Knew some of you would appreciate this. Enjoy. —– Editor’s note: I couldn’t find a non downloadable link to the Walter Kaufmann translation of Nietzsche’s “Why I Am So Wise” anywhere online, which is weird given that Nietzsche’s most well known quote belongs to this text. To my knowledge, this […]
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Attack the System Beyond Partisanship: The Fundamentals of Pan-Secessionist Activism January 5, 2014 Keith Preston gives a comprehensive overview of the ARV-ATS strategic outlook and clarifies certain misconceptions. Topics include: Why the philosophy of self-determination transcends ordinary partisan boundaries. The need to distinguish the meta-political and meta-strategic concepts […]
Attack the System: The Intersection of Drug Prohibition, Totalitarian Humanism, and the Police State
Attack the System The Intersection of Drug Prohibition, Totalitarian Humanism, and the Police State December 8, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the power elite’s system of ideological and legal control. Topics include: How international drug prohibition is largely an American creation. How the war on drugs was instigated to […]
Attack the System An Interview with Todd Lewis November 24, 2013 Keith Preston interviews Christian philosopher Todd Lewis. Topics include: Anti-state traditions within historic Christianity. The essence of the Christian faith and the nature of an organic Christian community. The Christian pacifist tradition of thinkers such as Leo […]
Attack the System Libertarian Populism vs Totalitarian Humanism: The Battle for the 21st Century October 7, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the dynamics of political conflict as it will unfold over the coming century. Topics include:
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare, Part Two: In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle September 22, 2013 Keith Preston continues the discussion of revolutionary action within the context of contemporary political and military circumstances. Topics include: The unfortunate tendency of many contemporary radicals towards lifestyle […]
Biographical Podcast The Life and Times of Jerry Rubin September 21, 2013 Keith Preston examines the career of a 1960s radical leader and how it symbolizes the history of American society over the past 50 years. Topics include: Rubin’s role as an early anti-Vietnam War protest organizer, founder […]
Attack the System Grand Alliance Theory and Fourth Generation Warfare September 15, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the definitive elements of the revolutionary struggle. Topics include: Common criticisms directed at ARV-ATS including accusations of reformism, crypto-statism, egalitarian populism, and reactionary nationalism. The need to strike a healthy balance between […]
Attack the System Sometimes It Sucks to Be Right September 8, 2013 Keith Preston revisits some of the core ATS documents in light of contemporary events. Topics include: How the neoconservatives have been eclipsed by the liberal internationalists as predicted in the 2003 essay “Philosophical Anarchism and the […]
News of the Week Update September 2, 2013 Keith Preston discusses American saber rattling against Syria. Topics include: The role of the Power Elite in building the American Empire. The amazing continuity of U.S. foreign policy regardless of which party is in power. The convergence of interests that […]
ATS editors Keith Preston and Vince Rinehart discuss Cascadia and bioregionalism with guest Casey Corcoran.
-Defining Cascadia as a place rather than a political entity.
-The ideas and history of bioregionalism as a movement.
-The commonalities shared by colonized peoples.
-The relationship between ecological crises and colonialism.
-The need for food sovereignty.
-How technological and ecological values can co-exist.
-Why radical localism is the path to resistance.
-The film “Occupied Cascadia.”
News of the Week Update August 18, 2013 ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston. Topics include: The harassment of Glenn Greenwald’s partner in London. The emerging left/right unity in opposition to the surveillance state. The work of writers like John Whitehead and William Norman Grigg […]
Attack the System Where the Right Goes Wrong August 18, 2013 Keith Preston replies to conservative critic Todd Lewis’ critique of his work. Topics include: The actual origins and meaning of historic conservatism and why the contemporary American “conservative movement” is in fact a leftist movement. The roots […]
Keith Preston discusses the founding document of ARV-ATS and its continuing relevance to the struggle against the System.
