Uri Gordon

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Uri Gordon
Uri Gordon 2010.jpg
Born (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 38)
Nationality Israeli
Institutions Loughborough University and Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Alma mater University of Oxford
Known for Anarchist activism and theory

Uri Gordon (born August 30, 1976) is an Israeli anarchist theorist and activist.[1] He is a lecturer at Loughborough University in the UK, and formerly at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Ketura, Israel.[2] One of several anarchist theorists to come of age during the anti-globalization movement at the turn of the 21st century,[3] he has worked with anarchist and radical movements including Indymedia, Peoples' Global Action, and Anarchists Against the Wall. Active primarily in Britain and his native Israel, Gordon has participated in protests at international summits across Europe,[4] and played a part in the 2011 Israeli social justice protests.

Gordon's book Anarchy Alive!, based on his PhD research at Oxford University, was well received by reviewers.[5] He has written several articles and book chapters about contemporary anarchism, wrote a guest editorial following the Second Lebanon War in Anarchist Studies volume 14, issue 2, and contributed an article on anarchism in Israel to the subsequent issue.[6][7] He has written reviews for The New Formulation,[8] and Perspectives on Anarchist Theory,[9] and in 2013 edited a volume of writings by activists in Anarchists Against the Wall.

Gordon's work has also appeared in mainstream Israeli newspapers. He has written articles for the English language edition of Haaretz addressing the 2007–2008 world food price crisis,[2] carbon emission trading,[10] and the 2008 civil unrest in Greece.[11] The Jerusalem Post featured Gordon's "Right of Reply: Anarchy in the Holy Land!" as an op-ed in its June 12, 2007 edition.[12]


  • “Utopia in Contemporary Anarchism”. In Lawrence Davis and Ruth Kinna (eds.), Anarchism and Utopianism (Manchester University Press, 2009)
  • Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory. London: Pluto Press. ISBN 978-0-7453-2683-2
  • “Anarchism Reloaded”, Journal of Political Ideologies 12.1 (2007)
  • “Israeli Anarchism: Statist dilemmas in a joint struggle”, Anarchist Studies 15.1 (2007)
  • “Practising Anarchist Theory: Towards a participatory political philosophy”. In Stevphen Shukaitis and David Graeber (eds.), Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation, Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2006). ISBN 978-1-904859-35-2
  • “After the War” (Editorial), Anarchist Studies 14.2 (2006)
  • Review of William J. Fishman, “East End Jewish Radicals: 1875–1914”; Rudolf Rocker, “The London Years”. Anarchist Studies 14.2 (2006)
  • “Αναρχία: What did the Greeks actually say?”, Anarchist Studies 14.1 (2006)
  • Review of Paul Kingsnorth, “One No, Many Yesses”; Notes from Nowhere (eds.), “We are Everywhere”. Perspectives on Anarchist Theory 8.1 (2004)
  • Review of Michael Albert, “The Trajectory of Change”; Starhawk, “Webs of Power”; John Holloway, “Change the World without Taking Power”. The New Formulation 2.1


  1. ^ Poole, Steven (March 22, 2008). "Rock, race and riots". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b Gordon, Uri; Lucy Michaels (May 1, 2008). "Food Troubles Are Here to Stay". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-11-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ Morse, Chuck (August 23, 2007). "The Past, the Future, and Around the World: Four New Books about Anarchism". negations. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  4. ^ Swift, Richard (July 2008). "Anarchy Alive!". New Internationalist (413). Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  5. ^ Jarach, Lawrence. "An Academic Shines". Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  6. ^ Gordon, Uri (2006). "After the war". Anarchist Studies 14 (2). Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  7. ^ Gordon, Uri (2006). "Israeli anarchism: statist dilemmas and the dynamics of joint struggle". Anarchist Studies 15 (1). 
  8. ^ Gordon, Uri (February 2003). "Chasing the Tornado". The New Formulation 2 (1). Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  9. ^ Gordon, Uri (December 4, 2004). "The world is made up of stories, not atoms". Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  10. ^ Gordon, Uri (January 18, 2008). "Climate fraud, carbon profits". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  11. ^ Gordon, Uri. "A road to revolution?". Haaretz. Retrieved January 4, 2008. 
  12. ^ Gordon, Uri (Jun 12, 2007). "Right of Reply: Anarchy in the Holy Land!". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 

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