spiegel.de Jakob Augstein [AFP] People around the world were shocked to learn of the extent of US snooping. This anti-Obama poster comes from Hong Kong. Is Barack Obama a friend? Revelations about his government’s vast spying program call that assumption into doubt. The European Union must protect the […]
Attack the System A Culture War Showdown at the Supreme Court June 30, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the background and implications of the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. Topics include: Topics include:
On the Mark I posted once before on Ireland and their anarchy that lasted for more than a thousand years: This most remarkable historical example of a society of libertarian law and courts first came to my attention while reading Murray Rothbard’s For a New Liberty. This was […]
The Libertarian Republic Don’t talk to cops! But if you do, this is what you say… It seems like every day we see a new video emerge where a citizen almost immediately surrenders their 4th or 5th amendment rights. Free people need to know their rights in order […]
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“In crime the egoist has hitherto asserted himself and mocked at the sacred; the break with the sacred, or rather of the sacred, may become general. A revolution never returns, but an immense, reckless, shameless, conscienceless, proud—crime, doesn’t it rumble in the distant thunder, and don’t you see […]
DeclineoftheEmpire.Com On Tuesday the President laid out his plan to end-run the Congress and allow the EPA to regulate carbon emissions from existing coal plants. The plan didn’t get much attention in the press because the Supremes were very busy this week eviscerating the Voting Rights act and […]
PolicyMic.Com This is What Budget Cuts Have Done to Detroit … And It’s Freaking Awesome
Altering-Perspectives.Com Scientists inferred the presence of oxygen in the atmosphere by comparing Martian meteorites with data from rocks examined by Nasa’s Spirit Mars rover. Image: Nasa
Mad Mike’s America For the past two decades, there has been a rapid national shift away from identification with organized religion. Last year, according to the best available measurement of long-term trends in American religious identification, a new milestone was reached as more Americans between the ages of […]
Talking Points Memo EMERY P. DALESIO June 28, 2013, 10:54 AM 33182 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With changes to its unemployment law taking effect this weekend, North Carolina not only is cutting benefits for those who file new claims, it will become the first state disqualified from a […]
The Guardian Army Pfc Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse at Fort Meade on the third day of his court martial. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP
By Daniel McCarthy The Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (struck down) and California’s Proposition 8 (the court disclaimed jurisdiction) were about the only rulings one could expect from a court of four liberals, four conservatives, and Anthony Kennedy. It would have overturned everything we […]
Russia Today A teenager from Texas could spend the next eight years in prison if a court decides that the sarcastic comment he made during an online argument is enough to convict him of issuing a terroristic threat. Justin Carter was only 18 years old when he and […]
Business Week In its marquee cases on issues such as gay marriage and race relations, the Supreme Court wrestles with the meaning of majestic constitutional phrases—“equal protection of the laws” and that sort of thing. In the cases that matter the most to businesses, however, the justices address […]
By Justin Raimondo Amid all the drama over Edward Snowden‘s flight from “justice” – the media stakeout at a Moscow airport, the smear campaign aimed not only at Snowden but at Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the PRISM/eavesdropping story, and the obsessive media focus on Snowden as […]
Indian Express For 10 hours on Saturday, around 30 Naxals held off 250 police commandos in this village, killing three cops. One of the Maoists was Raneeta, 32, who, the police said, fought the elite CoBRA commandos for six hours single-handedly, using a .303 rifle, hiding in a […]
I’m not going to lie to you: I’m an American. I was born in the very cultural heart and soul of this blessed land — I mean Oklahoma, of course — and I have lived here for nearly seventy years, never residing abroad for more than six months […]
By Wendy McElroy A twenty-year old version of myself would laugh at anyone who suggested I would become a feminist. I was a libertarian verging on anarchism, and I thought feminism contradicted one of my core beliefs. Namely, every individual has an equal and identical claim to their […]
To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From: Tomas Young I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write […]
Keith Preston discusses the work of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick.
-Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” as a landmark work in political philosophy and its influence in academia.
-How both the Left and Right often read Nozick selectively and vulgarize his thinking.
-The relevance of Nozick’s concept of the “ultra-minimal state” to fourth generation warfare theory.
-Nozick’s concept of a meta-utopia of self-determined communities and how this presents a model for the evolution of anti-state radicalism beyond both leftist anarcho-social democracy and vulgar libertarian plutocratic apologies.
News of the Week ROUNDTABLE: Gangs, Protesters, Facebook Groups, Whistleblowers, and more June 23, 2013 A roundtable discussion of current events with ATS senior editors Keith Preston, Vincent Rinehart, and Michael Parish.