News of the Week The Manning Trial, Support Spots, the Paul Drug, and Libertarian Populism August 3, 2013 Weekly News Update Topics include: The trial and conviction of Bradley Manning and the necessity of a “Free Bradley” movement. The granting of asylum to Edward Snowden by Russia and […]
Attack the System The Necessity of Defending the Undefendable August 4, 2013 Keith Preston says too many anarchists and libertarians are falling down on the job. Topics include: A discussion of Walter Block’s classic work “Defending the Undefendable” and Sean Gabb’s new book on the decline of free […]
Attack the System “First They Came for the Fascists…”: Reflections on White Nationalism July 21, 2013 Keith Preston strives for an objective analysis of the most taboo political philosophy. Topics include: The need to defend freedom of opinion and association for everyone. The lack of objective scholarly analysis […]
ATS Roundtable Gangs and the Lumpenproletarian Class Base of Anti-System Struggle July 14, 2013 ATS senior editors Miles Joyner, Vince Rinehart, and Keith Preston discuss the political potential of organized outlaws. Topics include: The misperception of gangs as a distinctively lower class social phenomenon. The enormous size of […]
Attack the System ATS and the Question of Identity July 8, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the theories of Daniel Byman of the RAND Corporation on the development of insurgent movements. Topics include: The identity of ARV/ATS as a challenge to the stagnant political ideas of the anarchist establishment […]
News of the Week Update July 8, 2013 July 8, 2013 ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston. Topics include: The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi and why the introduction of Western liberal democracy in Middle Eastern nations ironically tends to fuel the creation of […]
washingtonpost.com By Juan Forero Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, October 5, 2009 Julio Cesar Rivas, 22, spent about three weeks in jail after taking part in a protest. He was released last Monday and launched a hunger strike to protest jailings of dissenters. (By Juan Forero — The […]
Tadayuki Sakai moved to an Internet cafe in Tokyo shortly after leaving his job at a credit card company, where he worked for 20 years. Image by Shiho Fukada. Japan, 2012. Shiho Fukada Story by Brett Roegiers, CNN Fumiya has learned to sleep with a blanket over his […]
By Michael Grabell, ProPublica Temps pay to ride to work on a bus owned by a raitero, or local labor broker. It’s 4:18 a.m., and the strip mall in Hanover Park, Ill., is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is […]
spiegel.de Jakob Augstein [AFP] People around the world were shocked to learn of the extent of US snooping. This anti-Obama poster comes from Hong Kong. Is Barack Obama a friend? Revelations about his government’s vast spying program call that assumption into doubt. The European Union must protect the […]
Attack the System A Culture War Showdown at the Supreme Court June 30, 2013 Keith Preston discusses the background and implications of the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. Topics include: Topics include:
Keith Preston discusses the work of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick.
-Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” as a landmark work in political philosophy and its influence in academia.
-How both the Left and Right often read Nozick selectively and vulgarize his thinking.
-The relevance of Nozick’s concept of the “ultra-minimal state” to fourth generation warfare theory.
-Nozick’s concept of a meta-utopia of self-determined communities and how this presents a model for the evolution of anti-state radicalism beyond both leftist anarcho-social democracy and vulgar libertarian plutocratic apologies.
News of the Week ROUNDTABLE: Gangs, Protesters, Facebook Groups, Whistleblowers, and more June 23, 2013 A roundtable discussion of current events with ATS senior editors Keith Preston, Vincent Rinehart, and Michael Parish.
correntewire.com MsExPat I live in Hong Kong. And when the news broke that Snowden had decided to take refuge in my city, I was puzzled at first. But then, as I read and listened to pundit after pundit in the US declare that Hong Kong was a crazy […]
washingtonpost.com Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, […]
aclu.org Allie Bohm Montana just made history. It recently enacted the first state law in the nation (sponsored by Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings)) requiring law enforcement to obtain a probable-cause warrant before tracking an individual based on his or her cell phone location information, social networking check-ins, or […]
techdirt.com Mike Masnick There’s been plenty of commentary concerning the latest NSA leak concerning its FISA court-approved “rules” for when it can keep data, and when it needs to delete it. As many of you pointed out in the comments to that piece — and many others are […]
Keith Preston explains how concerns about the surveillance state are creating opportunities for new political realignments.
Keith discusses the process of revolutionary build up that must occur in the decades ahead for the System to be effectively challenged by mid-century..
ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston.
-The participants in the current Bilderberg gathering.
-The shooting in Santa Monica.
-The parole hearing of former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.
-The death of a young Antifa in France.
-Obama’s culpability in the growth of the surveillance state.
-A discussion of Jeffrey St. Clair’s article on the decline of the American Left.
-Scott Locklin’s article on why Americans are too fat and lazy for a revolution.
