Blogs

The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star, by Mark Bould

A long overdue study of a rare exampe of a radical film director who is also unashamedly populist.

Top ten tracks of 2009

Jay-Z

libcom.org picks out our best music of 2009.

Top ten music videos of 2009

libcom.org pick out their best music videos of 2009.

libcom.org now on twitter

Your favourite libertarian communist website, libcom.org, now has an account on twitter. Follow us there and get notifications of all the latest additions and updates: http://twitter.com/libcomorg

The Enemy Within, by Joseph Bullman

This pathetic tabloid rehash of anarchist-bomber shock-horror achieves zero insight into jihadist terrorism

Cuba: libertarians warn of impending "wave of repression"

Dudes and girls partying at the Festival de Poesía Sin Fin

Libertarians and Independent activists in the cultural sphere in Cuba are bracing themselves for state repression following an attack on an independent arts festival in Havana.

The libcom library archiving Christmas wish list!

Well, it's the holiday season, here is a wish list of content we would like archived on libcom.org over the next year, if anyone felt like giving us a present! [Article from Christmas 2009, now out of date]

The return of "class warfare"

Recently we've been seeing a long lost phrase creeping back into the media - class warfare. Sadly, they're only talking about the opportunistic ranting of Gordon Brown.

other archives hosted on libcom.org

A breakdown of the other websites and online archives which libcom.org has incorporated over the years.

Fish Tank, directed by Andrea Arnold

This powerful take on troubled teenage subverts social realist conventions as well as underclass clichés, according to Tom Jennings

The Yes Men Fix the World, directed by Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonnano

More (or less) ‘alternative’ current affairs commentary from the anti-corporate pranksters.

The first ever Caracas Libertarian Bookfair

From 16-22 November, Caracas-based anarchist newspaper El Libertario hosted the first ever Libertarian Bookfair of its kind in Venezuela. Below is something of an evaluation of the week, plus some analysis of the political spectrum inside the country.

Broken Embraces, directed by Pedro Almodóvar

It’s more introspective than earlier crowd-pleasing extravanganzas, but Tom Jennings finds abundant subversive intelligence, wit, and pleasure in Almodóvar’s new film.

War all the time: the differences between the internal and external aggressor in Venezuela

Chávez the militarist

As President Hugo Chávez beats the war drum with Colombia over the presence of US military bases near the Venezuelan border, violent crime and scarcity in the República Bolivariana continue to soar to almost bewildering levels.

Workers' struggles around Asia (October 2009)

A round-up of links to reports about workers' struggles in Cambodia, Korea and Thailand.

Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee, directed by Shane Meadows

Tom Jennings chuckles along with the pointed proletarian poignancy of Meadows’ latest chamber-piece.

Workers' struggles in China (October 2009)

A round-up of links to reports about struggles in China.

Tropical waterfight: the struggle for basic services in Caracas, Venezuela

A combination of climate change and an incompetent, inefficient state bureaucracy has left basic services such as water and electricity as something of a luxury for many caraqueños, and contrary to the rhetoric of the chavista propaganda machine, it's a situation that is worsening.

Film Fictions of the Iraq War

Tom Jennings examines television and cinema stories about the US/UK ‘war on terror’ in terms of the notion that ‘war is the health of the state’.

Another Life, by Andrew Vachss

Tom Jennings salutes the eyepatched crusader’s superhero child abuse revengers on their final outing.