Cautiously Pessimistic

Yankee theorists are always on the TV: a reply on Americans, academics and so on

The question of class and things that tend to get described as “identity politics”, whether or not that term is a useful one, seems to be one of those topics that generates never-ending, vaguely circular, discussions, often ones which generate more heat than light. As such, it’s worth checking in on every now and again to see if the latest contributions offer anything new.

Syria seen from the Viewpoint of imperial purity: the crushing narcissism of empire

Bomber Harris Superstar, anti-deutsch

Cautiously Pessimistic responds to Patrick Higgins' The Enemy at Home: U.S. Imperialism in Syria published in Viewpoint Magazine.

Self-organised claimant resistance to Atos: a success story for our time

French IT firm Atos announce they will pull out of the controversial Work Capacity Assement program after a national campaign self-organised by claimants which even saw workers at the company show their support.

A trip down CrimethInc’s memory hole: 2010-2011 in review, reviewed.

Cautiously Pessimistic blog analyses and critiques Crimethinc's piece on the UK anti-austerity movement, the Wisconsin uprising and the Egyptian revolt.

A chance to start writing ourselves back into the story

The Cautiously Pessimistic blog takes a look at the current struggle of electricians in the UK and puts it in the context of struggles against austerity around the world.