Free PDF version of On Utøya available

by · July 12, 2014


On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, a Right-wing writer and activist, killed more than sixty young members of the Norwegian Labour Party on Utøya island. Captured alive, Breivik was more than willing to explain his actions as a ‘necessary atrocity’ designed to ‘wake up’ Europe to its betrayal by the Left, and its impending destruction through immigration and multiculturalism.

Following these events Guy Rundle, Tad Tietze and I collaborated to edit, within three months of the killings, On Utøya. The ebook was a challenge to anyone who would seek to portray the events in Norway as anything other than what they were – a violent mass assassination, directed against the Left, to terrorise people into silence and submission to a far-right and Islamophobic agenda. 

Since this time the essays have been reproduced and expanded on in numerous forms in the Australian and UK media, as well as in academic and psychiatric journals, by the authors.

Here we provide a free open access PDF version of the book for all to read, with essays by Anindya Bhattacharyya, Antony Loewenstein, Lizzie O’Shea, Richard Seymour, Jeff Sparrow and the editors.

The book can be downloaded from, here, or directly from Left Flank at this link.

If you still want an e-reader version because you prefer the navigation, the details for purchase are hereWe also continue to post information related to fascism, in particular in Europe, on the Facebook group and via the book’s Twitter account.



Introduction: On Utøya    Elizabeth Humphrys and Guy Rundle

Part One – the Event

July 22, 2011: Anders Breivik as a group of one    Guy Rundle

2083: Breivik’s 21st-century fascist manifesto    Richard Seymour

Part Two – European Prelude

The Panic in Europe: Islamophobia and the Right    Jeff Sparrow

Anders Breivik and the History of Right-Wing Terror    Guy Rundle

What is Fascism, Now?    Anindya Bhattacharyya

Traitors in our Midst: targeting the green/left in the ‘war on terror’    Lizzie O’Shea

Strange bedfellows: the new nexus between Israel and the far right    Antony Loewenstein

A Note on Breivik’s anti-semitism: the national versus the international Jew    Richard Seymour

Part Three – Global Aftermath

Depoliticising Utøya: Anders Breivik as ‘madman’    Tad Tietze

Madness and Western Civilisation    Tad Tietze

Your ‘Terrorists’, Our ‘Lone Wolves’: Utøya in the shadow of 9/11    Elizabeth Humphrys

Repoliticising Utøya    Jeff Sparrow


Language, Violence, Politics    Tad Tietze

Commonwealth of Fear: the right and the manufacture of hate in Australia    Guy Rundle

Discussion3 Comments

  1. loving this so far, but would it be possible to upload it somewhere that doesn’t have such a long sign up process? i want to link this around but i can see people i link it to giving up while it asks if they wrote various papers and books

    • lizhumphrys says:

      Thanks for letting me know that, I didn’t realise people had to sign up. I’ve now added it directly to Left Flank, and inserted a link into the above post.

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