Mnogostradalnaya: The Left and the Russian Revolution

November 6, 2017 Mbeljac 0

November 07 2017 marks the centennial of the putsch of Lenin and Trotsky, sometimes called the “Russian Revolution” and at other times “The Great October Socialist Revolution,” which could only end in the imposition of terror as it in fact did. I am interested in making some, brief, remarks about […]

Why Only US? On The Very Idea of a Social Construction

October 27, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Albert Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for physics on account of relativity, even though it became a well accepted part of our understanding of nature and acquired empirical support well within his lifetime. It was considered too different, too weird for so august a prize although oddly quantum mechanics, […]

Chomsky On The Origins of Neoliberalism

July 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Chomsky, when it comes to systematic anarchist writing, has always viewed himself as a “derivative fellow traveller,” and he has provided us with sketches, rather than complete works, regarding anarchism in essays, interviews and talks. Some argue that his libertarian socialism, which he argues in the video linked below (my […]

An Association of Ecological Socialists?

July 2, 2017 Mbeljac 0

I am thinking of helping to form a small affinity group of ecological socialists. The group could engage in political actions in solidarity with those conducting traditional forms of class struggle, most especially those possessing as their objective the emancipation of the working class, and ecological activism in solidarity with […]

The Limitations of Libertarian Municipalism

June 15, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Murray Bookchin is one of the 20th century’s most well known anarchists. His Post Scarcity Anarchism and Social Anarchism and Lifestyle Anarchism are by now anarchist classics. Furthermore, Bookchin played a very important role in the advent and development of the ecological movement. His ideas regarding “social ecology” there too […]

The Market as God

April 29, 2017 Mbeljac 0

An intriguing little book, which I must get my hands on, has recently been published by Harvard University Press entitled

#Solidarity #Protesti2017 #Protivdiktature

April 10, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Pretty simple, really. I write to express solidarity with the protesters, largely the young, in Belgrade. I so wish I was there. The same grievances that brought the young to Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park now brings them to the streets of Belgrade. This is an autonomous, not organised by […]