Category Archives: Feature
The brutal truth about the London Olympics Violence, cover-ups and dirty secrets litter the 2012 Games (article from Freedom, June 2012) Mike Wells has been covering the London 2012 Olympics as a photographer and reporter on the Games Monitor website since Stratford was confirmed as the site for Europe’s biggest building project.
Re-imagining social organisation after the state The ConDem’s are continuing the grand tradition of all governments in proving anarchists right. Our so-called representatives are able to ignore their manifestos, are free to break their solemn pre-election pledges and vote as they like – all in the interests of capital.
Sunday 6th November 2011 I am confronted out of the blue, by a political development in anarchism which has knocked me off my feet. Surrounded by comrades in a fairly well attended meeting of the Northern Anarchist Network (NAN), and the North East Anarchists last Sunday at The Bridge Hotel Newcastle I listened with my [...]
Workers Solidarity Movement, the Irish anarchist organisation have written an indepth examination of the recent unrest in English cities. The police killing of Mark Duggan resulted in four nights of rioting across England. The immediate trigger was the killing itself, and the disrespect shown by the police to Mark’s family and friends. But the riots [...]
Part 2: From past to present. Kropotkin’s impact on the modern ecological movement In the previous edition, I outlined briefly the various components of Kropotkin’s political ideology. In this final instalment I will detail the four main philosophies guiding radical environmental groups in existence today along with their views on revolutionary change and sabotage tactics, [...]
Part one of a two part article examining Kropotkin’s influence of the ecological movement Next to Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin is the most famous and important of anarchist theorists, and was one of the first to advocate the theory known as Anarchist Communism. His lifelong love of science and nature led him to develop his [...]
Comrades from the far east on the burgeoning anarchist scene there Much is made of the historical connections between anarchism and the Philippines. Not least from the formidable work of Benedict Anderson and his book Under Three Flags which documents the relationship between anarchism and anti-colonialism filtered through the life and works of Jose Rizal, [...]
Chris Knight replies to Freedom Press A number of anarchist journals and websites have criticised my own and my comrades’ activism in recent months and weeks. Criticism from the right is easy to dismiss. When it comes from comrades I know and respect, I need to take it seriously and come up with a considered [...]
Freedom talks to a representative from Spain’s Real Democracy Now movement We meet outside Angel tube station on the rarest of sunny bank holiday Mondays. After grabbing a coffee we find somewhere quiet to talk about the incredible events that are happening in Spain and how they made their way across the Channel to the [...]
Interview with an Education Activist Network radical on the student movement Mark Bergfeld is an education activist who has played a vital part in mobilizing – and being a part of – the student movement in London, which took every political radical by surprise last November, and ignited the anti-cuts movement here in general. In [...]