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The battle for Britain: the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike

In a way it is even humiliating to watch coal-miners working. It raises in you a momentary doubt about your own status as an ’intellectual’ and a superior person generally. For it isbrought home to you, at least while you … Continue reading

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Mutual aid in england

One of the simplest and profoundest teachings of anarchism is that it is only with the help of many, many others that one finds oneself. Jesse S. Cohn, Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation The debate around the “radical” nature … Continue reading

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The suffragettes: Self-defence as self-making

Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist. Some thirty years ago I recall that the Salvation Army … Continue reading

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Breaking up the european union

The british referendum to quit the european union, driven by populist nationalism, racism, xenofobia; a referendum organised by a right-wing political party and imagined by all others;  the fantasy of substituting one authoritarian capitalism by yet another more vile: none … Continue reading

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Tales of rebellious students: The London school of economics

From the Guardian (18/03/2015), we have learned today that students of the London School of Economics have occupied the central administration room at the university in protest at what they call the marketisation of higher education.

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