By Russell Berman, TELOS In the wake of recent killings in Paris and Nice, as well as in Vienna, the debate over “Islamism” has regained prominence in Europe, especially in France. Islamism as a political ideology must of course be rigorously distinguished from Islam, the religion. That conceptual […]
6 Outstanding Students Earn Thousands in Tuition Assistance Eagle, Idaho (November 10, 2020) – Six outstanding students beat out more than 100 of their high-school and college peers in making the best case for sound money through an international, gold-backed scholarship competition… …and the winners walked away with a […]
By Ruth Kinna Twenty years ago the task of compiling a research guide to anarchism would have been a more straightforward task than it is today. In his introduction to For Anarchism, published in 1989, David Goodway argued that anarchism – theory, practice, and history – was only […]
By Marcel Vieta This article maps out a possible genealogy of autogestión – workers’ self-management – through ‘the stream of self-determination’ that historically grounds and flows through it. While its practices among working people long predate the modern capitalist era, theoretical and political considerations of autogestión as the […]
By Benjamin Franks This paper distinguishes some of the main currents in British anarchism at the time of the miners’ strike. It explores the influence of these libertarian movements on the conflict in the coalfield and assesses how the strike influenced the development of British anarchisms. Introduction If […]
The main problem I see with this article is that no matter how silly professional “anti-racists”(many of whom are white people looking for a pat on the back) can often be, conservatives typically either believe that class does not exist, or if it does that class domination is […]
This article is more or less advocating that the Republicans reinvent themselves as the equivalent of European Christian Democrats. Like the war profiteers, corporate plutocrats, and Israeli/Saudi functionaries who run the GOP are ever going to take that seriously. I think it’s quite likely the Repugs might shift […]
If anything, Trump has moved things leftward. His voters this time were the most diverse of any Republican voters ever. He has made protectionist and isolationist rhetoric nominally acceptable among conservatives, and he has pushed the left further left in their reaction against him. Krystal Ball explains why […]
The main thing I get from this analysis is that “left-libertarian” ideas (broadly defined) are actually rather popular even if they have no political representation.
The spectrum of “mainstream” US politics could be defined as follows: Recycled Ted Kennedy liberals + wokeness (AOC) Recycled FDR liberals (Bernie) Neoliberals (most Democrats) Moderate Republicans (whether de jour like Romney or de facto like Biden) Blue Dog Democrats/populists/assorted weirdos (Trumpists) Neocons (right-wing Trotskyites aligned with the […]
If Trump managed to “destroy FOX News” he really would be performing a public service.
By Jonathan Cook, Counterpunch At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow – not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually – or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we […]
This is an absolute must-read. By Randi Nord The United States is in for some dark times and I find it hard to be optimistic right now. Over the past four years, neoconservative and neoliberal factions of the ruling class previously at odds (at least publicly) have put […]
My take on the question of “equality” is the same as Benjamin Tucker’s, i.e. “equal liberty” rather than “equality” per se. The problem with the Lockean-Jeffersonian liberal view of “equality” or “liberty” is that it was applied only to certain classes, races, religions, or genders rather than everyone. […]
By Darren Allen What is Anarchism? Anarchism is the rejection of domination. In an anarchist society — which means of course in the anarchist herself — nobody is dominated by anyone or anything else. This does not mean, as we shall see, that there is no authority.1 What anarchism rejects is authority […]
Gradually, the Chinese “social credit” system will be imported into the Western countries. By Gavin Haynes, Unherd Let’s call her Laura. In September, Laura was out in Leeds City Centre, buying some bits, when her card was declined. Funny, she thought. She definitely wasn’t in the red. But […]
The US continues to drift leftward in virtually every social and cultural category. The amount of “diversity firsts” in the election was significant and even Trump voters were more “diverse” this time around than they were in 2016. The only major group with which Trump lost voters were […]
He got co-opted by neocons on foreign policy and by neoliberals on economics. Imagine that. Saagar Enjeti lays out who is to blame for Donald Trump’s election loss.
The further left the Democratic candidates, the better they seemed to do. The distinction between the economic left and the cultural left is important as well. Krystal Ball explains the “caveats” that come along with Joe Biden’s victory in the Presidential Election.
To ask the question is to answer it. All the neocons will have to do is start using some Christian Democrat-like economic rhetoric and they can continue to co-opt the economic nationalist wing of the working class the way they’ve co-opted social conservatives and pro-lifers. Exec. Director of […]
John McCain’s wife is on Biden’s transition team. As I have said, the neocons now control both parties.
The return of Obamaism. Fortunately, it looks like the Republicans will control the Senate and Supreme Court while the Democrats will control the Presidency and the House, which means that divided government survives. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti share their thoughts on the reported Executive Orders Joe Biden […]
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, shares his thoughts on how “wokeness” may have distorted political polling.
