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Rebél Against the Human Condition and Empire

Article by Thomas Naylor. ——————————————————————————————————————————- What are the people of Germany doing?  Sleeping.  Their sleep is filled with nightmares and anxiety, but they are sleeping.  We have awaited their awakening for so long, yet they continue to remain stolid, stubborn, and silent as to the crimes committed in […]

The Rebirth of Nations

Article by Roger Scruton. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ———————————————————————————————————————— The True Finn Party in Finland has broken through the left-liberal consensus to take second place in the polls, reminding voters that Finland is not just a geographical area but a country defined by language, culture, and history, […]

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

Interesting interpretation of Orwell’s classic by Jonathan Bowden. ————————————————————————————————————————— George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is probably the most important political novel of the twentieth century, but the Trotskyite influence on it is under-appreciated. The entire thesis about the Party’s totalitarianism is a subtle mixture of libertarian and Marxist contra […]

Refugees' Descendants in Southeast Asia Prove Stateless Society Is Possible

Javier Sethness reviews James C. Scott’s “The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia”. ————————————————————————————————————————————- James C. Scott’s latest work, “The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia,” is a deeply important book. The text, a historical-anthropological investigation […]

Feminism as a Subsidy for Daughters of Wealthy

Article by W. F. Price. Hat tip to David Heleniak. —————————————————————————————————— I’ve made the point a number of times that today, strident feminists are often from successful, well-heeled families. Having attended a private school for some time as a kid, I’ve long been well aware that wealthy urban […]

The Declaration of Independence For Secessionists

by Thomas Jefferson and Russell Longcore. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ——————————————————————————————————————— I recently began contemplating the imminent collapse of the US Federal Government. In light of the insane, unconstitutional spending of the Congress and Presidents (Bush and Obama will spend the same ways), the recession/depression that the […]

Cops Just Love Those Tasers

Article by Kevin Koenninger. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ————————————————————————————————————— DAYTON, Ohio (CN) – Dayton police “mistook” a mentally handicapped teenager’s speech impediment for “disrespect,” so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from “upward of 20 police officers” after the boy rode his bicycle […]

Be Against the Law

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————- The Hill reports that “President Obama … defiantly said he does not need to discuss the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution because U.S. military involvement in Libya has not come to that point.” The President evidently regards the “fuss” over whether or […]

Who Controls the Past Controls the Future

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————- Rick Santorum is exercised lately over “a conscious effort on the part of the left to desensitize America and what American values are so they can be more pliable to the new values they would like to impose on Americans.” Santorum’s got it […]

Cory Maye Soon To Be Freed…

…after ten years on death row. ———————————————————————————————— Cory Maye of Mississippi was charged with capital murder after shooting a cop in his home in 2001. They mistook him for a drug dealer, and he mistook them for an armed intruder. Maye maintained he was trying to protect his […]

Pat Buchanan: Secessionist?

Here it comes. ————————————————————————————————————————— In 2012, we shall find out who is right politically, when the issue goes on the ballot in battleground states. But is moral truth to be discovered at a ballot box? Do we have no superior moral compass than majority rule? “A new kind […]

'California should be split into two states' according to county supervisor

From the Daily Mail. Over time, more and more comments of this type will start coming from mainstream figures. —————————————————————————————————————————————— A Riverside County Supervisor is proposing the Golden state be split in two. This, says Jeff Stone, would allow officials in the new ‘State of South California’ to […]

Is the US government using drones to support Yemeni dictator?

Article by Nick Robertson. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ————————————————————————————————— Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — The Yemeni government has lost control over five provinces, and security in the country is deteriorating, the nation’s acting president told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday. In his first interview with a Western […]

Gottfried on Mencken

Paul Gottfried on the figure from American history hated by neocons and liberals alike. —————————————————————————————————————————————– HL Mencken celebrates the end of Prohibition. Recently I’ve been thinking about someone whose name is attached to an organization I’m currently president of, H.L. Mencken (1880-1956). For years I’ve tried to understand […]

How a new type of social movement is transforming Detroit

Article by Michel Bauwens. —————————————————————————————————————————— What has developed through both conscious organizing drives and the actions of many individual residents is a significant urban agricultural movement in Detroit. All over the city there are now thousands of family gardens, more than two hundred community gardens, and dozens of […]

Smoking, Class and the Legitimisation of Power

New book from Sean Gabb. —————————————————————————————————————– The “War against Tobacco” is one of the central facts of modern life. In this book, Sean Gabb analyses the nature and progress of the “war”. The stated reasons for the war have varied according to time and place. According to Dr […]

2011 Conference of the Property and Freedom Society

Watch videos of this event filmed by Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance. —————————————————————————————————— Property and Freedom Society Sixth Annual Meeting Bodrum, Turkey, 26-30 May 2011 Karia Princess Hotel Video shot by Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance Friday, May 27 Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Welcome and Introductions Hans-Hermann […]

Syria and the “Popular Will”

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————— Against the backdrop of anti-government protests and his regime’s brutal response, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressed the country on June 20. Downplaying both the demonstrations and the dissatisfaction that they represent, Assad called on “the people and the state [to] come together.” With […]

Our Corporate Military

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————— Nicholas Kristoff, in a New York Times op-ed (“Our Lefty Military,” June 16), lauds the “astonishingly liberal ethos” that governs the military internally — single-payer health insurance, job security, educational opportunities, free daycare — in support of Gen. Wesley Clark’s description of it […]