-The need for an American Hezbollah.
forbes.com Andy Greenberg Icelandic legislator and Icelandic Modern Media Initiative co-founder Birgitta Jonsdottir When WikiLeaks burst onto the international stage in 2010, the small Nordic nation of Iceland offered it a safe haven. Now American whistleblower Edward Snowden may be seeking that country’s protection, and at least one […]
Keith calls for a revolutionary reorganization of law along libertarian lines. Topics include:
-The non-aggression principle as the basis for libertarian law
-Conflicting interpretations of the NAP among anti-state radicals.
-How legal institutions in a stateless society might be organized.
-Much needed reforms within the realm of criminal law.
Keith Preston criticizes the mainstream narratives that promote the myth of big government and big business being antagonists of one another.
The false narratives maintained by liberals and conservatives alike regarding the relationship between State and Capital.
The rise in recent years of popular movements rooted in economic discontent.
Keith Preston continues his discussion of how to bring revolutionary anarchist ideas into the mainstream.
How the prevalence of cultural leftist fanaticism within the anarchist milieu is undermining the growth of the movement and outreach efforts.
Why the state is a unique institution of oppression and why efforts to equate statism with other forms of authoritarianism are misguided.
Keith Preston reflects on recent violent conflicts within the anarchist milieu and discusses more constructive approaches.
How the variety of hyphenated forms of anarchism will continue to grow as anarchism becomes a more prevalent political ideology.
How the many hyphens within anarchism need not be a source of division but of strength and potential outreach to an ever greater number of constituencies.
The need for leaders and activists to emerge in different anti-state movements who recognize the need for a united revolutionary front against common enemies.
Keith Preston offers a critical evaluation of the movement that shaped the cultural life of contemporary Western societies.
The intellectual and political origins of the New Left as a “fourth way” movement beyond capitalism, fascism, and communism.
The convergence of social forces during the 1960s that made the growth of the New Left possible.
The success of the New Left at carrying out a comprehensive cultural revolution in Western civilization.
The failure of the New Left at opposing American imperialism, challenging the hegemony of plutocratic capitalism, and preventing the subsequent growth of police state repression.
Keith Preston interviews returning guest Ryan Faulk.
Ryan’s latest project, the All Nations Party, a proposed political meta-party devoted to pan-secessionism.
How such a party might be composed of sub-parties devoted to specific regional, ideological, or identitarian interests and how these might break down into constituent sub-interests of their own.
How cultural conflict prevents the growth of effective opposition to the political class.
Keith Preston offers a critical analysis of contemporary cultural and political conflict.
The ideological roots of the culture wars in the historic conflict between classical liberalism and socialism.
How the culture wars are a manifestation of class conflict between the traditional WASP elites and the rising, multicultural upper-middle class.
by Mark Dyal
Counter-Currents is set to publish part three of my continuing examination of Deleuze and Guattari’s potential to influence what I am now calling the revolutionary Right, including
news.yahoo.com Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News A new United Nations study has found that more people around the world have access to a cellphone than to a working toilet. The study’s numbers claim that of the world’s estimated 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones. However, […]
rt.com AFP Photo/Mohhamed Al-Shaikh Anonymous has struck again in its ongoing campaign against Israeli forces, this time by releasing thousands of names, ID numbers, email addresses and geographic data allegedly corresponding to Israeli politicians, IDF officers and even Mossad agents.
libertarianalliance DAVID McDONAGH Authority is a sort of personal trust that we have for someone, say, our doctor. If we say he is a good doctor then we express that he has authority with us. Hobbes realised that the state was based on such authority. Locke later called […]
reason.com A new defense of libertarian anarchism makes the case that the philosophy belongs on the left. Aeon J. Skoble from the April 2013 issue Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society, by Gary Chartier, Cambridge University Press, 416 pages, $115 If a just […]
wired.com Brendan I. Koerner Alfred Anaya was a genius at installing secret compartments in cars. If they were used to smuggle drugs without his knowledge, he figured that wasn’t his problem. He was wrong. Illustration: Paul Pope Alfred Anaya took pride in his generous service guarantee. Though his […]
naturalnews.com Dr. Peter Breggin There have been recent calls for a national Mental Health Registry, and then additional calls to link such a registry to gun licensing. In the dreadful wake of Newtown, both the left and the right and the current US federal administration are demanding that […]
extremetech.com Grant Brunner 3D printing has really come into its own in the last year or so. From guns to cars, many researchers are now focused on using 3D printing to improve and tweak existing technology. We’ve been able to aid the body’s own repair of damaged bones […]