The 60s Radicals Have Won-Now What? 16

Forty years ago, in the summer of 1968, leftist radicals fought the police outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Four years later, these same New Left forces went into the Democratic Party, seized control of its nomination process, and put George McGovern on the presidential ticket. The result was the biggest defeat of a major party candidate in modern American history, surpassing even the Goldwater and Mondale debacles of 1964 and 1984. For decades afterward, as the cultural Left consolidated its position in the Democratic Party (and other places, like the mass media and academia), the Democrats fuctioned as an often seemingly irrelevant opposition party, achieving victory only when they put up a couple of previously obscure frying pan governors as candidates.

As Republicans continued to win elections, the cry from the Right was a persistent, “The Sixities are over!” as if the radical Left had finally been vanquished for good. The Right was saying this as recently as 2004, when a former celebrity of the anti-Vietnam War movement, John Kerry, headed up the Democratic Party ticket, obtaining forty-eight percent of the vote. The radical Left was a fringe movement in the late 1960s, comprised of politically marginalized and socially outcast racial minorites, feminists, homosexuals, environmentalists, student radicals, leftist intellectuals, counterculturalists and the antiwar movement. Now, forty years later, what was marginal in 1968 is normal, mainstream and a cultural majority at the end of 2008.

The electoral victory of Barack Obama symbolizes the culmination of the long march from the streets of Chicago to full institutionalization of the radical Left of a previous era. That Obama, the individual, is more of a centrist than a leftist and was only a child in 1968 is less significant than what he represents. The 68ers have now seized the establishment and those who insisted the establishment could never be trusted have become the establishment.

On virtually every issue, the radical Left of the 1960s has either won or is in the process of winning. Racism? Despite the claims of “anti-racist” professionals who insist that Nazis are hiding under every bed, racism is at an all-time low. Blacks are only 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and have a lengthy history as an outgroup, yet a black man wins the presidency. If hatred of blacks was particularly common, the Obama presidency would be impossible. Sexism? The woman who is to become the next Secretary of State is a woman who personally epitomizes 70s era feminism. The class of urban professional women has grown exponentially in recent decades. Even the vice-presidential candidate of the ostensibly “conservative” party was a woman, something that would have been virtually unthinkable forty years ago. A friend of mine’s mother was told as a child that her ambition to become a doctor was inappropriate because of her gender. Today, such sentiments would be laughable. As an illustration, the daughter of the Reverend Jerry Falwell, the man who for many symbolized anti-60s social conservatism, is now a physician. Gay rights? Homosexuals are more out of the closet, more socially integrated and have more “rights” than ever before. Anti-gay marriage referendums continue to pass, but do so by a smaller margin each time they come up for vote, with the real source of the conflict being generational in nature. The gay rights movement will eventually win on that issue as well. In the 1950s, homosexual relationships were considered a serious felony, like drug use in the present era. Today, not only does gay culture thrive in American cities, but even mainsteam bookstores like Barnes & Noble feature entire sections of literature devoted to gay issues. Such materials would likely have been banned under obscentity laws prior to the late 60s or early 70s.

Environmentalism? One of the world’s leading advocates of environmental causes, who obtained a Nobel Prize for his efforts, was very nearly elected President of the United States in 2000. Student radicalism? Many of the student rebels of the 1960s are now tenured academics, and there is no place in American society where the far Left is more secure than in academia. The sexual revolution? This has proven to be every bit as enduring as the civil rights revolution. Very few Americans even remember that some states had laws prohibiting contraceptive devices in the 1960s. Pornography and adult entertainment are now almost as mainstream as rock and rap music.

What about the antiwar movement? Surely, some might think, the present war in Iraq illustrates a failure of the radical Left is this area. Well, not really. In the early days of the Vietnam War, it was physically dangerous to oppose the war. Early antiwar protests typically required police protection, and the protestors were happy to have the cops present to ward off vigilante attacks from gung ho patriots. When the Gulf of Tonkin resolution was passed, it did so unanimously in the House of Representatives, and with only two dissenters in the Senate.

