By James Lindsay, New Discourses As unlikely as it seems, a highly obscure academic theory known as Critical Race Theory has completely mainstreamed in society, and now everyone is discussing it. While Critical Race Theory has the noble goal of pointing out problems that can be hard to […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Finally, mercifully, it’s twenty-hundred and twenty-one, dearest motherfuckers. The year of our lord Satan, 2020, is finally fucking over and all around America there are signs of life. It’s a brand new spanking day for democracy, because 2021 doesn’t just bring an […]
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now Scholars Cornel West and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor respond to the global uprising against racism and police violence following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “We’re seeing the convergence of a class rebellion with racism and racial terrorism at the center of it,” said […]
By Yanis Iqbal, Hampton Think USA’s President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks have already deflated the hopes of lesser-evilists. Filled with deep-dyed neoliberals and unswerving imperialists, Biden’s cabinet will try its hardest to competently revive the murderous American empire. Externally, it would mean the professional management of an imperialist, […]
By Lisa Hardy, Gwendolyn Saul & Kerry F. Thompson, The Conversation As the months roll by, the pandemic continues to hit Indigenous nations hard. But this phenomenon is not new. Epidemics have been part of colonialism since settlers arrived. Health inequities tell us that illnesses have different outcomes on […]
Because I am a 100% proponent of indigenous peoples’ rights, I am often accused of promoting “indigenous nationalism” by leftoidal “anarchists.” I tend to reject both SJWish decolonization theory, which aims to steer indigenous movements toward “cultural Marxism” (and therefore toward being tools for neoliberalism), and the conventional […]
Being an anarchist, I have a natural morbid curiosity about the functioning of statecraft. I follow politics in the same way someone might drive very slowly past the scene of some horrific accident so as not to miss the sight of even one mangled limb. But perhaps even […]
By David Marcus, The Federalist A Rubicon has been crossed in American political discourse. Long purveyors of Marxism, the nation’s leftists have now come to fully embrace something else; racism. Just in the last week in the areas of medicine, education, and journalism, well-intentioned institutional racists have insisted […]
Maria Theobald, TIME Marie Sanchez, chief tribal judge on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, arrived in Geneva in 1977 with a clear message to deliver to the United Nations Convention on Indigenous Rights. American Indian women, she argued, were targets of the “modern form” of genocide—sterilization. Over the six-year […]
By Matthew Crawford, Unherd The HBO series Succession depicts the dynastic dramas of a family-controlled media company, headed by patriarch Logan Roy in a spirit of vigorous tyranny. This clan is ultra-rich and totally amoral. One of the sons, the dissolute and aptly named Roman (played by Kieran […]
This is a must-listen for anyone who is interested in the relationship between the state and the oppression of blacks, particularly the relationship between economics laws, housing laws, and drug laws. Williams’ “The State Against Blacks” is a must-read. Another similar book that is quite good is Sowell’s […]
By Troy Southgate Similarities have been drawn between National-Anarchism and aspects of the Dark Mountain Project and therefore it was only a matter of time before its chief spokesperson, Paul Kingsnorth, made an effort to distinguish his ideas from ours. Richard Hunt, one of National-Anarchism’s main influences, once […]
There are a lot of nuggets of substance in this commentary from Kulinski. As Kyle points out, many Latinos are following the pattern of “white ethnics” like the Irish, Germans, and Poles in the sense of becoming increasingly assimilated into the Anglo-culture. One thing Kyle doesn’t mention is […]
By Donald J. Boudreaux, Wall Street Journal America has lost one of its greatest economists and public intellectuals. Walter Williams died Wednesday morning after teaching his final class at George Mason University on Tuesday. He was 84. For 40 years Walter was the heart and soul of George […]
By Amy Forliti, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “And when the last Red Man shall have perished, and the memory of my tribe shall have become a myth among the White Men, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe, and when your […]
One of the very best books on the modern American police state. I would add to it the works of Radley Balko, John Whitehead, Richard Lawrence Miller, and the late William Norman Grigg. “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by […]
By Anthony Bernabei, Vanguard Sentinel I once had a conversation with a young woman who said: ” The Constitution and it’s rights only apply to Americans”. This disregardful claim not only damages the perceived integrity of natural rights, which all men are born with, but displays a misunderstanding […]
Things aren’t going to well. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti analyze a report that highlights trends in the diagnosis of diseases of despair in the United States.
California is a deep blue state, which is under the de facto one-party rule of the Democrats. It is a majority-minority state and one of the most culturally liberal states in the US. And yet Proposition 16 was defeated in the year of “Black Lives Matter” becoming an […]
I don’t agree with this author’s crude stereotyping of blacks or his opposition to criminal justice reform, but he makes an interesting point. The “liberal-left” scored major victories involving referendums in the election, with everything from minimum wage increases to drug legalization to criminal justice reform passing in […]
This a pretty good critique of “anti-racism” theorists like Robin D’Angelo and Ibram X. Kendi from what could be called a non-racist, conservative-libertarian, classical liberal perspective. By Peter Minowitz, Independent Institute When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation […]
The SJWish terminology and rhetoric in this aside, this is actually a very good discussion of the class disparities associated with the impact of the pandemic. The impact of the responses to the pandemic has largely been to allow the upper-middle and upper classes to go on a […]
Jacobin contributing editor, Matt Karp, discusses what shifts in the Democratic coalition mean for the future of the party.
