Category: Activism

Libertarians Should NOT Support Texan Secession

“Secession is only good when our team does it,” said the special pleaders at C4SS. “As such, this is the distinction between defending the autonomy of territories like the Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities, Freetown Christiania, and ZAD de Notre-Dame-des-Landes from the states they exist within and supporting the […]

Abortion “sanctuary cities”

Whether anyone likes it or not, pan-secessionism is indeed happening. Sanctuaries for everyone and everything. Axios Two layers of security fences have been added to the Supreme Court since the leak last month of a draft abortion opinion. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Some local officials in liberal […]

From Alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street

By Blair Taylor Taylor examines how political transformations within left social movements have helped to construct a “new spirit of capitalism” that addresses widespread demand for an ethical lifeworld, simultaneously innovating and modernizing while neutralizing critique. Today ideas and practices pioneered by oppositional movements have become mainstream political […]

How It Might Should Be Done

This guy gets it.  Some of his talks are available on YouTube. Idris Robinson, Ill Will August 16th, 2020 The following is a transcript of a talk delivered in Seattle on July 20, 2020, lightly-edited by the author for readability. A video recording produced by Red May is […]

How the Left betrayed the Truckers

By Malcom Kyeyune The Unherd They call it “The Honkening”. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is currently being besieged by a novel kind of protest. Honkening is a fairly appropriate name for what’s going on. Thousands of truckers have driven to the capital, and barraged the city with the noise […]

Justin Trudeau’s Ceauşescu Moment

By Matt Taibbi Denouncing truckers for “unacceptable views,” Canada’s Prime Minister skipped town rather than face evidence of his own unpopularity. Is neoliberalism finally cracking? On the morning of the 21st of December, 1989, Romanian General Secretary Nicolae Ceaușescu was in a foul mood. The Berlin Wall had […]

CIA analyst turned Democratic Rep says Canada’s Freedom Convoy is an ‘effective’ protest, believes we’ll see a trucker rally in the US SOON and urges Trudeau to reach agreement to let traffic cross the border

By Elizabeth Elkind, Politics Reporter and Andrea Cavallier and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com Rep. Elissa Slotkin, from Michigan, suggested the Canadian government say ‘uncle’ to the truckers in a bid to get trade going again  Six auto factories across Michigan and Canada are closing or partially closing Toyota […]

The Case for Secession

By Michael Warren Davis, The American Conservative The best reason for breaking up the states is also the most obvious: there’s way too many of them. The idea that one government can effectively govern 300 million people spread over 4 million square miles and worth about $23 trillion […]

Agora #34: Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson is by far the best contemporary left-anarchist economist. His ideas on economics are more or less what I think the dominant mode of production would look like in a world where anarchist movements achieved political hegemony on a cultural and intellectual level. Although, like Noam Chomsky, […]

A Lancashire village self-regenerating—via community centre, library, shop, pub—is good to see. But not every place has enough capital, human or financial, to succeed

The Alternative We’re always on the hunt for stories of community self-determination – people stepping over the line of bureaucracy (and passivity) to seize the development of their towns and locales. (One of our most popular blogs in 2021 were the activists in Maryhill, Glasgow seeking to develop […]

Sea-Ceding in Florida

By Joe Quick, Seasteading Institute A new nation based on freedom and natural rights is currently being founded right in your backyard! If you are ready to stop arguing and start seasteading, join Atlas Island and be a part of sea-cession. Atlas Island is a clear three stage […]