The number of casualties on the American side has yet to be one-tenth of what they were in Vietnam, yet public opinion turned against the war at the first site of blood, and this was in spite of the fact that September 11 had occurred only a few years earlier. It is politically impossible to impose war taxes, which is why the System is financing the war with inflation, deficit spending and foreign loans. The draft is likewise politically impossible and, indeed, the fact that there has been no draft since the Vietnam era marks yet another profound victory for the radical Left of the time. The present Iraq war, the public disgust generated by the neoconservatives and the Bush crowd, the national bankruptcy produced by Bush policies and the ineptness of the U.S. at fighting modern, “fourth generation” guerrilla armies have likely rendered further major imperial expeditions like Vietnam or Iraq impossible for the forseeable future. Yes, some piss ant Clintonesque imperialisms like those in Haiti or Kosovo may continue (with the added irony of former Vietnam War protestors defending these in the name of “humanitarian” war), and these will likely end only when the present regime finally dissolves, but the empire is on its last legs and its days are likely numbered. 

Indeed, even the “conservatism” of the present time is “liberal” compared to the pre-1960s period. Ronald Reagan did not govern appreciably to the right of John F. Kennedy. Reagan’s wars in Central America were simply a repeat of Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs and early involvement in Vietnam. George W. Bush has not governed to the right of Lyndon Johnson, presiding over the same kind of failed combination of joint extension of the warfare and welfare states as LBJ. The present day leadership of the Republican Party are the neoconservatives, who were on the far left end of the Democratic Party in the 1960s, the so-called “state department socialists.” What about the Religious Right? There is no group around more consistently demonized by the Left, and the literature of the Left is full of wild claims concerning an imminent theocratic coup by the Religious Right. The reality is that the Religious Right are simply convenient scapegoats for the Left and useful idiots for the Right. In the thirty years that the Religious Right has been an organized political movement, it has achieved nothing concerning any of its major issues. Putting prayer back into public schools? There are arguably more restrictions on religious practice and expression in state institutions than ever before. Banning abortion? A comprehensive anti-abortion referendum could not pass popular vote even in conservative South Dakota, and with Obama likely appointing the next members of the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is probably secure. Tuition tax credits or vouchers for private religious schools? It ain’t happening.

Jews are another traditional American outgroup, who were at times excluded from some social organizations and institutions until the civil rights era. Today, ethnic Jews own the majority of the major media companies, and the Israel Lobby is by far among the most powerful in the U.S government, essentially controlling U.S. policy in the Middle East. Yet, merely pointing out these facts invite sshrill accusations of the new “Scarlet A” of anti-Semitism. Prior to 1965, the U.S. maintained a racially restrictive immigration policy, which has since been liberalized remarkably. America was ninety percent white in 1960. Today, the U.S. is only sixty-eight percent white, and proposed policies to so much as deny welfare state benefits to illegal immigrants are denounced as racist and xenophobic.

Indeed, the only area where the radical Left is losing is in the area of so-called “criminal justice.” The U.S. police state has expanded dramatically in recent decades, and the “War on Drugs” and enforcement of other “consensual crime” laws have largely been the foundation of this, and has produced a corresponding prison-industrial complex. The execution rate in the U.S.  is also unusually high for a modern, democratic, industrialized nation. 

Though the Left has achieved complete or nearly complete victory on just about every issue, the Left will never admit as much. Sixties radicalism has become what any other movement becomes once it is institutionalized. The purpose of the Left today is to simply perpetuate its own existence and its own vested interests. For this reason, invisible armies of racists, sexists, homophobes and theocrats must constantly be said to be hiding behind every rock or tree. Heretics who dissent from left-wing orthodoxy on any number of matters must be constantly sought out for denunciation, repression or persecution.

This brings us to the question of what it really means to be a radical in 21st century North America. How “radical” is it to simply espouse anti-racism, feminism, gay rights, environmentalism and other run of the mill “progressive” causes? Are such things “radical” or are they mainstream, status quo and now establishmentarian in nature?

