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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist


  This article originally appeared in Swedish in Brand, a Swedish anarchist magazine, in May 2015 There’s a theory in evolutionary biology known as ‘punctuated equilibrium’ which claims that most … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

#Brexit: China in your Hand – an open letter to the #Lexit Brigade

Dear former comrades, I wouldn’t have bothered writing this letter if the margin of victory for the ‘leave’ side in the EU referendum had been large. I wouldn’t have bothered commenting … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Planet for the People – From

Here’s an excerpt from my article in the latest issue of The Wild Word One of the main issues I have with the mainstream Green movement is that it has mostly … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

From the Irish Anarchist Review archives: General strike – Protest or process?

I wrote this article in 2013 for issue 9 of the Irish Anarchist Review. I think most of it holds up, three years later. I would go as far to … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Short note on the Militiaisation of Labour

I first introduced the concept of the militiaisation of labour in Not Waving but Drowning: Precarity and the working class in issue six of the Irish Anarchist Review (IAR) in 2012, to … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Six Reasons Why Universal Basic Income is a Bad Idea #dabf

The following text is based on my contribution to the debate on Basic Income at the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 16th of April 2016. Click here to listen to the … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

I’m Debating Basic Income at this Year’s Dublin Anarchist Bookfair #dabf

The Dublin Anarchist Bookfair is the biggest and best organised annual left wing event in Ireland. This year’s event takes place this weekend and I’ll be taking part in a … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vacuum Sucks the Life out of Dáil Illusion

Henry Street, Dublin, after the 1916 Rising. The shell of the GPO is on the right. Miller, James Martin & H.S. Canfield. – “The People’s War Book and Pictorial Atlas … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The New World in Our Hearts – A Critical Engagement With Paul Mason’s PostCapitalism (Communism versus the Commanding Heights Part 2)

(Capitalism) will be abolished by creating something more dynamic that exists, at first, almost unseen within the old system, but which breaks through, reshaping the economy around new values, behaviours … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

I don’t vote and I will complain #GE16 

Those of you who know my politics well, know I won’t be voting for any candidate in tomorrow’s general election. Some of you think this is mad, some don’t. But … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment