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The milieu culture of DIY punk
Peter Webb

against and move beyond the rigidity of class politics and personal class position. By the time Crass had started work on their fourth album, Christ: The Album (1982), however, Margaret Thatcher’s new-right regime had taken a firm hold on the UK. Mass unemployment had reached 3 million; there were riots in many of Britain’s major cities, trade union disputes, H-Block protests in Ireland and an economic recession. Crass, though, had been creating a large audience for the anti-war movement. The band’s anarchism was being taken The milieu culture of DIY punk -111

in Fight back
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Saul Newman

parameters of our age. This is a movement that has exploded across our horizons, and has generally been directed against the more visible symbols of global capitalism – WTO and IMF meetings and large multinational corporations – as well as having intersected with the global anti-war movement since 2003. What makes this movement interesting from the perspective of contemporary radical politics, is the new form of political universality that it embodies. On the one hand, it goes beyond the narrow and particularistic identity politics that had prevailed for some time in

in Unstable universalities
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Vicki Squire, Nina Perkowski, Dallal Stevens, and Nick Vaughan-Williams

. (ROM2.26, man from Eritrea, Rome) What is highlighted in this statement and across the various testimonies in this section is that precarious migration often involves forms of escape that challenge assumptions about the risks posed to the EU by people on the move. While war and conflict emerge here as key drivers of flight that are conditioned by gender in significant ways, in focusing on forced conscription what also emerges is a sense that migration in this context might in and of itself be understood as an ‘anti-war movement

in Reclaiming migration
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
Siebe Bluijs

news items about the threat of a thermonuclear war. The voice actors list places and dates of nuclear explosions (such as Los Alamos, Bikini, Hiroshima and Nagasaki), the names of nations that possess nuclear weapons and the names of terrorist organisations that were active in the early 1970s. The play also includes the voices of the anti-war movement. We hear the rallying cries at a protest – ‘Freedom’ and ‘Stop the war!’ – and there are fragments from the protest songs ‘Give Peace a Chance’ (1969) and ‘Power to the People’ (1970) by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono

in Tuning in to the neo-avant-garde
Thomas Linehan

, Captain Archibald Henry Maule Ramsay founded another of the pro-Nazi anti-war bodies, the Right Club. The Right Club was a clandestine group that endeavoured to create a more unified fascist anti-war movement. Like the BPP, its destiny was in the hands of a person who held convictions which were extreme and often idiosyncratic. Ramsay was an Eton- and Sandhurst-educated Scot with a commendable war record, who entered Parliament as Conservative MP for Peebles in 1931. 129 The turbulent international scene of the 1930s provided the backdrop to the development, in Ramsay

in British Fascism 1918-39
Radical popular history and its readers
Nick Witham

of political insights, including Koestler’s own denunciation of Soviet backsliding towards the Nazi–Soviet Pact (1939), after which he found himself able to voice wholehearted opposition to the USSR and “no longer cared whether Hitler’s allies called me a counter-revolutionary.” 12 These were the foundations of Zinn’s anti-Stalinist Marxism. After this, Marxist ideas continued to play a key role in Zinn’s political thinking, especially as they were shaped by his encounter with the black freedom struggle and the anti-war movement in the 1960s and 1970s. This

in Marxism and America
Marxism, feminism, and the Weather Underground
Sinead McEneaney

ideologues or authoritarians. From Fidel’s speeches and Ho’s poems we’ve understood how leaders grow out of being deeply in touch with movements … Many of these changes have been pushed forward by women both in collectives with men and in all-women collectives. 54 In that section of “New Morning,” Dohrn sought to assert Weather’s feminist credentials by repositioning the women of Weather alongside female revolutionaries in Vietnam (Nguyễn Thị Bình), Cuba, Ireland (Bernadette Devlin), the black struggle (Afeni Shakur), and the anti-war movement (Mary Moylan, a

in Marxism and America
Celia Hughes

CVSC activists disillusioned with the increasingly factional anti-war movement. Geoffrey Crossick was a history postgraduate at London’s Birkbeck College who had worked alongside Geoff Richman on the VSC national committee and, along with Henry, Sheli and other CVSC members, led calls at the February, 1969 National Conference to reorient VSC around individual membership rooted in a series of local branches.10 The Friday Group provided a model for the CVSC branch in which members sought to realise their vision for localised activism. In the Friday Group the Richman

in Young lives on the Left
To the cities and the prisons
Allison Drew

February 1960, its members charged with treason. Jeanson himself escaped capture but was later condemned in absentia. The left was split. While the PCF argued that imperialism was the primary enemy and continued urging legal protest - communist propaganda within the army rather than desertion - the new left and anti-war movement supported the FLN and endorsed desertion. The manifesto’s signatories were

in We are no longer in France