Laurie Penny was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing in 2010. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Independent, and also writes for The Nation, Al-Jazeera, Alternet, The Evening Standard, The F Word blog, Adbusters, Boing Boing, Dazed and Confused, Jezebel, and others. Her own blog, Penny Red, was recently collected into a book for Pluto Press (Penny Red – Notes from the New Age of Dissent, 2011).

She writes a weekly column for the New Statesman magazine. This is just a small selection of Laurie’s work:

Reports on protest, politics, riots and resistance

Inside the Millbank Tower Riots – New Statesman
Inside the Whitehall Kettle – New Statesman
A Right Royal Poke – The Guardian,
Radical Squatters – The Guardian
Panic on the Streets of London: the August Riots – Penny Red/Jezebel/Sydney Morning Herald
An Afternoon with the English Defence League – New Statesman
Occupy Wall Street: fencing the Bull – New Statesman
In the Shadow of Wall Street – The Independent
Cyberactivism: from Egypt to Occupy Wall Street – The Nation
The Occupy Movement: from Liberty to London – The Nation

Feminism, queer politics and other troublemaking

A Woman’s Opinion is the Short Skirt of the Internet – The Independent
Say it again: it’s our right to choose – The Independent
Rihanna, Slut-Shaming and Farmer Graham – New Statesman

Power, culture and cartoon politics

Buns, Bunting and Retro-Imperialism
Facebook, Capitalism and Geek Entitlement – New Statesman
Poppy Day is the Opium of the People – New Statesman
Dignity in Life and Dignity in Death – New Statesman


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