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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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

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

Pathological Bolshevism – The Socialist Party and the demise of CAHWT

I wrote the following piece as an internal discussion document for the Workers Solidarity Movement on March 2nd 2013. A few months afterwards, The Campaign against Home and Water Taxes … Continue reading

October 29, 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

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

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

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