Is attacking the supposed “racism”  of a Don Imus or a James Watson really the act of a dissident? Or would it be the “radical” thing to do  to champion the rights of freedom of speech, religion or association for those with beliefs and opinions that dissent from liberal orthodoxy? Is it “radical” to persistently denounce groups like the Klan or Neo-Nazis that everyone hates anyway, or would it be more “radical” to expose supposed humanitarian do-gooders like the SPLC or the ADL for the frauds they are? What would be more cutting edge or “going against the flow,” to denounce “sexism” in the manner of an establishment liberal like Gloria Steinem or to defend academic and intellectual liberty for the likes of Walter Block? As far as defending outgroups goes, are groups like homosexuals, immigrants, minorities or women really “outgroups” in contemporary society? Would it not be far more radical and far more shocking to the establishment to defend gun-toting rural rednecks, drug-dealing inner-city ghetto dwellers, home schoolers and truants, practicioners of alternative medicine, strange religious sects, drug users, prostitutes and convicts, or avowedly separatist indigenous people like the Lakota Republic? What would be a greater outrage, a protest demonstration led by commie cults like the Workers World Party, or the formation of citizen militias, common law courts and secessionist movements? What would be more rebellious in nature, a recycling program or civil disobedience demanding the right to smoke in private bars and clubs, thereby giving the finger to the therapeutic state? What is more truly radical, agitating for gay marriage or a riot against the police state and prison-industrial complex similar to that which recently transpired in Greece?

The anwers to these questions are clear enough.

Updated News Digest December 28, 2008 Reply

Quote of the Week:

” I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point, but thorough. I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard for other people and their prejudices.”

-John Henry MacKay

Tribal Anarchism, Part One by Death Sipheroth

Tribal Anarchism, Part Two

Tribal Anarchism, Part Three

Tribal Anarchism, Part Four

Tribal Anarchism, Part Five

Taxpayers in Revolt by Doug French

The Meaning of the National Debt by Bill Sardi

Madoff Explained by Lew Rockwell

Training Occupation Troops for America by William Norman Grigg

Cooling Is Warming by Vin Suprynowicz

How Somali Pirates Will Save US from a Depression by Tim Swanson

Put Virtue on Your VISA by John Zmirak

Pink Xmas by Paul Belien

George W. Bush, Protectionist by Pat Buchanan

Defending the Truly Undefendable by Marcus Epstein

Who’s the Christmas Grinch? by Paul Gottfried

Dropping the “C” Word by E. Christian Kopff

Banking Demystified by Doug French

A Badge of Dishonor by Paul Hein

Prohibition Increases Potency

Reason Sells Out to Inflationists

Herod’s Henchmen by Laurence Vance

America Needs to Go to Rehab by Eric Margolis

On the Death of Deep Throat by Pat Buchanan

A Tale of Two Giants by Dylan Hales

Reason Magazine, Populism and Ron Paul by Dylan Hales

Soldiers Against War by John Denson

Torture USA by Glenn Greenwald

Here Come the Progressives! by Justin Raimondo

The “Coup” That Wasn’t by Justin Raimondo

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney by Andy Worthington

Feinstein: Bad Choice for Intel by Stephen Zunes

Where Have All the Neocons Gone? by Jacob Heilbrunn

Prosecuting an Outlaw Administration by Scott Horton

Dismantling the Imperial Presidency by Aziz Huq

Habeus Corpus Barely Saved by Sheldon Richman

Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Steven Chapman

Turning a Blind Eye to War Crimes by Brad Friedman

Cold War Shivers by Eric Walberg

Cheney’s Legacy of Deception by Dick Cheney

Israeli Spies’ ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card Philip Giraldi interviewed by Scott Horton

Iraq Wins the Iraq War Patrick Cockburn interviewed by Scott Horton

World War Two Was Bad for the Economy Thomas Woods interviewed by Scott Horton

Manufacturing Dissent Glen Greenwald interviewed by Scott Horton

Government Without Laws by Ralph Nader

Obama and the Graveyard of Empires by Gary Leupp

Nixon’s Cambodian Shock Treatment by Howard Lisnoff

The Bill of Rights: Killed in Action by the War on Drugs by Michael Dee

Welcome to Soup Kitchen America by Richard Rhames

Are Magazines a Thing of the Past?

