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Anarchism in Interesting Times

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, 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

On Being Divisive: Class struggle versus intersectionality or intersectional class struggle?

Toxic, hostile, liberal, middle-class, divisive; These are some of the ways I’ve heard intersectionality theory and it’s proponents described in left-wing circles over the last year or so. It’s been … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 10 Comments

Five Reasons why “If Modern Anarchists fought in Spain” isn’t Funny or Clever.

(Author’s note: As of 11th August 2015, this post has in the region of 20,000 views, several thousand shares and still gets regular traffic. If, at the time I had … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 46 Comments

Little Pigs Cheer as Wolf Blows their House Down

Is there anything that illustrates the servile cap-tipping cesspool that is the public life of the Irish establishment better than an American multi-millionaire being cheered on by a crowd of … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Warped Visions: Religion in the Irish Education System

Warped Visions: Religion in the Irish Education System The following is an article I wrote for issue 9 of the Irish Anarchist Review. Excerpt: ” It’s no secret that the … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tapping into The Collective Consciousness: The propaganda of water charges

Last night as I lay in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, there was something nudging the back of my mind, some subconscious function that refused to let me … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Power of Capital Compels You: Exorcising the myth of work

Demon: I’m not Regan. Father Damien Karras: Well, then let’s introduce ourselves. I’m Damien Karras. Demon: And I’m the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps. Father Damien Karras: If you’re … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why Being on Holiday is a bit like Full Communism, and Why it’s Not

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook, or follows me on twitter or on instagram, will be painfully aware that I’ve just been away for a few days in … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment