The Works

Jun. 23, 2017 by

November 8 2001. My grandfather had just brought me home from rugby training. Walking into the living room and seeing my mother’s parents there. The grave looks. Before a word is uttered it’s very clear something terrible has happened. Who’s

Murals in the North of Ireland

Jun. 23, 2017 by

The political mural tradition in the northern part of Ireland is over 100 years old. For most of that time, it was confined to one community and overwhelmingly to one theme: the victory of King Billy over King James at

“The Last Days of a White World”

Apr. 14, 2017 by

In September 2000, Anthony Browne penned a sobre report for the Observer newspaper entitled “The Last Days of a White World”. Browne, latterly an advisor to Boris Johnson during his time as London mayor and now head of the British

Alcoholism

Oct. 29, 2016 by

Content Notes: Domestic Violence, Abuse, Substance Abuse I want to share some thoughts on alcoholism as someone who was affected by it, an outsider peering in, but whose life was invariably shaped by it. My father was an alcoholic. He drank

Introducing base

Oct. 29, 2016 by

As you likely will have noticed, it’s been a few months since our little collective rolled anything off the printers. That’s because we’ve been busy organising near where we live, and also because we’ve been plotting where we want the

Psycho-Resistance

Oct. 29, 2016 by

Solidarity in the Struggle Against Psychological Coercion Over the past few years, I’ve been preoccupied with documenting and fighting back against state-sponsored psychological coercion – a form of coercion and manipulation that’s become a central feature of workfare and a

Afro-pessimism & the End of Redemption

Mar. 30, 2016 by

The expanding field of Afro-pessimism theorises the structural relation between Blackness and Humanity as an irreconcilable encounter, an antagonism. One cannot know Blackness as distinct from slavery, for there is no Black temporality which is antecedent to the temporality of

Disaster Communism

Oct. 23, 2014 by

Climate change is already here, although the effects are unevenly distributed. Last winter saw a series of storms of record-breaking wind speeds, rainfall, and intensity hit the UK. California’s current drought has seen lakes disappear into parched earth. Giant craters have

Towards a Revolutionary Psychology

Mar. 13, 2014 by

On the Vicennial of the Zapatista Insurrection Neoliberalism, as is well known – and as Dardot and Laval’s (2009) La Nouvelle Raison du Monde makes more than clear – is not simply an economic system. It is a complex machine