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Keith Preston

Starvenomics in North Korea and Elsewhere

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Reporting on the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, Reuters (via The Atlantic) asks, “How did one man starve a nation of roughly 23 million people? The answer: By clinging to a broken economic system designed to do little but ensure his own […]

Dissolving the State

By Roderick Long. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Newly translated and added to the Molinari Institute online library: an excerpt from chapter 10 of Gustave de Molinari’s 1888Political Evolution and the Revolution. This extract includes the following passage, whose wording – despite its dismissive reference to “anarchists” – is clearly inspired by Proudhon’s call for […]

“Systemic Risk” for Profit

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- At the beginning of this month, commenting on the European debt crisis, Forbes‘s Charles Kadlec pointedly indicted Europe’s “governing elite” or “ruling class” as “the source of systemic risk to the global financial system.” Kadlec emphasized the relationship between Europe’s banking sector and its governments, […]

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Since passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998, the Lords of Scarcity have given us one demonstration after another of the totalitarian lengths they’re willing to go to — that they’re driven to, in fact — to preserve their system of […]

A New Year of Global Protest

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- In 2011, the protester so upset the prevailing order of things that Time magazine named her (or him, as the case may be) its Person of the Year. As I write, protesters in China, Russia and Yemen, to name a handful, are the streets voicing […]

JB Campbell: Anti-American

From Veterans Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The leakers are being called “anti-American.” What decent person, anywhere in the world today, is not anti-American? Is there anyone more dangerous than our typical ignorant, arrogant American “citizen,” who very likely couldn’t find America on a marked map of the world? Well, yes: […]

NEW PIC SHOWS AFTERMATH OF MAN TIED TO CHAIR BY COPS AND PEPPER-SPRAYED ‘UNTIL HE DIED’

From The Blaze. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Did  Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies in southern Florida tie down, pepper-spray, and eventually kill a disturbed man who was arrested for public intoxication? That’s the account and accusation relayed byReason.com. Over two years ago,  62-year-old Ohioan Nick Christie was detained for public intoxication while on a […]

CIA report: No issue with spy agency's partnership with N.Y. police

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- New York (CNN) — The Central Intelligence Agency announced Friday that an internal report found no issue or evidence of wrong-doing in the spy agency’s partnership with the New York City Police Department. “The CIA inspector general has completed a review of the CIA’s relationship with […]

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front

From The Los Angeles Times. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Unmanned aircraft from an Air Force base in North Dakota help local police with surveillance, raising questions that trouble privacy advocates. A Predator drone spy plane helped police make arrests after a North Dakota… (Lake Region Law Enforcement Center) December 10, 2011|By […]

Hiding mass murder behind "national security"

From the Sipsey Street Irregulars. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— SSI Exclusive: Hiding mass murder behind “national security.” What Newsweak & the FBI didn’t want you to know about PATCON and the OKC Bombing. And now we know what a cabal of New York editors under pressure from a frightened FBI and […]

AZ sheriff's officers turn in federal credentials

Article by Jacques Billeaud. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a scumbag like Joe Arpaio ended up contributing to the downfall of the 50-state/1000-base empire? —————————————————————————————————————————————————– PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail officers lined up at a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday to ceremoniously hand in […]

Nazi Hunting in Tel Aviv: A Light Dose of Holiday Truth

From Veterans Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Over the past couple of weeks, we have heard much about how important it is to catch the remaining Nazi war criminals before they die.  The average age is nearly 100.  My own family, Americans who served in World War II, Americans who worked […]

US commander visits Israel to finalize missile drill

From The Jerusalem Post. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Israel, US to hold largest ever missile defense exercise this spring; thousands of US soldiers will be deployed in Israel. Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s […]

Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout

From Market Watch. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count.

Compliance is Futile

Article by Ian Huyett. ————————————————————————————————- In a 1994 essay, Murray Rothbard slammed “Big Government Libertarians”for aligning themselves with political correctness and espousing establishment positions on sensitive issues. He argued that “cozying up to Power” is both unprincipled and futile. The head of the San Francisco Libertarian Party, lamented […]

Militarization of Law Enforcement: Is it Preparation for Civil War?

