military and law enforcement

Greek conscripts: 'we won't take part in fighting migrants'

Migrants - Lesbos, Greece - October 2015

A collective statement on the migrant crisis from “Diktyo Spartakos” (‘Spartacus Net’), a far leftist formation inside the Greek army, and signed by conscript soldiers from 50 different units.

Back of an envelope: Trident and jobs

As Labour has decided the prospect of spending vast sums on Trident renewal wasn't worth debating, I thought I'd do a quick back-of-the-envelope thing on the numbers being bandied about. Obviously Trident is, in terms of defence, a non-starter, as reasonably well outlined by Diane Abbott in her recent Guardian column. But people do like to go on about how many jobs it provides, so I thought I'd take a look at that.

Wear the white poppy with pride

cooperative womens guild members with white poppy wreath

Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn not to wear a white poppy on Remembrance Day. Symbols like that matter, this article argues

The mysterious death of Alwyn Skinner(1912-1938)

Skinner, back row, left

A short account of the life and mysterious death of Alwyn Skinner, International Brigade volunteer

Solidarity in spring: challenging racist violence at Portland’s May Day 2015

A look at where the violence of the police took the stage at 2015's May Day event.

What is happening in Ukraine? Interview with international secretary of KRAS-IWA

This in the English variant of an interview made by Chinese anarchist blog "" with internarional secretary of KRAS-IWA, anarcho-syndicalist union in Russia

Authority and delinquency - Alex Comfort

Classic 1950 essay on the criminology of government by Dr Alex Comfort, republished in 1988 with a new preface. Originally written in the wake of WWII, the book was concerned with illustrating that deviant behaviour - unacceptable in the public at large - had become the norm in the political and military arena.

War on time: Occupy, communization and the military question - Benjamin Noys

War on Time

Noys examines the contrasting conceptions of military struggle of Theorie Communiste and Paul Virilio, and the absense of such concepts from the Occupy movement.

NATO's secret armies - Daniele Ganser

This fascinating book shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II.