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From Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf
John Storey

also, and significantly, fail to articulate that which might also be remembered. I want to consider briefly four examples of what Hollywood ‘forgot’ about America’s war in Vietnam. Forgetting Vietnam Nowhere in Hollywood’s discourse on Vietnam are we informed about the extent of the resistance to the war. The counterculture, and the anti-war movement in general, has been given

in Memory and popular film
Heloise Brown

Britain as a conflict with a white, Christian and quasi-European population. The war was one-sided, although the Afrikaners’ initial numerical superiority, combined with their familiarity with the geography and climate, meant that it was a long drawn-out conflict that concluded with a protracted period of guerrilla warfare. It was the tactics utilised in the final stages of the war, from December 1900, that received the greatest criticism from the British anti-war movement. Kitchener’s policies of farm-burning and internment of Afrikaner women and children in

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
Greta Fowler Snyder

as part of a global resistance. For instance, participants in the United States said that ‘the global [anti-war] movement was a source of inspiration for those of us who spoke out. We gained confidence and strength in knowing that we were standing with the vast majority of the world's people’ (Gillan and Pickerill 2008 ). Global protest events enable what Gillan and Pickerill call ‘imagined solidarity’ in

in Recognition and Global Politics
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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
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Robert Mackay

body of international law to reduce the resort to the violent solution of conflict. But the anti-war movement never became a mass movement in the nineteenth century. This was partly because pacifists were to some extent divided by their other affiliations – Christian, Marxist or Mazzinian – and partly because of the great and, in many ways, incompatible appeal of nationalism. For this was the age of nationalism, the time when many submerged nations claimed (and in some cases achieved) the status of nation state. Since war was often the only means to that end

in Half the battle
Jonathan Atkin

described them to Lady Ottoline as ‘eight fleas talking of building a pyramid’ and later remembered, ‘I was interested to observe that the pacifist politicians were more concerned with the question of which of them should lead the anti-war movement than with the actual work against the war.’27 Russell was always distrustful of politics, especially during war. ‘I don’t want to be in Parliament; it seems to me one is freer outside, and can achieve more’, he wrote to Lady Ottoline in November 1914, concluding, ‘I should want … to be unfettered in saying what I believed.’ A

in A war of individuals
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Surveillance and transgender bodies in a post-9/ 11 era of neoliberalism
Christine Quinan

to health insurance or disability pay (and when she does receive care the nurses will not use her preferred pronoun, constantly reverting to ‘he’ and ‘him’). Max also becomes close with Thor, a white American trans man who clearly brings together many struggles, most specifically transgender rights and the anti-war movement. Thor is eventually arrested for using the ‘wrong’ bathroom, but his biggest

in Security/ Mobility
Claude McKay’s experience and analysis of Britain
Winston James

Ken Weller, ‘Direct action and the unemployed’, Solidarity , July 1964; and idem, ‘ Don’t be a soldier!’ The radical anti-war movement in North London, 1914–1918 (London: Journeyman Press, 1985), and James, McKay: the making of a black Bolshevik . 31 McKay, Long Way , pp. 68

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

the nature of resistance has been violent as well as covert. The plurality of new authorities, elites and alliances that has been forged across ideological and ethnic lines has fragmented both rule and resistance. The context has been marked by the use of violence in the pursuit of state security and economic agendas, even if through proxy armed groups. Resistance, as we will see, is not an anti-state or an anti-war movement but, rather, a negation, or at least a mitigation, of the everyday context of domination. Analyses of the sources of conflict tend to see the

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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Fifth Estate’s critique of the megamachine
Steve Millett

psychedelic drugs, the anti-war movement, rock and roll, the alternative culture, and anything that was anti-authority. (Werbe, 1996: 1) At one point, having a weekly circulation of over 15,000, the FE was an integral part of the increasingly confrontational political scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Despite, or perhaps because of its high circulation, the paper struggled to maintain production. The sheer workload and the pressure on staff, many of whom did not take a holiday from political work for years, was beginning to take its toll. Worse, the indications were

in Changing anarchism