Victim-Blaming - The Gross American Pastime (part 1 of many) Marja Erwin (2011-03-25).
For our first entry, I'll take all statements of the form:"If you [act in some harmless but insufficiently subordinate manner], then don't complain when faced with the consequences [up to and including beatings, arrest, torture, and rape]."Look, do we even have to explain why kapoism and other evils are bad?...(Linked Friday 2011-03-25.)
I.W.W. presents “Finally Got the News” film screening & discussion. Guy Debord, Los Angeles Anarchist (2011-03-25).
“Finally Got the News” film screening and discussion April 9th, 2011 2:00 pm @ The Southern California Library 6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA (guest speakers TBA) The Los Angeles IWW invites you to commemorate the legacy and lessons of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. The League was...(Linked Saturday 2011-03-26.)
Resilient Japan. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-03-16).
An 8.9 earthquake, a 33-foot tsunami, a series of crises at their battered nuclear plants: The people of Japan have withstood the last week with admirable tenacity. There's no shortage of lessons the rest of the world can learn from what we've been seeing. Here are three of them. 1....(Linked Saturday 2011-03-26.)
Two Socialist Catechisms. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-03-28).
I've been reading around Proudhon quite a bit lately, trying to establish contexts as a step towards further clarifying his ideas. And I have been in search of 19th century English translations of the French socialists, as a step towards establishing the contexts for people like William B. Greene and...(Linked Monday 2011-03-28.)
Karl Hess, Jr. speaks at Karl Hess Club. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2011-02-20).
KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2011 [200th meeting] Karl Hess IV “Whither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?“ Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Apple's Three Laws of Developers. isaiah’s weblog (2011-02-15).
A developer may not injure Apple or, through inaction, allow Apple to come to harm. A developer must obey any orders given to it by Apple, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A developer must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
What Could Be Bad? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-02-22).
Chris Matthews opines: “I think we’re always right to back nationalism.” He’s talking about the ongoing Middle Eastern revolts, but the claim as it stands is perfectly general – and seems open to the occasional counterexample.(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Craig Prescott's Family Claims he was Murdered for Being "Whistle Blower" lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2011-02-21).
Craig Prescott.The mother of Craig Prescott released a statement, claiming that Craig Prescott was murdered in the downtown jail for being a "whistle blower" and released new information on the case. The Sheriff's Department claims that Prescott died after being shot with a taser, but an autopsy report and a...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Solidarity Forever. DarianW, Anarchoblogs in English (2011-02-20).
“Acts of solidarity are going to be either gifts or entrepreneurial affairs, depending on how you understand the basic dynamics. If you wait around for someone in this tangled-up culture of ours to “deserve” solidarity, you’ll just sit on your hands and nothing will change (except for the worse.) You...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit & Run troll. Twitter / notjessewalker (2011-02-22).
notjessewalker: A rambling, incoherent tirade with semi-random references to Waco and Somalia -- yes, Qaddafi is definitely a Hit & Run troll.(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-22.)
Chinese People Power: A Primer. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-20).
While our eyes are glued on the collapsing Qaddafi regime, the authorities in China are getting jittery about a Jasmine Revolution of their own: Skittish domestic security officials responded with a mass show of force across China on Sunday after anonymous calls for protesters to stage a Chinese "Jasmine Revolution"...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)
Work It Out!/A Chambear! Workshop Series for Community Organizers of Color. inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2011-02-16).
Spearheaded by Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action in collaboration with INCITE!, Critical Resistance, Data Center and Creative Interventions: * free lunch, free interpretaion, free workshops* *almuerzo, interpretación, talleres gratuitos* Work It Out!/A Chambear! is a skill-based workshop series designed by and for community organizers of color. This series will...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-23.)
Jury Says it's Okay to Record the TSA. schneier, Schneier on Security (2011-01-31).
The Seattle man who refused to show ID to the TSA and recorded the whole incident has been cleared of all charges: [The jury] returned not guilty verdicts for charges that included concealing his identity, refusing to obey a lawful order, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Papers, Please! says the acquittal...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Revolution in Egypt: Learn More! inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2011-02-01).
Are you excited about the grassroots revolution happening in Egypt? Do you want to learn more about the background of what’s happening and what the movement is organizing for? Here are some resources: First, a recent video of a protester in Tahir Square in Cairo. She explains the political goals...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
"Free as in Sexist?": Sexism in the Free Culture Movement. Joseph Reagle (2011-01-28).
The introduction to my draft on free culture and sexism: In the summer of 2010, David Finsher and Aaron Sorkin's film about the beginnings of Facebook ("The Social Network") attracted much discussion about the portrayal of women in geeky projects. Tracy Clark-Flory (2010fpo), writing for Salon.com, wrote the film prompts...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Early Corporate Welfare: “An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen” Jad Davis, The jVerse (2011-01-31).
