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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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

Five Reasons Why Varadkar’s Healthy Workplace Plans are an Insult to Public Servants

Irish Health minister, Leo Varadkar’s latest initiative is part paternalistic catholic school interference and part corporatist fascist workers’ fitness programme. While Varadkar’s department claims that the proposed bill will make the … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

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

Garth Brooks, Bobby Ewing and the Second Coming of Christ

There was a cinematic quality to Dublin on Monday evening. The streets were bathed in a kind of luminesscant sunlight, that was at once beautiful and eerie. On the 27 … Continue reading

July 11, 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

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