Attack the System The World According to ARV-ATS September 29, 2013 Keith Preston discusses contemporary events from the perspective of the ARV-ATS philosophy and strategy. Topics include: How Putin’s upstaging of Obama over Syria indicates the American state’s loss of legitimacy. The possibility of a bloc of “rogue […]
By Ron Holland “They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy. They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar. If [in America] there is a systemic malfunction, this will […]
BillMoyers.Com $6,000. That’s over and above our payments to the big companies for energy and food and housing and health care and all our tech devices. It’s $6,000 that no family would have to pay if we truly lived in a competitive but well-regulated free-market economy. The $6,000 […]
Read the poll results. Many Americans think that Vladimir Putin was the most effective leader during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, while approval for how Obama handled the crisis is still low. Although Syria appears to have met the first deadline in its agreement with the United States […]
. The leader of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, has been formally charged with belonging to a criminal organisation. Four more Golden Dawn MPs, a party leader in an Athens suburb and 15 other people face the same charges.
FOX News FILE: This image shows the California Pines subdivision, located about 35 miles southwest of Alturas, Calif.AP A second far Northern California county has voted to secede from the state after Modoc County supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of secession. The vote on Friday comes just weeks […]
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare, Part Two: In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle September 22, 2013 Keith Preston continues the discussion of revolutionary action within the context of contemporary political and military circumstances. Topics include: The unfortunate tendency of many contemporary radicals towards lifestyle […]
Biographical Podcast The Life and Times of Jerry Rubin September 21, 2013 Keith Preston examines the career of a 1960s radical leader and how it symbolizes the history of American society over the past 50 years. Topics include: Rubin’s role as an early anti-Vietnam War protest organizer, founder […]
I’ll be moderating a panel on social decadence at this years H.L. Mencken Club conference. I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Richard Spencer’s defense of decadence. The Sixth Annual H.L. Mencken Club Conference Decadence November 1-3, 2013
Huffington Post A 911 call shortly before Jonathan Ferrell’s death could help prove that North Carolina police officers knew he was unarmed before opening fire, a lawyer for his family says. “[Ferrell] made no threatening comments. It was clearly apparent he had no weapons,” attorney Chris Chestnut told […]
LibCom.Org A Syrian anarchist responds to Toward an anarchist policy on Syria by the First of May Anarchist Alliance, largely correcting misconceptions and historical inaccuracies in the document.
By Anthony Gregory I suppose it takes a true radical these days to question the progressive’s sacred cow: Ronald Reagan. You read that right. This paradigm of modern conservatism was one of the most important American champions of gun control in recent decades, and so he has become […]
Channel4.Com An anarchist cell linked to a Europe-wide network of “insurrectionists” claims to have struck again in Bristol – Channel 4 News can reveal their history of sabotage and arson attacks in the UK. Avon and Somerset police are investigating a possible arson attack at the site of […]
LibCom.Org Given the centrality of Syria to global politics, it is essential that anarchists understand what is going on there and develop a critical attitude toward the events that are unfolding. This is a position paper on the struggle in Syria by the First of May Anarchist Alliance. […]
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare September 15, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the definitive elements of the revolutionary struggle. Topics include: Common criticisms directed at ARV-ATS including accusations of reformism, crypto-statism, egalitarian populism, and reactionary nationalism. The need to strike a healthy balance between […]
By Todd Lewis Read the original critique by Mr. Lewis and the responding podcast here. Mr. Preston, thank you for wrestling with my work and giving me a voice, as well as for being open-minded in dealing with these subjects. However, I believe that your response was misdirected […]
Attack the System Sometimes It Sucks to Be Right September 8, 2013 Keith Preston revisits some of the core ATS documents in light of contemporary events. Topics include: How the neoconservatives have been eclipsed by the liberal internationalists as predicted in the 2003 essay “Philosophical Anarchism and the […]
News of the Week Update September 2, 2013 Keith Preston discusses American saber rattling against Syria. Topics include: The role of the Power Elite in building the American Empire. The amazing continuity of U.S. foreign policy regardless of which party is in power. The convergence of interests that […]
“Let us seek together, if you wish, the laws of society, the manner in which these laws are realized, the process by which we shall succeed in discovering them; but, for God’s sake, after having demolished all the a priori dogmatisms, do not let us in our turn […]
The Foreign Policy of Totalitarian Humanism: Reigniting the Cold War Over Pussy Riot and Pride Marches
And the critics say totalitarian humanism isn’t dangerous. I really hope this story isn’t true. The New Yorker ST. PETERSBURG (The Borowitz Report)—Hopes for a positive G20 summit crumbled today as President Obama blurted to Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a joint press appearance, “Everyone here thinks you’re a […]
By Jason Ditz After yesterday’s 10-7 committee vote set the stage for a tight vote in the Senate about the Syrian War, the issue may end up entirely academic, as ABC News is the first to call it, and based on the public comments the war is headed […]
This is what I have been saying for the past 15 years. By David Sirota A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet another country with bombs. The oxymoron last week […]
By Justin Raimondo Kerry & Co are amateurs: the neocons were much better at making stuff up The American people are “war-weary,” we are told, and that’s the only reason they’re overwhelmingly opposed to bombing Syria: this bit of conventional wisdom is invoked by warmongers and peaceniks alike, […]
By John Whitehead Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is […]
By Jason Ditz Congressional war votes are usually secured by support from both parties’ leadership and their ability to coax the rank-and-file to go along with them. This time, that seems set to fail, as the leadership has jumped on the war bandwagon but failed to get much […]
Alternative Right An interview with Alexander Dugin on the Syrian crisis. Prof. Dugin, the world faces right now in Syria the biggest international crisis since the downfall of the Eastern Block in 1989/90. Washington and Moscow find themselves in a proxy-confrontation on the Syrian battleground. Is this a […]
Russia Today The alleged chemical weapons use in Syria is a provocation carried out by the rebels to attract a foreign-led strike, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the G20 summit. There was no 50/50 split of opinion on the notion of a military strike against the Syrian […]
Larry Gambone had the neocons figured out in this article from 2003. By Larry Gambone DEMOCRACY There is much braying about “democracy” in the neocon press. The reality is however, that this ideology is founded upon the idea of restricting democracy and not increasing it. Samuel Huntington’s statement […]
I have long suspected the neoconservatives would move leftward as the GOP’s electoral fortunes declined. As they are in the process of being eclipsed by the liberal internationalist/cultural Marxist alliance, they’re looking towards the Democrats and saying, “Hey, wait for us!” By Kelley Vlahos After years of what […]
So does this make us into Mr. Spocks?
by Spencer Pearson
I agree with Keith Preston on most issues despite coming from the supposedly “diametric opposite” political tradition.
ATS editors Keith Preston and Vince Rinehart discuss Cascadia and bioregionalism with guest Casey Corcoran.
-Defining Cascadia as a place rather than a political entity.
-The ideas and history of bioregionalism as a movement.
-The commonalities shared by colonized peoples.
-The relationship between ecological crises and colonialism.
-The need for food sovereignty.
-How technological and ecological values can co-exist.
-Why radical localism is the path to resistance.
-The film “Occupied Cascadia.”