Saturday, November 26, 2005

British Anarchism and the Miners Strike

Found this article in the journal Capital and Class which was just published in their fall issue and is available online. Well worth the read as it shows the impact of the Miners Strike and Thatcherism had on reviving anarchism in the UK. The Fall issue is all on the Miners Strike and is available online.

Capital & Class, Autumn 2005 by Franks, Benjamin

This paper distinguishes some of the main currents in British anarchism at the time of the miners' strike. It explores the influence of these libertarian movements on the conflict in the coalfield, and assesses how the strike influenced the development of British anarchisms.

Benjamin Franks is a lecturer in Social & Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow's Crichton campus in Dumfries. His book Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of British Anarchisms is due to be published by AK Press and Dark Star at the end of this year.

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