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Sean Parson

also involved in the east coast peace movement. It was this interaction between Food Not Bombs and the anti-nuke movement that helped redefine contemporary American anarchism. Within the anti-nuke movements, anarchist politics merged with the praxis and politics of radical Quakers, leading to the development of a strongly democratic and prefigurative politics, which as we shall see, became central to the politics of Food Not Bombs (Epstein, 1991). In working with the east coast anti-nuke movement, the group helped organize both the June 12, 1982, “March for Nuclear

in Cooking up a revolution
Lewis H. Mates

-called ‘Impossibilist Revolt’ of 1903 under the influence of Connolly (who was Scottish-born of Irish parentage).5 In 1909, the British SLP endorsed dual unionism. Strictly speaking, SLP activists self-defined as ‘industrial unionists’ and used the term ‘syndicalist’ pejoratively; they associated syndicalism with anarchism which, like de Leon, they spent considerable time attacking. The British SLP denounced the (self-defined) syndicalists operating within Mann’s ISEL umbrella organisation, as the latter were more critical of ‘political action’. Initially, the ISEL adopted a ‘bore

in The Great Labour Unrest
From sick talk to the politics of solidarity
Sean Parson

relationships blossomed. It was in the connections and relationships we built during that time that many of us learned the principles of contemporary anarchism. In one instance, we were biking at night around downtown Des Moines when we saw a homeless resident, someone we knew well and had been friends TURNING STATISTICS INTO PEOPLE 3 with, being harassed by a police officer near the Des Moines River. He had been forced to sleep outside because he had gone to the shelter drunk and they refused to let him in. Now forced into the streets, this drunken friend was being

in Cooking up a revolution
Ian Goodyer

criticism is reinforced by the claim that RAR was dominated by white organisers, who tended to ignore the black musicians who were also involved in the movement. The anti-Nazi political priorities of both RAR and the ANL eclipsed the concerns of these black activists and typified a tendency on the white left to ‘parachute’ into racial struggles, only to abandon them once their potential was exhausted. A further problem identified by Sabin is that any organised response to racism ran the risk of repelling many of those punk rockers for whom the genre’s anarchism and

in Crisis music
Remi Joseph-Salisbury
Laura Connelly

, even if it's not related to my research. It is clear that Neville's criticality of HE has shaped his praxis as a scholar-activist, leading him to look beyond the academy – and sometimes even his own research – to effect change. As Neville points out, despite the importance of struggling where you are (see Chapter 5 ), the university is not the centre of the struggle: it is not the only, or for many even the main, site of resistance. Thinking back to Zami's notion of ‘anarchism

in Anti-racist scholar-activism
Dana M. Williams

there are no true “anarchist” professions or institutions to regulate anarchism, it is not difficult to see how a loose, albeit unofficial “professionalization” occurs with anarchists. Professionalization often encourages similar orientations and dispositions (in addition to policies and skills). For anarchists, such orientations and dispositions are transmitted through anarchist subcultures. The socialization in local anarchist scenes encourages participants to have common expectations (e.g., regarding dress, personal behavior, vocabulary, methods of speaking and

in Black flags and social movements
Ian Goodyer

conditions that stimulated the growth of rebellious subcultures were also stirring up forces with reactionary agendas, and these were less likely to be deterred by the playful sloganeering of Situationist anarchism than they would the more ‘conventional’ weapons of anti-fascist propaganda and direct confrontation. As we shall see, those National Front ideologues who attempted to reach out to punk rockers were perfectly willing to take ‘ironic’ references to race and Nazi insignia at face value, and to use any opportunity that presented itself to celebrate public displays

in Crisis music
Understanding the politics of public space occupations 1988–1991
Sean Parson

autonomous desire might be seen as utopian and inherently problematic—echoing Simon Springer’s reminder that democratically controlled public space is always on the precipice of disorder— it is an essential component of anarchist and radical homelessness politics. The desire for self-management is central to contemporary anarchist politics, as seen by contemporary anarchism’s push for participatory workplaces, direct democratic political organizing, and cooperative living. 3 The Yerba Buena Center and the A-1and A-2 redevelopment plans of the 1970s radically altered the

in Cooking up a revolution
Ali Rattansi

– subjected to the control of Reason’ (Legislators: 133–4). This is what allowed the art critics, for example, a perch from which to pronounce on works of art, however puzzling and shocking. But Bauman underlines that this also meant that the modernist art world was thoroughly elitist; the worth of modernist art could be judged only by experts, and it would not reveal its value to the untutored eye. Postmodernist art, with its anarchism in aesthetics, pulls apart the alliance between artist and art critic that had sustained the elitism of modernism. Thus, the art critic as

in Bauman and contemporary sociology
Siniša Maleševic

bifurcations all of which have helped generate the development and expansion of diverse ideological worldviews. The immanent success of science and technology fostered a steady decline of the theological interpretations of past, present and future whereas the rise of Enlightenment, Romanticism and other intellectual movements contributed to the growth of diverse ideological articulations of one’s social reality. It is no accident that all major contemporary secular ideological discourses, from liberalism, socialism, conservatism, anarchism to nationalism, originated in the

in Are the Irish different?