Walking

Walking
The long walk to nowhere “Comrades!” The cheap sound system crackles to life, a shrill, distorted voice piercing the Saturday morning air. “Comrades, we must not march yet. There are five more buses coming.” We wait, like untold thousands have waited before us at this square, for another hour, but the buses do not arrive. ...

Review: Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – After the Future (2011, AK Press)

Review: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi - After the Future (2011, AK Press)
The 20th century was the century that trusted in the future. Or, as Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – veteran of the 1977 Italian post-workerist movement and founder of the legendary pirate radio station Radio Alice – states in the opening pages of his newest work, ‘After the Future’, “Liberalism and social democracy, nationalism and communism, and ...

Review: Jesús Sepúlveda – The Garden of Peculiarities (2011 Missing Books)

Review: Jesús Sepúlveda – The Garden of Peculiarities (2011 Missing Books)
It is rare to discover a book as trenchant, poetic and philosophically profound as The Garden of Peculiarities. Originally published in Spanish in 2002, translated into English in 2005 and now re-released by local alternative publisher Missing Books, this short work by Chilean anarchist and radical environmentalist Jesús Sepúlveda is nothing less than a manifesto ...