Leveling the playing field: horizontal politics, technology and activism in 2011 (part 4)

A normative view of marches might see them as the proverbial gateway drug for a lot of disaffected people. Smaller direct actions, such as those perpetrated by UK Uncut, are usually a lot more fun, and a lot more empowering. It is also in these types of action where the real benefits of horizontal organisation … Continue reading

Lessons Written in the Snow

This winter’s early and persistent ice and snowfall have played havoc across Britain. Seasonal travellers have undoubtedly felt the brunt of it: grounded as they were at airports; hopelessly stationary on the railways. In my home in west Dorset a number of schools were also shut, with even the most perserverant forced to close a … Continue reading