ATS editors Keith Preston and Vince Rinehart discuss Cascadia and bioregionalism with guest Casey Corcoran.
-Defining Cascadia as a place rather than a political entity.
-The ideas and history of bioregionalism as a movement.
-The commonalities shared by colonized peoples.
-The relationship between ecological crises and colonialism.
-The need for food sovereignty.
-How technological and ecological values can co-exist.
-Why radical localism is the path to resistance.
-The film “Occupied Cascadia.” More…
ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston.
The harassment of Glenn Greenwald’s partner in London.
The emerging left/right unity in opposition to the surveillance state.
The work of writers like John Whitehead and William Norman Grigg detailing the growth of the American police state.
How many on the Left are starting to realize the Left has failed to develop an effective opposition force against the Bush-Obama wars and surveillance regimes and how libertarians have picked up the torch.
Eric Holder’s belated recognition that America’s prison-industrial complex has gotten out of hand.
The declining influence of the neoconservatives in the GOP and their eclipse by realists like Rand Paul.
How the U.S. empire is losing its grip on Egypt and why Israel partisans are pushing for still more military intervention in the Middle East
The trial and conviction of Bradley Manning and the necessity of a “Free Bradley” movement.
The granting of asylum to Edward Snowden by Russia and how this fits with the ARV-ATS prediction that Russia and other rogue nations might be sources of support for future anti-imperialist insurgencies.
How libertarian politicians like Ron and Rand Paul are ultimately no solution to the problem of the soft totalitarian state but might be “gateway drugs” to a more extreme position.
The growing interest in “libertarian populism” within the mainstream Right and how this fits with ARV-ATS that an expanded anti-state movement with a populist bent will be a partial foundation for the next wave of serious radicalism.
Keith Preston reviews recent articles that indicate ARV-ATS ideas are now moving into the mainstream.
Chris Hedges’ admission that the liberal class is a failure and has abandoned the poor in favor of middle class cultural politics.
John MacArthur’s piece in Harper’s attacking the Wilsonian legacy of the Democratic Party and calling for a left/right alliance against the surveillance state.
Justin Raimondo’s observation of the increasing appeal of libertarians and paleo-rightists like Rand Paul to liberals dismayed by the Left’s failures on civil liberties issues and how the establishment’s neocon-progressive alliance views this as a threat.
How Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard’s “paleo strategy” (a predecessor to the outreach efforts to the populist-right by ARV-ATS) in the early 90s became the basis of the Ron Paul movement, and how Paul was a “gateway drug” to more extreme forms of anti-state radicalism for many young people.
An article in “The American Conservative” endorsing the strategy of “libertarian-populism” (anti-government, pro-worker) long advocated by ARV-ATS.
The identity of ARV/ATS as a challenge to the stagnant political ideas of the anarchist establishment and the foundation for a new anarchist movement.
The ambition of ARV/ATS to represent the near-universal discontent with “the system” now prevalent in American and other societies and offer a positive alternative vision.
The ongoing conflicts between ARV/ATS and the mainstream anarchist movement and why such conflicts are proper and necessary.
The need to cultivate alternative forms of identity in opposition to the state.
The need to replace patriotic loyalty to the state with ideological patriotism towards the anarchist struggle.
How the meta-identify of the anarchist struggle must contain within itself numerous sub-identities related to culture, ethnicity, religion, geography, occupation, and single issues to which individuals form passionate attachments.
ATS News of the Week Commentary with Keith Preston.
The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi and why the introduction of Western liberal democracy in Middle Eastern nations ironically tends to fuel the creation of Islamic states.
The ongoing saga of Edward Snowden and why there must be public campaigns on behalf of whistleblowers on the model of the “Free Mumia” movement.
The ongoing atrocities perpetrated by the American police state on innocent civilians and the need for a militant anti-police insurgency similar to the Black Panthers of the 1960s or the militia movement of more recent times.
The trial of George Zimmerman for the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin and why controversial courts cases and public issues should be decided on the basis of facts and reason rather than political ideology and cultural prejudices.
Keith Preston discusses the work of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick.
-Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” as a landmark work in political philosophy and its influence in academia.
-How both the Left and Right often read Nozick selectively and vulgarize his thinking.
-The relevance of Nozick’s concept of the “ultra-minimal state” to fourth generation warfare theory.
-Nozick’s concept of a meta-utopia of self-determined communities and how this presents a model for the evolution of anti-state radicalism beyond both leftist anarcho-social democracy and vulgar libertarian plutocratic apologies. More…