Pete invited Keith Preston to return to the show to talk about his 30+ year journey through anarchism. Keith has devoted much of that time to anarchism’s historical study and hosts the largest pan-archist site on the web, Attack The System. Listen here. AttackTheSystem.com Keith’s Books Donate at […]
A great interview that covers many topics that are relevant to ATS such as the value of “pan-secessionism” as opposed to “world domination anarchism,”and left-wing authoritarianism. Listen here. “Since Bellamy was here at the start of The Brilliant project it is great to check in where he is […]
This is the transcript of a talk I gave to the H.L. Mencken Club on November 9, 2019. By Keith Preston When it comes to questions of strategy, it is important to base one’s approach on a reasonable estimation of the probable circumstances one will be facing in […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston to discuss the relevance of non-violent resistance for Utopian, Anarchist and Libertarian communities.
Stanford News Two Stanford historians discuss how the United States’ Declaration of Independence became one of the pillars of American civic life and other lesser-known historical facts about what happened on July 4, 1776. BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH On the historic day of July 4, 1776, when the Declaration […]
This needs to become a global trend, like McDonald’s. By Harry Stewart The culture trip. We’ve all heard of places like Liechtenstein and the Vatican, tiny European nations with minuscule populations. Yet these are internationally recognized states—actual countries, if you will. Even more bizarre are Europe’s micronations: quirky […]
By Joe Quirk CNN If you’d like to live in a country that caters to your values and lifestyle, why not build your own? Nearly half the earth’s surface is a blue frontier over which no country holds sovereignty, and startup cities that float permanently in international waters […]
If there is one point that I have tried to make clear during the entire 20 years or so that I have been doing ATS, it is that the solution to globalization/globalism/imperialism/whatever one wants to call it is global revolutionary struggle, which is a struggle that (obviously) transcends […]
Leading fourth generation warfare theorist Bill Lind, a paleconservative, discusses the possibility of a Red Tribe revolt as the Blue Tribe increasingly achieves national hegemony. Some highlights: “…But something far more powerful than any issue is motivating the base: an ever-stronger feeling that it’s us against them. “Us” […]
By Will Schnack Even if we were to vote, where is the line drawn? We all know that Ralph Nader gave Bush the election, and we know that Bernie and the Greens and Libertarians did the same thing. So, what are we to do? Press that even the […]
This seems to be a serious, thoughtful critique of the “Green New Deal” idea from a fairly conventional left-anarchist perspective (although Carson is an individualist/mutualist/AWA, not an an-com). The ATS theoretical model and strategic paradigm is oriented toward global revolutionary struggle against the new Rome (i.e. the global […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Watching the news lately, you get the impression that the world is being ripped in two by the scourge of the far-right and the far-left. Populism they call it. Warring tribes in a binary war for the soul […]
For our 123rd episode of Rebel Yell, Mencken’s Ghost, Fulwar Skipwith, and Keith Preston, of Attack the System, speak about Appalachia in our series about Colin Woodard’s book American Nations. Listen here.
The future infrastructure of pan-anarchism? The city-states should only be the meta-structures for thousands of local communities, intentional communites, neighborhoods, districts, and autonomous zones. And why only 100? Ancient Greece was comprised of nearly 1100 autonomous cities. The Holy Roman Empire included hundreds of kingdoms intersecting with many […]
By Hilde Kate Lysiak Orange Street News The OSN was working on a story in Patagonia, Arizona when a law enforcement officer threatened the reporter with arrest unless she stopped reporting the news. The OSN was biking down Roadrunner Lane investigating the tip at about 1:30 pm on […]
By Hilde Kate Lysiak Orange Street News There is an unspoken menace facing those of us under fifteen years old. No, it’s not disgustingly low expectations. Or lice (which sucks). I call it youthism. You haven’t heard of youthism? Youthism is the discrimination against a human being for […]
This is an interesting article from 2016, published immediately after the Trump election, which references some of the criticisms of the Left that were raised by the postmodernist philosopher Richard Rorty in the 1990s. Rorty’s prediction was that by abandoning class politics in favor of cultural politics, the […]
The Stark Truth. Listen here.
An interview with survivalist Piero San Giorgio. Listen here.
