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Top ten tracks of 2008

Libcom's pick of the best music of 2008.

Charitable giving

An investigation in a national newspaper has found that charitable donations have been in free-fall as the number of donors crumbles due to the credit crunch. The general response has been to urge the great and the good to open their hearts, and their pockets to save the day. How quaint, to believe that in the face of capital loss people will band together in solidarity to help out the weak...

Freedom newspaper copy dates - 2009

Copy dates for the anarchist newspaper Freedom for next year - send submissions to freedomeds - puttheatsigninhere - yahoo.com

Best music of 2008

A selection of some of my favourite music from 2008, and where to find it if you are so inclined.

The BadPlace (cocktail)

A cocktail (tm) Fall Back and notch8.

Why is anarchism always 'self-described'

Reading through some of the coverage of the greek riots which have been happening, I couldn't help but notice the words 'self-described anarchists' cropping up a lot.

Redistributionist budget? Yeah right.

The angle of the mainstream media on the Budget is 'big borrowing, big risk, the death of low taxes for the rich'. Only the first two are true.

The politics of affirmation... or the politics of negation?

What is it that defines communist politics from the politics of the rest of the left? This blog argues that communist politics are a politics of negation; a movement to abolish the present state of things.

Anarchist Federation on Obama

Below is a collectively produced statement on the election of Barack Obama by Manchester AF.

The great class struggle video library project

Christiebooks have announced that they are set to close their class-struggle films section on December 17th unless they find an alternative host - or a £26,000 donation. As a purely hypothetical exercise, could a free alternative be found for their 760 titles?

The middle-class blues

This new track by XL Middleton, I think could resonate with many working people...

Sweeping down on the supermarkets

As supermarkets continue to hike their prices, it seems a response is being planned – and not before time. But will it work?

TV Times - 25 - 31 October 2008

This week's pick is the amusing yet frustrating first half of John Prescott's discourse on the class sytem in the UK.

A more equal society?

TV Times - 18 - 24 October 2008

This weeks pick is an investigation into the exploitation of vulnerable Indian devotees and naive Westerners in southern India by so-called "swamis" or god-men".

TV Times - 11 - 17 October

This week's pick is an analysis of mathematical discoveries of recent years and how this has impacted upon ideas of how free market economies operate.

Sex, work, and Gilles Dauvé

Django's thoughts on Gilles Dauvé's For a world without moral order.

TV Times - 4 - 10 October 2008

This week's pick is a documentary expose of the appalling and impossible situation troops on active service are placed in.

The death of the "Israel lobby?"

Will the news that the US vetoed Israeli plans to strike Iran's nuclear infrastructure put to bed the myth of the "Israel lobby"? I'd like to think so, but I doubt the comfort provided to some by such a view of the world will cease its appeal.

The peccadillos of Winston Churchill

Following a few questions and misconceptions on the man himself, I thought I'd reiterate a few of them to balance things out a bit.