Cafe Sci: : Anarchist politics in the revolutions of our time

Uri Gordon

Lecturer in Politics , Loughborough University

Anarchism has emerged as the most prominent influence on recent social protests. From Cairo through Madrid to Wall Street, movements for social and political justice have adopted the anarchist repertoire of creative direct action and ultra-democratic organization. Why has anarchism risen to such prominence in the last decades? What opportunities and challenges are posed by its renewed popularity? And can grassroots movements effectively resist attempts to domesticate their anarchistic tendencies? Uri Gordon, author of several books and articles on contemporary anarchism, will reflect two decades of anarchist re-emergence and discuss its relevance and vitality.

MEETING FORMAT:

Our speaker talks, uninterrupted for 20 minutes, to introduce his topic. During a break to get drinks, the Hat goes round. Then there is an hour’s chaired question and answer session. Cafe Sci is funded by the Hat (no sponsors). We suggest a contribution £5 (waged) or £2 - £3 (unwaged). Full details

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  • Ash C.

    A short report on this interesting talk can be found here : http://bftfblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/talk-uri-gordon-on-anarchism.html

    2 · October 25

  • Craig P.

    Apologies I could not make it. I have been unwell and only just accessed my computer.

    Sounds interesting. Are there any slides of the presentation I could get hold of, perchance?

    October 22

  • Ash C.

    Report from No3 Son was that this talk was much harder than usual to understand. On the plus side, he thought Uri's accent was pretty cool.

    1 · October 25

  • Rob S.

    Very interesting but i cant see it ever happening across the world

    October 21

  • Karen

    Interesting and thought provoking

    October 21

  • Julie G.

    An engaging and provocative presentation with lively Q/A incorporating some serious issues for us to take home and reflect on. Thank you.

    October 21

  • Polly S.

    Thank you. A thought-provoking topic with a fascinating speaker :-)

    October 20

  • Karl R.

    Sorry. I'm having to drop out too. :-(

    October 20

  • Pat J.

    Apologies. Unable to get to the meeting this evening.

    October 20

  • J. David H.

    Sorry cannot attend as I am attending a class. Hope all goes well with the meeting.

    October 19

  • Julie G.

    I am inspired by anarchistic activism among artists and within performance art.

    October 15

  • Russ C.

    I am apolitical but believe in basic freedoms. I am curious to find out how anarchy could achieve these ideals.

    October 15

  • Jon M.

    Really sorry to miss this. I'm no longer able to join you. Sorry. Something else has come up i.e. paid work on Monday evenings. So much for my anarchistic lifestyle . . . :)

    1 · October 2

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