Monthly Archives: March 2011

You’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything – more thoughts on March 26th and the “violent minority”

Since the media storm over March 26th hasn’t quite died down yet – my new favourite piece of journalism is the Evening Standard’s stunning revelation that anarchists sometimes take their masks off and wear normal clothes – I thought it … Continue reading

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Dancing in the streets: Reflections on March 26th

To start off with, it’s worth admitting that the end of my last post was a bit of excitable pre-demo hyperbole. I forgot to consider what actually happened, which was that there’d be some disorder that the cops and stewards … Continue reading

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Springtime for campus and university, springtime for you and me?

The universities have been a fair bit quieter in 2011 than in the last few months of last year, but that seems to be changing this week. The UCU strikes that took place in several regions on Tuesday, and will … Continue reading

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Couple of links

So, not got much to say right now, but I thought I’d link to a few pieces I’d found interesting lately. Apart from anything else, it’ll help stop this blog from just turning into a collection of rants about stupid … Continue reading

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More dishonest, irresponsible fun and games with Workers’ Liberty.

So, the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty have published a reply to critics of their last shitty article about anarchism, although they politely avoid responding to any of the points I made about how the entire debate is framed in terms … Continue reading

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No to cuts, yes to what? – Do we need an alternative?

The idea of putting forward an alternative political program or budget for the anti-cuts movement is one I’ve discussed briefly in the past, but it seems to be getting a bit of attention at the moment, so I thought it … Continue reading

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Some signs of life.

News round-up: The class war continues to heat up in the US as Wisconsin slowly moves towards a general strike. A high school walkout on Friday got a response from around the country, firefighters managed to shut down a bank … Continue reading

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