By Sonny Laymatina “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” – Book of Ecclesiastes (1:18) Every time I hear someone say the U.S. lost its innocence on November 22, 1963, I say tell it to all the Blacks, Indians and […]
Neo-Malthusianism and eugenics in the struggle over meaning in the Spanish anarchist press, 1900-1936
By Jorge Molero-Mesa This article analyzes the debate on neo-Malthusianism and eugenics in Spanish anarchist publications in the first third of the last century. Using theoretical frameworks that have been under-utilized thus far, it provides new interpretations of what the term ” eugenics ” meant in pro-anarchist neo-Malthusian […]
The good old days. By Becky Little, History.Com The Senate had just adjourned on May 22, 1856, when Representative Preston Brooks entered its chamber carrying a cane. The pro-slavery southerner walked over to Senator Charles Sumner, whacked him in the head with the cane and then proceeded to […]
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative I know it’s almost October, but I’m not done with 9/11. I know we had the 20th anniversary, promised for a day to never forget whatever, and then an old-looking Bruce Springsteen rose to sing about everyone dying around him. (Read […]
Separated by an ‘ideological chasm’: The Spanish National Labour Confederation and Bolshevik internationalism (1917-1922)
By Jason Garner From its creation in 1910 until the end of the Civil War the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) represented the revolutionary wing of the Spanish labour movement. As such it warmly welcomed the October revolution of 1917 and the pages of its press were soon […]
By Eduardo Romanos and José Luis Ledesma ‘[May Day is celebrated] year after year, without interruption’, wrote the Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (1907), ‘and this celebration seems to assume a ritual, a liturgical character. The value of these rituals is enormous, as long as their spirit is […]
One good thing about social media, the Internet, and cable TV is that it is now harder for political figures to maintain a statesman-like image. Most reasonable or semi-informed people nowadays know that Biden has dementia, Trump is a narcissistic sociopath, Obama is an opportunistic empty suit, W. […]
Marxists.Org Source: Choix de Lettres de Louis-Ferdinand Céline, edited by Henri Godard and Jean-Paul Louis. Paris, Bibliotheque de la Pléaide, 2009; Translated: for marxists.org by Mitchell Abidor; CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike) marxists.org 2012. (After the fascist riots of February 6, 1934 the great novelist Louis-Ferdinand Céline […]
It’s rather amusing to hear “progressives” (including some “anarchists”) attacking Nicki Minaj for being an anti-vaxxer the same way conservatives would have attacked her for being a ho 40 years ago (and probably still do). Today’s “social progressives” are the new “social conservatives.” In every generation, you have […]
The content of this meme is a bit of an oversimplification. The New Left was a form of middle-class radicalism that could only have happened in a post-scarcity society of the kind that emerged in developed countries in the postwar period. People aren’t worried about “personal development” when […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the tortuous relationship libertarians and anarchists have with history.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There is a narrative commonly held by observers in the west that the Afghans are a people defined by perpetual warfare. Like many stereotypes, this one comes with a cornel of truth. After all, the people of Afghanistan […]
Does not this Wikipedia description of the Rockefeller Republicans sound like a perfect description of the neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party today? These were driving out of the Republicans by the Reaganites so they moved over to the Democrats, and that’s how we got the Clintons, Obama, […]
By Larry Gambone Until the outbreak of the First World War the Confederation General du Travail (CGT) was a revolutionary anarcho-syndicalist union federation. Thereafter, the CGT was taken over by reformists and became an ordinary conservative trade union. So goes the accepted viewpoint. Murray Bookchin makes a statement […]
By Hunter S. Thompson, ESPN Johnny Depp called me from France on Sunday night and asked what I knew about Osama bin Laden. “Nothing,” I said. “Nothing at all. He is a ghost, for all I know. Why do you ask?” “Because I’m terrified of him,” he said. […]
Bookchin’s classic is available online. By Murray Bookchin This book stands on its own ground and projects a coherent theory of social ecology that is independent of the conventional wisdom of our time. But we all stand on the shoulders of others if only in terms of the […]
We now have a number of test models for the pan-secessionist concept. Many ATS readers are younger people who likely do not recall how intense the “war on drugs” propaganda was in the 1980s and 1990s. At that time, the war on terrorism hadn’t yet begun, and the […]
By Steven Marks This article examines the global legacy of the Russian Revolution by making comparisons with revolutions dating back to the sixteenth century. It finds similarities in how communications, counterrevolutions, and national liberation movements formed the legacies of both the Russian Revolution and its antecedents in both […]
National security reporter Spencer Ackerman on 9/11, mass surveillance at home, and failed wars abroad. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States invaded and occupied two countries, bombed four others, helped create 21 million refugees and cause over 800,000 deaths, and spent over $6 trillion […]
By Justin Meggitt, University of Cambridge, UK The claim that Jesus was an anarchist has been made by a variety of individuals and movements throughout history. Although there have been significant differences in what has been meant, it is possible to determine the validity of such a judgement. […]
By Mitchell Abidor Victor Serge became a propagandist for the revolutionary government almost immediately after arriving in Soviet Russia in 1919. He wrote in praise of the new state and called on anarchists to support the Bolsheviks. However, contemporary reports in anarchist journals and memoirs by his contemporaries […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky discuss newly released documents showing the FBI investigated Saudi Arabia’s possible role in the September 11th attacks.
