The distraction of blame

The Yellow Jacket movement in France was a failure; the metoo movement was a failure, the water protests in Ireland was a failure. You might be thinking that these statements are not true: the Yellow Jacket movement achieved its goal of rolling back the tax increases, same with the water protests in Ireland, and that…

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Anarchism is female-gendered

“It is true that equality of the sexes is impossible under capitalism. If all women work as much as men, what will happen to those institutions on which capitalism depends, such institutions as churches, marriage, armies, and the millions of factories, shops, stores, etc.. which are dependent on piece work, part-time work. and cheap labor?”…

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The Cult of the Proletariat

““Because the horror of Communism, Stalinism, is not that bad people do bad things — they always do. It’s that good people do horrible things thinking they are doing something great.” -Slavoj Zizek ‘But as in all cults, what’s central to the Communist Party is the belief system and the elimination of nuance. From there…

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Immigrants, the easy target…

Just a few weeks before Christmas, we read the following at The New York Times: “Denmark plans to house the country’s most unwelcome foreigners in a most unwelcoming place: a tiny, hard-to-reach island that now holds the laboratories, stables and crematory of a center for researching contagious animal diseases. As if to make the message…

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Left Unity: A Discussion

‘Brian: We mustn’t fight each other. Surely, we should be united against the common enemy? Mass of fighting lefties: The Judean Peaple’s Front!!!??? Brian: No, No. The Romans! Mass of now peaceful lefties: Ohhh, yeah.’ -Monty Python’s Life of Brian   The subject of left unity was discussed at our last meeting, and as you…

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What is wrong with Democracy

In memory of Alan MacSimoin “For two decades the supporters of Bolshevism have been hammering it into the masses that dictatorship is a vital necessity for the defence of the so-called proletarian interests against the assaults of counter-revolution and for paving the way for Socialism. They have not advanced the cause of Socialism by this propaganda, but…

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The tyranny of the narrative

“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to…

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Wanted: Contributions!

Anomie aims to revamp anarchist ideas for the 21st Century. We are looking for submissions for our first edition of Anomie, which will centre on anarchist issues in the geographies of Europe generally- e.g. the rise of authoritarian governments, and Ireland specifically- e.g. the housing/rental market. If you have any articles, art or prose that…

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Jean Baudrillard on Response and Revolution

The mass media are anti-mediatory and intransitive. They fabricate non-communication—this is what characterizes them, if one agrees to define communication as an exchange, as a reciprocal space of a speech and a response, and thus of a responsibility (not a psychological or moral responsibility, but a personal, mutual correlation in exchange). We must understand communication…

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We are Anomie

Anomie aims to create new directions in Anarchist thought for the 21st Century. We believe that it is possible to redefine and rejuvenate Anarchism’s social and political sacred cows. We welcome any contributions that seek to critique different forms of power and politics, whether it be through poetry, prose, art or essay. This is a…

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