Author Archives: floaker

Is this blog dead or what?

Or what. I know I’ve not posted in over a month, but a big chunk of that time was spent in Barcelona with very limited internet access. Before going I was chock-a-block with all my usual life concerns and when … Continue reading

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Taking my own advice

The chat category of this blog is an experiment for me. It is a place where I throw up my embryonic inner thoughts on a subject and see what flies. In doing so I realise I’m inviting people to comment … Continue reading

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The Nature of a Blockade

(I have written a follow-up to critically examine the ableism and the lazy analysis I feel I slipped into this post. It can be found here. The text bellow remains unchanged to properly document the issues I should avoid in … Continue reading

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Stewards

This weekend has had a series of events arranged by Faslane Peace Camp designed to highlight the case for disarmament of nuclear weaponry. It will cumulate this Monday in a blockade of the base itself. Earlier in the week myself and a few … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Requirement for Organised Safer Space

This article will be a very basic introduction to the foundations of safer spaces, community accountability and transformational justice that arise from elements present from the very inception of anarchism as a political philosophy. These concepts are responses to verbal, … Continue reading

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The Fucking Left Rag

The UK’s foremost proletarian working peoples paper for the working classes who work! For those who don’t know the FLR is a satirical look mainly aimed at Leninists and Trotskyists, but occasionally turning its gaze at those of us on … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Revolt

“There are, however, some things that a revolutionary organisation can do that would be far less likely to happen without it. Anarchist communism is a living working class tradition, but there are times when that life hangs by a very … Continue reading

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Tactical Critique of the Radical Independence Conference, 2012

(This is a repost of an article that originally appeared on the Glasgow Anarchists blog. I’m reposting as my planned writing schedule has taken a back-seat this week to some unplanned drama. Note to flatmate: Do not give spare set of keys … Continue reading

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Looks like we’ve got ourselves a live one!

In my recent article about Anarchist Communism I touched very briefly upon some political philosophies that claim themselves as anarchist but can be easily demonstrated to be anything but. One of these miscategorised viewpoints is that of “anarcho” capitalism. It has made … Continue reading

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To all the socialists…

Hugo Chavez was responsible for assassinating socialist activists, instigating enforced factory work programmes and “workfare” schemes, the indefinite imprisonment of union leaders, environmental catastrophe, widespread displacement of indigenous people for mining operations, the murder rate jumping to 20,000/year, mass strike-breaking, pushing through … Continue reading

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