PUBLICATION @ Durty Words | A book project by Kate O’Shea and Victoria Brunetta

What is the relevance of Anarchism today? This is exactly what Durty Words is about.

As its authors put it: Durty Words is an invitation to make a space for dialogue, solidarity, resistance and creation through the medium of print. In 2016, we began the journey of making this book by asking people to respond to the relevance of Anarchist thought today. The title alludes to the fact that anarchism, along with other theories and practices that seek alternatives to capitalism, are often misunderstood. There are fractures within how we organise for a better world; it is important to recognise these, and therefore we set out to create a space for debate that is built on respect. By bringing together 134 contributors from different backgrounds from all over the world, we aim to begin to map the resonances and dissonances across diverse social movements. In this time of great social injustice, protest is necessary, but there is more to resistance than protest. We are interested in the space that opens up when we create a platform for building alternatives to that which we protest.

It feels so good to hold Durty Words in my hands! Thanks Kate O’ Shea and Victoria Brunetta for bringing together 134 contributors, for creating the beautiful Durty Words book and for including some of my pictures in it, along with John Jordan’s inspiring words.

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