An interesting look at the life and times of pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries. This article explores the somewhat libertarian and communalist values which guided the life of a pirate during those years.
"In an honest Service, there is thin Commons, low Wages, and hard Labour; in this, Plenty and Satiety, Pleasure and Ease, Liberty and Power; and who would not ballance Creditor on this Side, when all the Hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sower Look or two at choaking. No, a merry Life and a short one shall be my Motto" - Pirate Captain Bartholomew Roberts.(1)
‘Globalisation: Origins-History-Analysis-Resistance’ was originally published in Do Or Die #8, 1999.
Do Or Die was an annual anarchist/communist/ecological direct actionist journal which published ten issues from 1992 to 2003. They have a website at, http://www.eco-action.org/dod/index.html