The principle and practice of “violence” against property

For tactics which included property damage and direct action, the Suffragettes were labelled as "terrorists" by the state

The recent student protests – in particular the siege of Millbank Tower and the riots on the day of the tuition fees vote – have provoked an awful lot of debate. Among other things, it brought the boogeyman of anarchism back into the media spotlight and helped to reinvigorate the fight against the cuts. What … Continue reading

Where do the “middle class” fit into it all?

Many far-left organisations, such as the Socialist Workers' Party, are dominated by people of middle class backgrounds looking to be the "revolutionary leadership" of the workers, whilst working class people often see their actions as irrelevant to their situation and real life

It is, perhaps, the most vague and ill-defined term in sociopolitical discourse. At the same time, it’s one of the most commonly used. It can be everything from a badge of honour to the most callous insult. Something which defines your economic status or destroys your street cred. The term I’m talking about is “middle … Continue reading

Anti-fascism in the 21st century: the far-right and elections

A common anti-BNP electoral slogan, as offered by Unite Against Fascism

The fifth and final part of a series exploring anti-fascism from a radical, working class perspective. Given the conclusions already reached, how should antifascists tackle the electoral ambitions of fascists? And where does this tie into other activist movements? Elections offer a particular contradiction for antifascists. On the one hand, we of course want to … Continue reading

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