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Radical academics: When good ideas go bad?

Today, I want to try and think about why it is that radical anti-capitalist ideas are tolerated in universities so much more than anywhere else. In contrast to a lot of my posts, this doesn’t have much to do with … Continue reading

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Egypt, England, solidarity and selfishness

Obviously,  the ongoing Egyptian revolt’s pretty much the biggest story happening at the moment, but I really don’t have enough background knowledge of the situation to offer any kind of informed, original analysis of it, so if I tried to … Continue reading

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Despicable

I’m sure there’s a lot more to say about today’s demonstrations, but right now I just want to celebrate this. I try to avoid peppering my posts with wanky quotes from “great thinkers” too much, but just this once I’ll … Continue reading

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Today Tunisia, tomorrow Egypt, the world some time after that

So, it’s been a busy week or so since I last wrote anything on here. The revolt in Tunisia’s really taken off, and the uprising in Egypt seems like a promising sign that the unrest could have the potential to … Continue reading

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A good start to the year

You’ve probably seen it already by now, but an early contender for the most inspiring piece of writing in 2011 is the amazing Gazan Youth Manifesto: “Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the … Continue reading

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Don’t hate the media, use the media.

EDIT: In light of recent events, I have to admit that this piece comes across as very naive and one-sided. I would still stand behind some of the ideas expressed in it, and still feel that many anarchists have an … Continue reading

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Day X3, 9th December: They won the vote, but who won the riot?

Something really good has happened. I can’t say about anywhere else, but where I live the ice is starting to melt. This is nice in and of itself, because it means you can walk up the street without risking falling … Continue reading

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Looking for power in Topshop

So, to start with, it’s worth repeating a few of the basics for anyone going on the various protests this week: get a reasonable-sized group together beforehand (ideally, more than two, but not so many that you’re likely to get … Continue reading

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What next? What can we do? What about the unemployed?

So, to start off with: looks like I was totally wrong to say the Camden protest this week looked like “one to watch”, since I’ve seen nothing to suggest it was anything other than a totally standard, business as usual … Continue reading

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Day X2, version 2: It was all great (except the 150 arrests)

So, it seems my previous round-up of the day’s events was a wee bit too optimistic, missing as it did the mass arrest right at the end of the day. Oops. That’s the danger of trying to write things up … Continue reading

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