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Keith Preston

Another Stupid Remark from Mitt — But Who’s Counting?

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In a recent address to the VFW, Mitt Romney denounced proposals for so-called “Defense” cuts as motivated by a desire for America to  be a “lesser power”  — which, in turn, “flows from the conviction that if we are weak, tyrants will choose […]

Move Over, Lawrence O’Donnell

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Michael Lind, at Salon (“Why libertarians apologize for autocracy,” Aug. 30,)  charges libertarians with an affinity for authoritarian regimes when it comes to implementing “free market reform.” Of course he produces the obligatory quote from Mises on Mussolini having “saved European civilization,” along […]

The State: Institutionalized Terrorism

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— For many Americans, comfortably situated at the heart of the empire, September 11th was a rude awakening, and not just in the most obvious way; to those who took the time to really consider the harrowing events of that day ten years ago, […]

The Insight of Hindsight

Article by Guy Somerset. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The day John Kennedy was killed, few thought it was anything other than exactly what it seemed to be. Most believed that the crime was committed by the party named as the perpetrator. A weapon was used that, although having lethal properties, was […]

9/11: Blowback for US Foreign Policy

Article by Patrick Foy. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- With the 9/11 anniversary upon us once again, Middle East expert Robert Fisk in Beirut has written an instructive article about our predicament. He says that we have lied to ourselves for 10 years to avoid asking the one real question: Why did […]

Stalking the Therapeutic State

Article by Jim Kalb. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Strange Death of Marxism: The European Left in the New Millenium, by Paul Edward Gottfried (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005). (SDM) Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Toward a Secular Theocracy, by Paul Edward Gottfried (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002). […]

Defiant Taliban accuse U.S. of crimes as Americans mark 9/11

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Kabul (CNN) — The Taliban have accused the United States of killing tens of thousands of Afghans and brutally torturing others in a defiant statement marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks against the United States. The statement accuses the United States of […]

Egyptian leaders vow to restore order after attack on Israeli Embassy

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Cairo (CNN) — Egypt’s military leaders on Saturday promised to re-establish order, a day after an attack on the Israeli Embassy heightened tensions in Egypt and Israel. Officials reactivated the country’s emergency law, according to Mohamed Hegazy, spokesman for the prime minister. The move makes […]

Armed Robbery or Government: Which is Better?

Article by Russell Longcore. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Legendary comedian Jack Benny, known to be a skinflint, was met one night by an armed thug. “Your money or your life,” said the thug. Benny was silent. The thug said, “Well, what’s it going to be?” I’m thinking…I’m thinking!” was Benny’s reply. […]

Warning: Perfect storm conditions now in place for Big Government to allow (or even stage) terrorism attacks in America

Article by Mike Adams. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- This is an urgent message that departs from the usual health freedom focus of NaturalNews. I apologize in advance for NaturalNews readers who do not wish to read about these issues, as they can be uncomfortable for some who prefer to simply not […]

Let’s Cancel 9/11: Bury the War State's Blank Check at Sea

Article by Tom Engelhardt. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- September 08, 2011 “Tom Dispatch” – – Let’s bag it. I’m talking about the tenth anniversary ceremonies for 9/11, and everything that goes with them: the solemn reading of the names of the dead, the tolling of bells, the honoring of first responders, […]

Sean Gabb: Let’s have real punishments for real crimes, but leave the rest of us alone

Article by Sean Gabb. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- A police officer during rioting in London. Both liberals and conservatives are mistaken in their approach to the justice system. Picture: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Published on Thursday 1 September 2011 19:00 //   THE big test of a criminal justice system is how […]

Why They Hate Us

Article by Laurence Vance. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. . . . America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.” […]

Freedoms I Wish the Military Were Defending

Article by Laurence Vance. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– “Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.” ~ George W. Bush, September 11, 2001 We have heard it repeated loudly and continuously since 9/11 – the troops are defending our freedoms. This claim is made […]

ATS-UK is now live!

