Gabriel Kuhn

Gabriel Kuhn’s place of birth was Austria. Even though his parents were artists, he spent most of his official schooling and his entire four-year semi-professional soccer career in that location. In 1996, he was awarded a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Innsbruck, and then he went on to spend the next 10 years traveling. It was in 2007 that he made the move to Sweden.

Since the late 1980s, Gabriel has been involved in radical politics, mostly concentrating on publishing endeavors as his primary activity. As a writer, translator, and editor, he has been contributing to a wide variety of publications and periodicals associated with the radical political movement. In the year 2000, he established the zine publishing company known as Alpine Anarchist Productions. His art reflects the things that are most important to him, such as sports, straight-edge culture, protest movements, social justice, and worldwide solidarity.

The following is information and reviews on many well-known novels written by Gabriel Kuhn:

1. “Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy “

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There has been a long-running ideological war about the political legacy and cultural symbolism of the so-called “golden era” pirates, who plied the Caribbean and Indian Oceans from 1690 to 1725. On the one hand, they are glorified villains, while on the other, they are real social revolutionaries. A Day in the Life of Jolly A broad variety of theoretical notions, from Marshall Sahlins and Pierre Clastres up to Mao Tse Tung, Eric Hobsbawm, and Friedrich Nietzsche, are all referenced in Roger’s examination of the political and cultural implications of these itinerant outlaws. Golden Age pirate communities’ understanding of race, gender, sexuality and disability as well as the pirates’ organizational, economic and ethical frameworks are examined in depth.

2. “Soccer vs. the State: 

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The sport of soccer has developed into a business that is worth several billions of dollars. Its reputation all across the world is shaped mostly by professionalism and marketing. Despite this, there is still an element of defiance in the game, maybe more so than in any other sport that has been commercialized and corrupted by politics. The concept of football as the “people’s game” has been kept alive by a great number of individuals, teams, and communities throughout its history. From its origins in working-class England to political protests by players and fans to the current radical soccer underground, this concept has been passed down from generation to generation.

This book does not only trace this history, but it also reflects on common criticisms, such as the claims that soccer fosters competitiveness, serves right-wing powers, and ferments nationalism. It does so by exploring alternative perspectives and providing practical examples of egalitarian do-it-yourself soccer. People who want to pursue their love of the game away from televisions and large stadiums, bringing it instead to back alleys and muddy pastures, will find inspiration in Soccer vs. the State. This book serves as both an orientation for the politically conscious football supporter as well as an inspiration for those people.

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This second edition has been expanded to cover events that have occurred in recent years, such as the participation of soccer fans in the uprisings that took place in the Middle East between 2011 and 2013, the scandal that occurred within FIFA in 2015, and the strike that was staged by the Danish women’s team in 2017.

3. Forging an Antifascist Working-Class Culture Through Sports and Sobriety:

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There has never been any period in socialist history quite like the Austromarxist epoch of the 1920s. To carve out a path between reformism and Bolshevism, the Austromarxists went on an ambitious quest toward a socialist oasis in the middle of capitalism. Their goal was to create a utopia. Their crowning achievement, the fabled “Red Vienna,” has served as a template for communist urban planning ever since it was completed.

The notion that a socialist revolution needed to be accompanied by a cultural revolution was at the centre of the Austromarxist experiment. Numerous educational institutes, theatres, and hiking societies were among the many workers’ institutions and organizations that were established at this time. As a result of the growing danger posed by fascists, the more tangible parts of the cultural revolution assumed an increasingly important role since they were seen as indispensable for efficient self-defence. There was no other period in the history of socialism when military conflict, athletics, and sobriety were as linked in an effort by the proletariat to safeguard socialist accomplishments as there was in Austria in the early 1930s. Even though the workers’ militias were ultimately victorious in the Austrian Civil War of 1934 and Fascism went on to dominate Austria after the war, the Austromarxist conflict offers significant lessons for socialist thought and practice.

Antifascism, Sports, and Sobriety include an introductory essay written by Gabriel Kuhn as well as selected writings by Julius Deutsch. Julius Deutsch was a prominent spokesperson for the Austrian workers’ temperance movement in addition to being a leader of the workers’ militias and president of the Socialist Workers’ Sport International. To a greater extent than almost anybody else, Deutsch embodied the working class’s ability to defend itself physically against its adversaries. His writings, which are included in this volume, are presented in English for the first time.

