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R.I.P. Mark Hatfield

Article by Jesse Walker. A great man, but he really screwed up on this. ——————————————————————————————————————————————-   Mark Hatfield, Oregon’s Republican governor from 1959 to 1967 and then senator from 1967 to 1997, has died at age 89. In World War II, he had been among the troops who […]

Is Revolution Back on the Agenda?

Article by Mark Kosman. —————————————————————————————————————————————— n the 20th century, every attempt to go beyond capitalism ended in failure. Either people looked to socialist politicians, whose reforms made capitalism even more secure, or they supported revolutions that degenerated into repression and mass killing. Consequently, today, few people have much […]

A Bright Future for Pessimists

Article by Jim Goad. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- It’s said that no news is good news, but the problem is that there’s plenty of news, and all of it’s awful. I scanned my memory banks to try and remember the last time I heard a news story that pleased me or […]

Nuke ’Em and God Will Bless You

Article by Laurence Vance. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— “My God, what have we done?” ~ Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay Americans love anniversaries, and especially of horrific events. Every year at this time we are reminded that the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima on Monday, August […]

Left-Liberal Catholics: Yay for the Atomic Bombings!

Article by Tom Woods. ————————————————————————————————————————————- In time for the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the leftist National Catholic Reporter treats us to an entirely conventional rendition and defense of that awful episode in U.S. history, a rendition I might have expected to read in the neoconservative […]

Why Fight For Qadhafi?

Article by James Leroy Wilson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– One of those enduring questions is moral universalism vs. moral relativism. I’ve preferred the relativistic side of the argument, with one caveat. I WON’T say that there is no Right and Wrong and that everything is random. Nor would I say that […]

Time to Dissolve the Union?

Article by James Leroy Wilson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– I noted these four points at the Downsize DC Foundation. In February, 2010, the Democratic-controlled Congress raised the debt ceiling to a level expected to be reached in the spring or summer of 2011 (This became the infamous Aug 2 deadline) When […]

Peering Into the Portfolio Pit

Article by Tom Baugh. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- With the downgrade of the banksters’ confidence in their ability to beat their tax slaves harder, a lot of you are worried about what is happening to your portfolios now, and what will happen to them in the months ahead. Don’t be. A […]

Gold Interview with Jim Sinclair

Watch the video. —————————————————————————————————————————————- James Turk, Director of The GoldMoney Foundation, talks to Jim Sinclair, host of http://www.jsmineset.com/, about his successful gold price predictions, US debt problems, how to ride the trend and the second phase of the gold bull. It’s a gear change from arithmetic to exponential […]

U.S. Government Guarantees Israeli Bonds

From Market Watch. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- By Sue Chang SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Monday lowered the ratings on U.S.-guaranteed bonds issued by the Israeli government to AA+ from AAA. The downgrade comes in the wake of the ratings agency’s move on Friday to strip […]

The "Special Relationship" Pays Off….

…if you’re a Congressman. ———————————————————————————————————————————— A fifth of members of the House of Representatives will be taking their summer holidays in Israel this year with almost all the trips being paid for by one of America’s most powerful lobby groups. The American Israel Education Foundation is shelling out […]

UK Riots Spread to Birmingham

Birmingham: The city that spawned heavy metal music, and now an insurrection that takes out Armani and McDonald’s. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Rioting erupted in Birmingham overnight, with shop windows smashed and stores looted in what police described as “mindless thuggery”. A police station in Handsworth, nearly three miles out of […]

Gangs Are Politically Incorrect

So says a left-wing British columnist. It looks like I was ahead of my time in identifying gangs as a potential constituency for the anti-totalitarian humanist coalition. —————————————————————————————————————————————– London riots: This is what happens when multiculturalists turn a blind eye to gang culture The roots of these appalling […]

It Is All Bullshit Until One State Secedes

Article by Russell D. Longcore. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Unless you live in a cave in Papua, New Guinea, you’ve been inundated with the story of Washington’s dithering voodoo dance over the debt ceiling. This has been one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of sleight-of-hand by the DC criminals […]

