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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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 · 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