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Keith Preston

“Green Economy?” We’re Not Green Enough to Buy It

By Kevin Carson In last month’s Rio +20 (UN Conference for Sustainable Development) declaration, “The Economy We Need,”RIPESS (French acronym for Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy) dismisses the “so-called green economy” model promulgated “by governments and corporations” with the contempt it deserves. There are […]

Rocky’s Drug War

This passage caught my attention: “I am chagrined, if not surprised, that rural upstate legislators are the primary obstacles to reform. Keeping watch over the largely downstate prison population has become a staple of the regional economy, a degradation to which we have become accustomed. Prison jobs sure […]

Help Free Rock Singer Wrongfully Imprisoned in the Czech Republic

An old friend of mine is in some trouble in the Czech Republic. I would really appreciate it if ATS readers  would sign this petiton: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-free-d-randall-blythe-prage-czech-republic-where-he-falsely-accused-commiting-manslaughter/3dsZD2Gd His wife is interviewed on Czech television here:http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/video-udalosti/177880/manzelka-metalisty-randyho-blythe-je-mi-lito-smrti-fanouska.html I’ve known Randy and Cindy for about 15-20 years each. They’re good folks. This case is […]

Remaking Marital Law

By Roderick Long Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law, by Elizabeth Brake, Oxford University Press, 240 pp., $24.95. Opponents of same-sex marriage are quick to raise the specter of polygamy. If “everybody should have the right to marry,” Rick Santorum asked on the campaign trail earlier this […]

Not Another One…

There should be a constitutional amendment barring anyone from the Bush family from holding any state office. The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. George P. Bush, left, with his father, former […]

Would You Dodge the Draft in Afghanistan?

By Alexander Cockburn Two years after he was sacked by President Obama as the top commander in Afghanistan for suggesting to Rolling Stone magazine that the real enemy were ”the wimps in the White House”, General Stanley A McChrystal has recycled a perennial chestnut: Bring back the draft – i.e. a conscripted army, not the volunteer army of today. […]

Dissident News Update July 14, 2012

Fidel in Haiku Mode NELSON P. VALDES Recently a number of journalists and commentators have wandered whether Fidel Castro has lost his marbles [or as… Obamacare Wins, We Lose JOHN STAUBER It was a brilliant move by far Right (but oh so likable) Chief Justice Roberts to side with… Why […]

Obamacare Wins, We Lose

By John Stauber It was a brilliant move by far Right (but oh so likable) Chief Justice Roberts to side with the Dem-appointed Justices and uphold ObamaCare.  After all, this is a massive victory for corporate power, forcing citizens to buy an expensive insurance product that won’t serve […]

The Rise of Southern Nationalism

From the Missouri Tenth Any discussion concerning the natural rights of man in relation to state sovereignty, independence from tyranny,  self-determination, and de-centralization, certainly wouldn’t be complete without bringing awareness and understanding towards today’s important cause of Southern Nationalism. John P. George, a member of the League of […]

The tax man cometh to police you on health care

By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2½ years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance. That scenario puts the Internal Revenue […]

Dissident News Update July 7, 2012

A Groundswell of Activism Against Drones Activist opposition to Washington’s new affinity with unmanned aerial vehicles for use in surveillance and war is growing by the day. Anti-drone campaigns are now established in New York, Nevada, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, as well as a growing movement […]

Obamacare: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

By Gavin McInnes Last week, the Supreme Court decided we all have to buy government broccoli for $1.7 trillion. This is the analogy fiscal conservatives are using to describe the Obamacare mandate that insists everyone pay their “fair share.” John Derbyshire says that “healthcare isn’t broccoli,” because while […]

The Court and the “Ring of Capitalists”

By David D’Amato Last week’s 5-4 decision from the US Supreme Court, holding that Congress did indeed possess the constitutional authority to enact the individual mandate that remains Obamacare’s most controversial provision surprised many. The Court’s majority opined that although the US Constitution’s Commerce Clause doesn’t give Congress […]

Why Congress Doesn’t Work

This sounds like a mainstream, reformist version of ARV/ATS. By Leo Linbeck III gary718 / shutterstock Faced with a complex, hard-to-solve problem, there is a natural human tendency to solve a much simpler, easier one instead. Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, in his book,Thinking, Fast and Slow, dubs this cognitive process […]

Israeli National-Anarchism?

This looks to be an interesting book. This book reveals for the first time the ancient Israelite culture, which Moses established in the Sinai Desert, as an Anarchistic society. The Ancient Israelite culture rejected all forms of law and administration on principle because of their belief in Yahavah […]