Check it out! Nice work, Luke! ———————————————————————————————— ATS-UK is a blog founded to promote alternative-anarchism within a UK-specific context. Our intention is to form a coalition of dissident tendencies from across the left/right spectrum united in opposition to the British state. Alternative-anarchism is a return to anarchism’s core […]

Fashion's Galliano found guilty of making anti-Semitic comments

Totalitarian Humanism strikes in France. Take note, “anarchists.” ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Famously flamboyant fashion designer John Galliano seen here earlier this year. September 8th, 2011 [Updated at 8:57 a.m.] Flamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in […]

THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON (1971)

Watch the Video. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 — December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He was killed as he lay in bed in his apartment by a tactical unit of the Cook […]

How Capital Crushed Labor

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Once, it was a Labor Day tradition for Democrats to go to Cadillac Square in Detroit to launch their campaigns in that forge and furnace of American democracy, the greatest industrial center on earth. Democrats may still honor the tradition. But Detroit is […]

Never Trust Anyone Who Hasn’t Been Punched in the Face

Article by Scott Locklin. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Conservatives like to talk about the causes of Western Civilization’s downfall: feminism, loose morality, drug abuse, Christianity’s decline, reality TV. Blaming civilization’s downfall on lardy hagfish such as Andrea Dworkin is like a doctor diagnosing senility by an old person’s wrinkles. The fact […]

Ten Years After 9/11: Have We Become the Enemy of Freedom?

Article by John Whitehead. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not […]

Two Arizona Wal-Mart Workers Rob Store, Plan Sex-Change Getaway

From The Gawker. ————————————————————————————————————————————— Think of it as Thelma & Louise 2: F2M. Two employees of a Phoenix Wal-Mart are in police custody after having robbed the store of $45,000. Half of the money was spent on a getaway car; the other half was set aside so that […]

The Most Terrible Back to School Tales

From Gawker.Com ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Since this is Back to School time, we asked for all of your horror stories from those school days, school days, good old golden rule days. We were shocked by the number of gross, embarrassing, depressing, and hilarious tales that we got. But there can […]

Abortion, Coercion and the State

Article by Anthony Gregory. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Two of my fellow STR writers and guest editors that I much enjoy to read, weebies and John deLaubenfels, have each come out with a column on the eternally contentious abortion issue. On first glance, one might say that weebies’ article is pro-life, […]

Obama feared coup?

From the Green Star. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- By Andrew Kreig (about the author) Christopher Edley, Jr. by University of California President-Elect Obama’s advisers feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to […]

When the Mafia Can’t Compete With the Chamber of Commerce

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- I’ve written frequently on the federal regulatory state as a source of monopoly rents to big business.  But the true nature of regulations as a naked power grab by incumbent businesses is nowhere more apparent than at the local level. At the state […]

EXCLUSIVE: Libyan missiles looted

CNN’s Ben Wedeman and Ingrid Formanek reporting from Tripoli, Libya – ——————————————————————————————————————————————– TRIPOLI, Libya (CNN) – A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya. They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S […]

Comparing Obama and Bush on Civil Liberties and War

Article by Ivan Eland. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Documents found in the files of Muammar Gadhafi’s intelligence services in Libya, which indicated that the now overthrown dictator cooperated closely with U.S. rendition of terrorist suspects to his torture chambers, should prompt questions about how much President Barack Obama has improved civil […]

10 Years After 9/11, Is America A Better Place?

Hell, no! ————————————————————————————————————————————— of 9/11?  Unfortunately, it may be how the American people have responded to that event.  10 years after 9/11, is America a better place?  Sadly, the answer clearly is no.  In the ten years that have passed, a fundamental shift in our culture has occurred.  […]

The Imperial Mentality and 9/11

Article by Tom Engelhardt and Noam Chomsky. Glad to see Professor Noam is still hitting home runs well into his eighties. ————————————————————————————————————————————— This is, of course, the week before the tenth anniversary of the day that “changed everything.”  And enough was indeed changed that it’s easy to forget […]

Blacks and Politics

Article by Walter Williams. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- At one of last month’s Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored “job fairs,” Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told the audience: “This is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. […]

Anarchist rock ambush for police?

