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Heathcote Williams, Radical British Poet Who Helped Form Anarchist Nation, Dies at 75

  • Posted on: 6 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times


Heathcote Williams, a poet, playwright, actor, lyricist, painter, sculptor, magician and relentless scourge of the British establishment for half a century, died on Saturday in Oxford. He was 75.

William Powell, ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Writer, Dies at 66

  • Posted on: 31 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the New York Times

William Powell was a teenager, angry at the government and the Vietnam War, when he walked into the main branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan in 1969 to begin research for a handbook on causing violent mayhem.

The First Global Terrorists Were Anarchists in the 1890s

  • Posted on: 30 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It was past dark on a February afternoon in 1894 when a keeper at Greenwich Park, just outside London, heard the bang. Rushing toward the spot, he made out the figure of a young man on bent knees, with his abdomen gashed open and his bowels spilling out. The police identified the victim as a Frenchman named Martial Bourdin, with ties to a well-known anarchist club. Clearly, they concluded, he’d been on his way to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. It was a highly symbolic target: the Prime Meridian, the longitudinal center of the world.