In 2008 capitalism staggered, convulsed and retched, mass movements sprang up, and there seemed an opportunity to bring about its demise. However, here we are in 2017 and the beast is still alive, still decimating the lives of millions by means of exploitation, poverty and wars, and still plundering the planet to destruction. 2008 now looks like a missed opportunity, perhaps it was, but no doubt, the nature of capitalism being what it is, it will produce more opportunities as it goes through regular staggering, convulsions and retching. Anarchists should learn from the failure of 2008 and be prepared for when the beast again lurches into its next inbuilt, inevitable convulsion.
On the matter of the missed opportunities of 2008, and learning from them you could do worse than reading Colin O’Malley’s book, Building a Revolutionary Anarchism from Zabalaza Books. You can download it for free as a PDF HERE:www.radicalglasgow.me.uk