A Road to Revolution? by Uri Gordon

Open Letter of Support for the Uprising in Greece

San Francisco Greek Solidarity March

An Interview with a Greek Anarchist

Republic Magazine: Issue # 11

Anarchy in Philadelphia

Rich Countries Carry Out 21st Century Land Grab by Debora Mackenzie

The History of Processed World

Open Capital: The Sharing of Risk and Reward

En Route to Military Rule by William Norman Grigg

Two Dangerous Bush-Cheney Myths by Robert Parry

Back to “Globalism” by Gordon Prather

100 Tons of US/Israeli Bombs Dropped on Gaza by Bay Area National Anarchists

The Medusa’s Head by Alexander Cockburn

Riots Push Greece to the Edge by Malcolm Brabant

Obama is Not a Latent Lefty by Paul Street

Left-Wing Authoritarianism lecture by Tammy Bruce

Artificial womb allows embryos to grow outside the body Reply

Robin McKie
The Observer

Men redundant? Now we don’t need women either

Doctors are developing artificial wombs in which embryos can grow outside a woman’s body. The work has been hailed as a breakthrough in treating the childless.

Scientists have created prototypes made out of cells extracted from women’s bodies. Embryos successfully attached themselves to the walls of these laboratory wombs and began to grow. However, experiments had to be terminated after a few days to comply with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) regulations.

‘We hope to create complete artificial wombs using these techniques in a few years,’ said Dr Hung-Ching Liu of Cornell University’s Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. ‘Women with damaged uteruses and wombs will be able to have babies for the first time.’

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Updated News Digest December 21, 2008 2

Quote of the Week:

“All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both.”

“Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man’s possessions has been derided y them when it was new, and destroyed by them when that had the power. They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got in to their hands.”

-H. L.  Mencken

The Old Right and the Anti-Christ by Richard Spencer

Our Ponzi Economy by Peter Schiff

Cui Bono with the Bailouts? by Paul Gottfried

It’s Hoover Time! by Pat Buchanan

Wars on Common Sense by Jack Hunter

New Constitutional Convention=New Declaration of Independence? by Chuck Baldwin

The U.S. Criminal Justice System is Collapsing by Paul Craig Roberts

A  Brief Note on the Evil of the Neocons by Dylan Hale

The Revolution Continues in Greece

Proudon’s Second Letter by Shawn Wilbur

Greece: Pictures from the 2nd Week of Protest

Insurrection is the Present and the Future!

