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Nazima Kadir

subculture and accumulated capital. However, despite proclaiming himself “retired,” he continues to live in a squat, and exists in an ambivalent relation to the subculture, in which he claims to want to exit but is factually unable to leave. Dirk grew up in a small town in the south of the Netherlands in an orthodox, Catholic family. Due to a difficult situation at home, he ran away twice, succeeding the second time. As a pre-teen, he was compelled by Do-It-Yourself and progressive politics, squatting, anarchism

in The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

disavows anarchism and proudly proclaims her membership in the social democratic party. Among anarchists, it’s an insult to be called a social democrat. Fleur moved to Amsterdam to study sociology and through various networks, became involved in squatting. She mastered squatter skills: building, breaking, organizational, non-instrumental acts of bravery, and strategic manipulation. At a certain point, she dropped out of university to pursue a commercial sailing and naval career where she excelled. During her brief

in The autonomous life?
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
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
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
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