A friend pointed out a fascinating article on “An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen“ which the author points to as a precedent for Congress mandating health coverage for citizens of the United States. I don’t have any disagreement with his conclusion, that the Constitution in no...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Annual Bay Area Anarchist Cafe. kate, Anarchoblogs in English (2011-02-01).
The Anarchist Cafe is on! Every year, the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is preceded by the annual Anarchist Cafe, an sober-space gathering with vegan dinner and performances, that provides a space for folks to gather before the madness of Bookfair weekend sets in. Much fun, good eats, lots of good...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
It’s a Child, Not a Choice. Center for a Stateless Society (2011-02-01). "No, it's not an anti-abortion rant... The problem isn’t lack of competition within the government education mandate. The problem is the government education mandate." (Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Obama Marxism Watch — Be Very Afraid! Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-01-06).
For over two years, we unappreciated patriots have taken upon ourselves the thankless task of outing Barack Obama as a closeted Marxist and exposing his insidious socialist agenda for enslaving this country. While Obama sat in his Red Study Circle with comrades Geithner, Summers and Rubin, busily reading “Quotations from...(Linked Tuesday 2011-02-01.)
Traffic Problems Will Disappear by Year 2000 (1955) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-02-01).
From the 1958 Disneyland TV episode Magic Highway, USA The September 22, 1955 Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, ME) ran a wonderful piece titled, "Hope For the Motorist: Traffic Problems Will Disappear by Year 2000." Such unbridled optimism for the yet to be developed Interstate Highway System is downright cute. Well,...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Store Fronts. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-01). (Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Hell No, We Won't Fire. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-31).
When the troops won't shoot, the game's just about over: The Egyptian army has said it will not use force against protesters calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak ahead of a "million people" march. The military said it considers the people's demands "legitimate".(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Andrew Jackson. IOZ, Who Is IOZ? (2011-01-10).
Is there a bigger, more sanctimonious boob in the whole blessed world than Keith Olberman? "Violence, or the threat of violence, has no place in democracy"? Um, uh, what? Tell it to the Cherokee. Tell it to the Iraqis. Tell it to Baltimore and Washington South of the Capitol. Tell...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-02.)
Two Paradigms of Human Interaction, or “Free Pete Eyre!” Jad Davis, The jVerse (2011-01-26).
Yesterday, a friend relayed a story about his three year-old daughter. They had company over for the evening, and as the guests were leaving for the night, my friend asked his daughter to say goodbye. “No,” she said and shook her head. He asked her again to please say goodbye...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Shopping in the Future (1981) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-01-24).
I'm often shocked at how accurate some 20th century predictions of online shopping were. However, these retail prognosticators frequently miss the mark by assuming that individual goods would need to be photographed or videotaped live for consumers. While I can kind of understand how this might make sense with fresh fruit,...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Egypt - Revolution. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-27). (Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Civil Society Defeats a Bigoted Policy. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-27).
When then-candidate, now-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) got into hot water over his later-walked-back comments about the 1964 Civil Rights Act last year, there was some interesting intra-libertarian discussion about whether federal laws against private discrimination are still necessary, about whether they're legitimate government interventions, and, if they are legitimate, about...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
300 migrants on Hunger Strike in the Athens. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-26).
300 hundred migrants are on hunger strike since Sunday 23/01/2011. The 300 migrants demand every migrant in the country to get documents. They also demand for migrants in Greece to get equal political and social rights -but also equal obligations- with the Greek workers. For many years now the workers’...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Mozart Not Bombs – Thursday January 27. sffnb, San Francisco Food Not Bombs (2011-01-25).
We’re doing an event this Thursday at Station 40 celebrating the birthday of Wolgang Amadeus Mozart. We’re going to start by playing for Food Not Bombs at the 16th/Mission BART and move into Station 40 at 8pm. We’ll be bringing out our fans, and I think its going to be...(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
Pete Eyre Arrested In Keene For Wearing A Hat. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-01-25).
The most petty tyranny enables the deadliest tyranny.(Linked Thursday 2011-01-27.)
The U.S.: Promoting Democratic Values Around the Globe. Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-28). Hyper-authoritarian State "Security" is now America's leading export. (Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
DEA Rubber Ducky Is Looking for Your Package. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-26).
Just days after America's drug warriors went to conniptions over psychoactive bath salts, someone sends me a link to a bath-time, badge-wearing rubber ducky the DEA sells on its website. Coincidence? I think not! The website says it "really squeaks." Sure. Squeals is more like it.(Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
Calling all ALLies in the vicinity of New Jersey and the greater megalopolis: there’ll be an ALL picnic meeting in Passaic, New Jersey this Saturday, May 15, from 1-3pm. From NJ ALLy Darian Worden:
There’s also going to be an Alliance of the Libertarian Left picnic meeting in Passaic, NJ at 1-3pm on May 15. Anyone reading this who would like to come should email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. It’s easy to get to using public transit or driving.