When testimony is a labour of the negative

Review: Intersextion: A ‘zine by Hampshire Feminist Collective. Issue 1. On the 19th November 2014 I attended Southampton Reclaim the Night march, afterwards I had the pleasure of going to a meeting put on by the organisers of the march Hampshire Feminist Collective. The speakers included speakers from various organisations (see image below). It was also…

Towards a South Downs commune

“For us, as revolutionaries, meaningful action is whatever increases the confidence, autonomy, initiative, participation, solidarity, egalitarian tendencies and self-activity of the masses, and whatever assists in their demystification. Sterile and harmful action is whatever reinforces the passivity of the masses, their apathy, cynicism, differentiation through hierarchy, alienation, reliance on others to do things for them,…

Review: Tricorn, Controversy in Concrete

To anyone around my age who grew up in Portsmouth, the Tricorn Centre is likely to be remembered a bit more fondly than most of our parents latter-day opinions on it. By the mid-nineties it had become a kind of concrete dystopia in which graffiti, happy hardcore and skateboarders reigned. It was something to explore…