Comments for Anarcho-Syndicalist Review https://syndicalist.us An independent labor magazine Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:25:49 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on ASR 69, Winter 2017 by Gregory Maksimov: The Politics of Anarcho-Syndicalism | Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog https://syndicalist.us/2016/12/21/asr-69-winter-2017/#comment-68970 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:37:51 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=1134#comment-68970 […] of anarchy as a form of direct democracy based on voluntary federation (what I have described elsewhere as “associational democracy”) goes back quite some time, well before Murray Bookchin […]

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Comment on Anarcho-Syndicalist Review 61-70 by We Do Not Fear Anarchy: A Summary | Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog https://syndicalist.us/archives/anarcho-syndicalist-review-61-70/#comment-66864 Sun, 20 Dec 2015 17:44:45 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?page_id=708#comment-66864 […] It: The First International and the Emergence of the Anarchist Movement, which was published in ASR #63 (Winter 2015). It’s a bit long for my blog, but here it is. The full book can be ordered from AK […]

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Comment on ASR 64/65 Summer 2015 by New Issue of Anarcho-Syndicalist Review | workers freedom https://syndicalist.us/2015/06/28/asr-6465-summer-2015/#comment-64930 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:11:53 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=832#comment-64930 […] click for details […]

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Comment on Nunzio Pernicone by 206 https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/13/nunzio-pernicone/#comment-20560 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:42:06 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=584#comment-20560 What a sad loss.

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Comment on The American Health Care Crisis: Capitalism by stephen https://syndicalist.us/2013/10/23/the-american-health-care-crisis-capitalism/#comment-20074 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:43:16 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=680#comment-20074 I worked in the mental health sector in the 1990’s in the uk. Despite our NHS, we had trouble attracting consultant psychiatrists due to the fact that our catchment area had a very high incidence of mental health problems – the reason being that our area was economically disadvantaged, with all the attendant stress and drug issues that deprivation brings. Young doctors would come and stay for a year or so and then opt for a position paying the same amount in a leafy suburban area.

Neither I nor – to the best of my knowledge – anybody I went to school with ever became doctors. This is because working class kids were not considered bright enough to enter medical school.

I believe, therefore, that a post revolutionary society would require less medical professionals due to reduced health risks (no macdonalds, no coca cola, vast reduction in relative poverty) . Yet we would have more health professionals due to wider access to specialised education, particularly among the working classes.

Sort of a problem that solves itself.

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Comment on Are the Republicans Anarchists? by Nouvelle édition du Anarcho-syndicalist Review!! (hiver 2014) | liberté ouvrière https://syndicalist.us/2014/01/10/are-the-republicans-anarchists/#comment-4828 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:32:03 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=710#comment-4828 […] 4  Are the Republicans Anarchists? A Reply to Sen. Warren […]

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Comment on Anarchism: An Introductory Bibliography by pozycjonowanie stron katowice https://syndicalist.us/theory/anarchism-an-introductory-bibliography/#comment-4473 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:35:01 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?page_id=241#comment-4473 Keep this going please, great job!|

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Comment on Nunzio Pernicone by Danielle Giornandi https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/13/nunzio-pernicone/#comment-3688 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:14:26 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=584#comment-3688 You will be missed! Thank you for everything!

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Comment on Anarchist Science Fiction by Jeff https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/11/anarchist-science-fiction/#comment-3590 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:39:33 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=570#comment-3590 I am also a SF reader. I have not read Banks so it is good to know about him. I read Ursula LeGuin, of course. Some of her other books have libertarian themes in them, like the “Tombs of Atuan,” where a priestess has to free herself of her training and religious brainwashing to see things as they really are.
I also love Moorcock. Sad to say I do not see Moorcock’s books on the store shelf anymore. I especially liked “The Warhound and the World’s Pain” where a mercenary fighting in the Thirty Years War has to find the Holy Grail to give to Lucifer. I am not sure of the anarchist interpretation of this work but it was a hell of fun read.
I am reading “Song of Fire and Ice,” a.k.a. “Game of Thrones,” by George RR Martin. It is has been made into an HBO miniseries, which is okay but as usual not as good as the books. What is interesting about Martin is his cynical take on power politics. There are no heroes in his book series. All the leaders are either scoundrels or idiots. It is a struggle for power that heads to a civil war which nobody seems to win and just brings misery to the common folk, pretty much as in real life.

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Comment on Anarcho-Syndicalist Review #60 by Kropotkin: Workers’ Organization (Part 2) | Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog https://syndicalist.us/2013/01/25/anarcho-syndicalist-review/#comment-3408 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:59:58 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=3#comment-3408 […] of Kropotkin’s writings, Direct Struggle Against Capital, and was recently published in the Anarcho-Syndicalist Review. The translation is by James Bar Bowen. I included several of Kropotkin’s writings in Volume […]

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