Anarchism, ethnicity, and culture: red and black on the Dark Continent

Part three in a series of articles discussing the anarchist movement as it relates to non-European peoples and cultures. In African Anarchism: the history of a movement, Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey state the following case; To a greater or lesser extent, all of […] traditional African societies manifested “anarchic elements” which, upon close examination, … Continue reading

Education and child rearing

Even within mainstream circles, the issue of educating children is a contentious one. Given “that it is through the channel of the child that the development of the mature man must go,” in the words of Emma Goldman,this is understandable. The direction in which children develop affects the path they take as adults, and it … Continue reading

Anti-fascism in the 21st century: on violence and censorship

Part three of a series exploring anti-fascism from a radical, working class perspective explores the concepts of “physical opposition” and “no platform.” Traditionally, antifascists have held to a philosophy of “no platform” and “physical opposition” to the far-right. However, in recent times, these stances have come under particular scrutiny and criticism. Both the efficacy and … Continue reading

Killing and dying for “the old lie”

End the War!

Ninety one years ago today, at 11:00am, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Not two minutes earlier, George Lawrence Price became the last Commonwealth casualty of the Great War after being shot in the heart by a German sniper. Up to 16 million people had fallen before him. The war was a case … Continue reading

Gunpowder, treason, and plot

The conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1705. Unlike his fellows, Guy Fawkes has passed into legend and now stands as a potent symbol of rebellion and revolution

Four hundred and four years ago today, a band of provincial English Catholics attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and, with them, King James I and the aristocracy. Of course, the attempt failed, the conspirators were arrested, tortured, and executed, and the Gunpowder Plot passed into infamy; Remember, remember the fifth of November, … Continue reading