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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

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 · 2 Comments

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

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

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