By Sureyyya Evren Although anarchists have a central interest in problems of domination and oppression, concepts of race and ethnicity have not been subject to sustained analysis in anarchist literature. This failure can be explained with reference to the priority that has been given to the great ideas […]
By Sureyyya Evren Dominant histories of anarchism rely on a historical framework that ill fits anarchism. Mainstream anarchist historiography is not only blind to non-Western elements of historical anarchism, it also misses the very nature of fin de siècle world radicalism and the contexts in which activists and […]
The main problem I see with this article is that no matter how silly professional “anti-racists”(many of whom are white people looking for a pat on the back) can often be, conservatives typically either believe that class does not exist, or if it does that class domination is […]
It makes perfect sense that as US society becomes more diverse and integrated, more members of minority communities would regard civil rights/discrimination issues as less immediate concerns, and become more concerned about other issues related to the economy, culture/social mores/religion, environment, education, foreign policy, etc.
Are Latinos slowly becoming the new “white ethnics” from the Nixon and Reagan eras? Fmr Bernie Sanders Senior Advisor, Chuck Rocha, shares his thoughts on the election and what we should expect going forward.
According to the data cited in this, “education” (which is really just a euphemism for social class) is becoming a greater fault line than race and gender. Who would’ve thought? Journalist, Zaid Jilani, weighs in on analysis of pre-election polls that show “Joe Biden gains among white voters […]
Whenever I examine the laundry list of ism-archy-phobia issues (racism, patriarchy, homophobia, etc.), I try to look at these from the perspective of what the social science/economic/political science data actually shows in a way that is devoid of ideological or moral value judgments. What Coleman Hughes talks about […]
More white folks trying to instruct black folks in the “proper” way to go about being black. Kristian Williams, a left-wing anarchist hated by left-wing anarchists though not as much as yours truly, has a pretty interesting discussion of the ideas and influences of Clarence Thomas. The opening […]
A debate between Ibram X. Kendi and Coleman Hughes would be interesting.
This is my assessment of the recent piece by Peter Gelderloos at Crimethinc, “Preparing for Electoral Unrest and a Right-Wing Power Grab.” The Crimethinc article is a great companion piece to the recent commentary by It’s Going Down (which I critique here) and Three-Way Fight (which I had […]
This is the worst nightmare of the ruling class, the far-left, and the far-right combined, which makes it a very good thing. By Jessica Chasmar Washington Times Local leaders of the right-wing group Proud Boys in Salt Lake City held a joint news conference with a local Black […]
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, breaks down the ramifications of attacking nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s adopted children, rather than attacking her views as a judge.
One point that I have consistently tried to make is that “anarchism” is not merely something that was dreamed up by Enlightenment philosophers or 19th-century radicals. While it wasn’t until Proudhon that people started calling themselves “anarchist” (Joseph Dejacque was the first to use the term “libertarian”), there […]
So, in other words, Jews are just like everyone else. Fair enough.
More and more people are realizing the futility of trying to work “within the system.”
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Is it just me or do white people kind of suck lately? I mean more than usual. That’s not racist, I use to be one. I sort of still am, I guess. More on that later. It kind […]
Black Rose Anarchist Federation Author and independent writer William C. Anderson interviews veteran organizer and former Black Panther and political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin on the current political crisis, fascism and rising relevance of Black anarchism. We also urge you to generously contribute towards a fundraising campaign organized […]
University of Wisconsin graduate student resigns from teaching role, admits she falsely claimed Black identity
Transracialism is apparently becoming a thing. So be it. By Kaelan Deese The Hill A University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) graduate student resigned from a teaching position after they admitted on social media to falsely claiming to be a person of color. CV Vitolo-Haddad apologized for the claims in […]
The objective of MSDNC is to ensure that the neoliberal/neocon alliance maintains permanent rule while deflecting mavericks, loose cannons, and dissidents from both sides. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the MSNBC report that makes excuses for Biden’s poor performance with Hispanic and Latinx voters, especially in […]
By Williamson M. Evers Independent Institute
A Judge Asked Harvard to Find Out Why So Many Black People Were In Prison. They Could Only Find 1 Answer: Systemic Racism
The problem with “systemic racism” analysis of this kind is that, while not factually wrong on its face, no context is provided. The assumption is that the present system would be fine if only it were less racist, which has the effect of obscuring and obfuscating critiques of […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “The most interesting political questions throughout history have been whether or not humans will be ruled or free, whether they will be responsible for their actions as individuals or left irresponsible as members of society, and whether they can live in peace by volitional agreements alone.” -Karl Hess “We’ve got to […]
“Please, please, vote for me!”-Donald Trump
Are Latinos going to be the new “white ethnics?”