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Keith Preston

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. […]

Occupy Outsmarts Police

From the Green Star. —————————————————————————————————————————————————-   Portland Occupy has adopted this tactic to outsmart their local Pig-force.  Read on… (excerpted from a  article by Lester Macgurdy). The Portland Occupation stumbled upon a tactical innovation regarding occupying public spaces. This evolution in tactics was spontaneous, and went unreported in […]

Anarchist Anthropology

Article by Thomas Meaney. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The anthropologist David Graeber has a strong claim to being the house theorist of Occupy Wall Street. A veteran of the antiglobalization uprisings in Seattle and Genoa, he helped orchestrate the first “General Assembly” in New York this summer, and has since become […]

Is Occupy Reaching a Takeoff Point?

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Has this previous year of global uprising been the opening skirmish of the “final conflict?”  At this point, who can say? Who could have answered with any confidence at the start of the successful revolutions of the past? We can only examine events […]

Is US being booted out of Pakistan?

From Rehmat’s World. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— US forces have been forced to vacate their drone base at Shamsi air base in Bolochistan. Islamabad had leased it to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1992. The UAE later donated to Pentagon during US invasion of Afghanistan. This became the third military humiliation […]

Gary Johnson Outs Newt Gingrich? ‘Among 100 Million Americans Who Smoke Marijuana’

Article by Tommy Christopher. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Fourth-tier GOP presidential candidate and one-time debate sensation Gary Johnson became the latest to level a “serial hypocrisy” attack at frontrunner Newt Gingrich over the weekend, telling MSNBC’s Alex Witt that in 1997, Gingrich “proposed the death penalty for marijuana — for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana, and […]

Gingrich and Adelson Forge Firm Alliance

By Nathan Guttman and Josh Nathan-Kazis —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In the battle for the Republican pro-Israel vote, Newt Gingrich lacks Mitt Romney’s broad base of prominent Jewish donors. But he has something potentially more powerful: the support of one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s most significant American backers, and a relationship with the Israeli prime […]

More pressure on Iran in the works

Article by Elise Labott. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– It appears the international community will usher in the new year with new pressure points in the campaign against Iran’s developing nuclear program. Both the United States and the European Union are considering going after Iran’s oil profits, which account for more than […]

American privilege rots an empire from within

Article by Andy Xie. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- BEIJING ( Caixin Online ) — A rising empire rewards people who contribute to its growth and invest in its future. The empire’s decline begins when certain members of society are over-rewarded by means of privileges, and the empire’s money is wasted on outdated endeavors. […]

Charity carol concert attacked by Congo protesters

Article by Matthew Holehouse. WTF? —————————————————————————————————————————————————–   A demonstrator is arrested during the protests Photo: DEMOTIX  Shops were attacked, passers-by threatened and car windows smashed during a demonstration in central London against the election result in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The carol concert was raising money for MacMillan […]

China Joins Russia, Orders Military To Prepare For World War III

Article by Sorcha Faal. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– A grim Ministry of Defensebulletin issued to Prime Minister Putin and President Medvedev today states that President Hu has “agreed in principal” that the only way to stop the West’s aggression led by the United Statesis through “direct and immediate military action” and that the Chinese leader has ordered his Naval Forces to “prepare […]

E-mails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama administration

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- WASHINGTON (CNN) — A series of e-mail exchanges between officials at the Department of Health and Human Services shows growing alarm at the amount of projected profit from a government contract for a drug company whose controlling shareholder is a longtime Democratic Party activist. Ronald Perelman […]

U.S.'s Afghan Headache: $400-a-Gallon Gasoline

Article by Nathan Hodge. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— OVER EASTERN AFGHANISTAN—Parachuting a barrel of fuel to a remote Afghan base takes sharp flying skills, steady nerves and flawless timing. It also costs a lot of money—up to $400 a gallon, by military estimates.  But the Pentagon is stuck with the expense […]

Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

Article by Sal Gentile. ————————————————————————————————- Oakland police officers in riot gear line Frank H. Ogawa plaza, the site of an Occupy Wall Street encampment, Tuesday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Is our Constitution under siege? Many civil liberties advocates fear it might be. They’re worried about a provision […]

Hundreds in Fallujah burn U.S. flag to celebrate troops pulling out of Iraq

It looks like some hearts and minds didn’t get won. These are the kinds of demos we need in the U.S. ———————————————————————————————- AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of Fallujah residents burn U.S. and Israeli flags as they demonstrate in celebration of the departure of US troops from Iraq, on December […]

10 Ways the War on Drugs is a Wild Success

Article by Eric Blair. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- For all the evidence of how the War on Drugs has failed society, there’s equally as much evidence of how it is a great success to those who continue to support it. The drug war has many advantages if you wish to control […]

What Happens When The Majority Of Americans Face Economic Hardship?

The struggle ahead. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– There was a time when mercy was shown for those facing economic hardship. Even the Internal Revenue Service would reduce debt if a family could show they were in “trouble.” Hospitals would often gift part of an extensive medical bill, if not all, due […]