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 ...

ghosts

ghosts
  When we look out at the sky at night, we’re also looking back into the past. The light from distant stars takes so long to reach us that we cannot really be sure that, in reality, they’re still there. Although the myriad things that surround us on Earth – rocks and rose bushes and ...