By Simon Tormey
The monetary difficulty, financial institution bailouts, and the sprint to austerity have breathed new existence into protest events around the globe, and taken anti-capitalist rules to the mainstream. yet what does it suggest to be anti-capitalist? And the place is anti-capitalism going — if anywhere?
Simon Tormey explores those questions and extra within the purely obtainable advent to the whole spectrum of anti-capitalist rules and politics. With nuance and verve, he introduces the reader to the wide range of positions and teams that make up the move, together with anarchists, Marxists, autonomists, environmentalists, and extra. supplying crucial international and ancient context, Tormey takes us from the 1968 upsurge of radical politics to the 1994 Zapatista riot, the 1999 Seattle protests, and correct as much as Occupy and the uprisings around the Eurozone.
This is an engaging and impressive exploration of the way to appreciate the area – and the way to alter it.
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