The Defense Post Libya’s UN-recognised unity government said Thursday that it was back in full control of the capital and its suburbs after more than a year of fighting off an offensive by eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar. “Our heroic forces have full control of Greater Tripoli right up […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It always ends this way, you can almost set your watch to it. A glamorous soirée rambling into the wee hours of the morning in an opulent townhouse on a tony tree lined street of any given international […]
This may be an isolated incident, and the reason for it is unclear, but this is the kind of thing that happens in guerrilla insurgencies. Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy was killed and two other law enforcement officers were wounded […]
Black Lives Matter leader declares war on police and group is ‘training our people to defend our communities’ in Black Panther style armed ‘patrols’
By Ryan Parry Daily Mail A Black Lives Matter leader has declared war on the police and plans to release a blueprint for change that involves Black Panther style armed ‘patrols’ monitoring the behavior of officers on the streets, DailyMailTV can reveal.
Kyle Kulinski has an interesting rebuttal to Carlson’s Hobbesian-Burkean perspective. In his more serious and intelligent moments, Carlson is simply making the Hobbesian argument that order must be maintained at all costs in order for civilization to exist with considerations of “justice,” whatever their merit, being a secondary […]
The discussion between Saager and Max Alvarez on the relationship between class and the uprising is interesting, along with their discussion of ruling class co-optation efforts. I have long argued that the modern left’s primary emphasis on race, gender, gay, etc. identity politics outside the context of any […]
If you’re not following the Swann Street siege story this morning, it’s incredible.
The evidence is overwhelming that this is a low-intensity insurgency, and not just handfuls of “extremists” or conventional criminal sectors, though those are obviously present as well. AMW English On Monday, June 1, the insurrectionary wind continues to blow on the streets of many cities of the United […]
The Mexicans don’t fuck around. While I was in Mexico a few years back, the Acapulco city police massacred 45 student protestors at one point. By Chantal Da Silva Newsweek Protests have ignited across the U.S. and around the world over the death of George Floyd—a black man […]
There are plenty of Antifa, boogaloos/accelerationists, “white supremacists,” “anarchists,” etc. involved in this but there is not anywhere near enough of them to make an insurrection this large happen. All of these “extremist” groups are just a side issue that is barely relevant at all. This is a […]
As an anarchist who is anti-police and pro-gun rights, I’d say this is a win-win situation.
Regrettably, wars produce casualties. The present situation is not yet a conventional civil war, but it is more than simply a series of riots or a crime wave. It is a genuine insurrection, albeit one that is largely spontaneous, decentralized, and uncoordinated which is both an advantage and […]
A “stimulus” or “bailout” of their own. “Yes, we can,” lol. By Maya Lau, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Matt Hamilton Los Angeles Times The young man flanked the shattered entry of a ransacked CVS in Santa Monica, where people had swept the shelves clean of everything from diapers to detergent. […]
Solidarity. Reuters ATHENS (Reuters) – Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Reuters journalists saw demonstrators throwing several flaming objects which erupted into flames on the street towards the […]
By Lucy Diavolo Teen Vogue A week of rebellion in Minneapolis has followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. The uprising there crescendoed to the burning of the police department’s 3rd precinct, on Thursday, and continues to escalate with an expansive rollout of heavily […]
As I said in the previous post, current events are no skin off the ass of the ruling class whatsoever. If the stock market is soaring, they’re happy. My guess is that the power elite probably sees the insurrection as an exaggerated sports riot, as opposed to a […]
From a purely factual perspective, Trump is correct that what is going on now is a class-based insurrection, and not merely a protest movement, a series of riots, or a crime wave. From a purely legal perspective, the 1807 Insurrection Act does indeed give the President the authority […]
José de Córdoba Wall Street Journal MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s drug cartels are in a war for the hearts and minds of poor Mexicans, providing them with food and supplies as they struggle to survive the economic meltdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the coronavirus struck Mexico, a plethora […]
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 […]
An article on the rise of fourth-generation warfare. By Robert Muggah and John P. Sullivan Foreign Policy Wars are on the rebound. There are twice as many civil conflicts today, for example, as there were in 2001. And the number of nonstate armed groups participating in the bloodshed is multiplying. According to […]
Tom Woods and Dave Smith on the primitive instincts of the herd. Listen here. ———– Dave Smith and I discuss the approach being recommended to cope with COVID-19. Is “if this saves one life, I’ll be happy” a sensible way to think about the world? If you object […]
https://nyti.ms/2yoozyk Full story at the New York Times.
This is one of the best analyses I’ve seen to date on what an actual Civil War 2 would look like. It’s political, geographical, and cultural analysis is spot on, although its main weakness is that it largely leaves out social class (which is fragmenting both the Red […]
An interesting discussion of Abimael Guzman’s autobiography. Some readers have suggested that I am too Eurasianist in my geopolitical outlook, but I’d argue I’m actually closer to the Senderos than the Duginists. Obviously, I don’t share their Maoist fundamentalism, but their geopolitical outlook was to reject both the […]
Today I will be joined by Keith Preston for our fourth and final installment of Pan-Anarchism to discuss the hard question of national defense.
