Ruth Kinna: The Government of No One. The Theory and Practice of Anarchism
ANARCHISM: Typical anarchist struggles such as the eight-hour day, access to contraception, liberalization of marriage law and access to military denial have largely been successful. But where does anarchism stand today?
Obituary:: David Graeber died recently. MODERN TIMES chooses for once to bring an obituary – here over the anarchist who wanted to change our usual notions of what is possible and impossible, right and wrong, normal and strange.
GATEAVISA: MODERN TIMES prints one of the essays in a new book about Gateavisa. Here is a reflection on how, in the postmodernist spirit, they had to reinvent themselves as an eighties magazine: In the editorial offices, everyone largely disagreed with everyone on everything from layout to US foreign policy. Here were purple undershirts, jackets from flea markets, scrolls and books about the eco-crisis.
BERLIN: The 70s came back in Berlin in many ways, but with the opposite sign: The fight against brutal urban redevelopment and demolition of war-ruined residential buildings has today been turned into a fight against gentrification and housing speculation.
ANARCHISTS: Mette, Thomas and Rasmus found their way into anarchism through the struggle for the Youth House in Copenhagen more than a decade ago. They have since been active in book cafes, labor disputes and opposition to racism. It is first and foremost about lived political experiences.
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