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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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

The Robots are Coming, Look Busy! – Automation, Work and Class (Communism versus the commanding heights Part 3)

We shall do more things for ourselves than is usual with the rich to-day, only too glad to have small duties and tasks and routines. But beyond this, we shall … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Neither Alderaan nor Coruscant: The Politics of the Star Wars galaxy

“The Old Republic was the Republic of legend, greater than distance or time. No need to note where it was or whence it came, only to know that… it was … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

Divided We Stand: Acknowledging privilege doesn’t make you the enemy

(Note for reading for white cis hetero socialist men: Read the first paragraph, take some deep breaths, go for a walk if you need to, and when you’ve calmed right … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments