An anarchist in Minneapolis who is observing these events on the ground writes: “There’s now a number of different armed groups of residents out there defending their homes and small business owners defending their businesses. I think that this is great. Just because the police say that they […]
I wonder who, if anyone, claims ownership rights over these. They sound like interesting potential sites for squatter camps or intentional communities. Only in Your State 1. Lake Valley, between Nutt and Hillsboro Flickr/David Cohen Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM
I don’t think they liked that one of their cop shops was burned to the ground. Slate The ongoing protests following the killing of George Floyd were caught up in violence again on Saturday, as police all over the country teargassed protestors, drove vehicles through crowds, opened fire […]
“If you revolt before you are organized into democratic, voluntary associations, you will create a power vaccuum that will be filled by authority. Authority is a ‘pioneer’ element– to use ecological terms– and will always be the first form of social organization. Democracy and anarchy are higher orders […]
Running Ed Snowden as the LP candidate would be a damn good idea. Essentially, it would be a modern version of Eugene V. Debs’ SPUSA campaign from federal prison. By Avens O’Brien Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Party is choosing its nominee for President and Vice President of the […]
This article is an excellent demonstration of why the “anarcho-left” fails. Not everything said in this is “wrong,” and not every point being made is worthless, but it’s mostly just the standard mainstream “progressive” narrative with an anarchistic gloss. Most telling of all is that there is no […]
The milquetoast reformists are growing in number. The DSA seems to have a mixture of good ideas (like rent strikes) combined with the usual statist-reformism and SJW loopiness. Whenever I discuss politics with Republican-leaning friends and relatives, I will often find that I agree with their criticisms of […]
Whether it’s a “mistake” or not is beside the point. We need reparations from the state now. Total moratorium on rent, mortgages, utility bills, credit cards, student loans, medical bills, and car payments. If you take away peoples’ livelihoods, then you owe them. Period. It’s no different than […]
This is quite interesting. Disaffected Sandernistas are seeking to build a populist-left mass people’s party that crosses over to the populist-right and disaffected Trump voters, and seeks to become a major party by 2024. Kim correctly points out that substantial sectors of the Left will be adamantly opposed […]
“Any meaningful revolution would be, as a revolution, populated by idiots. You could have clever leadership, a clearly communicated message and you would still have millions of stupid followers with all kinds of silly ideas you don’t agree with. Exclude all but the purest of heart and you […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Good morning dearest motherfuckers, it is spring time in this the plague besotted year of our lord Satan, twenty-hundred-and-twenty, and both major party candidates for the highest office of the greatest democracy imperialism can buy are confirmed geriatric […]
By Troy Southgate Tens of millions are labouring under the false impression that the current state of emergency is about to come to an end and that things will soon return to ‘normal’. If these people had paid more attention to history, rather than eagerly consuming anything which […]
One interesting aspect of this segment is where Michael Brooks describes himself as having been a “Chomsky kid” (#metoo, Michael) and how the far-left in the US is largely just “progressive liberalism with an anarchist tinge.” Amen, brother. Michael seems to have since moved to something along the […]
At present, the United States (the mother country of a world empire that is the most expansive and powerful in history) is in a position that might be considered a very minor league version of what the Europeans faced in the early modern period. From the fourth century […]
The ATS masthead contains the slogan “Pan-Anarchism Against, Pan-Secessionism Against the Empire” which is merely an expression of a very simple concept, and which is predictably misunderstood by many people (because many people are dumbasses).