Greece: Something is Happening

Pushing Pakistan Over the Edge by Peter Lee

Each Shoe Was Worth a Thousand Words by Patrick Cockburn

Why Hezbollah Stiffed Carter by Franklin Lamb

Obama and the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Jeff Halper

A Forgotten Genocide: The Case of Spain by Vicente Navarro

It Thundered and Lightinged and the Rain Began to Fall by Thomas Naylor

$2000 Gold and Secession Gerald Celente interviewed by Lew Rockwell

John Edison, Jr.: The Poster Child for Tyranny by Trevor Bothwell

Police Have Killed 400 with Tasers Since 2001

What Happened to the Libertarian Party? David interviewed by Lew Rockwell

The Crisis-Mongers by Justin Raimondo

Israel’s Get Out of Jail Free Card by Philip Giraldi

Who Guards the Guardians? by Nat Hentoff

Dick Cheney’s Fantasy World by Scott Ritter

Ready for Revolution? by Alex R. Knight III

Incoherent Empire: The Case for Getting Out of NATO by Doug Bandow

Obama’s War by Pat Buchanan

What Good is Wall Street? by Tom Piatak

Hip Natives Out-Economize Foreign Squares

Proudhon’s Projects by Shawn Wilbur

Barack Obama and Rick Warren by Stonewall

Deindustrialization Killing GOP in North by Patroon

Is Social Conservatism Dead? by Stonewall

Solidarity with the Greek Insurrection

Support for Greek Uprising in Syracuse

Greek Union Offices Occupied

Solidarity with Greek Revolutionaries in NYC

An Ethnic Cleansing in America by Alexander Cockburn

Days of Rage in Greece by Panos Petrou

Prosecuting Bush and Cheney for Torture by Dave Lindorff

President Meathead by Missy Beattie

PIGS Assault 12-Year-Old Girl

Family Victimized by PIGS Fights Back

Unemployment at 16.5%

Military Dictatorship Updates

Tax Resistance and the Depression David Beito interviewed by Lew Rockwell

Flying Shoes, Bursting Bubbles by William Norman Grigg

The Great Global Warming Swindle?

The Medical-Industrial Complex by John McDougall interviewed by Lew Rockwell

The Bubble of Empire by Justin Raimondo

Committing War Crimes for the “Right” Reasons by Glenn Greenwald

What Obama Doesn’t Know by Nat Hentoff

Will War Crimes Be Outed? by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

Land of the Free to Torture and Imprison without Trial by Brian Cloughley

The U.S. and Iran Gareth Porter interviewed by Scott Horton

An Agorist Take on the Greek Rebellion

Therapeutic State Undermines Freedom of Conscience (and some libertarians think that’s fine) by Ronald Bailey

Colorado Bank Attacked in Solidarity with Greece

San Francisco Action in Support of Greek Uprising

The Fed-Bankster Rip-Off by Murray Rothbard

Democracy, American-Style by Jacob Hornberger

Excluded Democracy by Ralph Nader

The Fascist PIG Arpaio

Actual Consumer Protection

Of Mistresses and Misplaced Outrage by Robert Stacy McCain

Greece and the Insurrections to Come

Greece Solidarity Rally in Toledo

“Greek Syndrome’ is Catching as Youth Take to Streets

What’s Wrong with Being “Bourgeois”?

Updated News Digest December 14, 2008 Reply

Quotes of the Week:

“Something is happening to this country. It still has a lot going for it’s friendly people, great diners, good blues, country bands, widespread availability of illegal drugs. But the government is out of control. Everything is illegal and watched. It’s getting so you can’t shoot cats from a car window with a twelve-gauge any more. Who wants to live in that kind of world? We’ll all probably be overrun by cats, drown in them.”

-Fred Reed

“Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.”

-Marquis de Sade

“”He looked into anarchy, he looked past the voluntarily organized anarchy of Proudhon and Tolstoy, he looked into chaos itself, and he said, yes, even that, I will accept even that, before I will bend the knee to any Authority that claims to own me.”

-Robert Anton Wilson on the Marquis de Sade

“Nationalism is often mistaken for militarism and utilized in the name of centralizing political authority, but the real nations, as opposed to the territories marked out on official maps, are the ethnic, religious, and geographical allegiances that form natural bonds between people. The emerging world state is naturally hostile to these. It prefers to deal with a homogenized mass culture and does everything to discourage – and, if necessary, suppress – all regionalism.

The frontiers of freedom, in this globalist future, will be pioneered by the new regionalists, the secessionists, the campaigners for Cascadia, the republic of Vermont, and the right of Trans-Dniester to go its own way. Gigantism is a conceit, and a fatal one, as the rulers of the old Soviet empire learned and we are just beginning to fathom.”

-Justin Raimondo

The Myth of Socialism as Statism by Larry Gambone

Questions About Cooperative Socialism by Larry Gambone

Conflation Conflict, Continued (unfortuately) by Kevin Carson

IWW-Affiliated Truckers to Strike

The Amish Say Religion Trumps Building Codes

The Latest Excuse for Fascism by Lew Rockwell

Leftist Thought Controllers by Bill Anderson

Sovietizing the Economy: The Final Phase by William Norman Grigg

The Real Reason Why Illinois Governor Blagojevich Was Arrested

SWAT PIGS Raid Food Coop in Cleveland

State Silences 8-Year-Old Blues Guitarist

Class Struggle in Chicago Factory

The One Good Thing About an Obama Presidency (He’s a Smoker!!)

