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Keith Preston

The Will to Powerlessness

Article by Allen Mendenball. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The news abounds with references to “rights,” “diversity,” and “justice.” But what do these terms signify? Allegations of Libyan “rights” abuses were powerful enough to justify a more widespread and large-scale Western version of what Gaddafi did—namely, demolishing an existing government and then […]

Festival highlights Christianity, anarchism and community spirit

Article by Julia Duin. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- The moon is bright orange, hanging in the warm evening sky like an enormous gumdrop. Underneath it is a “village” of Christian festival-goers, housed in 100 colorful tents on a gently sloping Pennsylvania field about an hour north of Baltimore. Some of the […]

Interview with Arundhati Roy

From the New Internationalist. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Arundhati Roy is probably the most ‘do something’ public intellectual of our time. In her interview with New Internationalist she offers her take on market-friendly democracy, people power and the wealth that is fed by people’s lives. Your writings have grappled with ruthless state […]

Copwatch Conference: Seeking alternatives to the police

From Infoshop.Org. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Despite only occasionally surfacing in the news — with more than 1,000 G20 arrests, tasering deaths, lethal shootings and abuse in holding cells — police misconduct is not only widespread and historic it is also deeply entrenched, said presenters at a major conference on policing last […]

Frisky NYPD cops near record for stops, records show

Article by Joe Kemp. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Mario Tama/Getty More than 317,000 people were stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked from Jan. 1 to June 30, NYPD stats show. NYPD cops have stopped and questioned people at an increasing rate this year that could lead the department to set an all-time […]

The Crazy World of Limousine Leftists

The adventures of Jane Fonda. Actually, I’ve always thought the right-wing is too hard on Hanoi Jane. Whatever her faults, she was right about Nixon’s war crimes in Indochina. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- One day, at the height of her fame in the mid-Seventies, Jane Fonda turned up on the doorstep […]

Building The Perfect Caliphate: Islamic State Jihadists Now Plotting To Take Over Libya

Gee thanks, Obama and NATO. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Jihadists among the Libyan rebels revealed plans last week on the Internet to subvert the post-Moammar Gadhafi government and create an Islamist state, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. U.S. officials said spy agencies are stepping up surveillance of Islamist-oriented elements among Libyan […]

A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Americans live in an era of endless war

Article by Greg Jaffe. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– This is the American era of endless war. To grasp its sweep, it helps to visit Fort Campbell, Ky., where the Army will soon open a $31 million complex for wounded troops and those whose bodies are breaking down after a decade of deployments. […]

Carson Rejoinder to Gregory

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Let me start by saying I’m a long-time admirer of Anthony Gregory’s writing, and I’m as surprised as he is that this has turned into a significant disagreement.  Frankly, given our considerable areas of agreement, I’m having a hard time figuring out why […]

Robots of the World, Unite!

Article by Thomas Naylor. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A specter is haunting America – the specter of technofascism.  We are enmeshed in a global system of conquest and destruction, dominance and deceit in which Wall Street, Corporate America, the Pentagon, the U.S. Government, and the Israeli lobby manipulate and control our […]

Race Essential to National-Anarchism?

From the World National-Anarchist Alliance. As soon as the perspective outlined here becomes the dominant consensus among anarchists generally, then anarchists will be in a position to assume the role of the leadership corps of a much larger array of secessionist and radical decentralist movments with a strong […]

The 9/11 Conspiracists: Vindicated After All These Years?

Article by Alexander Cockburn. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- We’re homing in on the tenth anniversary of the destruction  of the Wall Street Trade Towers  and the attack on the Pentagon.  One in seven Americans and one in four among  those aged 16-24, (so a recent poll commissioned by the BBC tells […]

Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empire

Article by Charles Coulombe. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- through the madhouse called the California State Legislature and now awaits the undead governor’s signature. Indeed, one of the few signs of life he showed during the campaign that brought him back from beyond the grave was when he spoke of the joy […]

The Obama Family Circus

This reads like something out of “Married With Children.” ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Not so long ago, Barack Obama electrified and mesmerized not only America but the entire solar system and even parts of the Crab Nebula with his transparently empty promises, his smooth mulatto charisma, and an oratory prowess that […]

Jon Gaynor's "The New Integralist Conservatism" – A good discussion of counter-jihadism and fascism

Article by Matthew Lyons. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– As a follow-up to my previous post about Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, I want to discuss a particularly good essay about the counter-jihadist movement in which Breivik’s politics are rooted. “The New Integralist Conservatism: a briefing” appeared on libcom.org shortly after […]

Gibson Guitar CEO Says Feds Told Him Problems Would ‘Go Away’ if Labor Outsourced to Madagascar

From Infowars.Com ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Jonathon M. Seidl The Blaze September 1, 2011 The tale of the Gibson guitar raid — the one focused on the legendary guitar maker’s alleged importation and use of illegal wood — has taken an odd turn. Now CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is claiming the Feds […]

The Era of Aircraft Carriers Is Ending

Article by Eric Margolis. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- (Editor’s Note: China is working on newer anti-ship missiles, but it doesn’t need to. The current anti-ship missile technology delivers a 1,000-pound TNT payload at Mach 3, or over 3 times the speed of sound, about 30 feet above the sea surface. At […]

Indigenism, Anarchism, Feminism: An Emerging Framework for Exploring Post-Imperial Futures

Article by Jacqueline Lasky. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Despite claims that they have been entirely overcome, colonialism and imperialism continue to be deeply implicated in the innumerable and often bloody conflicts that besiege the contemporary world. A more just and peaceful world requires an examination of these power relations through the […]

Post Copwatch Field Trip to Lock Up Proves to be No Fun At All

From Infoshop.Org —————————————————————————————————————————————————- An account from Richmond Anarchist Jeremy Hawthorne regarding his detention and arrest last night on the charges of Felony Destruction of State Property. Jeremy is a member of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective and Richmond Copwatch. After a long and relatively uneventful night of doing Copwatch […]

Is America a Force for Good in the World?

No, says Justin Raimondo. Totalitarian humanism backfires once again: “Across ‘liberated’ Libya, black Africans are being rounded up by the rebel forces, and often either summarily executed or else imprisoned. See here, here, and here for more disgusting evidence of the rebels’ anti-black campaign. ” —————————————————————————————————————————————————– With the “liberation” of Libya from […]

When Will China Become the World's Largest Economy?

Article by Gideon Rachman. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- With Hu Jintao about to arrive in the US, it seems like a good time to revisit this fascinating question. Americans seem rather confused about this topic. Some opinion polls suggest that most Americans believe that China is already the world’s largest economy. […]

AIDS scare shuts down porn industry

From Russia Today. The therapeutic state pops up again: “The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been petitioning in recent weeks to get a measure in voting booths that would require actors working inside Los Angeles to wear a condom if they want to continue their line of […]

The City that Ended Hunger

Article by Francis Moore Yappe. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— “To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.” CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL More than 10 years ago, Brazil’s fourth-largest city, Belo Horizonte, declared that food […]

Italian town prints its own currency – and wants to declare independence

http://www.thejournal.ie/italian-town-prints-its-own-currency-and-wants-to-declare-independence-213247-Aug2011/ AN ITALIAN TOWN has begun to print its own currency – and wants to declare independence – in protest at government plans to merge small towns in an ambitious cost-cutting drive. Filettino, which lies around 60 miles to the east of Rome, has a population of 598 […]

Man faces life in prison for filming cops

From Russia Today. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— When cops in Illinois started inspecting Michael Allison’s vehicles parked on his mom’s property, he turned on his camera while he went to see what the hubbub was about. When cops in Illinois started inspecting Michael Allison’s vehicles parked on his mom’s property, he […]

The Next Step

New National-Anarchist video. It’s a little hard on Chomsky for my tastes, but this a great stuff. “Therefore, if you want a shitty capitalist economy, just stay away from my community.” What’s that music in the background? Sounds like Rob Zombie.

Al Gore’s Dream of Power

John Derbyshire on the godfather of eco-facism. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— I see Al Gore’s been at the sauce again. Former vice president Al Gore recently compared climate change doubters to racists. Gore, speaking with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky on a UStream interview this past […]

Texas and the Prison-Industrial-Complex

Article by E.D. Kain. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Tim Murphy digs into the big business of the private prison industry over at Mother Jones. He zeroes in on Rick Perry who took steps to help close the state’s $27 billion deficit last year by pushing for the privatization of the Texas […]

Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists

Article by Davi Barker. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- I came accross an article titled “Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists” by Patricia Crone, scholar of early Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. It came from JSTOR, which is an online archive of academic journals, but it’s behind a $30 pay wall, […]

US-Trained Assassin Teams Now Deployed in Drug War

From Infoshop.Org. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Former CIA Asset Who Revealed Presence of US Special Forces in Mexico Says Hit Squads Targeting Narco Splinter Groups A small but growing proxy war is underway in Mexico pitting US-assisted assassin teams composed of elite Mexican special operations soldiers against the leadership of an […]

SLAVERY, EMPIRE AND TOMATO PICKERS

From Infoshop.Org. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Global Capital is eliminating the significance of national borders, but not so much in a good way.  As millions of the multitudes are on the move around the world trying to find a way to live, it turns out more often then not is that […]

Yakuza: "We Have To Evolve Our Business Model"

From ZeroHedge.Com ———————————————————————————————————————————————– “We have to evolve our business model,” said Masatoshi Kumagai, one of the bosses of the Inagawa-kai syndicate of the Japanese yakuza, in an interview with reporters of the French magazine L’Expansion. In the media, yakuza are portrayed as getting stronger and richer, but the […]

Actor Steven Seagal Sued for Driving Tank into Arizona Home, Killing Puppy

by E.D. Kain ——————————————————————————————————————————— Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right, talks with actor Steven Seagal, who was visiting the sheriff, after holding a news conference announcing his latest crime suppression illegal immigration operation sweep at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Training Academy Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Phoenix. The […]

Violence, Wars, and States

Article by Gary Chartier. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Violence is bad news. Individuals should think twice about the use of force, even for defensive purposes, and states should avoid war-making even more thoroughly. I Ultimately, moral analysis needs to focus on the actions of particular people. People are moral actors; groups […]

North Miami cops shoot and kill man carrying realistic toy gun; family says man was disabled

Article by Philip Caulfield. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— CBS 4 Miami Ernest Vassell, 56, was shot and killed by North Miami police on Wednesday, family members said. Police said the man was carrying a rifle, which was later determined to be a toy. North Miami Beach police have launched an investigation […]

What is the meaning of life?

Article by Alexander Dugin. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- The meaning of life is in overcoming your limits. I think that life is dynamics. Life demands everyone, who is caught into its sphere of influence, to overcome its limits. Reality as presence is a dead reality, as immobility, that is death’s domain. […]

Obama's uncle arrested in Massachusetts

By Jessica Yellin. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– (CNN) — An uncle of President Barack Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, Massachusetts, for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, police Lt. Ronald Brandolini told CNN on Monday. Onyango Obama was arrested on August 24 after failing a field […]

ATF head reassigned in wake of 'Fast and Furious' controversy

By Carol Cratty and Terry Frieden. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Kenneth Melson became acting director of ATF in 2009. He has been reassigned to the Justice Department. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: The U.S. attorney who provided guidance for “Fast and Furious” resigns Operation Fast and Furious allowed illegal weapons sales Melson will […]

American congressman: US economic woes won’t affect Israel

From the Jerusalem Post ——————————————————————————————————————————————- US Congressman Steny Hoyer says financial challenges “will not have any adverse effect on America’s determination to meet its promise to Israel.” The current economic crisis in the US will have no impact on US financial assistance to Israel, US Congressman Steny Hoyer […]

A National Stockholm Syndrome where Cultural Prisoners Are Willing to Abandon Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method in Order to Survive

When Threat of Violence Becomes a “Stockholm” Way-of-Life Conformity without rational process is the enemy of “critical thinking” In 1973, two men attempted to rob a Stockholm bank. When police arrived, they were shot by the thugs who retreated to the bank’s vault with 4 hostages held at […]

Panel tallies massive waste and fraud in wartime U.S. contracts

Geez, who would’ve thought? —————————————————————————————————————————————— Editor’s note: The 240-page final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting is online at http://www.wartimecontracting.gov/. Washington (CNN) — A nonpartisan panel reporting to Congress says the United States is wasting $12 million a day among contracts issued in support of American efforts […]

No Peace for Rudolf Hess

Article by Richard A. Widmann. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– In July news circled the globe that the body of Rudolf Hess, the one-time deputy to Adolf Hitler, was exhumed from a family funeral plot.  His bones were cremated and scattered at an undisclosed location at sea.  Karl-Willi Beck, the mayor of […]

Pastor Compares Atheists To “Terrorists, Sex Offenders,” Suggests National Registry

By Robin M. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Ed Brayton notes over at Dispatches from the Culture War that internet pastor Mike Stahl has come up with an interesting idea to assist Christians in day-to-day life.  According to Stahl, the nation should set up an “Atheist Registry” in order to provide an […]

Surveillance Camera Catches New Mexico State Trooper Having Sex On Car

Article by Jon Bershad. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The dystopia is now. We live in a world where we’re constantly being watched. Where Big Brother can see everything we do through the use of millions and millions of cameras and satellites. No one is safe. Not even those who are supposed […]