Talk at Derry Radical Bookfair (28th Jan) and more distributors

We’ll be at the Derry Radical Bookfair tomorrow (28th January), with a stack of books and posters for sale, and we’ll be giving a talk at 4pm at Speaker’s Corner. The bookfair runs from 12 midday to 5pm in Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossvile Street, Derry, BT48 6LP. It should be good craic!

This will be our first book launch in Ireland – further events in the US, Croatia and England are in the works. Stay tuned.

Smash the System! is now also available directly from the Active Distribution warehouse in Bristol, UK:

And from Black Fox Boox in the north of Ireland, ideal for UK and EU shipping:

Video from book launch in Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh

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For anyone who missed it, you can check out this video taken at our book launch event on 29th December in Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh. Jim gives an overview of the book and the genesis of the project, and our comrade from the CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective rattles through a political economy of punk, post-Fordism and the death of social media, with Q&A thereafter.

Book launch at Lighthouse bookshop, Edinburgh + livestream

Just a final reminder about our 2nd book launch for Smash the System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance.

We will be in-person at Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh at 6pm on Thursday 29th December, and this event will also be livestreamed on the interwebs. Full details and booking here:

Jim (co-editor of the book series) will be in conversation with a participant in the CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective, all the way from the US and A!


Excerpts from Smash The System! for your reading (and listening) pleasure

Our friends at, AnarchistStudies.Blog and Anarchist Essays podcast have published excerpts from the Foreword and Introduction of our new book, Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance.

Check them out:

Punk – Dangerous Utopia: Revisiting the Relationship between Punk and Anarchism, by participants in the CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective.

Smash All Systems! (An introduction to Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance), by Jim Donaghey, Will Boisseau and Caroline Kaltefleiter.

Smash All Systems! (podcast version), read by Jim Donaghey.

Book 1 now available to buy

If you’re eager to get your hands on a copy of Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance, you can now do so here:

Active Distribution (eBay – shipping from Croatia)

DistroTable (shipping from Ireland)

Lighthouse Bookshop  (shipping from Scotland)

Don’t forget about our upcoming book launch events at Freedom Bookshop in London and Lighthouse Bookshop in Edinburgh. (Limited space, click the links to reserve a seat).

Book Launch events – London and Edinburgh (21st & 29th December)

Our first two book launch events will be at Freedom Bookshop in London on the 21st December  and Lighthouse Bookshop in Edinburgh on 29th December (the Edinburgh event will also be livestreamed).


We’ll have a participant from the CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective along with us at both events, and Jay Kerr from the Punk Ethics campaign group at the London event, for some Q&A about the book project and the relationships between anarchism and punk more widely. And we’ll have a stack of books for you to get your grubby mitts on too!

Links here:

Freedom Bookshop – Limited space. Book your (free) tickets here:

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Lighthouse Bookshop – Option to reserve tickets with a copy of the book included (or just reserve a free space):

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If you have an idea for a book launch event near you, drop us a line:

Smash the bookshelves!

Well now, what do we have here …?

That’s right – a book! Hot off the presses, volume one of The Anarchism and Punk Book Project has entered material existence. Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance will be available to buy very soon – and we’ll be getting in touch with all our Crowdfunder supporters to double check their postal addresses for their freebie copies.

(Though, with such a hefty tome as this, we might be cheaper just chucking it through your front windows – we’ll confirm delivery options with you).

We’ll have some book launch events happening too, in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and New York. Stay tuned for details.

Smash The System! at ASN7 Conference

The Anarchism and Punk Book Project will be convening a panel at the 7th international Anarchist Studies Network conference, held online from the 24th to 26th August 2022.


As you might know, the Anarchism and Punk Book Project first congealed into existence at the 6th incarnation of the ASN conference two years ago, so we’re delighted to be back, and to offer people a sneak peek at three of the chapters in our first book, Smash The System!

Our presentations will be from 13:00-14:30 (UK time) on 24th August. They are:

  • Maxwell Woods, ‘The (Anti-)Neoliberalism of Chilean Punk Anarchism’
  • Casey Robertson, ‘Trans-Feminist Punk in the United States: Collective Action, Activism, and a Libidinal Economy of Noise’
  • Nathanel Amar, ‘“Anarchy in the PRC”: Anarchist practices and references in the Chinese punk movement’

You can view details of the full three-day conference programme at the ASN website.

Up the punx!