DNA "Genetic Patdown" Introduced to Airports by DHS

Article by Nicholas West. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Activist Post A new level of invasive screening is scheduled for airports this summer:  a portable DNA scanner to conduct on-site, real-time genetic testing. This technology is being implemented under the cover of combating human trafficking, illegal immigration, and finding missing persons, but […]

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

Article by Naomi Wolf. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– November 26, 2011 “The Guardian” – – vUS citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in […]

Pakistan official: NATO attack kills 26 Pakistani soldiers

From CNN. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— CNN) — NATO helicopters opened fire on a Pakistani checkpoint early Saturday, killing 26 soldiers, a provincial governor said. At least 14 soldiers were wounded in the attack in the Mohmand Agency area, said Syed Masood Kausar, governor of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Mohmand Agency is […]

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

From Poor Richards Blog. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————–   While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on […]

Russia Arms Syria With Missiles To Defend Against NATO Attack

From Infowars.Com —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Thursday, November 24, 2011 We now know what those six Russian warships that reportedly entered Syrian territorial waters last week were carrying. Aside from representing a show of strength to discourage NATO powers from launching a military attack, on board were Russian technical experts ready […]

The Russian Bear Is Back

From DumpDC. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— If you believe that the United States is the “sole superpower” in the world, then you really need to read the rest of this article. Most Americans have very little idea what is actually going on in the rest of the world and how the […]

‘They Found Nothing. Nothing.’

From Media Lens. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The IAEA, Iran And ‘Fantasy Land’ Earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its much-trailed report ‘presenting new evidence’, said the BBC, ‘suggesting that Iran is secretly working to obtain a nuclear weapon.’ Relying on ‘evidence provided by more than 10 member […]

Tyranny and the Rule of Prosecutors

Article by William Anderson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Several years ago, James Bovard wrote that large numbers of Americans working in government positions simply are not subject to obeying laws that other Americans must follow – or go to prison. Lest anyone doubt what he says, the recent recommendation by a special […]

Markets Not Capitalism

Buy the book online. This has gotten some pretty impressive endorsements: Alex Cockburn, Sean Gabb, Bill Kaufmann. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty Ed. Gary Chartier & Charles W. Johnson Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They […]

Black Friday Festivities Begin!

Black Friday Violence Reported at Stores Across the Country Despite a lagging economy and high unemployment rates, shoppers made a mad dash to stores this Black Friday even inciting moments of violence among bargain hunters this holiday season. Early reports suggest that bigger crowds were found at the […]

The Mystery of Fascism

Article by David Ramsay Steele. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— You’re the top! You’re the Great Houdini! You’re the top! You are Mussolini! (1) Soon after he arrived in Switzerland in 1902, 18 years old and looking for work, Benito Mussolini was starving and penniless. All he had in his pockets was a […]

The Roads To War And Economic Collapse

Article by Paul Craig Roberts.   There’s no political columnist around who hits harder than Dr. Roberts. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- November 23, 2011: The day before the Thanksgiving holiday brought three extraordinary news items.  One was the report on the Republican presidential campaign debate. One was the Russian President’s statement about his […]

What Americans Can Learn Today From The Politics Of Confederate Secession

Interesting article about the factions that emerged in the period leading up to the southern secession. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- [Peter Brimelow writes: Needless to say, by no means all VDARE.com readers are Confederate sympathizers, or think that partition of the U.S. along demographic lines is desirable or inevitable—although this dark expectation is more widespread among Americans […]

Why the New South Africa Has Failed

Article by Derek Turner. This line from Derek’s article summarizes very well one of the principal problems with totalitarian humanism: Comparing past government performance with present, it seems as if the dearest wish of African National Congress MP Mario Rantho has already been realized: “It is imperative to […]

Beyond Human Rights

An important work of Alain De Benoist that has been translated into English. I hope to issue my own review of this book very soon. The ideas in this work are critical as wars for “democracy and human rights” are now the ideological justification of the empire’s militarism. […]

The Gilmore Girls Occupy Wall Street

Article by the always interesting James J. O’Meara. —————————————————————————————————————————————————–   “These ladies were so much of the place and the place so much of themselves that from the first of their being revealed to me I felt that nothing else at Brookbridge much mattered. They were what, for me, […]

Who Won the Iraq War?

