Violence on Trial

This article will appear in Red Pepper magazine soon, or so I am told… The Mutiny, it seems, pride themselves on being at odds with the pedantic solemnity that is typically a feature of discussion groups on the Left. Instead of grandstanding speeches calling for workers to seize the means of production, Mutiny offer ‘speed-debating’, … 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