Article by David Z. ————————————————————————————————– A century ago, the Federal government established armories throughout the country ostensibly for the purpose of “national security”, although it’s not abundantly clear what the real threat was at that time. These armories were probably most-often used to supply federal troops and private […]

Jonathan Bowden on the Left

Richard Spencer interviews Jonathan Bowden. I think both leftists and rightists would find this discussion interesting. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jonathan Bowden joins Richard to discuss the essence of the Left–its history, deeper meaning, and future.

Railroaded for Self-Defense

This seems to be a genuine self-defense case. Issues of cultural/racial/sexual identity or political ideology shouldn’t enter into cases like this. The only question should be, “Who is the aggressor and who is the victim?” ————————————————————————————————————————————————– An important case demands our support. Crishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a young Black […]

Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny

Article by David J. Theroux. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found […]

The Stark Truth: Interview with William Norman Grigg

Listen to the interview. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Robert interviews William Norman Grigg. Topics include: The police state, and its abuses and corruptions; The War on Terror; The making of a prison society; The new indefinite detention bill The framing of Ed Steele; Why its important to defend the rights of those with unpopular political views. […]

The Myth of the Rule of Law and the Future of Repression

My latest piece for AlternativeRight.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Richard’s post, “Obama’s Ennabling Act,” raises some interesting questions regarding the significance of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, and its probable impact, that I believe merit further discussion. The editorial issued on December 17 by the editors of Taki’s Magazine, […]

A Year of Upheaval, A Year of Upping the Stakes

Article by Darian Worden. ————————————————————————————————– I’ll admit it’s a bit cliche to do a year in review article. We’re barely into December before we’re bombarded with “best” and “worst” lists, as if everyone’s taking the rest of the year off. But it’s good to pause for reflection as […]

Don’t Put a State Ceiling on Rents; Abolish the State Floor Under Them

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————– It’s a commonplace among right-wing critics of rent control that such policies lead to housing shortages; when rents are capped, landlords do the bare minimum maintenance and milk old buildings for whatever rents they can bring, without putting any new money into them. […]

Left-Wing Market Anarchism and Ron Paul

Article by Gary Chartier. ————————————————————————————————- If you say you’re against the state these days, someone’s sure to ask you how your views parallel Ron Paul’s. The frequency of these sorts of conversations seems likely to increase if poll wizard Nate Silver is right that the Texas Representative will […]

Congressmen can't say 'Merry Christmas' in mail

From The Washington Examiner. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a “Merry Christmas,” if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars. Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional […]

TREASON!

Article by L. Neil Smith. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- On Thursday, December 15, 2011, the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, members of the United States House of Representatives betrayed their oaths of office and voted overwhelmingly to follow in the felonious footsteps of their criminal accessories in the Senate, […]

Woman set afire in elevator of her NYC building

From Yahoo News. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— NEW YORK (AP) — A woman burned to death in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building Saturday after a man ambushed her, sprayed her with liquid and set her afire with a Molotov cocktail, police said. The unidentified man was waiting for 64-year-old Doris Gillespie, when […]

America Hijacked! Billions go to Israel and other nations abroad while we suffer at home

From The Final Call. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Oval Offi ce during a previous visit. Photo: MGNOnline/Courtesy of White House/Flickr | U.S. President Barack H. Obama The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in a recent message to nearly 4,000 on the campus of Prairie View A&M told […]

50 arrested in Occupy Wall Street demonstration

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A protester is arrested during Saturday’s Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Those arrested attempted to scale a fence belonging to a church, NYPD spokesman says The arrests “may have stymied plans to cut through the fence on multiple sides,” police say […]

Putin dubs McCain 'nuts', says US drones, commandos killed Gaddafi

From Russia Today. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Vladimir Putin has lashed out at John McCain over his threats that the PM may face same fate as the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Russian premier speculated that the US senator has been traumatized by his POW experience. Putin presented his version […]

Pakistan military insists NATO attack was deliberate

From CNN —————————————————————————————————————————————————– updated 4:00 PM EST, Fri December 16, 2011 Pakistani tanks take part in an exercise Friday. Military officials were in the U.S. discussing what they say was a NATO attack. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Pakistani military officials say NATO forces knew they were firing at Pakistani troops […]

Ex-Bear Sam Hurd freed on $100,000 bond as drug case heads to Texas

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————   Sam Hurd, seen here making a play earlier this season, was arrested in Rosemont, Illinois, on drug charges this week. December 16th, 2011 [Updated at 8:03 p.m. ET] Sam Hurd was released on a $100,000 cash bond late Friday afternoon. His case will now be […]

Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed

Article by David Edwards. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Topics: Jennifer Fox ♦ pepper spray A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She […]

Thank You, Anarchists!