After 17 years and a series of failed wars, the number of Sunni fundamentalist terrorists is larger than it was in 2001. By William S. Lind Traditional Right An article in the November 21 New York Times revealed two aspects of our ongoing strategic failure in Fourth Generation […]
Matthew VanDyke is the founder of Sons of Liberty International, a security firm that advises, trains, and supplies vulnerable populations to defend themselves against terrorists. He is preparing for an independent mission to Iraq during which he’ll train Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State. History NOW […]
By Dr. Bones Gods and Radicals “just imagine the idea that the bitter infighting on the Left could somehow be a tactical advantage. It’s almost too good to pass up.” From Dr. Bones READ MORE
By William S. Lind Traditional Right One of the iron laws of warfare is that a higher level dominates a lower. You can be brilliant tactically, but if you are defeated operationally, you lose. You can win tactically and operationally, but if you get beaten strategically, you lose. […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Will Mclean to finish our discussion on the privatization of defense. Today we will be focusing on strategy and tactics envisioned by the libertarians.
The withering away of the antiwar movement during the Obama era, and the failure of the Left to oppose the Trump administration’s efforts to strengthen the position of the Atlanticist-Zionist-Wahhabi axis (or to even take notice) indicates that US imperialism will have to be defeated externally rather than […]
Anarcho-Dictator Instead of a Blog If you don’t like what we tell you to believe in we’ll kill ya. – Misquotation of G. W. Bush After 9/11 a lot of ‘terrorism’ think-tankery poured out of academia and media, most of which was totally garbage. Atheologians and Objectivists wrote […]
As a I have long suspected. William S. Lind Traditional Right Those of us who supported President Trump in last year’s election because he promised a less interventionist foreign policy need to be aware of a rising danger. Neo-con influence in the Trump administration seems to be on […]
Bill Lind’s analysis of the emerging world order is absolutely correct. If I were a statist, I would be taking the exact same position as Bill Lind, i.e. that the main threat that states now face is not each other but the rise of non-state actors and fourth […]
The model that all anarchists and anti-statists need to be studying. One of our objectives should be to develop non-state political and militia confederations that will usurp many of the functions currently provided by states, with the goal of eventually superseding states. By William S. Lind Traditional Right […]
A recent interview. Listen here.
“Failure” doesn’t even begin to describe it. I would argue that Charlottesville was the end of the Alt-Right’s opportunity to be anything other than a fringe subculture. In 4GW, the propaganda wars are the most important of wall, and the Alt-Right essentially suffered a Hiroshima attack in Charlottesville. […]
By Keith Preston The State exists for the purpose of maintaining a monopoly over the legitimate use of violence within a particular geographical territory in order to more effectively control resources, exploit subjects, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, and expand its own power both internally and externally. […]
By Keith Preston Special thanks to Peter Topfer, Adam Ormes, Thom Forester, and Sean Jobst for their assistance in the writing of this summary. On June 17 and 18, the first ever conference of the National-Anarchist Movement (N-AM) took place in Madrid. The process of arranging this conference […]
It’s about globalism/globalization vs non-state actors. Some thoughts on the present political polarization, geopolitical rivalries, the G20, and “populist-nationalism.” The present political polarization represents an effort by the various factions of the ruling class attempting to create constituencies for themselves. Most of the mainstream media represents the dominant […]
The Free Online main text from nothingiseverlost.. shared with thanks Guerrilla ideology reduces all revolutionary questions to quantitative problems of military force. Nothing could be more disastrous. – James Carr, Power does not come any more from the barrel of a gun than it comes from a ballot box. […]
How ironic that the overlords of the American Empire might be backing the Murray Bookchin-inspired libertarian socialist insurgents of the Kurdish territory. But this is actually in keeping with a strategy that I have long advocated for anarchist, anti-state and anti-imperalist movements around the world, i.e. building on […]
Greek farmers armed with shepherd’s crooks and stones fought riot police in a violent protest against tax hikes outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens.
By William S. Lind Traditional Right The big question about the new Trump administration is whether its foreign policy will reflect President Trump’s views or long-standing Establishment positions. It is too early to offer a firm answer, but early indications are worrying. The past several weeks have seen […]
Bill Lind has a proposal that is very similar to certain ATS positions. By William S. Lind Traditional Right Low-level Fourth Generation war has been underway in the U.S. for some time, largely in the form of gang activities. That is likely to continue, as will occasional terrorist […]
I agree with this analysis but disagree with its conclusions. Ultimately, our enemies are all states everywhere, and our greatest non-state rivals are the Wahhabist/Salafist renditions of Islam. I consider the struggles of the Kurds, particularly the PKK and allied tendencies, to essentially be the same as the […]