Sunday, May 06, 2007



Every week Molly tries to sweep through recent posts on the blogs that are listed in her Links list to find those that have interested her the most. So here is this week's listing in no particular order:

The Molly prize once more goes to Uber-Blogger Eugene Plawiuk for his recent efforts on Le Revue Gauche concerning both the recent inquiry into the Air India Disaster and his demand that the whole actions of the RCMP and CSIS be subject to a public inquiry. The stench around what happened in the Air India bombing grows by the day, and there is a huge elephant sitting in the middle of the room on this matter. Were the warnings deliberately ignored? It wouldn't be the first time that a terrorist action has been allowed to proceed "for reasons of state". At times such actions have actually been organized by the secret police of various states for political purposes. Comrade Plawiuk says no such thing, but others in the Indo-Canadian community have raised this possibility, and Molly will here. Maybe the Canadian secret police are indeed woefully stupid, or maybe there are other things that will come out in 100 years about their machinations. Plawiuk also has several posts on the plan to use nuclear power in the Alberta Tar Sands project, an ill-advised plan.

Amor y Resistencia has an article on the anarchist Mayday actions across the world as does Bombs and Shields. The Anarchist Philosophy site has an article titled 'Should Anarchists Use Violence to Fight Oppression'. The answer is 'no'. Auckland's Burning has an attempt to placate the prrimitivists entitled 'The Fallacy of Wilderness', arguing for permaculture rather than the ideological construct of "wilderness". An Australian Anarchist Weblog has a collection of quotes on patriotism entitled 'The last Refuge of a Scoundrel'. The Freedom of Speech blog from Canada has an interesting essay on proper internet etiquette. Kevin Carson's Mutualist Blog features a draft of a new work of his entitled 'Decentralized Production', an exploration of the economics of local production. Finally, Janet Biehl's blog continues her project of a comic strip presentation of the work and life of Murray Bookchin. Really great in Molly's opinion.

1 comment:

Kevin Carson said...

Thanks for the link, Pat.

I like the cartoon, BTW. "The Left that was" reminds me a bit of a quip by one of the co-authors of Radical Technology, a joint effort of the Undercurrents editorial staff. He referred, and I paraphrase roughly from memory, to the old recessive, decentralist strain of the Left, that showed itself only when the dominant strain of Lenin and Harold Wilson were occupied elsewhere.