Sombre truths behind bright green lies

by Paul Cudenec To discern ugliness requires a sense of beauty. To name darkness involves knowing light. And to correctly identify lies demands a grasp of truth. It makes sense, therefore, that behind the title of the newly-published Bright Green Lies, by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert, (1) we find three important and sombre truths. … Continue reading Sombre truths behind bright green lies

The Acorn – 63

Number 63 In this issue: Breaking point draws near Guided by the light of life Nevermore on the anarchist response to Covid-19 Safe & Sanitized: interview with artist Jordan Henderson Wanted: a new resistance movement Georges Bernanos: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1. Breaking point draws near A year after the start of the Covid crisis, … Continue reading The Acorn – 63

Dismantling tyranny

by Paul Cudenec The only good thing to have come out of recent nightmarish months is that a lot of people have had to think seriously about the way they see the world. I have not been exempt from this phenomenon, of course, and have been forced by circumstance into serious bouts of ideological soul-searching, … Continue reading Dismantling tyranny

Money, lies and power

by Paul Cudenec We all know that money is what makes this commercial world go round. The cult of money has swept away the traditional ethical codes of humankind and become the sole indicator of “value”. If something makes money, it is good. If it doesn’t, it is useless. If someone accumulates money, by whatever means, they … Continue reading Money, lies and power

Anarchists against freedom!

by Paul Cudenec A number of rather strange criticisms have come flying my way over the last few weeks. For the moment I am going to address just one of them – the one which strikes me as the most serious. I had always been under the fond impression that freedom was an untouchable cornerstone … Continue reading Anarchists against freedom!

The sunshine revolution

Report by Paul Cudenec of Shoal Collective. Saturday March 16 2019 will probably go down in history as the day that Macron and his government gave up waiting for the Gilets Jaunes movement to fade away. Huge numbers of Yellow Vests packed the Champs Elysées in Paris for Act 18 of their revolt and were … Continue reading The sunshine revolution

The Acorn – 47

Number 47 In this issue: Yellow voices Defending nature means fighting capitalism Zombie archaeology Everybody expected the Neoliberal Inquisition Tall tale of "eco-terrorism" Acorninfo 1. Yellow voices The Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests, movement in France is the most important political phenomenon to emerge in Western Europe so far this century. It has smashed through the … Continue reading The Acorn – 47

No Such Place as Asha – an extremist novel from Paul Cudenec

No Such Place as Asha: An Extremist Novel by Paul Cudenec has now been published and is available to buy online. Beer-loving Brighton journalist Jon Harvey has been dragged out of semi-retirement by an old friend, who wants him to find his missing adult son, Henry. Relying on his famous sense of intuition and some … Continue reading No Such Place as Asha – an extremist novel from Paul Cudenec

“Police everywhere, justice nowhere!” – Gilets Jaunes on the streets of Nîmes

Paul Cudenec of Shoal Collective reports from Nîmes in southern France and finds that a deeply-rooted belief in social justice lies behind the unprecedented uprising. I had been warned not to say anything to anyone about the meet-up point for the Gilets Jaunes protest in Nîmes on the afternoon of Saturday December 29. People were … Continue reading “Police everywhere, justice nowhere!” – Gilets Jaunes on the streets of Nîmes