Thought Policing 101 by Tom DiLorenzo

Withered Conservatism by Michael Brendan Dougherty

Obama Chooses to Stay the Course on Foreign Policy by Christopher Preble

Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards by Bruce Fein

Despair Among the Neocons by Robert Dreyfuss

Lost in Guantanamo: The Faisalabad 16 by Andy Worthington

The Nullification of the Bill of Rights by Jacob Hornberger

Photos of the Greek Uprising

Anarchism and Neighborhood Associations by Larry Gambone

National March for Sex Workers Rights in Washington, D.C. on December 17

Obama and Economic Catastrophe by Mike Davis

The Demographics of Global Depression

The Death of AIDS by Richard Spencer

Mumbai 2008/Sarajevo 1914 by John R. Schindler

Time to Rethink the Big Three Bailout? by Richard Spencer

The Obama/Neocon Axis by Paul Gottfried

In Earmarks Lies Salvation? by Pat Buchanan

John Yoo-The Best Case Against Immigration by Paul Craig Roberts

Riots in Greece by Brad Spangler

An Interview with Anarcho-Primitivist John Zerzan

The Republic Windows and Doors Factory Occupation by Brad Spangler

Be a Vandarchist and Be Proud by Niccolo Adami

Blaming the Victim, Part 2 by Rad Geek

Blaming the Victim, Part 1 by Rad Geek

The Conflation Conflict by Kevin Carson

Armed Struggle in Greece from Thus Spoke Belinsky

Clearing the Path for a Workers’ Surge by Mike Whitney

A Car Dealer Explains Why the Bailout is a Rip-Off by Dave Lindorff

The Southern National Congress Meets

Solidarity Demo in San Francisco for Greek Revolutionaries

Protest at Greek Consulate in New York City

Commentary on the Chicago Sit-Down Strike by Daniel Gross

Carolyn Chute, Mother of Maine, Is Back by Thomas Naylor

Size Matters by Richard Spencer

Chuck Baldwin’s Party by Paul Gottfried

Our Wars on Common Sense by Jack Hunter

Selective Constitutionalism by Chuck Baldwin

Gene Not Joe by Dylan Hales

Happy 150th

Governmental Logic by Sheldon Richman

Brad Spangler and Stephan Kinsella Debate Corporate Limited Liability

Total Defeat for U.S. in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn

Will Obama Buy Torture-Lite? by Ray McGovern

We All Need a Union by Dave Lindorff

The Six-Day War in Greece

Greek Uprising Spreads to Elsewhere in Europe

The Beam in the State’s Eye by Johnny Kramer

The Worst and the Dumbest by Chris Hedges

Saying No to War by Laurence Vance

No Justice, No Peace by Walter Block

Rogue State Paul Craig Roberts interviewed by Lew Rockwell

The Quotable Blagojevic (and the great Marion Barry!)

Blackwater: Lawless Justice by Jacob Sullum

We All Failed Gary Webb by Robert Parry

The Costs of War by Shaun Waterman

Beware the New Globalism: All Hail the Regionalist Revolt by Justin Raimondo

Manchester Disunited by Bill Kaufmann

John Birch Society: Soft on PIGS

The Crash of ’08 Jim Rogers interviewed by Lew Rockwell

Obama’s Groundhog Day by John Pilger

Obama, Iraq and the Cyprus Solution by Justin Raimondo

Force: The Real “F” Word by Doug Bandow

Intervention: A Matter of Means? by Bill Lind

What Does Letting Our Own War Criminals Go Free Tell Us About Ourselves? by Nat Hentoff

The Truth of U.S. Foreign Policy by Greg Gillette

Wallowing Again in Illinois by Pat Buchanan

Letter from the Icelanders: “We are truly sorry” by Francois Tremblay

Illinois Politics in the Good Old Days by Wally Conger

So Much for Democracy by Sheldon Richman

Robert Higgs Told Us So by Sheldon Richman

Sounds Like Nonsense by Shawn Wilbur

In Which I Court Public Opinion by Rad Geek

All Eyes on Greece from Thus Spoke Bellinsky

The Conflation Conflict, Continued by Kevin Carson

30,000 Small Manufacturers Square Off Against Mom, Apple Pie and Ralph Nader

Accounting for the Value of Decentralization by Jeff Vail

Southern National Congress Update II by Red Phillips

Chuck Baldwin Calls Out James Dobson

Greece: We Are At War

Greece “Runs Out of Tear Gas”

