Now that pan-secessionism has entered the mainstream discourse, at least on a casual level, the next step for those of us with a more radical perspective is to keep pushing the envelope toward more radical viewpoints, away from Democratic Partyism and Republican Partyism toward the intellectual framework associated […]
Some years back, I rolled out the idea of a “pan-secessionist meta-party” as a means of implementing the wider ATS “anarcho-populist” strategy that I outlined some years before that. The most recent polling data, involving a poll taken by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, indicates that […]
Approximately 52% of Trump voters (about 38 million of 74 million people) and 40% of Biden (about 32 million of 80 million people) now hold at least casual pan-secessionist sympathies. My guess is that the percentage of non-voters (about another 80 million) with a favorable view of pan-secession […]
Tom Woods Show You and I complain a lot, and rightly so, but we do of course have a positive program. I asked David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration, to outline what specifically we should do if the […]
David French, a Bill Kristol flunkie, is concerned an American breakup will ruin the neocons’ plans for world domination. He outlines a proposal for “federalism” without an actual breakup, and a leftist writer from Slate points out some of the practical problems associated with pan-secessionism along with common […]
These guys appear to be an actual on-the-ground, pan-anarchist, pan-secessionist movement. And whether left-wing anarchists like these guys or not, left-wing anarchists who are developing mutual aid networks of their own or creating separatist movements like CHAZ are in the club as well. I suspect that as pan-secessionist […]
This is not a scientifically conducted study using a neutral sample, but these numbers are still interesting.
Make it happen. By Greg Russell The National HE is a controversial figure in some parts of the US, choosing to spend most of his time at his home in Russia, however Louis Marinelli is set to return to California as the voice of its independence movement Calexit […]
Secessionist sympathy has nearly doubled in the last decade. Micro-level and intermediate-level secessionist actions have taken place. But macro-level secession is still on the margins in terms of on-the-ground action. That is what needs to change. How do we get this ball rolling? By Patrick Strickland Dallas Observer […]
The earliest polls concerning the popularity of modern secessionist movements began in the late 2000s at the end of the George W. Bush era. At that time, about 1 in 5 Americans expressed a casual sympathy for secession. Now it’s up to almost 2 in 5. However, no […]
We now have a number of test models for the pan-secessionist concept. Many ATS readers are younger people who likely do not recall how intense the “war on drugs” propaganda was in the 1980s and 1990s. At that time, the war on terrorism hadn’t yet begun, and the […]
Class Reductionists, Red/Brown Alliancers, and Maximal Culture Warriors are All Strengthening Pan-Secessionism
It’s like ATS now has a de facto mass army of inadvertent troops, comprised almost entirely of folks who have never heard of us and wouldn’t like us if they had. As most readers know, I have long been an advocate of a political realignment along decentralist vs. […]
By Shmuel Lederman Anarchism is often considered to have inspired the New Social Movements emerging in the last few decades. The 2011 mass demonstrations in Spain, Israel, the United States, and other places seem to confirm that what is often called “new” or postanarchism indeed inspires the visions […]
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
There is no one in leadership currently on the so called “Left” has the will or the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the ruling class. Even if there was someone who was capable of fighting back, that person would be immediately eliminated… So we’re screwed!
The Tom Woods Show It’s more and more obvious that the differences within the United States are irreconcilable. Some form of peaceful separation is clearly the only humane solution. Historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss what that would look like in practical terms. LISTEN HERE
As concepts like startup societies and pan-secessionism become more pervasive, it is likely that such activities will originate from many different sources, including billionaire philanthropists, communes, religious communities, eco-villages, and many other things. By Adam Williams New Atlas American entrepreneur Marc Lore has revealed an incredibly ambitious plan to […]
Increasingly, I am coming across more and more articles of this kind, both in the liberal and conservative media, including in publications like GQ that aren’t primarily political. When I first started promoting the idea of pan-secessionism, most sympathizers were, as Matthew Lyons pointed out, “a wide variety […]
This is obviously a mixed bag because it is reminiscent of the “company towns” of the industrial revolution but, big picture-wise, I believe this helps fuel the pan-secessionist strategic paradigm in the same way that CHAZ/CHOP was a step in the right direction from the other side of […]
Andrew is the host of the Popular Liberty channel on YouTube and the mind behind the concept of Archotropism. Andrew joins Pete to introduce his AntiTax plan, his first step on the road to a private society.
If the post-United States lacks a federal government altogether, we will probably end up looking something like ancient Greece.
There is a good number of threads on Quora discussing this idea. It is clear that pan-secessionist ideas are increasingly working their way into the mainstream and being discussed more seriously by a greater number of people from many different points on the political and cultural spectrum. Over […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Do you smell that, dearest motherfuckers? Secession is in the air and not just among freaky anarchists like me. From coast to coast, from border to border, Americans of all stripes, shades and sizes are openly discussing and […]
Toyota just started building a 175-acre smart city at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Photos offer a glimpse of what the ‘Woven City’ will look like.