I recall as Bush prepared to invade Iraq, the comment by Noam Chomsky to the effect that, “Osama bin Laden could hardly find a better partner than George Bush, since Bush is cooperating with him in all of his major plans for expanding bin Laden’s network. Same with […]
The media rehabilitation of W is complete.
Saagar provides a history lesson about the criminals involved in the US response to 9/11 who continue to occupy spaces in elite media and polite society despite their failures
Krystal and Saagar are joined by policy expert Matt Stoller who details how Wall Street executives profited off the 9/11 disaster
Krystal and Saagar break down the revelations from the recently declassified documents about the connection between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Another old article on the Green Panthers and their ideal of a “Stoner Homeland” from the 1990s. Their goal was to have a separatist weed-friendly homeland in northern California. Now they’ve got about 20 homelands across the United States and its territories. This doesn’t make “pan-secessionism” sound so […]
An investment of $6 trillion that produces an ROI of exactly zero is quite an…accomplishment. By Tariq Ali, The Nation From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price. The Taliban observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in […]
By Matt Taibbi GOP pols in the Bush years set the constitution afire and cheered America’s march toward authoritarianism, but now want you to know Joe Biden has them Petrified For Democracy. Are you laughing yet? Well, that didn’t take long. Within a day after Joe Biden announced […]
By Damon Linker, The Week What does a day mean? We’ve been struggling to answer that question about Sept. 11, 2001 — to assimilate it into American and world history in a convincing way — for 20 years now. Looking back from the standpoint of 2021, most of […]
Journalist Zaid Jilani details why some people turn to conspiracy theories and extreme cynicism in the face of tragedies like 9/11.
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
Contesting Barcelona’s Soul between Two Flags : Conceptual Frontiers of the Turn-of-century Catalonia between Catalan Nationalism and Anarcho-Syndicalism
By Seonghek Kang In 1992 amidst the celebration of the upcoming Summer Olympics, a rectangular pavilion in the neighborhood of Horta was erected by the order of the Barcelona city government. Externally unimpressive with large, semi-transparent glass windows covering steel staircases, the edifice was in fact a reconstruction […]
By Joshua Prager, The Atlantic Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, never had the abortion she was seeking. She gave her baby girl up for adoption, and now that baby is an adult. After decades of keeping her identity a secret, Jane Roe’s child has chosen […]
By Richard Kreitner, The New York Review Disunion is hardly a new theme in American politics. In this moment of tumult, it would be unwise to rule out its return. fter what even Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell called, with surprising accuracy, a “failed insurrection” at the United […]
I remember when this group first appeared in the late 1990s, they were widely ridiculed as absurd. But did they not achieve their goals? Are not more than a third of the US states now de facto or de jour “stoner homelands”? I guess the moral of the […]
Ryan Grim details the circumstances that led to RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s release on parole.
Kim Iversen analyzes Dr. Fauci’s past support of AZT to treat HIV/AIDS and his current support of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.
Scroll.In American citizen Glenn Foster travelled through Afghanistan for seven years in the mid-20th century, documenting the country and lives of its citizens. WATCH HERE
An interesting “60 Minutes” segment from 1980 on the swine flu jab that killed more people than the actual illness during the 1976 epidemic. I doubt the MSM would air something like this today.
By Marco Manfredi Around the world, social movements have become legitimate, yet con-tested, actors in local, national and global politics and civil society, yet we still know relatively little about their longer histories and the trajectories of their development. This series seeks to promote innovative historical research on […]
Increasingly, I am coming across more and more articles of this kind, both in the liberal and conservative media, including in publications like GQ that aren’t primarily political. When I first started promoting the idea of pan-secessionism, most sympathizers were, as Matthew Lyons pointed out, “a wide variety […]
By Holger Marcks “Taking a critical approach, Holger Marcks deconstructs the threat of ‘international anarchist terrorism’ as a justification narrative that was used to generally blame anarchist ideology for politically motivated assassinations, to criminalise political dissent and to shape the norms and practices of the respective transnational criminal […]
By James Michael Yeoman At the outbreak of the First World War the Spanish anarchist movement was in disarray. Four years earlier, the movement had succeeded in creating a national organisation of syndicates, named the Confederación Nacional de Trabajo (CNT). The CNT was initially a source of pride […]
By Pablo Rodero The present work studies those aspects of contemporary social movements that could produce long-term changes in society. To do so, it examines the extent to which contemporary social movements can be considered as a part of a global anarchist re-emergence since the late 1990s. The […]
By JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan’s release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. The decision was […]
By Thomas L. Knapp, Garrison Center “President Joe Biden continues to humiliate the United States,” Joseph Klein whines at neoconservative rag FrontPageMag, “by letting the Taliban terrorists dictate the terms of his surrender.” Furthermore, writes Klein, “the president is clearly willfully blind to ISIS in Afghanistan being a long-term […]
By Ulick Fitzhugh, The Burkean A Historicist Revolt in Jurisprudence “The Guilty Have No Past” – Death in June Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France’ cemented, in the eyes of conventional scholars and lay people alike, his place as the father of modern conservatism. Although frequently […]
Derrick Jensen, Todd Lewis, and I discuss the increasing instability and erratic nature of the modern left.