Day Seven of the Greek War

“We Are in a Civil War with the Fascists, the State, the Bankers, the Media”

Hail to Chicago, Beacon of American Values by Alexander Cockburn

An Israeli in Gaza by Frank Barat

Humanitarian Imperialism: Obama and the Genocide Task Force by Binoy Kampmark

Why I Went to Jail by Howard Lisnoff

Bolivia’s Anarchist City by Raul Zibechi

“Free Marketers for the Bailout” by Lew Rockwell

Mainstream Medicine’s War Against the Public by Bill Sardi

Leviathan Devours a Family by William Norman Grigg

The Monster in the Mirror by Arundhati Roy and Tom Engelhardt

The Independent Republic of Lakota Russell Means interviewed Scott Horton

The New World Order? Justin Raimondo interviewed by Scott Horton

Free Speech Protestors Bullied by Leftoids from AnarchoNation

War Against Christmas 2008 by Tom Piatak

Save American Industry, Dump the Big Three by Richard Spencer

Better Main Street Than Wall Street by John Zmirak

Former American Citizen Becomes Stateless

Republican Betrayal on the Auto Bailout by Sheldon Richman

Undercover Skinheads?

Anarchists Attack Headquarters of Greek Riot Police

Updated News Digest December 7, 2008 2

Quotes of the week:

“”If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“Is the State a criminal band writ large, or not? If so, well, let’s disband  the fucker already. I respect genuine, principled pacifism, and I really do despise unnecessary violence, but what do you do when you’re in the room with a cannibal?”

-Josh Rhodes

Academia’s War Against Free Market Money by Gary North

Should Libertarians Reach Out to the Left? by Anthony Gregory

Barter Your Way to Success by Mike Rogers

Larry Summers: Heavyweight Centrist or Lightweight Leftist? by George Reisman

Right-wingers and Neocons Love Obama’s Cabinet by Jeremy Scahill

Building the U.S. Military Dictatorship

Hutus vs. Tutsis by Murray Rothbard

The Democratic Warfare State by Tom Engelhardt and Frida Berrigan

Star Trek Returns

The Mumbai Attack Eric Marolis interviewed by Scott Horton

Is Obama the Anti-Christ? Rev. Bill Barnwell interviewed by Scott Horton

A Republic, Not an Empire Katrin vanden Heuvel interviewed by Scott Horton

The Cost of Hegemony is Beyond Reach by Paul Craig Roberts

The Rationale of Terror by Pat Buchanan

Get Out Now, or Later by Philip Giraldi

Afghanistan: What’s Our Definition of Victory? by Andrew Bacevich

Torture, Preventive Detention and the Terror Trials by Andy Worthington

De Facto Junta? by Jeff Huber

Force Bush to Testify About Pardons by Bruce Fein

Mumbai Massacre May Sink Bush-Obama Strategy by Tony Karon

Kafka Has a Rival by John Pilger

Secretary Clinton and the Middle East by Joshua Frank

The Curious Retention of Robert Gates by David Corn

The Decline and Rise of the Alternative Right by Paul Gottfried

Bailout Bonanza by Peter Schiff

Clinton in the Cabinet  by Richard Spencer

Pick on an Unstable Troll, and to the Hoosegow You May Go by Mona

The Economic Costs of Government-Subsidized Roads by Rad Geek

The Christian Anarchism of Ammon Hennacy from The Picket Line

Better Cover Up Your Own Graffiti by Rad Geek

The Mythology of the War on Terrorism by William Blum

Mexico’s Drug War Goes Down In Flames by John Ross

Operation Redskin Removal by Steve Conn

Every Feminist’s Nightmare? by Thomas DiLorenzo

Afraid to Debate by Walter Block

The Persecution of Plaxico Burress by Johnny Kramer

Will the Obama Regime Murder Persians? by Tom Engelhardt and Robert Dreyfuss

What Happened in Mumbai? by Bill Lind

The Big Three Have Enough Cash to Spend on Lobbyists

“God Trumps the State Every Time” Laurence Vance interviewed by the Christian Liberty Party

The Hate Crimes Racket

The Cops Won’t Protect You (Duh?)

