BOOK LAUNCH: System Crash - An activist guide to making revolution, with Neil Faulkner and Simon Hannah [online event]

Wednesday, 14 April

BOOK LAUNCH: System Crash - An activist guide to making revolution, with Neil Faulkner and Simon Hannah [online event]

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Pandemic, climate crisis, endless war, mega-slums, police repression, creeping fascism, economic stagnation: these shape our world. This book provides hope for an alternative future.

We’re really pleased at Housmans to celebrate the launch of the latest offering from Resistance Books.

System Crash is an activist guide to making revolution, a call to arms. Written by Neil Faulkner, Phil Hearse, Nina Fortune, Rowan Fortune and Simon Hannah, System Crash argues that revolution – ending the rule of capital and the state – has become an existential necessity.

Capitalism came into the world, Marx wrote, ‘dripping from head to toe, from every pore, with blood and dirt’. Now, the ageing system is putrescent and gangrenous. But the last decade has seen explosions of revolt from below, firecracking across the globe, toppling dictators, resisting austerity, protesting racism, defending abortion rights, fighting for democracy. Here is the embryo of an alternative future.


Neil Faulkner is a historian and political activist in Anti*Capitalist Resistance. His books include Rome: empire of the eagles, A Radical History of the World, A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, and Creeping Fascism: what it is and how to fight it. He is currently working on A People’s History of the Spanish Civil War. 

Simon Hannah is a socialist and trade union activist. He is the author of A Party with Socialists in it: a history of the Labour Left, Can’t Pay – Won’t Pay: the fight to stop the Poll Tax, and Radical Lambeth.


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There are three available tickets for this event: if you’d like a copy of the book then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please consider buying a solidarity ticket at £3. There’s also a free access ticket for students and unwaged comrades.

Book plus event entry £10

Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
5 Caledonian Road King's Cross
N1 9DX
United Kingdom


Two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals

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