4. An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports by the Authors of “Playing as if the World Mattered”

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It’s common knowledge that the world of sports is rife with commercialism, corruption, and dangerously intense competitiveness. The use of sport in political propaganda has been criticized by both liberals and leftists. Leftists have also criticized the function that sport plays in diverting attention away from the class struggle among the general population. However, from the beginning of organized sports, players, supporters, and administrators have attempted to administer and play the sport in ways that enhance, rather than impede, progressive social development. This has been the case ever since the beginning of organized sports. Since the workers’ sports movement of the early 20th century, which transformed sports in the 1960s, all the way up to the current global network of grassroots sports clubs, there has been a growing desire to include sports in the fight for liberation and social justice. This desire can be traced back to the workers’ sports movement of the early 20th century. It is a fight that has generated larger-than-life characters like Muhammad Ali as well as famous images like Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the “Black Power salute” at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. It is also a fight that has seen sports fans recovering the games they love from undemocratic organizations, selfish owners, and the interests of corporations in growing numbers.

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This history is brought to life in Playing as if the World Mattered by the inclusion of more than a hundred pictures in full colour. These visuals range from posters and flyers to paintings and photos. The reader will have the opportunity to go further into topics that pique their interest thanks to the extensive lists of resources that are provided, which include films, books, and websites.

Playing as if the World Mattered is the first illustrated history of its sort and provides an understanding of sports that goes beyond chauvinistic jingoism, corporate media chat rooms, and multi-billion dollar commercial transactions.

5. The Unlikely Story of Denmark’s Revolutionary Bank Robbers may be Found in the Book “Turning Money into Rebellion”

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Blekingegade is a quiet Copenhagen street. It is also the location where, in May of 1989, the police found an apartment that had been used as a refuge for years by some of Denmark’s most prominent bank robbers from the twentieth century. In addition to being members of a communist group, the Blekingegade Group members were known to lead simple lifestyles in the Danish capital. They donated millions of dollars to Third World liberation groups over two decades, with a special focus on the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The money was obtained via a series of spectacular thefts (PFLP). In May of 1991, seven of them were found guilty and sentenced to time behind bars.

The history of the Blekingegade Group is one of the anti-imperialist milieus of Europe in the 1970s and 1980s that is both one of the most mysterious and fascinating chapters to emerge from that milieu. Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark’s Revolutionary Bank Robbers is the first-ever account of the story to be written in English. It covers a fascinating journey beginning with anti-war demonstrations in the late 1960s and continuing through travels to capitals in the Middle East and refugee camps in Africa to the group’s fateful final robbery that earned them a record haul but resulted in the death of a police officer.

The book has an exclusive interview with two of the group’s longest-standing members, Torkil Lauesen and Jan Weidman, as well as artwork and historical documents from the group’s past. It is a captivating story about putting radical theory into reality, and it deals with analysis and strategy in addition to morality and political activity. It revolves around the basic issue of revolutionary politics, which is: What to do, and how to do it? This is perhaps the most significant aspect of it.

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6. Sober Living for the Revolution

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Over the last quarter-century, the drug-free and extreme punk subculture known as straight-edge has managed to survive. Its political legacy, on the other hand, is still unclear and is frequently linked to the kind of personality macho posturing and conservative puritanism that it encouraged. Even though some aspects of straight-edge culture contribute to the formation of such perceptions, the political history of the movement is significantly more nuanced.

Since the beginnings of straight edge in Washington, District of Columbia, in the early 1980s, it has been related to radical thought and action by countless people, bands, and entire scenes all over the world. These associations date back to the beginnings of straight edge. This history is discussed in detail in the book “Sober Living for the Revolution.”

It involves participation by a wide variety of artists and activists connected to straight edge, ranging from Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) and Mark Andersen (Dance of Days/Positive Force DC) to Dennis Lyxzén (Refused/The (International) Noise Conspiracy) and Andy Hurley (Racetraitor/Fall Out Boy), from bands like ManLiftingBanner and Point of No Return to feminist and queer initiatives,

7. All Power to the Councils

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In the aftermath of World War I, the German Revolution was sparked when mutinous sailors refused to be sacrificed in the conflict’s bloody conclusion. This refusal was the impetus for the revolution. While the Social Democrats took control of the government, communist extremists around the nation marched under the banner “All Power to the Councils!” to build a communist society. In Berlin, an insurrection was started by the Spartacus League, council republics were established in Bremen and Bavaria, and workers’ revolts rocked several towns and cities across Germany. But in a move that would fatally change the course of history, the Social Democratic administration repressed the rebellions with the support of right-wing militias. This paved the way for the misfortunate Weimar Republic, which eventually led to the ascendancy of the Nazis.

This definitive series of documentaries’ history compiles manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters written by participants in the German Revolution, including Rosa Luxemburg, the Revolutionary Stewards, and Gustav Landauer, among others. The editor introduces and provides annotations for each piece in the collection. It is the first time that many documents, such as the anarchist Erich Mühsam’s detailed account of the Bavarian Council Republic, have been presented in English. In addition to this, the volume contains materials from the Red Ruhr Army, which successfully repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920, as well as materials from communist bandits who roamed Eastern Germany until 1921. All Power to the Councils! paints a picture that is both dynamic and vivid of a period that was marked by tremendous hope as well as devastating betrayal.

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