I am a researcher on arms conversion and international security, having written for peace organisations including CND and CAAT and for trade unions. My recent work is on the creation of a post-carbon and post-militarist economy based on anarchist and syndicalist principles of workers control.
I was born in 1956, the eldest of four children in an extended family of home-makers, dockers and factory workers. I’m now 67 and, from those early days in Hull through to a working life around the UK, have been an active trade unionist. I care passionately about politics and, despite the obvious setbacks to the labour movement . . . READ MORE
Big Brother isn’t watching you. Big Brother is stamping on a human face, forever. The essential truth of George Orwell’s great novel, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, is not one of political oppression through state surveillance but through permanent war that serves the material interests of authoritarian elites. … READ MORE
In February, the UK Government unveiled its flagship Levelling Up plan to improve opportunities across the country. The UK arms manufacturer BAE Systems claims to be at the forefront of this agenda. Steven Schofield argues that both are highly dubious propositions … READ MORE
Steven Schofield, January 2022. Introduction: I am not a patriot and I have no interest in national security. The only thing that matters is … READ MORE
A version of the Mask of Anarchy with a modern interpretation based on the pandemic. (written on the first anniversary of the pandemic massacre) READ MORE
My songwriting has focused on a trilogy of albums – Subversion, 2018; Insurrection, 2021; The Commonwealth of Anarchy, 2023; that explore political and environmental themes from the crisis of globalised capitalism and militarism to the vision of an anarchist alternative. I have also written a ‘lockdown’ album of Luddite songs – Underliffe Echoes that was released in 2022.