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A Choice Between Extremes or a False Choice?

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————- A controversial and “polarizing” election in Peru that, according to CNN, “pit the county’s left and right against each other,” has apparently ended in a victory for “leftist military man Ollanta Humala.” When Humala ran for president unsuccessfully in 2006, his campaign identified […]

Scots Splitting From the State?

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————– According to MSNBC, “an astonishing victory for nationalists in the Scottish parliamentary elections” presages a referendum on whether the country should secede from the United Kingdom. For more than three centuries, the Treaty of Union between England (subsuming Wales) and Scotland has yoked […]

Dealing with the anti-sex brigade

Article by Alex Knepper. —————————————————————————————————— Jeremiah Headen likely lost the vice presidency of the Student Government over a hyperbolic Facebook note. Its contents — a blast of old-school masculinity — slammed men for not realizing that being manly had nothing to do with what is between one’s legs, […]

Prominent Swiss Politician Calls For Arrest of Kissinger at Bilderberg

Yes! This asshole has evaded justice for 40 years. Leave it to the Swiss to show some balls. ————————————————————————————————— Dominique Baettig calls on federal authorities to apprehend former US Secretary of State Image: Wikipedia Commons Paul Joseph Watson Prison Monday, June 6, 2011 A prominent member of […]

Mr. Spock: Logical As Always

Leonard Nimoy gives his two cents worth on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. —————————————————————————————————- Jewish-American actor Leonard Nimony, noted for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the TV classic Star Trek, has urged Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace agreement based on the two-state solution, warning Americans against the […]

Russia Warns American Police State Now Rivals That Of Nazi SS

Article by Sorcha Faal. —————————————————————————————————– A grim report prepared by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for President Medvedev warns that the ‘Deep State’ intelligence and security organizations in the United States have now grown larger than those same forces established under the fascist dictatorship of Nazi Germany in the 1920’s. According to […]

Decline and fall of the American empire

Article by Larry Elliot. ———————————————————————————————————————————   Dust-bowl refugees walk towards Los Angeles during the Great Depression. House prices have now fallen further than in the 1930s. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis America clocked up a record last week. The latest drop in house prices meant that the cost of real estate […]

Apocalypse Now?

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— The Republican congressional leadership was in a panic: their covering for the Obama administration’s unconstitutional and unnecessary war in Libya was rapidly unraveling as a resolution by Rep. Dennis Kucinich calling for an end to it gained momentum – among Republicans. Kucinich’s bill […]

Pentagon Using Drug Wars as Excuse to Build Bases in Latin America

Article by John Lindsay Poland. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Under the auspices of the drug war, the United States is returning to its historical pattern of using Central America and the Caribbean for its own military and strategic purposes. Even as a growing chorus of voices throughout Latin America argue that […]

War Fatigue in America

Article by Paul Pillar. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Signs are increasing that the American people are growing tired enough over fighting two and a half (or whatever the right number is, depending on how you count what’s going on in Libya) wars for their fatigue to affect policy, especially through the […]

Chuck Schumer is a Piece of Shit

From Liberale Et Libertaire. ————————————————————————————————————————————- New York Senator Chuck Schumer probably occupies a top place in the libertarian axis of evil. A bigot, a religious fanatic, a nanny-state totalitarian and a crook, Schumer epitomizes the libertarian critique against political authority. This is a man who is accustomed to […]

Political versus Apolitical Strategies

Article by Anna Morgenstern. ————————————————————————————————————————————— The problem with any sort of “political” ideology is that they are largely made up of a “laundry list” of specific issue proposals. This is true whether there is an underlying consistent idea behind them or not. Let’s first examine the favorite whipping […]

Will Washington Foment War Between China and India?

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. It looks like Roberts is developing a Duginite approach to international geopolitics. —————————————————————————————————- What is Washington’s solution for the rising power of China? The answer might be to involve China in a nuclear war with India. The staging of the fake death of […]

America is Going to the Dogs

From Youth for Western Civilization. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- By H.W. De Kryger They say children are the future. If that is true, then America — and most of the West for that matter — doesn’t have much of a future. Maybe time to put our children over our pets? Maybe […]

Has America Become a Corporate Police State?

Article by David Sirota. ————————————————————————————————— “Corporate Police State,” it’s a fraught — some might even say, overwrought — term. But in its purest, apolitical form, it simply describes the periodic commingling of state and corporate power to protect private interests. In the American psyche, any discussion of that […]

Special Report: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Case for Anarchism

by Thomas Knapp ——————————————————————————————————————————————— C4SS Director Brad Spangler is addressing the Free Bradley Manning Rally in Leavenworth, KS today. In tandem with that event, we’re releasing Spangler’s special report, “Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Case for Anarchism” [PDF]

Former LA Black Panther leader Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt dies at 63

Article by Tom Odula. —————————————————————————————————– Former Black Panther Party leader Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he maintained he did not commit, died early Friday from a medical ailment, an associate said. He was 63. Pratt […]

Anti-Poverty = Anti-State

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– BBC News recently reported that “Brazil has launched a welfare scheme to lift millions out of extreme poverty by 2014.” The South American country’s plan will direct resources into already-established programs and toward those regions with the highest rates of poverty. In an […]

Bank of America Gets Pad Locked After Homeowner Forecloses On It

Justice at last! —————————————————————————————————— Collier County, Florida — Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff’s deputies foreclose […]

Why Slutwalk?

From The Gonzo Times. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- One morning, when I was in eighth grade, I got dressed for school and went outside to wait for my father to drive me. I was wearing a long knit skirt, sweater, and some boots. My outfit would have met the requirements for […]

Do the American people support the 'special relationship?'

Article by Stephen Walt. ——————————————————————————————————————————— A couple of weeks ago, Americans were treated to a remarkably clear demonstration of the power of the Israel lobby in the United States. First, Barack Obama gave a speech on Middle East policy at the State Department, which tried to position America […]

Let's Finally Dispense With 'Hero' Nonsense

Article by Steven Greenhut. ————————————————————————————————– Not only did Alameda firefighters and police stand around, watch and do nothing as a suicidal man, Raymond Zack, spent an hour in the San Francisco Bay, neck deep in water, they didn’t even go into the water to retrieve his lifeless body […]

Anarchy and Chaos in Black Communities

Article by Robert Wicks. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— People often use anarchy and chaos interchangeably. They refer to civil unrest as “anarchy, total chaos.” As an anarchist of the anarcho-libertarian variety myself, naturally, this habit irks me. Anarchy is simply the absence of forceful authority. Chaos is disorder. The two things […]

"A Cold Monster”: Nietzsche on the State

Article by Michael Kleen. I’ve posted this here before but it’s worth posting again. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Out of all modern philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was one of the most unique critics of the modern State, yet his views on the subject have been largely overshadowed by his more famous […]

How Europe Lost Faith in Its Own Civilization

Article by Fritz Bolkestein. Interesting to find something like this in the Wall Street Journal. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Europeans weren’t always so self-hating. The 19th century saw the high tide of imperialism, and Europe was brimming with self-confidence. What has happened? The past century witnessed the cataclysm of World War […]

Review of Civilization: The West and the Rest, by Niall Ferguson

Article by Anthony Hilton. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- First of all, while not too sure where WC begins and ends, Ferguson certainly has a lot of positive things to say about it. By that he means not just “High Visual Culture”, art, architecture, and music, but all the cultural and technological […]

Half of Last Month's Job Growth Came from McDonald’s

Wow! This comes straight out of the Voice of the Neocons, The Weekly Standard. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. However, this report from MarketWatch suggests the data is much worse […]

Iran Is Not Making Nuclear Weapons

Seymour Hersch interviewed by Scott Horton. —————————————————————————————————– Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter for The New Yorker magazine., discusses his article “Iran and the Bomb: How real is the nuclear threat;” the lack of evidence for Iran’s interest in nuclear weapons after 2003, despite extensive satellite and covert […]

America's Deep State

John Glaser interviewed by Scott Horton. ——————————————————————————————————- John Glaser, editorial assistant at The American Conservative magazine, discusses his article “The American Deep State,” about Eli Lake’s New Republic article “Enemy of the State: Are we at war with Pakistan’s intelligence service;” how Lake’s premise equally applies to the […]

Dead Center: The Republican establishment courts the left and repudiates the right

Article by Paul Gottfried. ——————————————————————————————————– There are two compelling reasons that the Republicans keep trotting out faceless moderates who turn leftward once the primaries are over. First, being Republican is a sociological more than ideological choice. The party is predominantly white Protestant; and according to the Pew survey, […]

Guy Who Got Laid Off Just Glad Multi-National Corporation Will Make It

From The Onion. ——————————————————————————————————- DANBURY, CT—After learning that he had been laid off Friday by global conglomerate Honeywell International, senior sales associate Edward Morway expressed relief that his employer of 14 years would be able to scrape by. “When [department head] John [Condos] called me into his office […]

If This Is the Free Market, Why Do I Feel So Unfree?

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————- It’s remarkable, considering how frequently our politicians and cable news commentariat remind us of the “free market” we live in, just how existentially unfree things seem down here where the rubber meets the road. We constantly see the Washington Consensus and the neoliberal […]

Libya and G8 Hypocrisy: The State Must Go

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————— A few days ago, the G8 — that cabal of states with the world’s most powerful economies — issued an appropriately preachy statement saying, among other things, “[Gaddafi] has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go.” That statement follows after […]

10 Great Things About Old Men

Article by Gavin McInnes. ——————————————————————————————————– Ever hang out with an old dude? They’re pretty great. They’re not self-obsessed the way boomers are. They’re not “over it” the way Generation X is, and they’re not completely tuned-out like the kids today. Here are ten more great things about them: […]

Tom Sunic Interviews Jim Goad

Jim Goad kicks ass as always. ——————————————————————————————————- Jim Goad is the author of The Redneck Manifesto and a contributor to Taki Magazine. Mr. Goad explains different taboos in modern society and why and how the word redneck has become the symbol of evil for liberal do -gooders and […]

Benjamin Tucker’s Four Monopolies

From The Gonzo Times. —————————————————————————————————— 1 – The Land Monopoly – The enforcement by government of land titles which do not rest upon occupancy and use. This monopoly is immoral for various reasons since it violates just ownership. Just ownership over a natural resource is validated when an […]

Worse Than a Bush Third Term?

Article by Anthony Gregory. This is what I was telling all of my liberal and progressive friends back in 2008. —————————————————————————————————— If in 2008 someone had said that Obama’s war policy would be more belligerent and costlier than another round of Bush’s, nearly no one would have believed […]

The Japanese Internment and the Betrayal of the ‘Progressives’

Article by Justin Raimondo. The progressives haven’t changed much. ——————————————————————————————————- Roger Baldwin, ACLU chairman, was instructed by the ACLU Board that “local committees are not free to sponsor cases in which the position taken is that the government has no constitutional right to remove citizens from military areas.” […]

Whose Nation-State Exactly?

Article by Jack Ross. ——————————————————————————————————— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s newest tactic in advancing the Likud Party’s hawkish approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is his demand, first enunciated in his response to Barack Obama’s June 2009 Cairo Speech and now an ubiquitous talking point, that Israel be recognized by […]

18 Signs That Life In U.S. Public Schools Is Now Essentially Equivalent to Life In U.S. Prisons

From EndoftheAmericanDream.Com: ——————————————————————————————————— In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid. Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now […]