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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Community Organiser

Durrty Words – New Anarchist Themed Anthology

I’m delighted to have a piece in this wonderfully designed book, put together by Kate O’Shea and Victoria Brunetta. This is a limited first edition. I believe there’s another run … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Darkest Hour is A Moment of Hope – A Winter Solstice Sermon

The Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year, but it’s also the shortest. In the morning a shaft of light will shine through the window box at Newgrange (a … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Anarchist Case Against Borders – A response to Angela Nagle’s ahistoric revisionism

Argelès-sur-Mer is a pleasant little seaside town in the south of France. Today it is a magnet for sun worshiping holiday makers, but in 1939 it was the site of … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

He Thought of Cars – The Motorway and Official Reality

“The motorways will all merge soon, Lottery winner buys the moon,” He thought of cars, Blur, 1995 You’ve come to a full stop but you can’t get out of the car. You … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The bigots who walk among us – Peter Casey, the 21%, and fighting the far-right

No one should be surprised that 21% voted for Casey in the presidential election. 34% voted no in the referendum on the 8th amendment. 38% voted against marriage equality. They … Continue reading

October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abdication Through Awareness – World Mental Health Day 2018

Misshapes, mistakes, misfits We’d like to go to town but we can’t risk it, oh ‘Cause they just want to keep us out You could end up with a smack … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neuro-Anarchy: ADHD, Neurodiversity, and Libertarian Communism

Where’s my head at? Well at the moment I have nine other unfinished blog posts in my drafts folder, a rake of unfinished short stories and two unfinished novels, but … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Happy Mayday! #repealthe8th

It’s Mayday, the traditional holiday for workers – though our actual holiday here in Ireland is not until Monday, but there’ll be no holiday this year. I haven’t written in … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the Fermi Paradox and the Great Filter Hypothesis

The Fermi Paradox isn’t really a paradox is it? You know when you can’t find the remote control, but you know no one brought it out of the house? You … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Sin on a sunny day – Folk Memory against Wage Labour

  Sin is something we used to take quite seriously in Ireland. The shadow of the Bishop’s cloak is not as long as it used to be, they have political … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment
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