Masculinity Is Not Revolutionary 3

DGR in the United States…

You must become a feminist to be a true revolutionary!

By Kid Cutback

Revolutionaries of many types maintain that resistance by any means necessary is required to stop momentous social injustice and environmental degradation. These activists recognize that those in power are the enemy and that the enemy will stop at nothing unless forced to do otherwise. Following this understanding, militancy is understood to be appropriate given the situation.

Applied appropriately, militancy is an approach to activism that pledges a steadfast dedication to physically intervene, when necessary, in the violation of living beings and the destruction of communities. This militancy is often rooted in healthy communal norms and an allegiance to the bodily integrity of all beings.

Nanotechnology: Armed resistance Reply

DGR in Mexico.

Nature assesses the aftermath of a series of nanotechnology-lab bombings in Mexico — and asks how the country became a target of eco-anarchists.

By Leigh Phillips

Under attack: policemen stand guard outside the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education after a letter bomb exploded there in August 2011.
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Abolish Government Anarchists = Allies of Wallstreet, Corporations and the 1% Reply

Abolish Government Anarchists: “Don’t vote. We shouldn’t be trying to fix the system by ending the bribery, we should be abolishing government all together. Yes while we tell people not to vote the interests that we are supposidely fighting against will get even stronger and our system will become even more screwed up. But still…Don’t vote!”

Wallstreet, Corporations and the 1%: “Holy sh.., Thanks guys!”.

Abolish Government Anarchists: “Even though we claim to be nonviolent we will not openly challenge any Anarchists that use violence in their tactics…even though it really hurts the perception of Occupy”

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‘Lesser Evil’ Voters: Stop Enabling Your Abusers (part 2) 1

Some on the left are getting it right. Mickey Z. channels Derrick Jensen’s talking points in his call for decentralization.

By Mickey Z.

08 September, 2012
World News Trust

Photo Credit: Mickey Z.

“I think it is dangerous to confuse the idea of democracy with elections. Just because you have elections doesn’t mean you’re a democratic country.” —Arundhati Roy

(Read part 1 of this article here)

A liberal and a progressive walk into a restaurant called Democracy.

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Gay Homeland Foundation Reply

Who are we?

The Gay Homeland Foundation is an international organization dedicated to the idea of creation of a self-administrated territory for the GLBT-people. It was established in Cologne, Germany in 2005.

Our association dedicates itself also to the promotion of the cultural, economic and political development of the GLBT-community, and aims to improve the reputation and protection of its nationals in the world.

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The First Leftist Reply

 

French Revolution

“Leftist” : not always a dirty word…

…unlike “Jacobin”.

From Mises.org.

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The first leftist would not be popular in America today. That is true because the original leftists wanted to abolish government controls over industry, trade, and the professions. They wanted wages, prices, and profits to be determined by competition in a free market, and not by government decree. They were pledged to free their economy from government planning, and to remove the government-guaranteed special privileges of guilds, unions, and associations whose members were banded together to use the law to set the price of their labor or capital or product above what it would be in a free market.

The first leftists were a group of newly elected representatives to the National Constituent Assembly at the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. They were labeled “leftists” merely because they happened to sit on the left side in the French Assembly.

The legislators who sat on the right side were referred to as the party of the Right, or rightists. The rightists or “reactionaries” stood for a highly centralized national government, special laws and privileges for unions and various other groups and classes, government economic monopolies in various necessities of life, and a continuation of government controls over prices, production, and distribution.

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Government and Media Turn Accused Cop Killers into Constitutionalist “Sovereign Citizens” Reply

By Kurt Nimmo

Prior the latest round of violence attributed to the so-called “sovereign citizen movement,” the FBI ramped up its propaganda campaign and declared that “extremists” opposed to the government pose a domestic terror threat and a danger to law enforcement.

The FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section produced a report in February stating that activists opposed to government authority and taxation pose a violent threat to law enforcement. The report specifically denotes constitutionalists as terrorists.

“As sovereign citizens’ numbers grow, so do the chances of contact with law enforcement and, thus, the risks that incidents will end in violence. Law enforcement and judicial officials must understand the sovereign-citizen movement, be able to identify indicators, and know how to protect themselves from the group’s threatening tactics,” the report states.

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Three anarchists plead guilty to Ohio bridge-bombing plot Reply

NBC News

FBI via AP

Connor Stevens, left, Brandon Baxter, center, and Douglas Wright, right, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

By NBC News and wire reports

AKRON, Ohio — Three self-described anarchists pleaded guilty on Wednesday in an Ohio federal court to plotting to blow up a four-lane highway bridge near Cleveland in April, authorities said.

