Alexei Sayle interviewed me for his podcast about Rojava and what lessons it might offer us. The discussion also touched on some of the ideas that will surface in ‘What is to be done’. Access the podcast here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8156179-r-is-for-rojava
I was pointed here to find the full-length version of Accidental Anarchist on Kolektiva Media, an anarchist website, available for free. I would say this, but it’s better than the shortened BBC version which cut some of the narrative points Continue reading Accidental Anarchist: full-length version now free online
I’m writing a book, provisionally titled ‘What is to be done?’. I am posting updates about my progress on my Facebook writer’s page and Twitter (@carneross).
Today’s note on writing What is to be Done is about fear. I’ve been having a recurring dream. I’m appearing in a Shakespeare play. Vain as ever, I’m playing the leading role. In some versions of the dream, I’m playing Continue reading Note on Writing: Fear
Today’s note on What is to be done. This quote from Judith Butler: “Sometimes you have to imagine in a radical way that makes you seem a little crazy, that puts you in an embarrassing light, in order to open Continue reading Inspiration
Today’s note on What is to be done? I’m interested in aesthetics and in particular how format changes the way that readers take in information. I think traditional non-fiction books don’t really work anymore. They’re too long with paragraphs and Continue reading Aesthetics and format in What is to be Done?
What Is To Be Done? was the title of a nineteenth century novel by Russian philosopher and literary critic Nikolai Chernyshevsky. The story of an one woman’s struggle to seek independence and revolution was hugely influential and went on to Continue reading A note on the title
Today, to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee (not), I am starting to write a long-planned book, provisionally titled ‘What is to be done?’. I’ve been preparing it for years and am now finally getting to the drafting stage. It’s a book Continue reading What is to be done?
Accidental Anarchist is now available for viewing on YouTube. It’s the shorter, sixty minute, BBC Storyville cut. You can see it here
Metro newspaper ran this piece from me on 8 May 2019 as part of its ‘Future of Everything’ series. Here’s the link to the original piece on their site. The current way of doing politics and our economic life on Continue reading Politics as we know it should die and loving anarchy should prosper
In response to the Gilets Jaunes protests in France, I wrote this about some of the characteristics of Leaderless Revolutions: The link is here and the text is this: The gilets jaunes movement in France is a leaderless political uprising. Continue reading How to create a leaderless revolution and win lasting political change, The Guardian, 13 December 2018
A terrific discussion on a radical podcast, It’s Going Down. You can hear it here. It’s Going Down https://itsgoingdown.org It’s Going Down is a digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. Its mission is to Continue reading It’s Going Down: Twilight of Statecraft: Carne Ross on Crisis, Climate Change, & War
I was interviewed by Revolutionary Left Radio on 3 December, all the way from Omaha, Nebraska. It was a great discussion with a very thoughtful interviewer, Brett O’Shea, whom I thank. You can click below to hear it or go Continue reading Interview with Revolutionary Left Radio
Russell Brand discussed anarchism with me in this podcast. It was one of the best and most thorough interviews I’ve ever done.
This profile about me and my ideas appeared in The Observer in the run-up to the BBC4 broadcast of “Accidental Anarchist”. I’ve also pasted the text of it here (I hope The Observer will forgive me): Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the Continue reading Carne Ross: the case for anarchism, The Observer July 2017