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Uri Gordon

Israeli anarchist theorist and activist

1976   -  

country of citizenship: Israel
language of expression: Hebrew
educated at: University of Oxford
occupation: journalist, author, writer

Uri Gordon (Hebrew: אורי גורדון‎; born August 30, 1976) is an Israeli anarchist political theorist, activist and journalist. He is a teaching fellow at Durham University, and formerly Lecturer at the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University in the UK and at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Ketura, Israel. One of several anarchist theorists to come of age during the anti-globalization movement at the turn of the 21st century, his work on contemporary anarchism has been translated into 13 languages.Gordon has worked with radical groups and 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, and played a part in the 2011 Israeli social justice protests. His first book Anarchy Alive!, based on his PhD research at Oxford University, was well received by reviewers. He has recently published critiques of prefigurative politics, nationalism and multiculturalism, and edited a collection of writings by activists in Anarchists Against the Wall. Gordon's work has also appeared in newspapers and magazines including The New Internationalist, Haaretz, and The Jerusalem Post which featured Gordon's "Right of Reply: Anarchy in the Holy Land!" as an op-ed in its June 12, 2007 edition.Gordon was a record breaking contestant on the Israeli version of the TV game show Jeopardy!.
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