Category: Activism

Blue State Secession?

Listen here. You know you are winning when so called “Blue States” want out of the Union. This would have been unheard of nearly a decade ago, but this week, the leftist publication The Nation ran an article calling for the “Blue States” to at least threaten secession. […]

Learning from Venezuela’s Missteps in Building Urban Popular Power: Decentralization, Participatory Budgeting, Communal Councils and Comunes

By María Pilar García Guadilla and  Carlos G. Torrealba COMMUNES in Venezuela, once hopeful experiments in local direct democracy and popular power under the socialism of the XXI century have largely succumbed to the crushing crisis gripping the country. . What can we learn from their demise? READ […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]

The Failure Of The State And The Rise Of Anarchism In Contemporary Anti-Systemic Praxis

By Morgan Gibson The centrality of anarchism to the praxis of contemporary anti-systemic social movements has been well documented. From the alter-globalisation movement to Occupy, many contemporary anti-systemic movements are defined by their commitment to some of the central tenets of anarchism, including the pursuit of decentralized, directly […]

Colorado County Refuses to Enforce Lockdowns as Civil Disobedience Spreads Across America

“Pan-secessionism” seems to be increasingly common in practice. Examples include 2nd Amendment counties, sanctuary cities, autonomous zones, federal drug law nullification, refusal of lockdown orders, etc. As well as other forms of more serious “direct action” like torching enemy military outposts and star chambers, or looting corporate feudal […]

R.I.P. Infoshop, 1995-2020

Infoshop was the longest-running left-anarchist site on the web. It had been around almost as long as the Internet has been available for public use.  However, its archives remain available. The following article by the recently deceased left-anarchist David Graeber on “The Twilight of Vanguardism” is interesting. “The […]

Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States

Center for Immigration Studies The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable […]

Nonviolent revolution

The Wikipedia entry on nonviolent revolution. This is how it’s done. I wouldn’t necessarily endorse every revolution described in this, and I’m not opposed to violence as a matter of principle, but successful revolutions are those which are simply about withdrawing consent from the existing ruling class and […]

Salvaging Secession

By Bill Kauffman, Reason Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union, by Richard Kreitner, Little, Brown and Co., 496 pages, $30 The late Thomas Naylor, gentle godfather of the modern Vermont independence movement, used to sign off with “God bless the Disunited […]

Unity 2020: Why the Lesser Evil?

If I had to identify any way in which my views have shifted over the years, it would probably be that I have largely moved away from the idea of a far-left/far-right “third position” type of tactical framework toward more of a revolutionary centrist one. The far-right and […]