A "Golden BB" Downs a U.S. Helicopter in Afghanistan, Killing 38

TIME Magazine’s coverage of the latest in the Afghan war. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- A CH-47, similar to the one apparently downed by insurgent fire, flying a special-ops mission over Afghanistan in April / Army photo by Daniel Shook A deadly golden BB apparently found its target over Afghanistan early Saturday, […]

Too Diverse for "Diversity"

Article by Loni Steele Sosthand. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- My affirmative action fail I’m half-black, and I’m opposed to race-based hiring. But after years of struggling in Hollywood, I gave it a try I do not look black. I know this to be true not just because I own a mirror, […]

Imperial troops getting swatted by goat herders: What will the pipeline owners say?

Whatever else could be said about the Taliban, they’re the front line troops against the Empire. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A day after the worst single-incident loss of American lives in the Afghan war, four more NATO soldiers were killed in separate […]

Enraged Brits Engage the PIGS

Good for them. Those on this side of the pond need to take lessons. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- London (CNN) — Rioters took advantage of a vigil for a man killed by police and turned violent Saturday night, tossing petrol bombs and “missiles” at officers and looting stores, London’s Metropolitan Police […]

The Strike That Busted Unions

Remembering the legacy of the Asshole Ronald Reagan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- THIRTY years ago today, when he threatened to fire nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers unless they called off an illegal strike, Ronald Reagan not only transformed his presidency, but also shaped the world of the modern workplace. More than […]

"Liberty and Populism" is now available from Amazon.com

Thanks to the efforts of Miles Joyner. —————————————————————————————————————————————— In this essay, Anarchist researcher Keith Preston offers a compelling case for forming a vanguard to resist the most oppressive forms of the American government. In “Liberty and Populism,” Preston disregards the stigma attached to Anarchism and the mainstream Anarchist […]

Israel: The Tent Intifada

Article by Yacov Ben Efrat. —————————————————————————————————————————————– It was supposed to come in September. For months there have been warnings of a political tsunami when the Palestinians bring their quest for statehood to the UN. The Israeli populace was being readied, the media campaign went into high gear, select […]

Defend Tent Cities!

This is a perfect issue for pitting the lumpenproletariat against the upper middle class from which the managerial strata is drawn. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– With more than a dozen homeless camps and 453 displaced residents, Virginia Beach may be the first community in the state to sanction a homeless “tent-city.” […]

Protecting the Children

PIGS and kiddie porn. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– A Henrico County police officer faces child-pornography charges after his arrest in Bedford County by Virginia State Police and Bedford County sheriff’s deputies, officials said Saturday. Allan A. Hoffman III was arrested at a residence late Friday, said Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar, a […]

America: Exporting Fast Food, Trash TV, and Multiple Murderers

Hmm. It looks like the U.S-Mexico immigration problem is definitely a two-way street. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- CNN)— A 14-year-old American citizen has been found guilty in a Mexican court of torturing and beheading at least four people and kidnapping three others. Judge Jose Luis Jaimes sentenced the teenager, known as […]

Not So Special After All…

From CNN. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — In the single deadliest loss for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began in late 2001, 30 service members died early Saturday when a helicopter carrying them went down while they were reinforcing other troops, officials […]

The Phases of Anarchist History

by Larry Gambone ——————————————————————————————————————————————— In order to understand the degeneration of the Socialist (Second) International, Karl Korsch in 1920 applied an historical materialist analysis to Marxism. He related Marxist praxis to the level and nature of class struggle. He posited three periods of Marxist activity. The first period […]

For All The People – Cooperatives in America

by Larry Gambone. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- John Curl’s book is an exhaustive study of cooperatives, mutual aid and intentional communities from the First Nations to the present. Scores of obscure and forgotten groups can be discovered here. What Curl shows is the record of struggle by ordinary people to construct […]

Why Is America Committing Suicide?

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————————————————— America is committing suicide. That’s the only explanation I have for the course followed by US policymakers in the past decade, a period in which the US budget deficit has skyrocketed beyond all reason. While we have run up deficits before, some of them considerable […]

Welfare State for the Rich

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Living as I do in Arkansas, I’m privileged to read the commentary of Bradley Gitz, a conservative columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette who occasionally makes libertarian noises. I wish there were a Thomas Sowell Award For By-the-Numbers Regurgitation Of Republican Talking Points, so […]

Libertarianism and White Racial Nationalism

Article by Kevin MacDonald. This piece makes for an interesting contrast with critiques of libertarianism from leftists who often seem to regard it as a variation of Nazism: “Without the state imposing enlightened, progressive values on the wider society, racism, sexism, fascism, and capitalism will go through the […]

Anders Breivik, Mainstream Islamophobia, and the Far Right

Article by Matthew Lyons. This is a very good analysis of all the subtle ideological variations of the Right with regards their attitudes towards Islam. ——————————————————————————————- Anders Behring Breivik has been called a neonazi and a Christian fundamentalist. Both of these labels are misleading, although both contain elements […]

Is the US Ripe for a Generation Z Revolution?

Article by Stuart Bramhall. —————————————————————————————————————————————— Tthis is the fourth of a series of posts on teenagers and political rebellion) There’s no question in my mind that psychological oppression (manifested by widespread apathy and resignation in the face of major corporate and government attacks on working Americans) is at […]

Workers' autonomy strikes in China

Anarcho-communists go on strike against capitalist-communists. —————————————————————————————————————————————– A pamphlet by Mouvement Communiste about the wave of strikes that swept the industrialised coast of China in the summer of 2010. PRESENTATION This document is simultaneously published in three languages: Czech, English and French. This is not because we are […]

Unschoolers learn what they want, when they want

Burn the Schools! Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper had it right on the question of “education.” ———————————————————————————————————————————————- By Jacque Wilson, CNN August 3, 2011 8:46 a.m. EDT Students chat outside at Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, Massachusetts. Six-year-old Karina Ricci doesn’t ever have a typical day. She has […]

Trans and Womyn's Action Camp Activists Occupy Department of Forestry Office in Oregon

Did I read that headline right? My un-PCness aside, this is actually kind of cool. There’s plenty of room in the pan-secessionist front for those who might desire a transexual-feminist-eco-commune. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Trans and Womyn’s Action Camp Activists Occupy Department of Forestry Office in Oregon Action in protest of […]

You Are Now Entering…The Shariah Zone

Article by Christian Bonk (what a name). An illustration of why we need a “third way” on immigration beyond Nazis and Neocons on the Right and “I Heart Immigrants” retards (take that, Mike!) on the Left: “Like, dude, man, you just hate immigrants ‘coz they’re from somewhere else! […]

Wars of choice are a cause of national debt problem

Article by Gene Jones. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Many politicians, including U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key), are pushing to solve our debt problem with radical proposals like a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution. Is their goal to distract citizens’ attention from their previous votes that caused the deficits in […]

When did the American empire start to decline?

Article by Stephen Walt. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Today is the 21st anniversary of a key date in world history. On this date in 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, setting in motion a train of events that would have fateful consequences for Saddam himself, but also for the United States. Indeed, […]

‘Science’ and America’s Police State

Article by Justin Raimondo. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- So, you’re sick and tired of being hassled by Transportation “Security” Administration (TSA) thugs, who fondle your “junk” and force 95-year-old grandmothers to take off their adult diapers? Well, that’s tough – because it’s about to get worse. Since 2006, the TSA has […]

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the U.S. Terror State

Article by Anthony Gregory. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Being a U.S. war criminal means never having to say sorry. Paul Tibbets, the man who flew the Enola Gay and destroyed Hiroshima, lived to the impressive age of 92 without publicly expressing guilt for what he had done. He had even reenacted […]

Democracy (TM) — Coming to a Corporate Welfare State Near You

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Democracy is great, when people genuinely participate in making decisions about things that affect them.  But it seldom works out that way.  Once a formally democratic entity gets large enough to require government by representatives and a permanent administrative apparatus, it ceases to […]

The America Bubble

Article by Richard Spencer. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Hurray! Our democratic leaders have rescued the nation, once again, from a crisis of their own making! After the debt-ceiling was (inevitably) raised, and Gabby Giffords was wheeled out to take part in the exercise in bi-partisanship, the frequent refrain was sounded that […]