In recent times, I have seen a number of commentators calling for one or another kind of left/right hybrid populism. Some years ago, Ralph Nader was pushing this idea (obviously unsuccessfully). More recently, Krystal Ball (social democrat) and Saager Enjeti (economic nationalist) of The Hill’s Rising have promoted […]
David Pakman makes one of the best cases against electoral politics I’ve seen in a while. That’s not his intention but that’s what it amounts to. If all of these “progressive” do-gooders put as much effort into building an actual revolutionary movement as they do into reformist bullshit […]
I’m in favor of this. Tenant strikers take down the landlords, and then landlords take down the government. In fact, a debt strike by debtors, followed by a tax strike by creditors, would essentially kill two birds with one stone. By Georgia Kromrei New York Estate News In […]
Bill Lind argues that a successful populism would be culturally conservative and economically liberal. It’s true that research shows that Republican voters lean to the left of their elites on economics and that Democratic voters lean to the right of their elites on social questions. But this ignores […]
The statist-centrist-centralist-reformist-electoralist “populism” of Krystal and Saager is interesting and insightful in some ways, but lame as hell in other ways. Gotta get over that “social contract” mythology, Saager. Four suggestions: 1. Renounce the state and become anarchists. The state is the enemy of all mankind. 2. Abandon […]
The only way is to build a society-wide consensus that the state are the bad guys, although libertarians and anarchists, left and right, disagree on what aspects of the state are the most pernicious, and even on what the state actually is. Mindcrime liberty show with Swithun Dobson […]
As a general principle, I am for an “open-ended” approach to anarchist theory and practice in the sense of letting “a thousand flowers bloom.” I certainly don’t expect all anarchists everywhere to adopt my approach, and there can certainly be separate but parallel tendencies to the ATS perspective […]
During the 1990s, I began to realize that the American left was increasingly being incorporated into the institutional mainstream, and was becoming entirely co-opted by the ruling class. This was evidenced by, for example, the widespread left-wing support for the US government’s massacre at Waco in 1993, acquiescence […]
As the US Empire recedes due to overextension and internal implosion, it seems the emerging multipolar world order will look something like this: In North America, the US will obviously be the hegemon with Canada and Mexico as its satellites. In South America, the richest country, Argentina, will […]
Trump vs. Cuomo? Two obnoxious New Yorkers pitted against each other. I suspect Paul Gottfried is correct that if Biden wins, he will be quietly shipped off to the nursing home with his vice-present (Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Gretchen Whitmer) acting informally as the […]
Krystal is coming along in her ideological evolution. Attack the System is a far-left revolutionary anarchist tendency that embraces all forms of anti-authoritarianism (pan-anarchism/anarcho-pluralism), crosses over to the radical center (class-based populism, the people vs. the elites), the populist-right (isolationism, anti-state/local control, free association, pro-gun, pro-free speech, anti-tax, […]
In the past, I have thought that the strategically “ideal” situation partisanship-wise would be to have a Republican presidency, Senate, and Supreme Court, a Democratic House (in order to ensure divisiveness at the federal level), and as many Democratic administrations as possible in heavily populated states and large […]
1981 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Documentary. Profile of Karl Hess – writer, community activist, technologist and all around genius.
Hopefully. By Mark Perry The American Conservative When historians look back at “the coronavirus crisis of 2020,” they’re likely to focus on the spread of the disease, the economic dislocation it caused and how the federal government responded to it. Predictably, and depending on the depth and duration […]
This what the revolutionary left looked like in the US before the Left was co-opted by neoliberal stooges and/or overrun by SJW/Antifa dumbasses. By Colette Gaiter The Conversation In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the white vote across all demographics except for college-educated white women. He […]
Twenty years ago, I was arguing that the anti-globalization/anarchist left should cultivate the anti-globalist right as its natural allies, and that the cultural differences between the two were largely irrelevant because of those, you know, classic anarchist principles of anti-statism, free association, decentralization, federalism, etc. I continued making […]
This is a somewhat interesting discussion even if it is still within the paradigm of lame-ass reformism. The four basic pillars of an authentic revolutionary movement in the US would be a) anti-imperialism and solidarity with global self-determination movements; b) solidarity with all enemies of the state; c) […]
A Bernie guy takes the first tepid step away from Democrapic Party liberalism toward…a third party! As if we don’t already have plenty of those. In the past, I’ve advocated that actual revolutionaries infiltrate minor parties and other mainstream or relatively mainstream organizations for the purpose of bending […]
A key difference between the populist/progressive/social-democratic left and the populist-right is that the populist-right represents cultural, demographic, generational, and economic sectors that are in a state of decline, shrinking in size, and have been losing power for decades. Ultimately, “right-winginess” is a failed strategy for this reason. For […]
For those who ever thought Alexandria was a serious radical or revolutionary, remember that she was an intern for Ted Kennedy, memorialized (as opposed to celebrating) the death of John McCain, and has never taken positions any more “radical” than do-gooder reformist and SJWish ones. She has never […]
By Jidy Chitta Startup Societies Foundation As the startup societies movement has matured a few core tenets have emerged to explain the value of creating startup societies to the broader world. The concept of competitive governance is one of those tenets. In a nutshell, the theory of competitive […]
1914 all over again. Never trust a social democrat. Fuck voting. Fuck reformism. Real radicalism is about overthrowing states, ruling classes, and empires.
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. The proliferation of startup societies is the modern rendition of the proliferation of the free cities of the Middle Ages. Available from Amazon.
This is how it’s done. Listen here. Joe McKinney, founder and CEO of the Startup Societies Foundation, discusses the array of models and possibilities for “startup societies,” whereby new or existing communities establish arrangements in which the hand of the state is felt more lightly.
A general strike could potentially be a core component of the economic aspect of pan-secessionism.
Todd Lewis is joined by Derrick Jensen from the Deep Green Resistance; Keith Preston from Attack the System to discuss the important of reaching across the aisle to communicate with people in camps you don’t agree with and why that is so important and at the same time […]