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CIVIL RELIGION

 Tim Forster on the use of “God” to create false concepts of community cohesion   Over the last few years we’ve had a Royal Wedding, the Queen’s Jubilee and this year we’re remembering 100 years since the start of WWI. All these occasions are expressions of, and vehicles for, something that sociologists call ‘civil religion’. […]

THE EMPTY MANSIONS OF BILLIONAIRES’ ROW

 Gyorgy Furiosa visits Hampstead’s infamous Bishops Avenue… Nestled between two golf courses in the Hampstead area of North London lies a row of colonnaded mansion houses, each looming from behind stern borders of black iron fencing. Lush vegetation, old trees and rhododendron bushes, subtly screen the opulence from full view of the street. Estate agents […]

Times are a changin’

Freedom’s December issue editorial As the turbulence of 2011 subsides just enough for us to catch our breath and look back over the last 12 months of a truly eventful year, it seems amongst the chaos and cacophony there were moments we can take as inspiration, some we can take comfort from and others that […]

Go out and get ‘em – 2012

Are we going to make predictions about 2012? Certainly a degree of bravado and bluster is always necessary for someone to step up to the soapbox and preach the bleeding obvious about what is ahead of us, and the anarchist movement is littered with discarded soapboxes. Do we even dare to imagine what responses the […]

Go out and get ‘em

Are we going to make predictions about 2012? Certainly a degree of bravado and bluster is always necessary for someone to step up to the soapbox and preach the bleeding obvious about what is ahead of us, and the anarchist movement is littered with discarded soapboxes. Do we even dare to imagine what responses the […]

Fighting talk for the future

Welcome to the new bigger, bolder, brighter Freedom newspaper. We ourselves are still coming to terms with the changed format, different layout and new content (and the novelty of having staples and internal colour pages) so we ask you to bear with us until we settle into a workable routine. We will continue to ask […]

Freedom editorial

It’s been a bleak beginning to the year 2010. Not only has January been the coldest month in over twenty years, right in the middle of a global recession and continuing financial crisis, but we have lost, in quick succession, some of the greatest political minds, radical thinkers and inspired anarchist comrades of our lifetime. […]

Goodbye Noughties

Time for us to take a retrospective look at the decade. In December 1999 things were looking up for libertarian politics. The upsurge of protests from the campaign against the Criminal Justice Act in 1994 had intertwined with more traditional anarchist strands to forge a genuine alternative to the perceived triumph of liberal democracy. The […]

From The Editors: Looking Back, Looking Forward

How we got to here A front page article in Freedom a few months back stated that we are living through a unique set of social conditions. Add to that strange and turbulent times and it gives a fair indication of the last six months as editors of Freedom newspaper. Both of us were literally […]

How we got to here

A turbulent year in politics Editorial A front page article in Freedom a few months back stated that we are living through a unique set of social conditions. Add to that strange and turbulent times and it gives a fair indication of the last six months as editors of Freedom newspaper. Both of us were […]