Month: December 2015

Keith Preston: US concerned Turkey might go rogue

Press TV. Listen here: The United States is moving to contain Turkey’s “geo-political ambitions” in the Middle East, following its troop deployment in Iraq and downing of a Russian jet last month, says a journalist and analyst in Virginia. “Turkey has some geo-political ambitions of its own […]

Literature in a Locked Down Land

By William T. Hathaway Prisons are one of the few growth industries in the USA today. They are becoming money-making institutions, and profits are rising. New ones are being built and old ones expanded to hold all the new slave laborers being captured. The prison-industrial complex is the […]

GOP Debate: The Triumph of ‘Isolationism’

U.S. elections increasingly remind me of the electoral system that existed in El Salvador in the 1980s, where the two parties were an astoundingly incompetent centrist party (Jose Napoleon Duarte’s Christian Democrats) and an utterly insane bloodthirsty neo-fascist party (Roberto d’Aubuisson’s ARENA-Nationalist Republican Alliance). So I guess the […]

Keith Preston: Republicans ‘gone off scale’ in terms of extremism

Press TV. Listen here: The GOP party consists of “incompetent leaders that are being elevated to the top of the political class,” Keith Preston said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday. The irresponsible statements made by Republican presidential candidates underscore the level of competence in […]

What ISIS Really Wants

From the Atlantic. A thorough overview of the much-maligned militant-Muslim Männerbund. What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York […]

Why I’m Scared of Widows & Orphans

Islam, immigration, and interventionism. I’ll be incorporating a response to the Ann-xieties expressed here (and elsewhere) into a future Infernal episode. There’s a lot of raspberrying and dismissiveness in the debate over whether to let the wave of “Syrian” “refugees” wash up on U.S. shores. In the partisan […]

Why I am not an Anti-Primitivist

By Lawrence Jarach Introduction The Fear of Anarchism The Fear of Anarcho-Primitivism Thousands Die Iatrogenically Thousands Die Industrially “Millions Will Die” and Other Absurdities Work After the Revolution Can Any Anarchist Feed Six Billion People? Why I am Not an Anti-Primitivist Glossary Introduction There has never been a […]

Donald Trump Well-Known, but Not Well-Liked

This is interesting. Apparently, Trump’s supporters are a small but vocal minority. Gallup.Com by Andrew Dugan Story Highlights Trump’s net favorable stands at -27, well below others Ben Carson has seen largest gain in overall public familiarity Chris Christie’s image improves modestly WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2016 presidential […]

Keith Preston: US leads Saudi Wahhabist axis

Press TV. Listen here: “Saudi Arabia is part of the American-led axis that is the dominant coalition in the international ruling class,” Preston says. The United States has long led a Saudi Wahhabist axis which has given rise to a string of extremist groups waging war and terror in the Middle […]

The Future of Anarchy (Cont’d)

One of our readers, “John S.,” raises what might be the most pertinent questions regarding the future of anarchism, and the other ideas we discuss here at ATS. I think if anarchy became significantly popular, and actually started to effect politics, economics and/or social issues, it would be […]

Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion

By John McWhorter Opposition to racism used to be a political stance. Now it has every marking of a religion, with both good and deleterious effects on American society. An anthropology article from 1956 used to get around more than it does now, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” […]

The Anarchist Post-Capitalist Vision

A talk from anarcho-communist Wayne Price. He’s half-way there. Add to Price’s statement this statement from a libertarian group: “Right/Left, small “L” and big “L” libertarians are welcome. Libertarian Socialists. Ancaps, Ancoms, and other anarchist types are welcome, as well. Objectivists, Agorists, Georgists… Constitutional and Conservative libertarians …As […]

The Future of the Anarchist Hyphens

Ian Mayes recently offered the following comments: I have a theory that in about 20 years, if not sooner, the word “anarchist” will primarily be associated with the anarcho-capitalists. This is because the anarcho-capitalists are very vocal and persistent in claiming to be anarchists, especially on the internet. […]

Trump: America’s Funhouse Mirror

Justin Raimondo has the best critique of Donald Trump to date. Trump’s politics are on the level of a bunch of frat guys talking at keg part, but Trump’s not nearly as much of a “fascist” as the neocons-or Franklin Delano Roosevelt. By Justin Raimondo Antiwar.Com The latest […]

Keith Preston: US-Russia confrontation to drag world nations into war

Press TV. Read here: The Pentagon says enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria could trigger a direct confrontation between the US and Russia. A potential confrontation between the United States and Russia would create an “extraordinarily dangerous” situation which drags world nations into a war, says an American […]

Anarch after Anarchist

An interesting critique of yours truly from what appears to be a Stirnerite perspective. Read it here: —————————————————- Keith Preston actually took some time on his site to respond to my criticism of his approach so I shall return the favor. I think I should get […]