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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Community Organiser

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

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Socialism and the British Labour Party (Part 2)

  1939 was a notable year for quite a few reasons, the most obvious being the outbreak of the second world war. After the solemn vows following the last war … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment
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