The Pope Endorses Classical Liberalism

Left Turn Ahead by Dylan Hales

Saying No to War Tom Woods interviewed by Scott Horton

Confronting the Terrorist Within Chris Hedges interviewed by Scott Horton

“I’m Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq” Matthew Alexander interviewed by Scott Horton

Obama’s Choice of Hillary Clinton Signals He’s Not Antiwar by Thomas Eddlem

Obama’s First 100 Days by Nat Hentoff

The Mumbai Attacks: More Than Meets the Eye by Jeremy Hammond

What’s Wrong With the U.S. Military? by Andrew Cockburn

20,000 Troops to be Deployed in the United States by William Jasper

Kafka Has a Rival-The British Foreign Office Lectures Us on Human Rights by John Pilger

Will Obama Stay the Course? by Robert Scheer

A Public Accounting for Post-911 Abuses by Joanne Mariner

For Bush-and Obama-a Gut Check by Scott Ritter

The Meaning of Mumbai by Justin Raimondo

National Anarchists-The Quest to Confusion

In Praise of McCarthyism by Justin Raimondo

And We Will Make the Muslims Love Us! by Richard Spencer

For Some Secular Women’s Rights Defenders, the Secularism Comes First by Dain Fitzgerald

Left Conservatism or Just Plain Left? by Larry Gambone

Shawn Wilbur on Counter-Development Strategy by Rad Geek

Who Will Seize the Opportunity? by Ralph Nader

Message to Obama: Stop Killing Afghanis by Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Police Officer Speaks Out Against Taser

Calling All Hatewatchers

Conservatives-The Stupid Party? by Larry Gambone

Don’t Turn Your Back on the Wolfpack by Rad Geek

“Thou Shalt Not Crucify Labor on this Cross of Paper Money” by Antal E. Fekete

How Do You Define Progress? by Tim Lee

News Program on Semco

An Agorist Primer by Brad Spangler

Book Review: Cyber Conflict and Global Politics by Kevin Carson

Greek to Us: The Death of Classical Education and Its Consequences by E. Christian Kopff

Barack’s Hawks by Pat Buchanan

Washington Arrogance Has Fomented a Muslim Revolution by Paul Craig Roberts

Honeymoans From the Left by Alexander Cockburn

Slouching Towards a Depression? by Peter Morici

Pakistan Nears the Breaking Point by Peter Lee

Tommy Chong, the Unanticipated Warrior by Norm Kent

In Prison My Whole Life

The Great Society: A Libertarian Critique by Murray N. Rothbard

Creating Liberty One Rifleman at a Time by William Buppert

The Lost City of the Cloud People

A Cop, A Dog, A Gun: Guess the Ending by Lew Rockwell

Pat Robertson’s Evil Twin by Laurence Vance

A Loud Silence by Justin Raimondo

From Colony to Superpower by Doug Bandow

Who Are the Taliban? by Anand Gopal and Tom Engelhardt

Bush Bailout for Rumsfeld, Torturers May Be Next by Ann Woolner

Keynes Baiting? by Niccolo Adami

Taking Down the White Coat Priesthood by Rad Geek

Our Semi-Soviet Surveillance State by Fred Reed

U.S. Collective Dictatorship Enlarges by Mike Rozeff

Health Fears Go Up in SmokeÂ

The Empire Weakens America Andrew Bacevich interviewed by Scott Horton

FBI Sting in OKC Bombing Jesse Trentadue interviewed by Scott Horton

Obama’s Plan Doesn’t End the Iraq Occupation by Jeremy Scahill

What Change? by Chuck Baldwin

America: A Pyramid of Ostriches by John Zmirak

How to Help the Homeless

Amsterdam to be Giulanized?