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The Idler (Issue 39) Lie Back and Protest

Is Protest worth the effort? This new issue of the Idler looks at the history and the present of Protest movements and asks whether there is any point in taking to the streets, or whether a more effective form of revolt might be to make a revolution in your everyday life. TOM HODGKINSON argues that anti-war marches are futile and that much more can be achieved by lying in bed doing nothing ... JAY GRIFFITHS meets the Papuan tribe who protested against their oppressors by eating them ... we celebrate the example of JOHN and YOKO who lay in bed for world peace ... we present a conversation with grand man of Britpop, MR JARVIS COCKER ... PENNY RIMBAUD reveals the meaning of life... DAN KIERAN breaks some laws and CORINNE MEIER meets three slacking film directors. Yes, the Idler is revolting. With new writing from TOBY LITT, MICHAEL SMITH and ALBERT COSSERY, the 93-year-old Parisian recluse, it must be our punkest issue ever.
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The Idler, the periodical of easy living, looks at protest and asks: is taking to the streets really necessary? Can't we take direct action from our beds instead?

About the Author

Tom Hodgkinson was born in 1968. After studying English at university he worked in a skateboarding shop. Then he worked on a Sunday supplement before being sacked at 25. While on the dole he started the Idler magazine. He has since worked at the Guardian on special projects and has written for many magazines and newspapers. His book publications include the bestselling, How To Be Idle, whichhas been published in fifteen countries, and How To Be Free. Tom lives in Devon with his expanding family. Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler. He edited of The Idler Book of Crap Towns, Crap Jobs, and Crap Holidays. He has written for the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Times and the Guardian. Dan lives in South London with his girlfriend Rachel and their son Wilf.


"Britain's coolest magazine" -- Alex James, Blur "Uniquely engaging... devoted to idleness in all its forms... surprisingly energetic in its sagacious coverage of trends and trendiness... Packed with ideas" * Time Out * "The thinking person's Loaded" * Select * "Full of good things... genuinely radical, irreverent and iconoclastic" -- the late Rt Hon Alan Clark "I'd read it even if I didn't write for it" -- Louis Theroux

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