The Just-World Bias Gets Us All. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-28).
After reading about the horrific gang rapes of a Texan child, and the assault of Lara Logan in Egypt, I am starting to suspect that anti-rape activists and sympathizers are as caught up in the just-world bias as rape apologists. In this NYT “update” on its previous coverage of the...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Julian Assange and Naomi Wolf. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-28).
Last year Naomi Wolf wrote some interesting essays on the international indifference to sexual violence; unfortunately, they were written to defend a rebellious and charismatic man, Julian Assange, who may very well be a rapist. I was very tempted to go easy on Wolf because she sometimes seems like the closest...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
C4SS Fundraiser: One More Day. Kevin Carson, Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism (2011-03-30).
Well, we've got one more day left in the C4SS fundraiser and still need a little less than $1800 to pay our writers and staff through December. As Director Brad Spangler says, if we don't raise enough money by the end of the First Quarter to pay our expenses through...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Best General Strike Poster Ever. reddit: the voice of the internet -- news before it happens (2011-03-25).
submitted by rechelon to Anarchism [link] [4 comments](Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Monsanto Sued By Organic Farmers Who Don't Want To Be Accused Of Patent Infringement. Mike Masnick, Techdirt (2011-03-30).
Monsanto's incredibly overaggressive use of patents to corner the market on certain crops and to bully farmers has been well-documented over the years. Some of the really crazy stories involve Monsanto accusing farmers of patent infringement, because some of its "patented" seeds were used by neighboring farms, and the newly...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
You Say Anarchy Like It’s a Bad Thing. Thomas L. Knapp, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-03-30).
Writing in The American Conservative, William Lind bemoans the tendency revealed by current upheavals in the Middle East. “[T]he worst possible outcome … is the disintegration of states and their replacement either by statelessness — as we see in Somalia — or by fictional states, as in Iraq and Afghanistan.”...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
Unsorted Thoughts on Libya. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-03-26).
Jacob Sullum put it well when he wrote, “Obama claims 'we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.' Yes, we can, and we often do." I’d only add this: Some of “our” best friends have been tyrants (sometimes called prime ministers...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-03-30).
i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles Schumer convened a media conference call of Democratic senators, in order to talk about the budget negotiations. Moments before the call was to start, Schumer briefed the other senators on the talking points they should be using. But the phone line for the...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
+1 for knowing your history. Kellan, Laughing Meme (2011-03-30).
“+1″ is a convention that arose on the Apache Software Foundation mailing lists. The ASF still has the best, most functional process for mailing list based collaboration which has ever been evolved of which -1/0/+1 is only the thin wedge. (the whole vocabulary of lazy consensus, commit-then-review, etc is incredibly...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
Said It - Little Women, Big Men: Sexism and the Language of Size - Volume 4, Number 2. www.saidit.org (2010-12-12).
... there is one area of language that feminists have ignored entirely: the metaphorical "language of size." Language of size refers here to the vast collection of commonly used metaphors that associate -- regardless of subject matter -- whatever is positive with "big," and whatever is negative with "small." For...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-12.)
Wilsonian Progressivism is far too close to Fascism. Marja Erwin (2010-12-10).
I don't get why anyone who identify as liberals or as leftist would identify with Wilsonian Progressivism. Let's look at his legacy:1. Intervention in the First World War.2. The Espionage and Sedition Acts.3. Militant support for segregation.4. The First Red Scare.I think Naomi Wolf's new column shows how these are...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-12.)
Harry Truman: Advancing the Revolution. Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version) (2010-11-16).
Truman's predecessor had vastly expanded federal power, especially the power of the president, in what amounted to a revolution in American government. Under Truman, that revolution was consolidated and advanced beyond what even Franklin Roosevelt had ever dared hope for.(Linked Sunday 2010-12-12.)
Emma Goldman: Don’t Vote. Lew Rockwell, LewRockwell.com Blog (2010-10-20).
Writes Liz Roberts: Recently a friend of a friend on Facebook professed his love for the “opportunity to express our greatest blessing as a free society.” That blessing, of course, being the ability to vote. He fervently insisted: “It is the time that “we the people” have the greatest power...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)
"What’s it to you?": Canada Admits its Crime, Again. Larry Gambone, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-06).
by Kevin D. Annett Thousands of children died in the (residential) schools and their families were not informed of the deaths or the burial sites. - Murray Sinclair, chair, ”Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC), to Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, September 29, 2010 The lingering remnant of my home-bred naivety...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)
Putting a new spin on "bank robbery" Phil Dickens, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-11).
