The eco-villagers, exitarians, panarchists, radical anc-aps/agorists, national-anarchists, bolobolo fans, democratic confederalists, startuppers, intentional communards, neo-tribalists, PLEers, SEZers, crypto-anarchists, seasteaders, smart citiers, new urbanists, micronationalists, and Benedict optionists all have some interesting ideas that might fit under the paradigm of pan-anarchism, from far left to far right, and spanning […]
Since plenty of Americans, left and right, still seem to be hung up on the Civil War and its legacy, perhaps the following Wikipedia description of the early individualist-anarchist Lysander Spooner’s position on the Civil War would be helpful, i.e. support for the abolition of slavery with parallel […]
This article is an excellent demonstration of why the “anarcho-left” fails. Not everything said in this is “wrong,” and not every point being made is worthless, but it’s mostly just the standard mainstream “progressive” narrative with an anarchistic gloss. Most telling of all is that there is no […]
The ATS masthead contains the slogan “Pan-Anarchism Against, Pan-Secessionism Against the Empire” which is merely an expression of a very simple concept, and which is predictably misunderstood by many people (because many people are dumbasses).
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 […]
In the past, I have thought that the strategically “ideal” situation partisanship-wise would be to have a Republican presidency, Senate, and Supreme Court, a Democratic House (in order to ensure divisiveness at the federal level), and as many Democratic administrations as possible in heavily populated states and large […]
Hopefully. By Mark Perry The American Conservative When historians look back at “the coronavirus crisis of 2020,” they’re likely to focus on the spread of the disease, the economic dislocation it caused and how the federal government responded to it. Predictably, and depending on the depth and duration […]
This is how it’s done. Listen here. Joe McKinney, founder and CEO of the Startup Societies Foundation, discusses the array of models and possibilities for “startup societies,” whereby new or existing communities establish arrangements in which the hand of the state is felt more lightly.
A general strike could potentially be a core component of the economic aspect of pan-secessionism.
aragon.black Jun 11, 2019 14 minute read (full) First let’s decentralize history… This month’s thematic has been a real challenge for us and raised many questions in our minds. Why? The history of decentralization is complex and non-linear. But most of all, it is difficult to be considered from […]
This needs to become a global trend, like McDonald’s. By Harry Stewart The culture trip. We’ve all heard of places like Liechtenstein and the Vatican, tiny European nations with minuscule populations. Yet these are internationally recognized states—actual countries, if you will. Even more bizarre are Europe’s micronations: quirky […]
By Joe Quirk CNN If you’d like to live in a country that caters to your values and lifestyle, why not build your own? Nearly half the earth’s surface is a blue frontier over which no country holds sovereignty, and startup cities that float permanently in international waters […]
Leading fourth generation warfare theorist Bill Lind, a paleconservative, discusses the possibility of a Red Tribe revolt as the Blue Tribe increasingly achieves national hegemony. Some highlights: “…But something far more powerful than any issue is motivating the base: an ever-stronger feeling that it’s us against them. “Us” […]
For our 123rd episode of Rebel Yell, Mencken’s Ghost, Fulwar Skipwith, and Keith Preston, of Attack the System, speak about Appalachia in our series about Colin Woodard’s book American Nations. Listen here.
The future infrastructure of pan-anarchism? The city-states should only be the meta-structures for thousands of local communities, intentional communites, neighborhoods, districts, and autonomous zones. And why only 100? Ancient Greece was comprised of nearly 1100 autonomous cities. The Holy Roman Empire included hundreds of kingdoms intersecting with many […]
The Stark Truth. Listen here.
The Stark Truth. Listen here. Robert Stark talks to Nicolas Hausdorf. Nicolas is a German editor, analyst, and essayist based in Melbourne. You can read his essays at Jacobite. Topics:
Whenever a Republican president is in office, I see articles like this coming from the liberal side, and when a Democrat is in office, I see similar articles coming from conservatives. But these ideas never seem to gain any traction. Too many on the right are attached to […]
Only 7? Sounds a bit moderate. It’s interesting how these ideas keep getting circulated but never really catch on beyond the margins. Are that many people really that unhappy with the system? Or are political partisans really just equivalents of sports fans (with “extremists” like the Antifa and […]
By Umair Haque Eudaimonia America is ripping itself apart. So much so that I couldn’t help but notice another strange, gruesome, and bizarre turning point in American collapse today. On the heels of Trump mocking Dr Ford, many famous and powerful right-wing extremists were bellowing, for the first […]
The Russians are coming! An amusing and at times interesting presentation from the Left-Birchers, featuring some of the usual suspects. Watch this video, and then watch the video at the bottom of this post featuring an interview with Dr. Fred Schwarz of the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade from William […]
Startup Societies Summit San Francisco, California Aug 11, 2017 Tom Reed New State Movement Chair, d10e
By Scott Shackford Reason Another movement to split up California is brewing. This one wants to create a state called “New California,” essentially by separating the red from the blue. New California would be made up of the inland and non-metropolitan parts of the state (with the notable […]
Mexican cities secede to escape corruption and cartels, forming corporate dystopias, precarious utopian projects, and Mad Maxish militia towns
The infrastructure of pan-anarchism is already being created. Boingboing.Net Mexico’s corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country’s horrific, mass-murdering gangs, and the Mexican people are caught in the crossfire. The weak […]
By Jeff Deist Mises Institute Dr. Robert Murphy and I enjoyed a robust discussion of the current political landscape this past weekend at the University of Central Florida. A significant percentage of attendees, maybe half, agreed with the proposition that the US is past the point of political […]
By Trey Goff Mises Institute [Your Next Government?: From the Nation State to Stateless Nations by Tom. W. Bell] When I first met him, Tom W. Bell seemed more like the successful lawyer/entrepreneur type than he did the type of guy to write an intensely well-sourced book synthesizing information […]
A recent interview. Listen here.
