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Sean Parson

right to the city in this chapter. My goal is to put the experience and ideas that we have explored through the rest of the book into dialogue with the academic work and activist demands TOWARDS AN ANARCHIST “RIGHT TO THE CITY” 121 currently made around the right to the city. My assertion is that by centralizing the experiences of urban anarchism and homeless resistance, we can begin a more nuanced and complicated discussion around autonomy, public/ private spaces, and urban anti-capitalism. Whose streets? The theoretical and historical dimensions of the right

in Cooking up a revolution
Defeats, victories and new strategies
Lewis H. Mates

Lawther’s anarchism was more theoretically coherent than the South Wales miners’ syndicalism. But, in adopting it, Lawther necessarily erected barriers to building links with significant more mainstream national and international syndicalist figures. This augmented the relative geographical isolation of the 250 The Great Labour Unrest Durham coalfield. This was, of course, overcome on occasion; Lawther’s supporting of Larkin’s speaking tour in February 1914 revealed his continuing openness to other types of militants outside of the coalfield, if not necessarily the

in The Great Labour Unrest
Marcel Stoetzle

’ mistake the negative power of critique, which has a rightful place only temporarily in the context of demolishing an old system, with the positive power required for building a new one. They have turned critique into a doctrine, a kind of anarchism the main elements of which Comte identifies as hostility to government, exaggerated individualism and the notion of the sovereignty of the people. The critical doctrine divests government ‘of any principle of activity’ and reduces it ‘to a wholly negative role’ (54): Government is no longer conceived as the head of

in Beginning classical social theory
Leeds Jewish tailors and Leeds Jewish tailoring trade unions, 1876–1915
Anne J. Kershen

just a Jewish phenomenon, a number of other local GGLU branches had collapsed, all victims of the national rise in unemployment and the reactionary fall in union membership. In this somewhat chaotic environment a very short lived, anarchist inspired, Leeds Independent Jewish Tailors’, Machiners’ and Pressers’ Trade Union was founded. Though the Union collapsed, its failure as much a part of the economic climate as political philosophy, anarchism in Leeds survived – albeit unwelcomed by the conservative element of the city. Within a few months – despite the depressed

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
Abstract only
Keith Laybourn

, the politician and famous author of the novel The 39 Steps, writing of his disgust at what he perceived happened at greyhound tracks: When the darkness begins and the lights are lowered elsewhere the illuminated ribbon of turf becomes I am bound to say not unlike the green baize –​the animated roulette board –​to which it was compared in the picturesque description of the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Churchill].18 He added that he was not convinced that greyhound racing was ‘preventive of anarchism and Bolshevism’, which had been suggested by the industrial

in Going to the dogs
Homes Not Jails, urban squatting, and gentrification
Sean Parson

refused to call himself an anarchist. In Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri openly state their hostility to anarchism, which they associate with naivety and sporadic acts of violence, even though Negri promotes a stateless form of communism that is anti-authority and anti-hierarchy, and is organized around direct democracy. 5 There is an intense irony in the city spending $100,000 in an attempt to convict four activists for occupying a house, when that money could have been spent housing a very large number of homeless residents. 6 Food Not Bombs did have support

in Cooking up a revolution
A critical space for social movements in Ireland
Margaret Gillan
Laurence Cox

. (2002) ‘IMC Ireland Editorial, comment to article’, (retrieved 10 August 2013). O’Brien, J. (2012) ‘The WSM and anarchism’, (retrieved 22 August 2012). Oscailt (2007) ‘Oscailt documentation’, (retrieved 18 July 2013). Oscailt (2012) ‘Oscailt’, (retrieved 10 July 2013). Pine, R. (2002) 2RN and the Origins of Irish Radio , Dublin: Four Courts Press. Reclaim The Streets (2003) ‘Reclaim The Streets Dublin respond to ‘Robocop’ trial’, Press

in Defining events
How the Communist Party of Great Britain discovered punk rock
Matthew Worley

-cultural criticisms of the organised or party-political left see Jeff Nuttall, Bomb Culture (London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1968). Wrigley.indb 224 08/03/2017 17:45:45 Comrades in bondage trousers 225 the counter-culture’s appeal to those detached from the harsher realities of class struggle: to students and white-collar youth susceptible to such ‘tendencies’ as ‘subjectivism […], leftism, libertarianism and anarchism’. That tensions should lead to fractures bore Jacques no surprise. As pop music became more commercially successful, so bands detached from their audience. Wealth, fame

in Labour and working-class lives
Rory Stewart’s The Marches (2017)
Daniel R. Smith

, The Rest is Politics , he tells us his favourite political book is anarchist anthropologist James C. Scott's Seeing Like a State (1997), not because it promotes anarchism but because it points to how governments are inefficient, slow and impractical. He also tells us he works for charity GiveDirectly, which gives unconditional direct cash payments to some of the poorest families in the global south, not because it is radical, prefigurative politics but because it works ; it helps alleviate poverty most efficiently. All that said, he gets to

in The fall and rise of the English upper class
How racism and anti-racism produce Madrid
Stoyanka Eneva

something that the anarchist collective Incendiary Roots (a racialised non-mixed collective) drew attention to in their talk on ‘Decolonize white anarchism at Madrid’ on 1 March 2020. The members of the collective mentioned the difficulty of being heard by white movements when analysing the racial dimension of both gentrification and police violence in Lavapiés. Regarding the latter, the moment of effervescence of the 15M movement in 2011, when more than a hundred people spontaneously intervened in a racist raid and expelled the police from the

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