A Dozen Miami PIGS Shoot Unarmed Man 100 Times

Article by Jean-Guy Allard. —————————————————————————————————— 22 year old Raymond Herisse, shot to death while sitting in his car, by Miami police on May 31 during Urban Beach Week. Police say they found a gun in his car after they killed him and made vague references to an unnamed witness […]

Reflections on the Stalinist Revolution in France

Article by Max Read ——————————————————————————————————- The trial of fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his own label earlier this year over charges that he made anti-Semitic comments to a woman at a French bar, starts this week in Paris—and the new details emerging aren’t pretty. It […]

Barney Frank and Ron Paul will Introduce Legislation on Thursday to Fully Legalize Marijuana

Article by Mike Riggs. This kind of thing is an example of how fast the political climate can change. Stuff like this would have been unthinkable twenty years ago. ———————————————————————————————————– Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce “bi-partisan legislation tomorrow ending the federal war […]

The Rising Generation of Illiterates

Article by Pat Buchanan. As much I have always disagreed with Buchanan’s unrepentant Nixon-Reagan Republicanism and his philistine “culture warrior” outlook, he is one of the few relatively mainstream commentators that qualifies as a competent political analyst. The analysis of prevailing trends that Buchanan offers here is basically […]

Non-conformists of the 1930s

From Wikipedia The Non-Conformists of the 1930s refers to a nebula of groups and individuals during the inter-war period in France which was looking for new solutions to face the political, economical and social crisis. The name was coined in 1969 by the historian Jean-Louis Loubet del Bayle […]

Radical Kirk: Kirkpatrick Sale’s Secessionism Brings Left and Right Together

Article by Jack Hunter. ————————————————————————————————————————— Part of being the “Southern Avenger” —the talk-radio moniker I have used for over a decade broadcasting from Charleston, South Carolina—means defending a political act many Americans consider radical: secession. In May 2009, I quoted a contemporary advocate of disunion, Kirkpatrick Sale, in […]

Op-Ed: Anarchist publisher making waves

Article by Alexander Baron. —————————————————————————————————— It is difficult to imagine a less appealing human being than Aleister Crowley. Okay, there are serial killers, and the usual bogeymen: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Tony Blair!, etc, but of those human beings who have not committed actual murder, surely he must […]

If This Be ‘Isolationism’. . .

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————– The mainstream meme emerging from the CNN/Union Leader Republican presidential debate is apparently that everyone went easy on Romney, which makes him, somehow, the “front runner.” Less noticed but more credible – and much more interesting – was what one post-debate analysis by […]

It's the Anarchists Fault!

An anarchist insurrection at the Stanley Cup? The Vancouver PD seems to think so. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ——————————————————————————————————- (CNN) — Hours after a crushing Stanley Cup defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins, Vancouver residents on Thursday were trying to come to terms with the […]

Montana Manhunt Targets a Survivalist

From FoxNews. ————————————————————————————————-  David Burgert, 47, is the former leader of a Flathead County militia group known as Project 7, named for the number “7” on Flathead County license plates in Montana. Project 7 allegedly plotted to assassinate local officials, go to war with the National Guard […]

Squatting 101

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- With the growing recession and epidemic of foreclosures and homelessness, squatting is becoming increasingly common worldwide. By definition squatting is “illegally” occupying a building that doesn’t belong to you without the owner’s permission. Obviously the simplest form of squatting is remaining in your […]

Richard Garner, Rest in Peace

Obituary by Kevin Carson. Richard Garner, Rest in Peace I just learned that prolific UK Libertarian Alliance writer Richard Garner is dead. My first knowledge of him was via his “What Is Mutualism?” pamphlet at Larry Gambone’s Red Lion Press, which I encountered when I was just beginning […]

In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war

Article by Glenn Greenwald. The war on Libya is a glaring illustration of the current alliance between capitalism and totalitarian humanism. —————————————————————————————————— Wikipedia (updated below) When the war in Libya began, the U.S. government convinced a large number of war supporters that we were there to achieve the […]

Imperial Hypocrisy: U.S. calls Iraq criminal and seeks reparations

Article by John Glaser. Believe it or not, Dana Rohrabacher was actually associated with the libertarian movement in its late 60s/early 70s radical heydey. The wolves often find their hideaways in strange places. ——————————————————————————————————— This perfectly exemplifies the intensity of American nationalism, which makes U.S. officials incapable of […]

Bill Clinton: Still a Scumbag

Article by Butler Shafer. —————————————————————————————————— The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. ~ H.L. Mencken Bill Clinton – the examplar of truth in modern America – has […]

Big Business Getting Something for Nothing

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————- At the beginning of this month (June 1), as a prelude to an expansive study of the Fortune 500 due later this summer, Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) published an analysis of “the current corporate tax debate.” Anarchists oppose taxes on principle as […]

The Kind of “Public Service” We Can Do Without

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————- In a column for the Huffington Post on Monday, June 13, 2011, Columbia University’s Steven Cohen asserts that “every American should be frightened by the profound and intensifying attack on government and public service.” Cohen submits a vision of the United States very […]

The State, Put A Fork In It

Article by Thomas Knapp. —————————————————————————————————– In 1996, US President Bill Clinton grudgingly, famously and dishonestly announced that “the era of big government is over.” Fifteen years later, a hypothetically (very hypothetically) honest President Barack Obama would be doing the world a favor by announcing that the era of […]