Article by Eric Margolis. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— In October, 2002 I wrote in the first issue of The American Conservative an analysis of the impending Iraq War entitled “The Road to Folly.” I observed, “A war that fails to achieve clear political objectives is merely an exercise in violence and futility.” Having […]

Big Change Whether We Like It or Not

Article by Andrew Bacevich. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— In every aspect of human existence, change is a constant. Yet change that actually matters occurs only rarely. Even then, except in retrospect, genuinely transformative change is difficult to identify. By attributing cosmic significance to every novelty and declaring every unexpected event a […]

PC Police Target Middle and High School Students

Article by Paul Gottfried. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The PC police are at it again. According to a sympathetic Associated Press report on November 7 and a survey conducted by the American Association of University Women, “sexual harassment is pervasive in grades 7-12.” Such improprieties are taking place “in person or electronically via […]

Why Do Liberals Keep Sanitizing the Obama Story?

Article by Conor  Friedersdorf. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Jonathan Chait is the latest to write about the president as if his civil liberties abuses and executive power excesses never happened When I pleaded with liberals to stop ignoring President Obama’s failures on civil liberties, foreign policy, and the separation of powers, treating them […]

The boys who cry “Holocaust”

Article by Gary Kamiya. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– We’ve been through this before. As one of the most disastrous wars in our history is coming to an inglorious end, the same neoconservative hawks who dreamed it up are agitating for a new war that would make Iraq look like the invasion […]

Guam Shows the Way

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The misnamed Center for Individual Rights (CIR) is filing a lawsuit [.pdf] against the government of Guam, charging it with “discrimination” – on the grounds that voter qualifications in the upcoming plebiscite on the island’s status are “undemocratic.” The problem? Guam has decided that the American invaders […]

Support Your Local Police State

Article by William Norman Grigg. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- “Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or by three thousand tyrants not a mile away?” – ~ Attributed to Boston physician Mather Byles, 1770. “Do you see this soldier in this checkpoint?” Iraqi Wael al-Khafaji […]

An Open Letter to the Police

Article by Joshua Katz. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- The time has come for you to make a choice. You must choose where you stand. You must take a stand and decide what society you wish to live in. Do not tell us that you follow orders, we dealt with that one […]

What Defines Class Orientation?

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— (My 4th and last post about the ability of OWS to expand into the traditional working class) Why Do Some Kids Develop a Sense of Privilege? I have always found class orientation to center around the presence or absence of a sense of […]

Amateur Video: The People’s Police Commission

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— For years, the standard drill after a police beating or shooting, when it was a citizen’s word against a cop’s and the cop’s testimony was backed up by his Brothers in Blue, was “administrative leave” with pay for the cop — until a […]

Is the OWS Movement Working Class?

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– There is heated debate across the political spectrum whether OWS represents a genuine working class movement. The issue is vitally important, both to social change activists and the political elite. It will determine whether OWS succeeds in engaging the 80% of the population […]

Sweatshops and Social Justice: Can Compassionate Libertarians Agree?

Article by Michael Kleen. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- In the past several months, Matt Zwolinski and Ben Powell took to the pages of the Journal of Business Ethics, as well as the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog, to defend what they consider to be the mainstream libertarian position on sweatshops: that sweatshops represent […]

The Doomsday Project and Deep Events: JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11

Article by Peter Dale Scott. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— “I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so […]

Police Slam Supreme Court Judge Against A Wall at #OWS

From Before It’s News. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith (ret) as reported here is the newest notable American whose presence at Occupy Wall Street’s demonstration resulted in police force. To sooth the sensitivities of the people/entities opposing this new movement which is still in its genesis stage can simply […]

