This article is 100% spot, at least as far as the local component of the police state is concerned, and far as the “criminal law” aspect of statism is concerned. Of course, even at the local level, we could develop a far more comprehensive critique of statism. The […]
The main limitation of most liberal and left critiques of the police state is that these are primarily limited to dubious killings of civilians, racial disparities, and official forms of “police misconduct” as conventionally defined. And usually, these critiques are limited to the municipal police. That’s a start […]
From May 2014. I’ve been thinking this thing was probably going to drag on for years to come. That’s how it was with the Spanish Flu, which lasted for two years, and COVID-19 may last longer because there are more people now and the population is more mobile. […]
The important takeaways from Kotkin’s work are these three basic points: 1) class relations in developed societies are increasingly resembling those in traditional (feudal), early capitalist or “Third World” societies; 2) the oligarchs of the new high-tech industries and financial institutions have replaced the old bourgeoisie as the […]
By Jodi Dean Los Angeles Review of Books IN CAPITAL IS DEAD, McKenzie Wark asks: What if we’re not in capitalism anymore but something worse? The question is provocative, sacrilegious, unsettling as it forces anti-capitalists to confront an unacknowledged attachment to capitalism. Communism was supposed to come after […]
It’s interesting how class divisions in the US have become so wide that even the right-wing has started to pay attention, which was previously unheard of in the US. Trump got elected on an anti-neoliberal platform. Tucker Carlson often sounds like Bernie Sanders or even Noam Chomsky in […]
Joel Kotkin describes how the “California model” is being applied to the entire world. Kotkin’s analysis is the natural successor to Burnham’s “managerial revolution” thesis.
Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with the civil rights groups that sparked a massive Facebook advertising boycott
It’s always great to see an enemy get his comeuppance. And at the hands of his fellow ruling class scumbags no less. The Romans had the Ides of March. Maybe there will be an Ides of July. By Sheila Dang and Katie Paul
If I were a writer of comedy or absurdist fiction, I don’t think I could come up with anything more ridiculous than the real-life society we actually live in.
“Another National Defense Authorization Act, another distraction. The media and politicians are going on and on about Confederate names and Republicans stripping a requirement to report foreign election assistance (bc it did so much to keep human rights abusing governments from influencing US dEmOcRaCy ). Meanwhile, the bill […]
If it’s any consolation, the Paris Commune didn’t turn out so well either.
I disagree with some of the philosophical premises that Styx is arguing from in this, but much of his factual analysis is correct. He offers some advice that is worth heeding.
As Joel Kotkin has said, what we have now is not socialism or capitalism but neo-feudalism, which is something that Marxists, Nazbols, social democrats, libertarians, ancaps, national-anarchists, and left-anarchists ought to be able to agree on.
Nice work. A small gesture, but every little bit counts. BY C. SUAREZ ROJAS Richmond Times-Dispatch An anti-eviction rally and protest march ended with arrests and a smashed window at the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond on Wednesday. Following the rally at the courthouse plaza and a […]
If opinion leaders, activists, “radicals,” BLMs, etc. are wise they will outspokenly oppose the criminal prosecution of these two. The last thing that needs to happen is for public support for repression to increase, for inter-tribal warfare to escalate, or for Red State/conservative middle-class Falangists to emerge. The […]
It’s important to remember that the modern American Empire is really just an extension of the British Empire, only the capital was moved from London to Washington. I’d argue (in fact, I think it’s indisputable) that the Anglo-American (Atlanticist) Empire is simply the Roman (Mediterranean) Empire of the […]
Will the Neocons Bait, Turn, Switch, and Purge the Antifa/SJWs While Suppressing the Lumpenproletariat?
This is important stuff. I recently put a couple of questions concerning current events to a well-known intellectual historian, a Jewish man whose parents fled Hungary during the rise of Hitler, and who is a specialist in the history of 20th-century totalitarian movements. His responses confirmed my suspicion […]
This is probably the best idea for reducing police brutality/unnecessary killings, along with police state intrusions generally. Some libertarians/ancaps suggest replacing public police with private police. They have that in some areas of Latin America, and police are merely mercenaries for the rich (kind of like our public […]
Well, as far as I know, there are no songs called “Fuck the Fire Department.” By Roscoe Scarborough The Conversation Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. The deaths of black youth and men at the hands of police have sparked a nationwide conversation on discriminatory policing practices. Media […]
Alex Vitale’s book is probably the most comprehensive scholarly work on this topic at present. Thanks to Vince for the summary. – The origin of policing as a control mechanism for the upper class and rich to suppress the lower class and minorities. Strike breaking, enforcement of racial […]
This woman was shot by a cop who lied and claimed she had a gun when she didn’t. It’s also important to note that this was a white woman in a rural midwestern town. The police state is the enemy of everyone. By Emily Walton Friends, acquaintances and […]
I haven’t been able to determine what this shooting was about, but the best way to prevent killings of either civilians or cops is to simply end traffic stops unless they are absolutely necessary, i.e. a clear and present danger to the safety of others is immediately present […]
By Bridget Read The Cut What is CHAZ? Your ex? Some sort of masked EDM DJ? One of the trolls in Trolls World Tour? CHAZ may be all of these, but it is also the acronym for the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” an area of about six blocks […]
By Claire Lampen The Cut On Saturday, activists in Aurora, Colorado, convened for a peaceful rally and march to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a brutal arrest by local police last August. The event included a violin vigil, a nod to […]
Diaspora 7 Police Board president Ghian Foreman praised the police for their restraint at protests and for not hurting people. The police beat him a few hours later. President of the Chicago Police Board Ghian Foreman said police beat him with a baton. This came just hours after […]
The Neoliberal Centrist Party circles the wagon with the neocons having successfully colonized the Democrats. By Tim Reid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort […]