The Aldermaston Ethnography, 2010 (abridged)

Activists removed from road by Police

  Aldermaston 2010: context The context of this ethnography is the February 15th Aldermaston blockade, an annual event in a half-century long tradition of resistance and direct action against nuclear weapons. The ‘Big Blockade’ is a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Trident Ploughshares joint action. The stated aims of the blockade are multifaceted. Most … Continue reading

Sex and Subterfuge

Every movement and social group has its own stories, the ones they tell, and retell, and that are gradually sculpted into little anthropological myths. The alterglobalisation movement is no different. Young, bright-eyed activists will hear the same stories of outrage and intrigue from the movement’s near past. Like the one where an anti-MacDonalds action group … Continue reading