Category Archives: Stuff that I don’t think is very useful

Bombs over Diyala, drones over Hajin: a response to Joshua Clover on Iran

Joshua Clover is undoubtedly a clever and insightful person, and his recent article on the need for an effective anti-war movement, “The Great March”, makes some very good points. But there’s also some things about it that point in a … Continue reading

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Kosher Jews, treif Jews: through the looking glass with the Board of Deputies

“They organize us against each other, but we can organize ourselves against them. The whole point of talking about class and “the proles” is to insist on the very basic way in which people from different “communities” have essentially similar … Continue reading

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Soft answers to hard questions: more on imperialism, solidarity, Crimethinc and Rojava

Crimethinc’s recent feature, Why the Turkish Invasion Matters: Addressing the Hard Questions about Imperialism and Solidarity, is a welcome one. In the past, I’ve been very critical of the ways that some anarchists, including Crimethinc, have tended to skip over … Continue reading

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What’s yr take on Evola? Some very late words on Nina Power’s recent stances

“If anyone deviates from the ‘rules’, that is to say sees the debate-form for the sham it is, or takes to the streets, displacing the imposed ‘platform’ for the construction of a new order, then the true face of all … Continue reading

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His academic rust could not burn them up: a very late reply on orthodox Markism and skipping class

Does anyone really think, for instance, that things would improve if we replaced the whole managerial and banking class with a whole new set of (‘better’) people? Surely, on the contrary, it is evident that the vices are engendered by … Continue reading

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An American vampire in London: reheating some very cold beef

In the beginning was the word, and the word was some people arguing on the internet. In 2013, someone wrote an article which made the true and valid point that, when people say unkind things (on the internet or elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in: some comments on the “woke anarchists” and related matters

The recent Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair saw some slight disruption when some people who hadn’t been able to book space turned up, gave some literature out, and then got chucked out. That minor kerfuffle thankfully doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading

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