Self Certified

Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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

On my use of the terms ‘Communism’ and ‘anarchist communism’

The word communism is often met with derision by people who misunderstand it’s true meaning. “What about Russia?” Not communist mate. “Communism has failed bro”, Communism has never existed on a … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

An anarchist view of General Election 2016 Live on Periscope

I’ll be live on periscope at 2pm GMT talking about the Irish general election from an anarchist perspective. You can get the link from my twitter at the appointed time.

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Old World is Behind You – How Infotech Changed The World, The Movement and Me. (Communism versus the Commanding Heights Part 1)

“The history of our times calls to mind those Walt Disney characters who rush madly over the edge of a cliff without seeing it, so that the power of their … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

All the Evil in the World – Pandora, the One Percent and the New European Reaction

A spectre is haunting the people of Europe, but this time it’s not one to be welcomed. All the powers of new Europe have entered into an unholy alliance to … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Blog – Other writings from 2014

I set up Self Certified in 2014 as a home for some of my writing that didn’t quite fit elsewhere. Beyond this blog, I’ve been writing away for wsm.ie, Workers … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ring out Solstice Bell – A cause for workers to celebrate

The solstice was a significant celebration for our ancestors for a few reasons. It was a good time to celebrate, because the days were shorter and there wasn’t much agricultural … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Irish Anarchist Review Issue 10

Welcome to the tenth instalment of the Irish Anarchist Review, published for the 2014 London Anarchist Bookfair. Five years ago, the Irish Anarchist Review replaced Red and Black Revolution as … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment