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Keith Preston

World Government Aborning

Article by Charles Coulombe. ————————————————————————————————- On a recent trip to New York, I did something radically different from my usual forays back to the city of my birth: I visited the UN headquarters. To be sure, my One-Worlder credentials are very poor; I did not even trick-or-treat for […]

Fair Trial for Manning Now Impossible

Article by Kevin Zeese. —————————————————————————————————- The credibility of the military justice system is being undermined by the prosecution of Bradley Manning. His abusive punishment without trial violates his due process rights, his harsh treatment in solitary confinement violates the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and now the […]

The Empire Goes Down

Eric Margolis interviewed by Scott Horton. Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses how a NATO defeat in Libya would be political disastrous for Obama and Sarkozy – meaning they’ll fight on til the bitter end; why […]

Japan's Broken Windows

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————— On Friday (April 22), Bloomberg reported that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced plans for budget supplements targeted at rebuilding in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. If the economic contentions of statists hold true, then costly crises like the one that […]

Is Georgia About to Execute an Innocent Man?

From the Police Brutality and Atrocity Blog. —————————————————————————————————— Since Troy Davis’ 1991 conviction, numerous facts have emerged that introduce significant doubt as to his guilt. These facts include: * All but two of the original witnesses against Troy Davis have signed affidavits recanting their earlier testimony. Most claim […]

In Egypt, Revolution Moves Into The Factories

From Infoshop.Org. ————————————————————————————————— Egypt’s popular revolution was launched from a public square. Now there’s an uprising on factory floors — with labor strikes across the country. Under the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, many industries were privatized as Egypt turned from a state-controlled to a market-driven economy. […]

Being Dishonest About Abe

Article by Paul Gottfried. ———————————————————————————————— In what may be described as the Dell comic-book version of “the Civil War’s true beginning,” Allen C. Guelzo, seated as Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College (I’ll bet my hat that the neocons are paying for […]

Why They Died in Vain

Article by Laurence Vance. ————————————————————————————————- Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, I have unequivocally maintained several things about the deaths of U.S. troops. Every one of the 4,450 U.S. soldiers who has died so far in Iraq has died unnecessarily, senselessly, for a lie, and in […]

Exporting Tyranny through Foreign Aid

Article by John Glaser. —————————————————————————————————- Before the successful ouster of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square was filled with chants and handcrafted picket signs pleading with the U.S. to stop funding Mubarak’s repressive government. Rubber bullets, shotgun shells, and teargas canisters were collected by the largely peaceful protestors […]

Washington on the Rocks: An empire of autocrats, aristocrats, and uniformed thugs begins to totter

Article by Alfred W. McCoy and Brett Reilly. —————————————————————————————————- In one of history’s lucky accidents, the juxtaposition of two extraordinary events has stripped the architecture of American global power bare for all to see. Last November, WikiLeaks splashed snippets from U.S. embassy cables, loaded with scurrilous comments about […]

When Dictators Fall, Who Rises?

Article by Pat Buchanan. ———————————————————————————————— One month before the invasion of Iraq, Riah Abu el-Assal, a Palestinian and the Anglican bishop of Jerusalem at the time, warned Tony Blair, “You will be responsible for emptying Iraq, the homeland of Abraham, of Christians.” The bishop proved a prophet. “After […]

Syrian Tinderbox

Article by Justin Raimondo. ————————————————————————————————— Syria, like Libya, is a make-believe “country,” that is, it is a “nation” created entirely out of whole cloth by the colonial powers, the borders of which correspond to no ethnic, religious, or cultural contiguity. Ethnically, it is a hodgepodge of Arab, Circassian, […]

When Police Interrogate Children

Article by Wendy McElroy. ——————————————————————————————————- On its surface, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court may seem to be legally trivial; it’s about a juvenile who stole from neighborhood houses. But J.D.B. v. North Carolina could redefine both the law’s “reasonable person” standard and what it means […]

How Will the Empire End?

Article by Anthony Gregory. —————————————————————————————————— Most Americans would very likely deny that their government is a global empire, horribly destructive to national security, liberty, and wealth. But whatever we call this U.S. system of ubiquitous military bases, satellite regimes throughout the world, ever-growing “defense” budgets, and an ever-expansive […]

Knowing the Real Enemy

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————— In an article in Tikkun last year, Rabbi Michael Lerner argued that “[f]rom the standpoint of the large corporate interests, nothing could be better than to de-fund government or dramatically downsize it, because then it can’t constrain their economic power.” (“After the Health […]

The Failure of Sectarian Strategy

by “Scott F” at the Gonzo Times ————————————————————————————————– Anarchism or broadly libertarianism cannot succeed if alliances are limited only to a purist circle.The death of other political philosophies’ presence on the ground is largely due to it’s unwillingness to work outside set in stone parameters.One only need to […]

Detroit Students Excel At Afro-Centric Schools While Public Schools Struggle

Article by Chastity Pratt Dawson. ————————————————————————————————– At Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit, the week begins with the recitation of black history facts followed by the sounds of drummers summoning students to an assembly. Students sing the black national anthem and recite the school creed, which starts, “I will […]

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions

Sowell is interviewed by Peter Robinson. Sowell’s concept of a “conflict of visions” is the key to understanding much of modern political philosophy. I actually have serious disagreements with some of Sowell’s political positions, but his broader approach to political philosophy itself is rather profound in its insights.

YWC Confronts Lefto-Fascists at Providence.

Article by Tim Dionisopoulos. —————————————————————————————————— The far left became incensed that Providence College was becoming the centerpiece for a right wing revival of sorts, and would threaten to show up at virtually every event I held. It came as no surprise that when I announced I would be […]

Imagining the worst-case scenario if the United States even comes close to defaulting on its debt.

Article by Annie Lowrey. ————————————————————————————————- On July 6, 2011, a faint buzzing from your bedside table awakes you at 3 a.m. You ignore it. At 3:02, your Blackberry still vibrating, your iPhone, which you use for personal email and calls, starts in with the same high-frequency drone. At […]

The debt is not nearly as scary as you think: Government budgets are nothing like family budgets

So says anarchist anthropologist David Graeber. ————————————————————————————————– We have to live within our means. That’s what President Obama repeatedly tells us, echoing a point Republicans have been making for years. Like households, governments must husband our resources and balance our budgets, or future generations will surely pay. There’s […]

Noam Chomsky: Is the World Too Big to Fail?: The Contours of Global Order

New article from Professor Noam. —————————————————————————————————- The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces—coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin, and other U.S. […]

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend

“Reminder to all my friends: nationalism is not racism. Wanting family values is not homophobia. Tolerance of religion is not jihad against other religions. This cuts both ways: critics need to lay off the bogus charges, and nationalists need to stop acting like racists; family values types need […]

Bilderberg Insider: Kissinger Pushing For US Ground Invasion Of Libya

Dr. Strangelove is still being an asshole after all these decades. —————————————————————————————————- Despite the fact that the United States is embroiled in three major conflicts and can barely service its own gigantic debt, with Standard and Poor this week indicating the US will soon lose its triple-A credit […]

Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

How’s that for recycling? Article by Remy Melina. —————————————————————————————————- Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the “composted” body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. […]

Exposing Stalin’s Plan to Conquer Europe: How the Soviet Union ‘Lost’ the Second World War

Review by Daniel W. Michaels. ——————————————————————————————————- For several years now, a former Soviet military intelligence officer named Vladimir Rezun has provoked heated discussion in Russia for his startling view that Hitler attacked Soviet Russia in June 1941 just as Stalin was preparing to overwhelm Germany and western Europe […]

Barack Hussein Hoover?

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————– Is the world headed for a debt crisis to dwarf the one that befell us in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stood aside and let Lehman Brothers crash? No one knows for certain. As Yogi Berra said, “it’s tough to make predictions, […]

Incarceration Nation

Article by Linn Washington, Jr. ——————————————————————————————————- The U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any country on earth, accounting for 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite having just five percent of the world’s population. America currently holds over two million in prisons with double that number under […]

Lust Murder

Article by David Rosen. —————————————————————————————- Unfortunately, over the last decade or so, America has witnessed a steady increase in lust murder often targeting female prostitutes. Since 2003, six Rocky Mount, NC, women were found murdered and their bodies dumped along rural roads outside the city. The victims had […]

Libya in the Face of Humanitarian Imperialism

Gregorie Lalieu interviews Jean Bricmont. —————————————————————————————————— Can you remind us of what humanitarian imperialism consists of ? Jean Bricmont: It is an ideology which aims to justify military interference against sovereign countries in the name of democracy and Human Rights. The motive is always the same : a […]

Donald Trump's Eminent Domain Empire

Article by Michelle Malkin. —————————————————————————————————– Don’t be fooled by The Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump’s towers. All through my childhood, casino developers and government bureaucrats joined […]

Gary Johnson: Libertarian Imperialist?

Article by Justin Raimondo. ————————————————————————————————— At a time when the Obama administration has, in effect, announced a new foreign policy doctrine which avers that we have a “responsibility to protect” the victims of alleged “genocide” all over the world, Johnson’s devotion to the libertarian principle of non-intervention in […]

Clemency for Tyrants

Article by Guy Somerset. ———————————————————————————————— It was more than twenty years between when Pinochet and Mubarak each ceded control of their own accord. Is that a coincidence, or did it take that long for the fear of popular reprisals to fade? Was it worth imprisoning a single man […]

Secession Down to the Individual

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————— To speak of a society without the state is not to speak of one without law — without rules governing relations between human beings — but is instead to speak of one without enshrined predation. Although doubtless predation would remain in the absence […]

John Zerzan: Happiness

Article by Anarcho-Primitivist Numero Uno. ————————————————————————————————– Is there a truth of happiness, on whose basis happiness can be judged? Happiness is as encompassing as it is immediate. It has many facets and manifestations. It is elemental, potent; like health, happiness is contagious and breeds hope in others. Happiness […]

America’s Plantation Prisons

Article by Maya Schenwar. —————————————————————————————————— On an expanse of 18,000 acres of farmland, 59 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, long rows of men, mostly African-American, till the fields under the hot Louisiana sun. The men pick cotton, wheat, soybeans and corn. They work for pennies, literally. Armed guards, […]