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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Community Organiser

Electoral Politics: Where Ideas go to Die

Now that the dust is settling on the European and Local elections, I am reposting this piece from my Facebook page, with some minor changes. A lot of dedicated, principled … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Scolding Green Voters Won’t Hulk Smash the System

Since last night’s exit poll in relation to elections for the European Parliament in Ireland, there has been a wave of revulsion from left activists towards an electorate who has … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Durrty Words – New Anarchist Themed Anthology

I’m delighted to have a piece in this wonderfully designed book, put together by Kate O’Shea and Victoria Brunetta. This is a limited first edition. I believe there’s another run … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Anarchist Case Against Borders – A response to Angela Nagle’s ahistoric revisionism

Argelès-sur-Mer is a pleasant little seaside town in the south of France. Today it is a magnet for sun worshiping holiday makers, but in 1939 it was the site of … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

The bigots who walk among us – Peter Casey, the 21%, and fighting the far-right

No one should be surprised that 21% voted for Casey in the presidential election. 34% voted no in the referendum on the 8th amendment. 38% voted against marriage equality. They … Continue reading

October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abdication Through Awareness – World Mental Health Day 2018

Misshapes, mistakes, misfits We’d like to go to town but we can’t risk it, oh ‘Cause they just want to keep us out You could end up with a smack … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Neuro-Anarchy: ADHD, Neurodiversity, and Libertarian Communism

Where’s my head at? Well at the moment I have nine other unfinished blog posts in my drafts folder, a rake of unfinished short stories and two unfinished novels, but … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Happy Mayday! #repealthe8th

It’s Mayday, the traditional holiday for workers – though our actual holiday here in Ireland is not until Monday, but there’ll be no holiday this year. I haven’t written in … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Socialism and the British Labour Party (Part 2)

  1939 was a notable year for quite a few reasons, the most obvious being the outbreak of the second world war. After the solemn vows following the last war … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Commune of One: Self Reflection and Social Revolution

“What I believe is a process rather than a finality. Finalities are for gods and governments, not for the human intellect.” – Emma Goldman You can’t change the world without … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment
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