Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Anarcho-blogging roundup #6

My original intent in doing a roundup of anarchist and left-libertarian blogs was as a space filler for when I was away for a couple of days. Since then, I have done a couple of updates whilst sitting comfortably at home. They have proved useful in drawing attention to comment on things that I had missed or not been following. On which basis, here's another one.

Firstly, Medialens deserves some attention. Last month, I reposted their alert on Israel's policy of collective punishment in Gaza. They have written a follow-up, which is also worth a read.

Image via Ian Bone's blog
Adam Ford has lived up to his promise of more regular updates. Of particular note are his look at Eric Cantona's "very easy" revolution, thoughts on the state response to protests across Europe, and a critical dissection of the "humour" of Frankie Boyle.

Seán welcomes the return of the spirit of March 1990. Julia offers thoughts on Wikileaks. Liverpool Antifascists have seen the BNP out of the City Centre, and demonstrated against the cuts. And Cactus Mouth offers a humorous take on Impartial Media Reporting.

Jody McIntyre, whose blog I have only discovered after his appaling treatment at the student protests, reflects on that fateful day and asks why disabled people can't use the Tube.

Liverpool Solidarity Federation have been busy this month. As well as showing solidarity on picket lines, they reflect on a rather placid trade union march, and offer condolences to workers killed in an industrial accident. The latest edition of their free newsletter, Wildcat!, is here (PDF).

Quiet Riot Girl discussed trolls and narcissism. In her exploration of working class history, Ann Arky talks about Workers' City and fascism. A post about the need for pan-European action is also worth reading. Anarkismo has released a solidarity statement on the same issue, whilst over at anarchist writers "Anarcho" asks if anarchists are happy in the ghetto, whilst "AndrewNFlood" discusses the marginalisation of the left.

Rounding things off, @ndy reports on the two-year anniversary of Alexandros Grigoropoulos' death, exposes Australian federal minister Mark Arbib, and reports on solidarity amongst the country's striking factory workers.