CNN Convicted murderer William Van Poyck penned long letters to his sister, Lisa, which she posted on the blog “Death Row Diary.” STORY HIGHLIGHTS William Van Poyck was sentenced to die in 1988 for killing prison guard Fred Griffis Van Poyck became a prolific writer and offered a […]
CNN Editor’s note: Convicted spy Christopher Boyce was jailed for 40 years for espionage in 1977 after selling U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union. In 1985, his story was turned into a Hollywood film — “The Falcon and the Snowman” – starring Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton. Released […]
CNN FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged the law enforcement agency uses drone aircraft in the United States for surveillance in certain difficult cases. Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that drones are used by the FBI in a “very, very minimal way and very seldom.” He […]
By Paul Craig Roberts In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government. As […]
By W. James Antle III The Obama administration appears to be moving toward arming rebels in Syria, though the White House has only publicly confirmed an increase in the “scope and scale” of its military support. By one estimate, seven of nine key rebel combatant groups are Islamist. […]
Think Progress The Steubenville rape case, in which two high school football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl at a party, helped spark a national conversation about consent, victim-blaming, and rape culture. The case gained national attention after the “hacktivist” group Anonymous leaked significant social […]
F. Roger Devlin Those who attended the 2013 American Renaissance conference saw a change in mood and emphasis from previous gatherings—probably the result of watching Barack Obama coast to reelection with just 39% of the white vote. The new feeling is that the strategy of “awakening” whites and […]
Antifascist Calling Ongoing revelations by The Guardian and The Washington Post of massive, illegal secret state surveillance of the American people along with advanced plans for waging offensive cyberwarfare on a global scale, including inside the US, underscores what Antifascist Calling has reported throughout the five years of […]
By Dana Milbank Where have all the liberals gone? President Obama, who as a Democratic senator accused the Bush administration of violating civil liberties in the name of security, now vigorously defends his own administration’s collection of Americans’ phone records and Internet activities. Hundreds of people marched to […]
By Justin Raimondo On a visit to Washington a couple of months ago, I was surprised to discover Politico has a dead-tree edition: there it was at the local Starbucks alongside the Washington Post and the New York Times, right next to the double-chocolate scones. As assorted government […]
Sign the White House petition. Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.
Riding the Tiger Note: This article was contributed by guest author James C. Quinn, a Canadian citizen residing in Seoul, Korea. The views herein do not necessarily reflect the views of RidingTheTiger or its authors. The case of Edward Snowden has recently become international news. Snowden, a 30-year old […]
correntewire.com MsExPat I live in Hong Kong. And when the news broke that Snowden had decided to take refuge in my city, I was puzzled at first. But then, as I read and listened to pundit after pundit in the US declare that Hong Kong was a crazy […]
washingtonpost.com Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, […]
aclu.org Allie Bohm Montana just made history. It recently enacted the first state law in the nation (sponsored by Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings)) requiring law enforcement to obtain a probable-cause warrant before tracking an individual based on his or her cell phone location information, social networking check-ins, or […]
techdirt.com Mike Masnick There’s been plenty of commentary concerning the latest NSA leak concerning its FISA court-approved “rules” for when it can keep data, and when it needs to delete it. As many of you pointed out in the comments to that piece — and many others are […]
ABC News In a new documentary, former investigators who looked into the mysterious crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 230, are breaking their silence to claim that the explosion that brought down the plane in 1996 was likely no accident, and that the final report on the […]
CNN A documentary on the 1996 explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 offers “solid proof that there was an external detonation,” its co-producer said Wednesday. “Of course, everyone knows about the eyewitness statements, but we also have corroborating information from the radar data, and the radar data […]
Keith Preston explains how concerns about the surveillance state are creating opportunities for new political realignments.
Keith discusses the process of revolutionary build up that must occur in the decades ahead for the System to be effectively challenged by mid-century..
By Justin Raimondo The widely noted poll showing Democrats are now the biggest cheerleaders for the Surveillance State has conservatives delightedly calling out the left for “hypocrisy,” noting with glee the leftie pundits who denounced George W. Bush’s administration for trampling on our civil liberties and are now […]
By Glenn Greenwald James Clapper, on Saturday decried the release of the information and said media reports about it have been inaccurate Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
The Telegraph The self-appointed opponents of bigotry can be as ugly as the racist groups they oppose. Police detain a UAF protester outside the Houses of Parliament last weekend. Photo: CARL COURT/AFP
Are the Young People That Shrinks Label as Disruptive Really Anarchists with a Healthy Resistance to Oppressive Authority?
Alternet Many young people diagnosed with mental disorders have acted on their beliefs in ways that threaten authorities. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/grynold June 14, 2013 |
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