Douglas Wright, 26, Brandon Baxter, 20, and Connor Stevens, 20, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce, authorities said in a statement.

The three guilty pleas came before U.S. District Judge David Dowd Jr., who expects to sentence the men in November. All three had been scheduled to face trial on September 17.

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White nationalists attack! 42

Following the spat his post generated on this-here site, Mojo scribes a follow-up

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My post ‘Fuck white nationalists,’ which was recently reposted at Attack the System, has generated some anger from – wait for it – white nationalists!
I should reiterate that I consider many WN grievances to be legitimate, but their proposed solutions would be even worse. For more on that, see the original article.

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Debate around gun rights/gun control will eventually be irrelevant Reply

When decentralized desktop manufacturing achieves the successful and widespread production of a workable, reliable weapon then the world as we know it will be effectively over. It may be a gun. It may be a drone. It may be a cruise missile for all we know. Technology may make anarchy more than an ideological struggle; it may make anarchy a necessity for human survival. Whether you call it a resilient community, a commune, or a tribe; the future belongs to decentralized, autonomous cells capable of insulating themselves from violence through peer to peer, networked alliances.


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The alternative to the state, part 6: breaking free Reply

by Menso

The worst thing the British ever did for India was to unite it. India is a vast country of a billion people with nothing in common. As many as a million people died and 12m were displaced when India was partitioned. Today, an insurgency in the east of the country started and continues because of a central government stealing their land in the name of “development” that the people are not interested in, and 100,000 farmers have committed suicide. India has gone to war with Pakistan several times and approached nuclear war over a border clash. None of these things would have happened if India had followed Gandhi’s vision.

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Are Right-Wing Anarchists the Modern Day Weather Underground? Reply

Thanks to Neil Hiatt for the link.

Take note of the comments.

weather underground

The 1960s and 70s were decades of sweeping social change. Amidst the counterculture revolution of that era, many radical socio-political groups emerged often with conflicting ideologies about a utopian society and how to achieve it.

One such counterculture group was the Weather Underground (WUO), an American radical left-wing organisation. WUO was originally formed in 1969 as a section of the Student’s for a Democratic Society (SDS).

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The Montpelier Manifesto Reply

by Thomas H. Naylor, Kirkpatrick Sale, James Starkey, and Charles Keil

Recently by Thomas H. Naylor: The Principality of Liechtenstein: A Model of Self-Determination for a World Filled With Chaos

Recently by Kirkpatrick Sale: The Decline of the American Empire


Petition of Grievances

We, citizens of this American land, haunted by the nihilism of separation, meaninglessness, and powerlessness, subsumed by political elites who use corporate, state, and military power to manipulate our lives, pawns of a global system of dominance and deceit in which transnational megacompanies and big government control us through money, markets, and media, sapping our political will, civil liberties, collective memory, traditional cultures, sustainability, and independence, and as victims of affluenza, technomania, cybermania, globalism, and imperialism, do issue and proclaim this:

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Nietzsche’s Antipolitique: The Will-to-Power, the Individual, and the State 1

From Promethea.org.

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by Danny Weston, aka Darios

Introduction

In this essay, I would like to discuss Nietzsche’s doctrine of the ‘will-to-power’, particularly with regard to how it relates to concepts of the State and the Individual. I shall argue that there are two main interpretations of how one applies Nietzsche’s ‘will-to-power’ thus, (particularly with regard to his view of the State), and that one proves not only more cogent than the other in the context of his other writings, but also that this interpretation proves to be the more desirable of the two and directly informs his theories on the state.

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Laissez faire! Reply

From the Facebook scribings of one Colin Patrick Barth. Be sure to check out his website, Promethea.org, and his blog, Wisdom Dancer, too!

Has the formulation “I want _____” with the implication “give it to me, people in power” obtained the desired results—ever—without unintended consequences for someone else—or for everyone, caused by metastasizing the system? It has been rightly said that any power structure considerable enough to give people what they want must be powerful enough to take things away from people. Politics then becomes a tug-of-war over the power of the state that most people are destined to lose even if they are too easily bribed or placated to know it. But there is an alternate demand to make of the state: “Don’t give me what I think I deserve, don’t improve my life, and don’t save me. Let us alone, and stay out of our way. We can handle things ourselves, and achieve more than you can give us.”