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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Community Organiser

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

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

All the Evil in the World – Pandora, the One Percent and the New European Reaction

A spectre is haunting the people of Europe, but this time it’s not one to be welcomed. All the powers of new Europe have entered into an unholy alliance to … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A liberal line in servile sand: How far should protest go?

“Surely”, says the liberal, “protest has gone too far.” That old gentleman’s agreement, that you can protest against anything, as long as you do it in a way that doesn’t … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

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

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

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
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