At last, some anarchists who get it. Woke Anarchists Anarchism in the UK is a joke. Once symbolising hard-fought struggles for freedom, the word has been stripped bare to make way for narrow-minded, separatist and hateful identity politics by middle class activists keen to protect their own privileges. […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile In Happy Valley Solidarity is the guiding principle for any egalitarian philosophy. The basic idea is that all oppressed people face the same enemy and the only way any of us can defeat our collective oppressor is with the collective force […]
The Stark Truth. Listen here. Robert Stark talks to Nicolas Hausdorf. Nicolas is a German editor, analyst, and essayist based in Melbourne. You can read his essays at Jacobite. Topics:
His Goofiness William Gillis, Chairman of the Central Committee of the People’s Revolutionary Antifascist Transhumanist Party (Market-Anarchist), says building self-determination movements that people all over the world can actually relate to is the wrong way to go. No, what we need is a “Moral Majority of the Left” […]
This is how it needs to be. One thing this article doesn’t mention is that the Rainbow Coalition was also oriented toward building relationships with Chicago gangs like the Blackstone Rangers. Both the Nixon-Hoover FBI and the Chicago police thought this idea was so dangerous and threatening that […]
Whenever a Republican president is in office, I see articles like this coming from the liberal side, and when a Democrat is in office, I see similar articles coming from conservatives. But these ideas never seem to gain any traction. Too many on the right are attached to […]
Only 7? Sounds a bit moderate. It’s interesting how these ideas keep getting circulated but never really catch on beyond the margins. Are that many people really that unhappy with the system? Or are political partisans really just equivalents of sports fans (with “extremists” like the Antifa and […]
By Brandon Smith Alt-Market.Com Over a decade ago, critics of the liberty movement would often argue that it was not enough to simply point out all the problems plaguing our economy — we needed to also offer solutions. Of course, a common Alinsky tactic is to demand your […]
I’m inclined to say “I’ll believe it when I see it” but is this a case of the system actually working? By Jennifer Gonnerman The New Yorker Krasner asked his young prosecutors, “Who here has read Michelle Alexander?” Photograph by Jeff Brown for The New Yorker Until Larry […]
Recently, AttacktheSystem.Com has generated a surge of traffic due to a range of projects we have been associated with. For those who are unfamiliar with ATS, I would suggest reading our Statement of Purpose, along the following three articles first in order to find out what we’re about. […]
Do the ideas of thinkers like James Corbett represent the way forward for an anarchist-led/informed revolutionary center that identifies the global power elite as the true enemy?
A left-anarchist discusses the limitations of social democracy. Listen here. . The discussion itself was very good, although I found the intro monologue to be something of a turn off in the sense that it sounded like a barrage of buzzwords and catchphrases (kind of like reciting the […]
Joe Kopsick comments on Tom Woods’s August 18th, 2018 interview of Joshua Smith, at large delegate of the Libertarian National Committee. I talk about the efforts of Smith and right-libertarians to attempt to silence the debate on libertarian socialism which is happening within the Libertarian Party.
Tom Woods interviews Joshua Smith on the libertarian capitalist vs libertarian socialist conflict in the Libertarian Party. Listen here. Joshua Smith, who secured a spot on the Libertarian National Committee at the party’s recent convention, joins me to discuss the party’s present and future, the controversy with “libertarian […]
By Aragorn Anarchist Library One of the reasons that anarchism has become a popular political perspective is because in many contexts (for instance mass mobilizations or broad direct action campaigns) we seem open, friendly, and nonsectarian. This is in great contrast to visible (and visibly) Marxist or Leftist […]
A Facebook friend sums up why “the libertarian moment” passed with a succinct critique of conventional libertarianism (and I would include virtually the entire anarchist and anti-state milieu in this as well). “The Libertarian Party is utterly useless. It may have once had some utility as a ‘forum’, […]
Issue #1 July 2018. Now available. Order here. By Juleigh Howard-Hobson With an unaffected sense of balance and variance, Tribes is more than a mere issue of a magazine. It is a thoughtful compendium of many facets of National-Anarchism. None steal center stage. None erase or confute. Even […]
The new magazine of the National-Anarchist Movement, “Tribes,” is now available. Please contact me through this website’s contact page or via Facebook for inquiries about orders. Complimentary copies will be provided on a selective basis to reviewers, publishers, academics and journalists. Contents Editorial by Troy Southgate The Challenge […]
A reader on Facebook offers the following comments, and asks the following questions. I’m not so sure how realistic sustained statelessness is without severe technological regression and economic collapse, but the obvious answer is that the vast majority of people would rather bask in the lazy comforts of […]
It has been interesting to see how many predictions I made years ago have come into being. I predicted that the Eastern powers and “rogue states” would eventually rise to form an axis of resistance to the hegemony of the American empire. I predicted that populist-nationalist movements would […]
This statement originally appeared on Facebook. I am re-posting it here along with my original comments in response. Here is my response:
Aleksey Bashtavenko Academic Composition “However unwilling a person who has a strong opinion may be to admit that his opinion might be false, he ought to be moved by this thought: however true it may be, if it isn’t fully, frequently and fearlessly discussed, it will be […]
A recent interview with Andrey R. Bens.
Kudos to Chris Hedges. This is as good an analysis as I would ever expect from someone on the Left. This is a fairly straightforward Marxist analysis within a social democratic ideological framework. But he knows who the real enemy is. By Chris Hedges Truthdig
Jakub Jankowski speaks about the metapolitics of libertarianism and identitarianism in the UK and elsewhere.
San Fransisco California Aug 11, 2017 Lotta Moberg Researcher, Various
San Fransisco California Aug 11, 2017 Dale Brown Founder, DTMC
Mark Frazier, founder of OpenWorld.com, speaks about the best methods of spreading startup societies.
Startup Societies Summit San Francisco, California Aug 11, 2017 Galia Benartzi Co-Founder, Bancor
How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it’s trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: “charter cities,” city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations.