Tag Archives: Anarchism

Whose Freedom?

The subtitle of this blog is “Let all things be held in common.” i.e. “let communism”. When asked why I support communism my reply is always “human freedom”. I often get perplexed looks. The normal dialectic for public consumption is … Continue reading

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Yet another case for class

Once again I want to consider the question of the centrality of the class struggle to left-wing projects, as compared with other forms of oppression. I’ve previously argued that class struggle is an excellent lever for changing the world, thus … Continue reading

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Power & Parliament

People often say that libertarian communists object to parliament because it has too much power. In many important senses this is a perfectly true and a reasonable thing to say, but it’s only half the story. We also object to … Continue reading

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The brief case for the radical imagination

I want to briefly sum up the case for radicalism, to draw together the various elements of the case against capital and the state. If the rhetoric or arguments are not new, so be it, these ideas must be presented … Continue reading

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The Other Spectres Haunting

The world wobbles like a spinning top. Tension accumulates. Nuclear weapons. The depression epidemic. Famine with twice the food we need- starved by plenty. Our every email recorded. One percent of America in prison. Global temperature spiking. Bangladesh perhaps soon … Continue reading

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Anarchist concepts 3: Dual power strategy

As the multitude begin to trust government less and less, and often as the government’s own resources begin to dwindle, alternative associations for the provisions of public goods and services are often created. This is a natural and quite spontaneous … Continue reading

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Anarchism & Marxism- We didn’t get along in the first international but can we get over that now? Thanks.

Yesterday I heard someone use the phrase “Anarcho-Marxist” for the first time. I’d previously heard the phrases “Anarcho-Stalinist” and “Anarcho-Trotskyist”, but always used in a negative way. It was pretty clear the speaker meant “Anarcho-Marxist” in a purely descriptive way- … Continue reading

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