There is an upside and a downside to this kind of thing. On one hand, I am all for private cities as an alternative to states. On the other hand, many of these could end up being modern versions of feudal fiefdoms or company towns during the industrial […]
This is the future and the past. Look at the Hanse cities. Worked really well back then.
Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions – common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency, to the satisfaction of citizens-qua-consumers. These trends suggest […]
I am not someone who believes that reforms are impossible or worthless. But I do tend to hold to the belief that before those “within” the system ever enact any meaningful reforms, they have to be pushed from the bottom up and those on the bottom within the […]
My guess is that the constituents for pan-secession will include conservatives who do not feel they can ever win under the current system but do not want to go down the road of overt authoritarianism, liberals and leftists who have a “better off without them” attitude toward conservatives, […]
Over at the Center for a Stateless Society, an outfit that is probably the most anti-ATS tendency there is (along with the neocons, of course), a writer named Eric Fleischmann makes an assertion which includes a jab at yours truly: We are all thick libertarians now. The question […]
If pan-secessionist sympathies continue to grow (and I do not see America’s political divide ending any time in the foreseeable future), more and more articles like this will begin to appear in the press from all over the political and cultural spectrum, and floating different proposals of their […]
Well, if these people are serious, they have until that date to start stockpiling food and plan other contingencies for themselves and fellow workers to be able to pull this of and properly extend this the way it should be. We need infrastructure to keep people on the […]
The normal trajectory that takes place when radical ideas are introduced is that such ideas start off on the far fringes, and gradually move toward the mainstream, eventually became the majority opinion, and finally the established consensus. An idea starts to become mainstream when a substantial minority favors […]
Jason Stapleton is the host of the “Wealth, Power and Influence podcast. Pete asked Jason to come on to talk about why he feels that libertarians should not only be striving for wealth, power and influence, but to come together to create the circumstances and community that will […]
My own political history is somewhat similar to Rothbard’s. Rothbard was always an anarcho-capitalist/libertarian, but over time his strategic alliances changed dramatically. He was a Dixiecrat in the late 40s. A Stevensonian Democrat in the 50s. A New Leftist in the 60s. A centrist LP libertarian in the […]
I’ve never seen a poll with numbers this high before.
The paleo-strategy is arguably what produced the Ron Paul moment for libertarians, but it also contributed to libertarianism’s eventually succumbing to culture war tribalism.
I starting to see more and more people put into practice things I have advocated for decades. 3 common questions about the unity movement, it’s limits, it’s goals, if it’s worth pursuing and if it’s truly possible
Welcome to the tip of the spear of US politics. As political chaos grows, uncertainty spreads, and new political factions formed, a new movement for unity across the political spectrum has arisen. People from all corners, all beliefs, joining in solidarity. Fighting and hoping against the odds for […]
By Benjamin Pauli This article highlights the ways in which anarcho-pacifists in the years during and after World War II reconceptualized anarchist tactics like “propaganda of the deed” and “direct action” in a manner that reconciled them with principles of nonviolence. In order to contextualize this extraordinary shift […]
By Robert Stark California prides itself on its diversity with race relations that are generally better than many other parts of the nation. However, California, as a beacon for diversity, does have major problems including income inequality and a massive exodus out of the state. Problems with the […]
By Ted Rall, Counterpunch Your opinion doesn’t matter—not by itself. No matter how heartfelt or important to you personally, your thoughts about Gaza or legal weed or the war on skinny jeans don’t mean anything merely because they reside inside your brain. Your opinion matters only if you […]
The enduring relevance of the classical transnational labour movement and the ‘global justice’ movement
By Donnacha DeLong This essay was written as part of my studies in 2010/2011, reading a Masters in PoliticalCommunication in City University, London. The essay was the assessment in the course GlobalCivil Society and answered the question: Compare the relevance of the classical transnational labour movement and the […]
By Alan Marshall, The Conversation Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years old this month. A fictional rendering of social philosophy, the book describes an exemplary society on an imaginary island in an unknown place faraway across the seas. Coined […]
By Adam Gopnick, New Yorker Michael Robertson’s “The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy” (Princeton) is instructive and touching, if sometimes inadvertently funny. The instructive parts rise from Robertson’s evocation and analysis of a series of authors who aren’t likely to be well known to […]
By Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Institute Throughout history, people have been in search of the perfect town. A utopia, built with harmony in mind, where everyone gets along and works together without conflict. Thomas More coined the term in 1516 with his book, Utopia, where he describes a perfect […]
By Mike Mariani, New York Times THE EAST WIND COMMUNITY is hidden deep in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, less than 10 miles from the Arkansas border, surrounded by jagged hills and tawny fields. Getting there requires traversing country roads that rise, dip and twist through chicken-wire-fenced farmsteads […]
By Paul Raekstad The meaning of political concepts is always tied to the practices that develop, sustain, and change them through time. Democracy is no different. One of the most interesting recent chapters in the history of democracy is the New Democracy Movement, which includes the wave of […]