“I am done with the left-right divide. It’s now the humans versus the deadly robotic corporate state”

Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs is interviewed by Paul Cudenec Paul Cudenec: Thanks very much for agreeing to this exchange, Keith. It is very encouraging to know that in this age of near-universal deceit and hypocrisy, there are still individuals out there who stand true to their values. First of all, I gather you have … Continue reading “I am done with the left-right divide. It’s now the humans versus the deadly robotic corporate state”

Empire of hypocrisy

by Paul Cudenec The nice imperialists A global agenda Human capital Impact outcomes Vast fortunes Devoted to deceit 1. The nice imperialists In the middle of the 19th century, the British Empire ran into what what would today be termed a "public relations crisis". Influential domestic voices were starting to criticise its industrial system and … Continue reading Empire of hypocrisy

Sombre truths behind bright green lies

by Paul Cudenec To discern ugliness requires a sense of beauty. To name darkness involves knowing light. And to correctly identify lies demands a grasp of truth. It makes sense, therefore, that behind the title of the newly-published Bright Green Lies, by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert, (1) we find three important and sombre truths. … Continue reading Sombre truths behind bright green lies

The Acorn – 63

Number 63 In this issue: Breaking point draws near Guided by the light of life Nevermore on the anarchist response to Covid-19 Safe & Sanitized: interview with artist Jordan Henderson Wanted: a new resistance movement Georges Bernanos: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1. Breaking point draws near A year after the start of the Covid crisis, … Continue reading The Acorn – 63

Dismantling tyranny

by Paul Cudenec The only good thing to have come out of recent nightmarish months is that a lot of people have had to think seriously about the way they see the world. I have not been exempt from this phenomenon, of course, and have been forced by circumstance into serious bouts of ideological soul-searching, … Continue reading Dismantling tyranny

Money, lies and power

by Paul Cudenec We all know that money is what makes this commercial world go round. The cult of money has swept away the traditional ethical codes of humankind and become the sole indicator of “value”. If something makes money, it is good. If it doesn’t, it is useless. If someone accumulates money, by whatever means, they … Continue reading Money, lies and power

Anarchists against freedom!

by Paul Cudenec A number of rather strange criticisms have come flying my way over the last few weeks. For the moment I am going to address just one of them – the one which strikes me as the most serious. I had always been under the fond impression that freedom was an untouchable cornerstone … Continue reading Anarchists against freedom!

The sunshine revolution

Report by Paul Cudenec of Shoal Collective. Saturday March 16 2019 will probably go down in history as the day that Macron and his government gave up waiting for the Gilets Jaunes movement to fade away. Huge numbers of Yellow Vests packed the Champs Elysées in Paris for Act 18 of their revolt and were … Continue reading The sunshine revolution

The Acorn – 47

Number 47 In this issue: Yellow voices Defending nature means fighting capitalism Zombie archaeology Everybody expected the Neoliberal Inquisition Tall tale of "eco-terrorism" Acorninfo 1. Yellow voices The Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests, movement in France is the most important political phenomenon to emerge in Western Europe so far this century. It has smashed through the … Continue reading The Acorn – 47