Category Archives: The left

Being mean online: a few observations

I’ve not really had the time, energy or inspiration to write anything about Charlottesville – so often, when something big like that happens, I find I spend all my energy just trying to keep up with the situation and what’s … Continue reading

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Scattered thoughts on anarcho-Corbynism, abstracto-communism, and unconvincing arguments

A few thoughts on the recent elections and the latest instalment of the age-old voting/not-voting debate (note: this is written as a response to the voting/not-voting debate in general, but in particular these two articles from the CWO on not … Continue reading

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Socialism in three cantons? A view from Washington

In the ongoing discussions of the social experiment taking place in Rojava, the economic aspect often tends to get neglected. You can read a lot about the military aspect, the war against ISIS, co-operation with US forces and so on, … Continue reading

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Interviews on surviving the Milo Seattle shooting, and helping with a mass escape from a detention center

Just to flag up two new audio interviews that have gone out over the last few days: Over in Seattle, someone interviewed the Industrial Workers of the World/General Defence Committee comrade who was shot while opposing a Milo talk there. … Continue reading

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Some contradictions are bigger than others: a reply on Rojava

  The recent interview with Peter Loo is well worth reading for a fairly detailed look at what’s happening in Rojava. As a first-hand account from the region, it’s a useful source of information; but the polemical aspects of the … Continue reading

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Taking Back Control

Under the title of “Take Back Control”, events will be taking place across the country (specifically Barnsley, Bradford, Croydon, Hastings, Norfolk, Plymouth and Sunderland) over the next few months, aiming to “bring together leave and remain voters, make sense of … Continue reading

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Quick notes on anti-Trumpism and current possibilities

The current wave of resistance to Trump’s immigration ban, and the regime in general, is pretty exciting. More than anything else, it makes me think of the 2003 anti-war movement. But, while that movement had some glorious moments, it notably … Continue reading

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