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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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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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Defend Occupy Sydney

To Sydney Council I was disgusted to learn of the recent decision to attempt to remove Occupy Sydney. Say what you like about Occupy, the facts remain these; Occupy Sydney was, and still is, an experiment in democracy. It has … 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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Some quick ideas for an Analytic Anarchism program

I’ll be writing up a consideration of Alan Carter’s much more developed approach to the same topic soon. I’ve argued previously that analytic philosophy has a lot to give anarchism and vice-versa. Naturally this is a project that’s already begun … Continue reading

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Why be optimistic about left prospects?

Someone recently asked me why I’m relatively optimistic about the revolutionary potential of the next ten to twenty years. I wasn’t sure how to reply and I just sort of listed off a bunch of factors: the necessity of response to … Continue reading

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The Case for Class

Within both radical and moderate left circles there is a serious debate about whether or not a politics which deems class struggle as more central than other forms of struggle against oppression is preferable to a politics which sees all … Continue reading

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