Tag: Book Bloc

From Tute Blanche to the Book Bloc

What thread links the political experience of Tute Bianche with the Book Blocs we have seen last autumn on the streets of Rome and London? What is the link between the alter-globalisation movement of Seattle and Genoa and the student and youth movements that are now setting Europe on fire? These two movements belong to…

Biblioclasm and the Book Bloc

Biblioclasm: biblio- comb. form + Greek – klasmos breaking Born in Rome during the student protests of December 2010, and again in London’s demonstrations of that same month, the Book Bloc would not normally figure in a chronology of libricide. After all, no actual books were destroyed. But, as we shall see, it’s not all about…

London Book Bloc

On this day, despite the protests, the plan to raise the cap on tuition was carried by 323 votes to 302. Like the Wu Ming in Italy, would anyone like to have a go at summarising a message of protest from the names of the books on their shields?  Feel free to use the comments…