Says a writer for The Nation. ————————————————————————————————- Occupy Wall Street protesters hold a general assembly meeting inside an enclosed site near Canal Street on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) It is becoming something of a refrain among the well-meaning multitudes now energized by Occupy Wall Street […]

Ron Paul and Marine Le Pen

Article by Ian Huyett. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- I was euphoric when I heard that my favorite French politician was coming to the United States to meet my favorite American politician. I was less thrilled – but sadly unsurprised – when Paul’s spooked advisorscanceled the meeting to avoid upsetting politically correct sensitivities. The course of events […]

The Wax Museum of the Left

Article by Richard Spencer. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– North Korea’s media is notorious, but few doubt the veracity of their reports of the death of Kim Jong Il (unless, of course, the Dear Leader is planning some kind of miraculous public resurrection in the future…) There’s little left to say about […]

North Korea says its leader Kim Jong Il has died

R.I.P. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Kim Jong Il, North Korea‘s mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died. He was 69. By Dmitry Astakhov, AP North Korean says leader Kim Jong Il died at age 69. Kim’s death was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, […]

"Anti-Fascism" is the New Fascism

Article by Aidan Rankin.   This really nails it. Here’s a money quote: “Typical of such philanthropists is Mrs Jellyby in Dickens’s Bleak House, whose eyes ‘had a curious habit of looking seeming to look a long way off, as if they could see nothing nearer than Africa’. […]

The Government v. Everyone

From Taki’s Mag. ————————————————————————————————— Thursday marked 220 years since the Bill of Rights was signed. As tribute, the US government fed the Bill of Rights through a paper shredder. This week they shoved forward two bills that would neuter the constitution. Then, almost as if they were deliberately […]

Why I'm No Longer on the So-Called Left

Article by Stephen Bender. If I had written a critique of the Left circa 1992-93 when I first started drifting away from that milieu, this is more or less what I would have said. I’d like to think I’ve progressed since then. ————————————————————————————————- First off, we don’t have […]

Egypt protesters post sickening images of police brutality as election count is marred by fresh clashes on the streets

From The Daily Mail. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Soldiers stormed a protest camp outside Egypt’s Cabinet building today, prompting clashes with demonstrators calling for an end to military rule. The violence came just as officials were counting votes from the second round of the country’s parliamentary elections when police tried to […]

The Left is Silent as Obama Formally Institutionalizes Fascism

Hat tip to David Kramer. So much for the sincerity of the Left’s “anti-fascist” convictions. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Left-wing TV political commentator Cenk Uygar rips into the current Warmonger-in-Chief about the Fascist National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by the Congress. He says all of the things that we classical liberals have been saying for […]

The Stark Truth: Interview with Siryako Akda

An interesting discussion of some very important ideas. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Robert interviews Siryako Akda. Topics include: How nationalism and race is viewed in the Philippines and elsewhere outside the West; How the adoption of New Right ideasoutside the West will give legitimacy to the New Right movement in the West. […]

Rabbi Outcast Honored

From Free Association. ———————————————————————————————— On December 8 Jack Ross’s excellent biography of Rabbi Elmer Berger, Rabbi Outcast (also on Kindle), which chronicles the life one of the leading Jewish anti-Zionists of the second half of the twentieth century, was honored with a panel discussion at the National Press Club. […]

And Was the Mission Accomplished?

Article by Pat Buchanan.   Having successfully lost the war in Iraq, the neocons are now agitating for war with Iran. ———————————————————————————————— For the Army and Marines who lost 4,500 dead and more than 30,000 wounded, many of them amputees, the second-longest war in U.S. history is over. […]