Black Flag 228 (2008)

With the credit crunch slowly unravelling the debt-dependent “real” economy, the late 2008 edition of Black Flag discussed the economics of wage cutting. This tied in to a look at the weakness of the unions. UK fascism, our ecological and health problems, a discussion of the welfare and analyis of why an eco-capitalism is an impossibility all feature. Below is the full contents listings for the magazine, which is attached as a PDF file.

Submitted by Rob Ray on May 4, 2009
  • Cover story: Social Ecologist Mark R on greenwash capitalism.
    Page 7
    +Extract: The FAQ on eco-anarchism Page 10

  • Analysis: Looking at the NHS, and how to change healthcare for the better.
    Page 4

  • Analysis: The fall of the unions.
    Page 12

  • In focus: Looking at the prison system as Titan jails move ever closer.
    Page 14

  • Analysis: Exploring the world of radical pamphlets
    Page 16

  • Theory: Explaining the roots, and weakness, of capitalist wage plans.
    Page 18

  • Reportage: Kaf and Paul Stott continue their investigation into the BNP’s electoral success. Page 21
  • Reportage: On the aftermath of the Budryk strike in Poland.
    Page 25

  • Critique: Crimethinc and Art.
    Page 26

  • History: Anarchy defended by anarchists.
    Page 28

  • Review: Anarchy in Action has a shiny new look.
    Page 29

  • Review: Re-reading Read.
    Page 32

  • Review: Bolsheviks in power.
    Page 33

  • History: The final part of Iain Mckay’s extended work on early Bolshevism.
    Page 35

  • Review: Non-Leninist Marxism.
    Page 38

    Black Flag is stocked in radical bookshops across the UK and available from AK Distribution and Active Distro. The editorial address is Black Flag, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX, UK. Each issue costs £3 + £1 p&p. UK cheques payable 'Black Flag'. Email blackflagmag AT for more information

    For other issues of Black Flag, go to:

    Black Flag 230
    Black Flag 229 (Mid 2009
    Black Flag 227 (Mid 2008)
    Black Flag 226 (Late 2007)


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