Acid Corbynism: The Story so Far

(Latest update: September 17th 2019)

This page is about the ‘Acid Corbynism’ project.

(For general  updates, here’s our Facebook Page . At some point we’ll get a proper website)

What is ‘Acid Corbynism’?

If you don’t know what that means then read this short article (then later look at the quite extensive further reading list below).

Podcast!

The ‘ACFM’ podcast, hosted by Novara Media, seems to be the main focal activity of the ‘Acid Corbynism’ project for the moment (it’s the 21st century left, so… when in doubt, podcast).

Does ‘AC’ stand for ‘Acid Communism’ or ‘Acid Corbynism?’. The answer, my friends, is: Yes.

We had a whole issue with the podcast, around being able to use licensed music and still have the podcast appear in the Novara Feed.  The situation has finally been resolved, and we’ve recruited a great editorial team of Olivia Humphreys and Matt Huxley, so future episodes should appear regularly, once a month, from this week. They will appear in the Novara main feed with truncated music clips and the full-length cuts of the episodes will be hosted by them on Soundcloud.

So here’s the full length episode one of the ACFM podcast!

And here’s the link to episode two

Actually I’m going to stop uploading links to every episode as there are too many. Just look HERE for more.

You can subscribe to the Novara feed in iTunes by clicking here: Subscribe in iTunes

(or you can just search for Novara from inside your podcast client)

Also if you want Audio to listen to, then here’s the AUDIO RECORDING of the big Acid Corbynism seminar in February 2018

Writings on Acid Corbynism

Below is all the Acid Corbynist written material I’m aware of, and links to stuff on Mark’s Acid Communism work, and some material of mine that anticipates some of the Acid Corbynism arguments. Yes it’s all men I’m afraid. When we get the book together (yes, there will be a book eventually), it won’t be.

Why the time has come for “Acid Corbynism”

The article already linked to at the top of the page. The shortest and pithiest from me.No really it is. From the New Statesman.

Here is an interview that Casper Hughes did with me about Acid Corbynism for the Independent

 

What is Acid Corbynism?

The first article on the subject, for Red Pepper.

The same article in Italian

Psychedelic Socialism

This is the big one. 7,000 words with lots of philosophical reflection and some discussion of actual psychedelic culture.  By me. For open Democracy of course. If that’s too much for you then look at some of these…

Acid Corbynism: an experimental politics for testing times

By me, for the Conversation. One for the academic audience.

Acid Corbynism’s next steps: building a socialist dance culture

Matt Phull & Will Stronge on revolutionary rave. Well, left-reformist rave.

Acid Corbynism is a gateway drug   

Keir Milburn on consciousness-raising and that. 

How Memes Are Spreading ‘Acid Corbynism’ 

by John Sheil

Acid Corbynism and the Importance of the Psychedelic Counterculture

by Giulio Sica, who  thinks we’re all being too coy about the psychedelics

 

Acid Communism

Here’s some of Mark’s Acid Communism and post-capitalist desire material collated on a website  

It’s a great collection and also includes most of what Mark and I did together. (There’s some thoughts on counterculture in the dialogue between us and ‘Reclaim Modernity has a whole spiel about the legacy of the New Left).

The actual unfinished introduction to Mark’s never-finished Acid Communism book is here: Acid-Communism-Final-MS

And here is Plan C’s collection of Acid Communism material

Also a really good collection. Not sure if there’s anything here that isn’t on the above-mentioned website.

Here’a big feature from the US about Acid Communism from summer 2019

Here’s a very short article where I went into one about how it’s important not to see the counterculture as simply anticipating or leading inevitability to neoliberalism

From 2016

Here’s another place I laid out that argument a bit

From 2012

Here’s a thing I did about Music, dance, affect, and ‘possible worlds’

Originally published in ‘Art Press 2’ in 2010

 

Here are some links to relevant stuff not by white men

It’s a token gesture but until someone who isn’t writes something about Acid Corbynism then it’ll have to do:

Psychedelic Feminism

Decolonizing Yoga

An Ellen Willis Tumblr