Ivysyn's blog

Against Ballot Evangelism: The Political Uselessness Of The Vote

Why your vote is completely irrelevant.

How Pink Tide Failed Brazil

How the failure of the leftist Pink Tide movement lead to the right's victory in Brazil.

Anarchist Analysis of The Russian Revolution

Deriving lessons for the modern Anarchist movement from one of the most important revolutionary events in history.

In Defense Of A/S: Is Anarcho-syndicalism Outdated?

The first in a series of articles defending Anarcho-syndicalism, this time addressing whether Anarcho-syndicalism is outdated.

Revolution From Below In Syria? An Anarchist Analysis Of The Kurdish Movement For Autonomy In Rojava

The author of Rage Against Capital takes a critical Anarcho-syndicalist look at "The Rojava Revolution".

The Problem With Chomsky’s “Anarcho-Syndicalism”

A critical examination of Noam Chomsky's politics on the basis of whether he can really be considered an Anarcho-syndicalist.

Abolish ICE? Yea, but…

A critique of calls for the abolition of ICE that argues that in order to be effective the abolition of ICE must be paired with the struggle for the abolition of capitalism, states, and racism.

State Socialist Anti-Communism

Something of a reply to the essay by Michael Parenti, "Left Anti-Communism: The Unkindest Cut" and a retort to the tenancy of modern Stalinists to attack their left opponents by calling them "anti-communist". This article argues that state socialism as a project and ideology was/is effectively anti-communist.

“On Authority” Revisited

Fredrick Engels argues against Anarchism on the basis that authority is needed to carry out a revolution against capitalism and the organization of society. This article argues that he fundamentally ignored what Anarchists actually meant when they said they were against authority.

Anarcho-syndicalist Trans-Feminism

Cobbling together a linking up of Anarcho-syndicalism and Trans-Feminism.

The Peccadilloes of Gun Control Activism

I take a look at the problems with the Parkland sparked gun control movement and hint at a desired alternative to gun control activism.