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Reflections on contemporary anarchism, anti-capitalism and the international scene

into one place, tempers begin to flare and a McDonald’s becomes the scene of ‘hamburger liberation’. In what was to become a famous piece of détournement by turf, the statue of Winston Churchill is given a punk mohican hairstyle made out of grass. A moment of inversion is created in turf. Churchill, Britain’s leader through World War II, and responsible for the deaths of many thousands of German civilians in what many see as the unnecessary bombing raids on Dresden and other German cities, is transformed into a punk – the inversion of authority figure to rebel

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How anarchism still matters

-profile radical folk/punk bands such as Chumbawamba, The Levellers and Rage Against the Machine has been evident, all of whom have campaigned against legislation such as the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 and the Terrorism Act of 2000. As Allan Antliff has recently noted (2003), anarchist street art, video work and comics such as World War 3 have, in various North American settings, managed to blur some of the existing boundaries between ‘culture’ as passive and culture as politically proactive. Such forms can, if allowed to flourish, revisit the kind of

in Changing anarchism