From the Green Star. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Anarchists trying to stop evictions at Europe’s largest illegal travellers’ site are stockpiling rocks on a watchtower, raising fears they are planning to hurl them at bailiffs and police. Protesters used a wire basket to haul lumps of masonry on to a 50ft […]

You Have a Right to Record the Police

Article by Glenn Reynolds. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- All over America, police have been arresting people for taking video or making sound recordings of them, even though such arrests are pretty clearly illegal.  Usually, the charges are dropped once the case becomes public, and usually that’s the end of it. But […]

America’s Unique Fascism

Article by Anthony Gregory. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Five years ago, antiwar liberals calling the Bush administration fascist were labeled as kooks, marginalized by their own party leadership, accused by conservatives of treasonous thoughts worthy of federal punishment, even deportation. A few years pass, the policies hardly change, and the political […]

Paul Craig Roberts on the 9/11 10th Anniversary

From the Corbett Report. —————————————————————————————————————————————- This week GRTV talks to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary Treasury, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, author and researcher, about the significance of 9/11 on the brink of the tenth anniversary of those events. We discuss the many points […]

No oppressive government regulation needed for product safety

Article by Ian Huyett. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Most of the 4,000 Americans who die in fires each year are asphyxiated, often in their sleep, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Of the 30,000 Americans killed in car accidents in 2009, more than 6,000 were passengers and more than 4,000 […]

Virginia city limits Confederate flag-flying

Article by Steve Szkotak. So much for the notion of the South as a bastion of reactionary conservatism. This doesn’t say much for the League of the South’s chances. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- LEXINGTON, Va. — A rural Virginia city where Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are buried on Thursday […]

Robert Gates Says Israel Is an Ungrateful Ally

Article by Jeffrey Goldberg. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- It was an extraordinary scene: President Barack Obama, sitting impassively in the Oval Office in May as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured him, at considerable length and at times condescendingly, on Jewish history, Arab perfidy and the existential challenges facing his country. […]

David Yeagley Sues Thugs Who Shut Down 2010 AR Conference

From American Renaissance. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- The American Renaissance conference planned for February 2010 had to be cancelled because three successive hotels that had agreed to host the conference were intimidated by “anti-fascist” thugs. We are pleased to learn that one of the speakers scheduled for the conference, David Yeagley, […]

An Intrusion of Reality

Article by Fred Reed. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Things change, usually for the worse, and always against the innocent. (This truth is a principle of curmudgeonry.) When I came to Mexico some eight years ago, it was a peaceful, moderately successful upper-Third-World country—middle-class, barely, literate, though often barely, and as democratic […]

One Hell of a Humanitarian Intervention: 30,000 Bombs Over Libya

Article by Thomas C. Mountain. ————————————————————————————————————————————— September 05, 2011 — After some 8,000 bombing raids, with estimates of 4 bombs used per attack NATO has already dropped over 30,000 bombs on Libya. That’s almost 200 bombs per day for 6 months, some tens of thousands of tons of […]

Postal Service may default on a $5.5 billion trust fund payment

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail……Oh, forget all that. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Washington (CNN) — The U.S. Postal Service does not have the money to meet an obligation to a retiree health care trust fund coming due at the end of the month, but if there’s a default, […]

For NA Leftists and Rightists

From the World National Anarchist Alliance. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Those who view themselves as National Anarchist leftists have a unique responsibility. Work hard to get anarchist leftists to unite under the banner of National Anarchism. There is a website online called the Alliance of the Libertarian Left: http://all-left.net/ One of […]

All Types of Anarchy Welcome

From the World National Anarchist Alliance. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The great thing about National Anarchism is that it works as a conflict resolver regarding the various types of anarchism in existence. A lot of fighting happens, especially between the capitalist and more socialist forms. Anarchy is not a “winner takes […]