Trump’s biggest mistake may have been not to carry out a Saddam Hussein-like blood purge of these characters. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss how the term “endless wars” is being used in some places as political sloganeering rather than as a serious critique of continued U.S. involvement […]
Trump’s 2020 performance improved over his 2016 performance among virtually every demographic EXCEPT honkies and crackers. The discussion of the “diploma divide” is interesting. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the election results, they also weigh in on President Trump’s refusal to concede.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Donald Trump has made the American left fucking stupid. I honestly can’t think of a more eloquent way to put it than that. In one of histories most vicious ironies, the greatest legacy of Orange Man Bad may […]
I’ve seen some leftists ridiculing this on social media with comments like “But every day is a victims of capitalism day!” as if it is a matter of either/or, or some kind of “Who’s most oppressed?” pissing contest between global victims of the state. Ilya Somin, Reason While […]
I generally consider 4PT to be more counter-imperialist than anti-imperialist but this is spot on. New Resistance Once again the American left proves it’s completely blinded by Eurocentric racism as it gleefully applauds the reassertion of American liberalism as the head of the modern, Eurocentric, world order. At […]
By Andrew Sullivan The “wisdom of the American people” is a horrifying cliché, routinely hauled out every four years as pious pabulum by those whose candidate just won. But the complicated and close election results of 2020, in so far as we can understand them at this point […]
By Troy Southgate At the turn of the century, when I was still formulating my own National-Anarchist ideas, I made a point of saying that our communities must be based around a central or unifying vision and I still believe this to be the case. As an Absolute […]
By NATASHA KORECKI, ALEX ISENSTADT, ANITA KUMAR, GABBY ORR, CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and MARC CAPUTO ,Politico Brad Parscale was on the phone with President Donald Trump and top White House officials in mid-February when someone on the line asked the campaign manager what worried him the most. Parscale, speaking […]
By Troy Southgate The large number of people who were removed from Facebook for attacking Biden in the run-up to the U.S. election should have realised the truth: this is not because Facebook is part of an ‘anti-Trump’ conspiracy, but due to the fact that the decision to […]
A senior White House aide says US President Donald Trump has no plans to immediately concede his possible election defeat.
Trump has always reminded me of Silvio Berlusconi, who also ended up in prison after a term as the Italian Prime Minister.
Derrick Broze: “Friends, It’s going to be hell no matter what. I know SOME of you see past the games, but many of you who follow me still play the game. Here’s what I see: 1. The Biden “Revolutionaries” – these are the folks who were/are committed to […]
Derrick Broze: “Friends, Generally, as an anarchist, I take joy in seeing more and more Americans lose faith in the political system and voting. I work daily to help people understand that choosing government is not the most effective or principled way to achieve the changes we desire. […]
A very thorough critique of Bidenism. By Sean Jobst This is not an endorsement. My perspective is cultural, that true changes occur within the thinking and social actions of people, not in fleeting political charades. Its a recognition that change must occur within ourselves first and then extend […]
As one who grew up in the America of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, this is something I never thought I would see. By Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Voters in red and blue states may be in accord on nothing else, but they passed measures to liberalize […]
Glenn Greenwald joins to discuss the election (taped on Thursday), leaving the Intercept, and more. Matt and Katie ponder the future of both parties after a tightly contested result.
Nothing except some token wokeness. The Left is like some barfly that hooks up with some rich dude hoping to become the lady of the house only to get used and tossed.
Their five years of pretend Trumpism aside, it’s obvious FOX can’t wait to be rid of Trump. The last thing the right-wing of the ruling class wants is a head of state that even mildly fakes isolationist/non-interventionist or anti-neoliberal views on foreign policy and economics, thereby popularizing and […]
Do we need a head of state? Does the United States of America need a president?
A map of the Eastern hemisphere in 50 A.D. Outside the Caesarian and Han dynasties, traditional tribes were largely independent. The ancient world provides a prototype for an anarchistic post-postmodernity, the proliferation of infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
A look at the pre-colonial Western hemisphere. Actual copies of these maps are available for sale online. They extraordinarily detailed although they are also extraordinarily expensive.
By Jeff Shantz As capitalist societies in the twenty-first century move from crisis to crisis, oppositional movements in the global North (which have been somewhat stymied (despite ephemeral manifestations like Occupy) are confronted with the pressing need to develop organizational infrastructures that might prepare the ground for a […]
One of the (predictably) neglected aspects of Trumpist foreign policy is the fact that Trump has farmed out the Syrian War to Erdogan. This is has been done for multiple reasons. First, it is a means of escalating the war against the Iranian-led Axis of Resistance as part […]
At some point, the US will likely have to convert to a consociational system in order to avoid complete fragmentation. In fact, I suspect the ruling class will eventually come to see such a system as a possible alternative to the dissolution of the mother country of the […]
The bulk of the world system explained very nicely in a single Wikipedia entry. Is it merely a coincidence that the “cultural Marxist” revolution happened at the same time as the ascendence of the transnational capitalist class? Far too many Western radicals do not understand the degree to […]