Top 10 Reasons Why the Mafia is Better than the State

Watch the video. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Emily delivered the winning rant at the Soapbox Idol competition from Porcfest 2011. Porcfest is short for the Porcupine Freedom Festival which is held annually in NH by the Free State Project. The judges panel included Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio, Carla Gericke of […]

Israel, U.S. to embark on largest joint exercise in allies' history

  From Haaretz. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– srael and the U.S. will embark on the “largest” and “most significant” joint exercise in the allies’ history, said Andrew Shapiro, U.S. assistant secretary for political-military affairs, on Saturday. Speaking to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Shapiro said the exercise will involve […]

'Washington Rules' and our Path to Permanent War

Article by Eric Black. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The United States maintains a military establishment far far  far in excess of anything that could reasonably be called necessary to defend the country from any real threat to “national security” as that term would be defined by any other more normal country. […]

What Will We Say?

Article by Eric Peters. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————   What will we say when the government announces that “for security reasons” it will begin conducting random checks of our homes? That we will be required by law to open our doors and stand aside while government agents do a walk-through, just to […]

DA: 3 Occupy Denver activists charged with felonies

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Occupy Denver protesters clash with police Wednesday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Denver’s district attorney says 3 will face felony charges related to 2 incidents The charges including inciting a riot and assaulting a police officer One had accused police of “attacking us” during demonstrations (CNN) — Denver District […]

Pay it rearward: Bestiality linked to penile cancer

From Huliq.Com. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sex with animals – though the subject of jokes for millennia – is no laughing matter, not just on the basis of the cruelty involved, but also the health consequences, as a new Brazilian study shows. The study of 492 rural Brazilian men found that […]

White House shooting suspect faces attempted assassination charge

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Pittsburgh (CNN) — An Idaho man who acquaintances say called President Barack Obama “the anti-Christ” was charged Thursday with trying to assassinate him in a shooting incident outside the White House, federal authorities said. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, is accused of firing shots at the White […]

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Article by Eric Dolan. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Topics: jackie hudson ♦ keith olbermann ♦ nazi germany Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after […]

Occupy Denver: Man pulled over and ticketed for two or three honks in support of protesters

Article by Kelsey Whipple. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Daniel Garcia’s Saturday night ended with an unwanted surprise. While driving downtown after the night’s police raid on Occupy Denver, Garcia chose to publicly support the group by honking his horn. This, he would quickly learn, is technically illegal. Thanks to “either two or […]

War Clouds Form Over Iran

Article by Wayne Madsen. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— srael’s all-powerful lobby in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an organization composed of Israeli collaborators, infiltrators, and outright traitors to the United States, is steamrolling through the House of Representatives H.R. 1905, which would prohibit the President of the United […]

How the Working Class Vanished from Progressive Politics

Yes! Article by Stuart Bramhall. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– If OWS comes to be seen as a movement run predominantly by and for the working class, it will be the first grassroots movement to do so since the Great Depression. The last major mass movement during the Vietnam War was mainly […]

Killing Us With Kindness

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- After the police state and national security cult of the Bush years, it’s nice to have our national security statism dished out by such a bunch of sensitive souls for a change. The Reaganites and neocons sent out goons in uniform to bash […]

Capitalism as an Unnatural System

Article by John Medaille. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Ever since capitalism made its appearance in the late Middle Ages and came to dominate both production and politics in the late 18th century, there has been a vigorous debate on just what the nature of capitalism is. Central to these debates has been […]

Quote of the Day

Hat tip to MRDA. Dain is an old acquaintance of mine from the U.S. libertarian milieu. “I’m personally interested in the tradition of libertine individualist elitism. The nether region where John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner and HL Mencken meet. These people don’t truck much with liberal pieties and […]

Islamism and Anarchy in the U.K.

A tortured debate about the relationship between Islamic fundamentalists and anarchists in England. One side argues for what amounts to compulsory integrationism (anarcho-neoconnism?): “Outside of the fantasies of the EDL and Muslims Against Crusades, shariah law is not about to be introduced in the UK. But there are […]