Democracy is undemocratic

A defence of anarchist organisation (i.e., self-management) against Leninist claims that it is "undemocratic." It shows that the logical position of this so-called critique is centralised rule by one person.

Argentina and the left

An Anarchist critique of two Trotskyist analyses of the Argetine revolt against neo-liberalism, showing their limitations and how they implicitly call for party rule.

From Riot to Revolution

An Anarchist analysis of the revolt against neo-liberalism in Argentina, with suggestions on how it could be turned into a genuine social revolution rather than a mere revolt.

And the Nobel prize for economics goes to... Karl Marx!

A few comments on the winner of the 2006 so-called Nobel Prize for economics. A more obvious example of economics as ideology for the ruling class is hard to find!

Through the Looking Glass: Anarchist adventures at Marxism 2001

One anarchist's account of attending the British SWP's Marxism 2001 event. Not a very pleasant experience, but it says a lot about the state of the British left and the politics of Leninism.

Dead Dogma Sketch (apologies to Monty Python)

Monty Python meets the SWP... Inspired by attending Marxism 2001.

Politics and Industrial Relations in the Media: A Guide for the Perplexed

What the media really means when it comments on industrial action....

If voting could change anything ... it would be illegal

What do we say to people in the reformist parties? They can not (and should not) be ignored. We say look at the record of your party in government or to the Workers Party when you supported the 1981 minority Fianna Fail government. Look at what your party stands for. Look at the record of your party in the trade union bureaucracy. Look at the historical role reformist parties have played in other countries. Reformism has had it's test and failed one hundred times.

Prospects for anarchism after the 1991 collapse of 'socialism'

Article from 1992 looking at the prospects for a growth in anarchism following the collapse of socialism. The tradition in which the anarchists stand is one that socialists need to identify with. For many on the left this will be a difficult process. They were weaned on a diet of slander when it came to anarchism, either being told that anarchists were police agents or that they were not real socialists at all and wanted a return to feudalism. We must resist the temptation to avoid this problem by going "beyond anarchism". The state has been the Achilles heel of 20th century socialism, it is not an issue to be fudged.

Legalise it

Article from 1994 arguing that possession of small amounts of all drugs should be de-criminalised. Anti- social drugs like heroin should be available on prescription from doctors at low cost to prevent junkies turning to crime to finance their habit. What is needed is a real debate on the control of the other drugs. It seems reasonable to say that the maximum of restrictions should be similar to those applying in relation to drink or tobacco and this should be medically based and enforced rather than state controlled.


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