Friday, 26 August 2011

Anarcho-blogging roundup #10

I'm away today and tomorrow at a wedding. As such, once more I'm going to point readers in the direction of other blogs across the anarchist and left-libertarian blogosphere.

Photo via Adam Ford
Firstly, although they have past and been superseded by events in Libya, it's worth whilst the memory is still fresh pointing at the best commentary on the recent riots. The best organisational responses have come from The Commune, North London Solidarity Federation, ALARM, and Liverpool Antifascists. has collected a number of responses to the riots, whilst Adam Ford, Cautiously Pessimistic [1, 2], and Juan Conatz are all also worth a read.

In the aftermath, Solfed tells us about the Deptford Assembly and demonstration organised as a community response. Adam Ford looks at working class power as a solution and the state's draconian backlash. And AndrewNFlood at Anarchist Writers takes a look at the causes and consequences.

Moving away from the riots, Anarcho Lid has a look at Gaza and Israel. Working Class Self-Organisation examines "partnership working" by trade unions, the recent de-recognition of Unison by Plymouth Council, and takes a shot at the servicing union USDAW. The Angry Women of Liverpool look back at June's Slutwalk in Manchester.

@ndy gives us some typically irreverent reports on what the fash are up to, including the Australian Defence League's English leader and his troubles with immigration officials. His report of a truly pathetic "Ban the Burqua" rally makes entertaining reading. He also points us to the joyously mental rallying cry for Gaddafi by the beyond-irrelevant Workers Revolutionary Party. On a more serious note, he also tells us that jailed anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman has lost his final appeal.

Photo via la quimica de la vida comun
Hannah Kay has also been able to revive the Rebel Cleaners blog, and offers us a counterpoint to the "crabs in a bucket" mentality. The Phoenix Class War Council's "reflections on a crucifixion" is worth reading as an analysis of why A to B marches do not make a movement. Paul Stott looks at the coming anniversary of the Luddite uprising. And Joseph Kay refutes some myths about anarchism.

That should be more than enough to tide people over whilst I'm gone. In the meanwhile, it's about time for a pint, so I'll be seeing you around.
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