By Kate Irby Sacramento Bee The world has been watching the play-by-play of Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain, but one group is tuning in more closely than most: California secessionists. The California Freedom Coalition, the campaign that has taken the lead in the effort to break California […]
By Jennifer Maffesanti Foundation for Economic Education We’re seeing a huge uptick in provinces and territories seeking independence from their parent countries all over the globe. I already wrote about Catalonia — a dramatic situation that is still ongoing — but they are by no means the only […]
The recent events involving the efforts of Catalonia to separate itself from Spain, and the resulting repression at the hands of the Spanish state, along with the growing prominence of the Kurdish independence movement, have been accompanied by a range of criticisms being levied against both movements. The […]
The money quote, and the main reason why most US political factions are worthless: “Unfortunately, most Americans do not bat an eye at the worst offenses committed by the presidency, namely the killing of millions in undeclared wars of choice with nations who have never attacked the United […]
Liberal democratic capitalism shows what it really thinks of self-determination and political dissent. Thomas S. Harrington Counterpunch I just got of the phone with Josep Maria Sole Sabaté, my friend and a leading Catalan historian and public intellectual. He was nothing short of breathless as he described the […]
By Kirkpatrick Sale LewRockwell.Com While division between both political parties has been accepted as a norm for decades, we have witnessed a level of intensity in 2017 that has dwarfed anything remotely similar in recent American history. While it appears to be boiling over, perhaps many are ready […]
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 […]
Great new graphic from Adam Ormes!
My long range vision for ARV-ATS has always been to develop an anarchist-led revolutionary Left that works with the radical Right for the purpose of dismantling the American empire (Rome on the Potomac). Now that Donald Trump has taken the throne as the latest clown-emperor, it would appear […]
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 […]
By Will Rahn CBSNews.Com Something people will increasingly ask down the road: In a wildly diverse nation of over 300 million people, would it not make more sense to have, say, three countries with a 100 million people each? Or how about 300 countries with a million people? […]
By Keith Preston American Renaissance American political culture has come to be defined by enormous divisions. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt notes that present day political polarization is wider than at any time since the Civil War. Social science research finds that more Americans would oppose their son or […]
By DangerNixon Ancapistan Jacob Levy recently wrote an essay airing his teary-eyed dismay that so many of his libertarian friends are cheering on Britain’s bow down from EU membership. This comes to no surprise, since BHL seems to be bent on presenting us with the “libertarian case” for […]
By Kirkpatrick Sale Of all the phenomena the 2016 election year has demonstrated, none is greater than the proof that this nation is deeply and probably irretrievably split into two political camps with very, very little in common. It is more than blue states and red states, it […]
By Clare Foran The Atlantic Secessionists across the United States are taking heart. The United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union last month has sparked interest in the far-fetched idea that U.S. states might win independence from Washington, D.C. Separatist groups are especially optimistic that Americans […]
Is the realignment happening already? By Keir Martland (26th June 2016) At about midnight, the globalists in the Parliamentary Labour Party began their coup. Blairite Hilary Benn told socialist anti-interventionist Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that he had no confidence in his leadership and the latter had no option […]
By Jen Hayden Daily Kos Are y’all sitting down? The Texas Nationalist Movement says they are flying high after the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From Daniel Miller, the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement: From the looks of it, the British people […]
By Tom Slater Spiked Online “Brexit is a fake revolt’, writes Paul Mason in the Guardian this week: ‘Working-class culture is being hijacked to help the elite.’ A withering article in Vice agrees. ‘Brexit is the upper classes in revolt’, writes Sam Kriss. ‘They see an undemocratic and […]
If We Are Going to Take Down the Establishment: Progressives, Libertarians, Anarchists, and Non-Voters Need to Unite
It looks like ATS ideas are becoming increasingly closer to the mainstream. I am seeing more and more writing like this all the time. By Tim Bryant The Last American Vagabond Anyone paying even the slightest attention to the 2016 Presidential Election can see that this election cycle […]
By Chris Shaw I’ve made it clear that I don’t see the EU referendum as particularly important. The major economic questions surrounding the modern world, from banking fragility and capital creation, to huge levels of private and sovereign debt and politico-economic centralisation are not remotely addressed within this […]