Uri Gordon

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Uri Gordon
Uri Gordon 2010.jpg
Born (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 42)
Nationality Israeli
Alma mater University of Oxford
Known for Anarchist activism and theory
Scientific career
Institutions Durham University

Uri Gordon (Hebrew: אורי גורדון‎; born August 30, 1976) is an Israeli anarchist political theorist, activist and journalist.[1] He is a teaching fellow at Durham University,[2] and formerly at the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University in the UK and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Ketura, Israel.[3] One of several anarchist theorists to come of age during the anti-globalization movement at the turn of the 21st century,[4] 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,[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8] He has written reviews for The New Formulation,[9] and Perspectives on Anarchist Theory,[10] 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,[3] carbon emission trading,[11] and the 2008 civil unrest in Greece.[12] The Jerusalem Post featured Gordon's "Right of Reply: Anarchy in the Holy Land!" as an op-ed in its June 12, 2007 edition.[13]



  • Anarchists Against the Wall: Direct action and solidarity with the Palestinian popular struggle. Edited with Ohal Grietzer. Oakland: AK Press (2013). ISBN 978-1-84935-114-0
  • Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory. London: Pluto Press (2008). ISBN 978-0-7453-2683-2

Journal Articles[edit]

  • “Whose Streets? Anarchism, Technology and the Petromodern State”. With Michael Truscello. Anarchist Studies 21.1 (2013).
  • “Israel's “Tent Protests”: The chilling effect of nationalism". Social Movement Studies 11.3 (2012)
  • “Anarchist Geographies and Revolutionary Strategies”. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 44.5 (2012)
  • “Against the Wall: Anarchist mobilisation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”. Peace and Change 35.3 (2010)
  • “Anarchism and the Politics of Technology”. WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society 12.3 (2009)
  • “Israeli Anarchism: Statist dilemmas in a joint struggle”, Anarchist Studies 15.1 (2007)
  • “Anarchism Reloaded”, Journal of Political Ideologies 12.1 (2007)
  • “Αναρχία: What did the Greeks actually say?”, Anarchist Studies 14.1 (2006)

Book Chapters[edit]

  • “Olive Green: Environment, militarism and the Israel Defense Forces”. In Between Ruin and Restoration: Israel’s Environmental History, eds. D. Orenstein, A. Tal and C. Miller. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (2013)
  • “The Truant Insurrection”. In Santiago Sierra: The Black Cone – Monument to Civil Disobedience, ed. H. Yngvason. Reykjavik: Reykjavik Art Museum (2013)
  • “Participant observation”. In The Continuum Companion to Anarchism, ed. R. Kinna. New York: Continuum (2012)
  • “Anarchist Economics in Practice”. In The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on anarchist economics, eds. A. J. Nocella, II and D. Shannon. Oakland: AK Press (2011)
  • “Utopia in Contemporary Anarchism”. In Anarchism and Utopianism, eds. Lawrence Davis and Ruth Kinna, Manchester: Manchester University Press (2009)
  • “Dark Tidings: Anarchist Politics in the Age of Collapse”. In Contemporary Anarchist Studies, eds. R. Amster, A. DeLeon, L. Fernandez, A. J. Nocella, II and D. Shannon. London: Routledge (2009)
  • “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


  1. ^ Poole, Steven (March 22, 2008). "Rock, race and riots". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  2. ^ https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/staff/profile/?id=17440
  3. ^ a b Gordon, Uri; Lucy Michaels (May 1, 2008). "Food Troubles Are Here to Stay". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  4. ^ Morse, Chuck (August 23, 2007). "The Past, the Future, and Around the World: Four New Books about Anarchism". negations. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  5. ^ Swift, Richard (July 2008). "Anarchy Alive!". New Internationalist (413). Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  6. ^ Jarach, Lawrence. "An Academic Shines". Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  7. ^ Gordon, Uri (2006). "After the war". Anarchist Studies. 14 (2). Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  8. ^ Gordon, Uri (2006). "Israeli anarchism: statist dilemmas and the dynamics of joint struggle". Anarchist Studies. 15 (1).
  9. ^ Gordon, Uri (February 2003). "Chasing the Tornado". The New Formulation. 2 (1). Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Gordon, Uri (January 18, 2008). "Climate fraud, carbon profits". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  12. ^ Gordon, Uri. "A road to revolution?". Haaretz. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  13. ^ Gordon, Uri (Jun 12, 2007). "Right of Reply: Anarchy in the Holy Land!". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-11-14.

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