London’s Burning

“These people have no morality. They and their friends sponge off the taxpayer, they are thieves, have little respect for law, their communities, or society in general. They steal, loot, run riot through the city with impunity… have no concern for people. And now they’re coming home from their luxury holidays to sort the riots … Continue reading

Leveling the playing field: horizontal politics, technology and activism in 2011 (part 1)

  I came in late to the packed-out SOAS meeting room on Thursday 27th January, where a debate had been scheduled between Laurie Penny, the anarcho-feminist and New Statesman columnist, and Ed Maltby of the Workers’ Liberty organisation. The tube had been awash with commuters, and the labyrinth of an unfamiliar institution had conspired against a … Continue reading