Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Anarcho-blogging roundup #8

It's been a fair while since I did one of these, so I thought it was time for another plunge into the anarchist and left-libertarian blogosphere.

Starting off locally, Adam Ford has done a fair few interesting pieces. In particular, I'd pick out Selfishness and Solidarity, The Great (Clinical) Depression, and The Resignation of Chris Bambery and the Bankruptcy of the Left. A Liverpool SolFed comrade has also started up a blog, Freedom in the 21st, which looks to be interesting. On the upcoming AV referendum, he asks the question: What Alternative?

The missus is also back blogging again, and although it is largely personal she has indulged in some worthwhile political rants about university fees and sex education. Her response to the libertarian right, prompted by my own blog on the subject, is also worth a gander.

Ahead of the elections tomorrow, Infantile and Disorderly warns people in Scotland why they shouldn't vote for George Galloway. Paul Stott, meanwhile, offers (for anarchists) a controversial take on the Alternative Vote referendum by suggesting that we take part - and vote no. Ann Arky offers us the more traditional anarchist perspective. Over at Cautiously Pessimistic, there's a more wide-ranging look at voting, parliamentary politics, and its relation to cheap, apolitical anti-fascism that's worth a read.

Which brings us nicely to the anti-fascist arena, where Czech Antifa take a look at the far-right ripping off their style. Anti-Racist Action takes on the National Socialist Movement, whilst Andy reports that one of their number was shot at home by his own son. He also has an as-ever irreverent take on the Australian Defence League's plans to hold a May Day counter-rally.

From the fallout of the Royal Wedding, the Great Unrest hosts a personal account of ten of the arrests on the day. Laurie Penny's and the Anarchist Writers' takes on this are also noteable. Solidarity Federation have also condemned the raids the day before as "simple intimidation tactics."

Finally, Anarkismo has an account of an occupied police station in Tunisia and LibCom.org hosts an Anarchist Federation member's take on March 26th.

There's undoubtedly much, much more that I've missed out. Probably including a few I've tweeted previously, if anybody cares to trawl through my Twitter feed. But as far as light-reading goes, the above should more than suffice for at least a while.