Collectively-owned, worker-run. Radical publishing and distribution since 1990.

The Bottled Wasp: Pocket Diary 2019

The Bottled Wasp: Pocket Diary 2019

The Escape Committee (Author)

  • Publisher: Brighton ABC / Active Distribution
  • Format: Calendar
  • Binding: pb/calendar
  • Released: Nov 1, 2018
  • ISBN-13: 9781909798557


He’s there in the shadows, the anarchist—dressed all in black and he’s hiding something under that coat! What could it be? To the average Victorian it would be a bomb, as the media caricatures then would so malevolently have it. Yet anarchists are everyday folk: your next door neighbor, doctor, letter carrier, teacher, favorite novelist or artist; and we come in all shapes and sizes and all the many colours of the rainbow.

In what sadly will be the last ever Bottled Wasp we tackle that myth—one that is still prevalent even today, by proclaiming the rich variety in our pages day by day. Among those featured are a pioneering rational educationalist (Francisco Ferrer); an Austrian psychoanalyst (Otto Gross); a Czech Surrealist (Toyen); one of those honored as "Righteous Among the Nations" (Bernard Konrad Świerczyński); a humble railway worker and patriarch of an anarchist dynasty (Emidio Recchioni); a journalist and feminist (Hiratsuka Raichō); and many more.

The Bottled Wasp project is a not-for-profit fundraiser, with all profits from the diaries going to organizations and charities working with prisoners, in particular the Anarchist Black Cross network. And we dedicate this edition to Anna Campbell, our Black Cross comrade killed in Afrin whilst defending the Rojava autonomous region from a Turkish military incursion on March 28, 2018.

More in this topic