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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

Are We There Yet? – Socialism and the British Labour Party (Part 1)

We’ve been this way before. No, I’m sure. Yes, of course it has changed a bit, it’s been over forty years. It’s definitely been spruced up since then. The people … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Commune of One: Self Reflection and Social Revolution

“What I believe is a process rather than a finality. Finalities are for gods and governments, not for the human intellect.” – Emma Goldman You can’t change the world without … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do You Like My White Runners? Class Struggle and Working Class Identity Politics

“I guess the trouble was that we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist. Maybe the Communists so closely questioned by the investigation committees were a … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guest Feature: Cop on comrades – an open letter from the women of the left to the men of the left (Ireland)

Cop on Comrades We are a group of activist women from a wide variety of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Last week, a good number of the left-wing men … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Punch Early, Punch Often – Smashing the Far Right

Jesus H. Jones,this infernal debate continues. Peter Van Buren, possessor of such a nice Aryan name and a defence so strident  of Nazis right to free speech that he will … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The faces change, the state remains the same. 

What the state needs the state gets. In 2008 it was Obama. After the Bush years the legitimacy of the US State was in question. Obama, the first president who … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is political sectarianism?

  Left sectarianism is a charge that is regularly thrown about without being understood. It’s often applied in any case where left wing activists won’t just agree and get along. … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Our Demands Most Moderate – Regrouping the libertarian revolutionist left

Some men, faint-hearted, ever seek Our programme to retouch, And will insist, whene’er they speak That we demand too much. ’Tis passing strange, yet I declare Such statements give me … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Robots are Coming, Look Busy! – Automation, Work and Class (Communism versus the commanding heights Part 3)

We shall do more things for ourselves than is usual with the rich to-day, only too glad to have small duties and tasks and routines. But beyond this, we shall … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Scrooge Delusion – There is no “bad capitalist” ruining it for everyone

Marley was dead to begin with, right? You beat your way through the throng of shoppers. Last minute again, you’re sweating and there’s a whole family standing right in front … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment