Series: Punk, Law, Resistance

Punk, Law, Resistance … No Future: Punk against the Boredom of the Law (2 of 3)

Jamie Reed, No Feelings 1977

My new rose, lets go Hey ho, let’s go Hey ho, let’s go […] They’re piling in the back seat They’re gen­er­ating steam heat Pulsating to the back beat The Blitzkrieg Bop. (Ramones, “Blitzkrieg Bop”) Even if the lyrics of punk did not al­ways ad­dress polit­ical is­sues or had ex­pli­citly sub­versive and anti-​establishment lyrics they were…

Punk, Law, Resistance … War and Piss

Art Politics and Reality of the New Russian Actionism

Punk has al­ways been about the real – real voices, real prob­lems, real lives, real people be­hind the stories. Something dif­ferent from what various ‘dream factories’ are about. The real is not al­ways com­fort­able. It is raw, in­com­pre­hens­ible, and it is scary in its wild power. It is a chal­lenge and the chal­lenge is where the real breaks…

Punk, Law, Resistance … Introduction

Punk is Not Being Complacent

Over the coming week there will ap­pear on Critical Legal Thinking a series of posts on the theme “Punk, Law, Resistance”. The idea for this series was in­spired by some of the highly cre­ative forms of protest that have re­cently taken place in the UK by, for ex­ample, the Book Bloc and UK Uncut. But why…