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Rethinking anarchist strategies
James Bowen

apathetic voting publics of the West with improved forms of electoral participation – through emailing and SMS texting – a healthy degree of anarchist intervention is needed. Whilst we do not yet know the political biographies of those young people for whom the anti-war movement of 2002 provided their first activist 126 Part II Doing experience, we do know that for their generation the shape of politics is changing fast. As David Graeber has noted, it has perhaps escaped the Left’s attention that the political form of many contemporary movements, against war, against

in Changing anarchism
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

, 2003) and there were even popular moves to boycott French imports, but in Britain there was widespread public debate and protest (see the case study of the anti-war movement in Chapter 7). Between January and March, polls showed public opposition to be substantial and support to be conditional on a second UN 72 Pockets of resistance resolution.11 On 15 February, approximately one million anti-war protestors marched through London in the country’s largest ever demonstration.12 It was against this backdrop of continuing attempts to manage public opinion, the absence

in Pockets of resistance
Johanna Söderström

councils and the chamber of representatives, maintaining her M-19 ideals: “I think that the commitment with M-19 is the one that has defined my whole life” (C9). An example of a resilient Vietnam veteran is Charles, who was 22 when he went to war in 1967. His life diagram can be seen in Figure 3 . Charles grew up in a rather apolitical family, and his political interest was awakened by the Vietnam War. When he returned home, he became active in the anti-war movement. The Kent State massacre, when on May 4, 1970 a number of students were shot by the

in Living politics after war
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Patterns of support, negotiation and opposition
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

Oppositional model Sky, ITV, BBC Sun, Mail, Times, Telegraph Battle, justifications for war (esp. humanitarian) Channel 4 Mirror, Independent, Guardian Civilian casualties, military casualties, humanitarian operations, law and order Ali Abbas Mirror, Independent, Guardian Civilian casualties, military casualties, humanitarian operations, law and order Ali Abbas Jessica Lynch, anti-war movement Jessica Lynch case study provides an ‘ideal type’ example of the propensity of news media to champion ‘good news’ stories from the battlefront; moreover, it highlights the

in Pockets of resistance
1960s ex-radicals
Ashley Lavelle

: 145; Zaroulis and Sullivan, 1984: 43). It was the anti-war movement that made him almost a household name. Along with seven others, Rubin had been charged with conspiracy to riot over the August 1968 Democratic 017-058 PoliticsBetrayal Part 1.indd 42 05/02/2013 14:08 ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ … drop back in 43 convention protests in Chicago3 (Schultz, 1993: ix). He was a founder member of the Yippies (derived from Youth International Party, conceived in 1967), an organisation composed of ‘permanent adolescents’ who ‘reject careers and middle

in The politics of betrayal
Richard Cleminson

1 The ‘paradox’ of anarchism and eugenics Introduction In 1933, the anarcho-pacifist Romanian intellectual Eugen Relgis explored the conundrum of humanitarianism as applied to eugenics in the Valenciabased anarchist cultural review Estudios.1 Could there be, the author asked, a community of interests or any compatibility between the philosophical and ethical concept of humanitarianism and the new science of eugenics? Relgis, active in the anti-war movement and a supporter of the Spanish Republic, certainly thought so. Nevertheless, his attempt to articulate a

in Anarchism and eugenics
Jack Southern

summarised this shift by arguing that ‘The coming generation needed them. This was England’s call to Englishwomen.’45 The challenges to trade unionism and labour The anti-war movement was linked to an undercurrent still actively engaged in women’s suffrage. Some groups had ceased activities during the war, and indeed softened their ideological position as a sacrifice.46 Yet in others, such as in Nelson, women campaigners took a more visibly prominent role. The increased female presence in the public arena resulted in successes locally in women’s issues such as local

in Labour, British radicalism and the First World War
The influence of Trotskyism in Britain
John Callaghan

liberation movements in the Americas and South East Asia against US imperialism. According to his biographer, ‘Russell launched … an attack on the United States that was the literary equivalent of carpet bombing.’57 Most of the active opponents of the American intervention in Vietnam only materialised after years of warfare against the Communist ‘bandits’ in that country; but not so Russell. As early as 22 March 1963 – well before the anti-war movement became a presence in either America or Western Europe – he claimed that the United States was waging a ‘war of

in Against the grain
Satnam Virdee

of political struggles for social justice and equality. The formation of a militant anti-war movement against Western imperialist intervention abroad was accompanied by anti-racist struggles in the West. Alongside the ongoing process of decolonisation in the Global South, there was the awakening in Eastern Europe, marked first by the Prague Spring, but also protests in Yugoslavia, Poland and elsewhere. Significantly, 1968 marked the consolidation of second-wave feminism and the return of working-class power as a million workers gathered on the streets of Paris in

in Against the grain
People, parties and pressure groups
Janet Clark

, on occasions, events for honoured guests. A conference held to frame a response to fascist anti-semitism towards the end of 1936 was attended by more than 300 invited delegates from widely varied national and local organisations, including Labour Party branches, the Fabian Society, the London Liberal Federation, the National Peace Council, the NUWM, the Teachers’ Anti-War Movement and Communist Party headquarters.9 It promoted its work and its campaigns through newsletters, pamphlets and its journal, Civil Liberty. The membership of the NCCL was diverse and

in The National Council for Civil Liberties and the policing of interwar politics