: the split with the IWA which produced the new international, and readers are encouraged to
I’m sure you have noticed that in late capitalism much of mainstream culture, including music, is the tarted up results of market forces and the commodification of all things, it cannot help but be bereft of meaning and over arching purpose, it has nothing much to say and no idea where it is going; it
Eagle Spits is probably not his birth name but does seem to suit a character who nearly 40 years after his initial involvement in punk is still going strong- still angry, hopeful, humourous, militating for change. After meeting in the summer and then going along to a ‘Punk 4 The Homeless’ gig I asked Eagle if he would
Investigating the various bands at this year’s Camden Crawl I came across ”The Oscillation’ a band who have had various incarnations and at present consists of Tom Relleen, Valentina Magaletti and founder member Demian Castellanos. After listening to a couple of tracks I visited their website which comments, ‘The Oscillation’s third album “From Tomorrow” is
An interview with long-serving anarchist Greg Hall, who is an award-winning film-maker, writer and director of The Plague (2004), Kapital (2007) and SSDD (2010). He has recently finished shooting the film Bruised (2012). How did you come across radical politics? The first event that evoked a political response in me was the anti-war build up before the attack on Iraq.