Via Ann Arky, who tips her own hat to Politics in the Zeros, I today came across this truly astounding story from the States;In yet another sign that the foreclosure crisis in the US may be getting out of hand, a Florida woman has gone to the press about having...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)
i guess i am in heavy blog mode! on evolutionary ethics. i. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-10-20).
i guess i am in heavy blog mode! on evolutionary ethics. i assume that pretty soon these folks are going to start invoking evolution in detail as a set of moral principles. so if i was a 17-year-old trying to think about whether to go to the party, they'd tell...(Linked Wednesday 2010-10-20.)
Emergency Arts gives LVZL a chance to expand! LVZL, LVZINELIBRARY (2010-10-19).
It's been a hectic few weeks! Zinebriated was a great end to the month of September! The open mic I've been co-hosting with my good friend Dj miss Joy at the Beat Coffeehouse(Human Experience Mondays 7pm) has been blooming this month with talent and support. The Vegas Valley Book Festival...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-21.)
New PCWC downloadable pamphlet thanks to Rise Like Lions! Phoenix Insurgent, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-20).
Thanks to the new (at least to us) publishing operation Rise Like Lions for putting together a PDF pamphlet version of my recent essay "Union of Arsonists" faster than I could get one done myself. And it looks damn good, too! Cheers to them for a job well done.I also...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-21.)
Proudhon's "New Theory" (1 of 3) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-10-18).
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, The Theory of Property, Chapter VI: "The New Theory" (1865)New theory: that the motives, and thus the legitimacy of property, must be sought, not in its principle or origin, but in its aims. Presentation of these motives. Philosophy has had, for three centuries, many institutions and many beliefs:...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-21.)
Proudhon's "New Theory" (2 of 3) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-10-19).
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, The Theory of Property, Chapter VI: "The New Theory" (1865)[continued from section 1]§ 1. —''Necessity, after having organized the State, of creating a counter-weight to the State in the liberty of each citizen. Federalist and republican character of property. Observations on the electoral census and confiscation.'' Considered in...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-21.)
December 17th- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. SWOP-LV's MySpace Blog (2007-11-29).
LAS VEGAS, NV This year, SWOP-LV will hold a memorial march down Fremont Street, with a candlelight vigil at the end. We will meet at the Fremont Street Experience Parking Plaza on the top floor. (Se...(Linked Thursday 2010-10-21.)
Virginia school AP History class bans curiousity, independent study, Internet. Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (2010-10-22). Government School AP History Vs. Independent Thought and Research (Linked Friday 2010-10-22.)
Save & Restore. Chris Clark, Release Candidate One (2010-10-20).
I let out the biggest “finally!” today during the Lion preview event, when Steve Jobs said one of the things Apple has learned from iOS apps that they are intent on bringing to Mac OS X apps is stateful pause and resume. In the Mac environment, with a more specific...(Linked Friday 2010-10-22.)
here's a brief illustration of what i mean on environment: Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-10-22).
here's a brief illustration of what i mean on environment: biosphere 2 (earth was supposed to be biosphere 1). the idea was to create a completely enclosed ecosystem, a sort of model for the way they thought about the earth, or perhaps the way they thought about various local ecosystems: as essentially...(Linked Friday 2010-10-22.)
Ninth Circuit Panel: Innocence, Schminnocence. We Have Rules, You Know. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-07-07).
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected an Oregon man's petition for habeas corpus relief (PDF). This despite acknowledging that the man has established actual innocence for the crimes for which he's being imprisoned (sexual abuse and sodomy of a four-year-old). The...(Linked Wednesday 2010-07-07.)
To serve, protect, and/or scare the hell out of. The Superfluous Man (2010-07-08). Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Linked Thursday 2010-07-08.)
With enemies like these, who needs friends? John Markley, The Superfluous Man (2010-06-23).
Paul Craig Roberts has a nice article at Counterpunch on the Left and gun control. This is something that has had me shaking my head for years. I find myself baffled by the mentality of someone who believes that: 1. The government is controlled by a malevolent cabal of greedy...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-08.)
History of Anarchism Presentation. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-06-29).
At this year’s Porcfest, I did a presentation at the AltExpo on the history of anarchism. I was overly ambitious with what I could fit into an hour, and really ran through some things that I would have liked to explain more. Particularly a lot of the post-WWII history was...(Linked Thursday 2010-07-08.)
Almost Getting Away With Murder. Darian Worden, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-07-09).
Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was given a slap on the wrist for his January 1, 2009 murder of Oscar Grant. A jury found Mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and not guilty of the second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter charges he faced. It is sad that the...(Linked Friday 2010-07-09.)
- L.A. Anarchist Bookfair: Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010. Guy Debord, Los Angeles Anarchist (2010-01-16).
L.A. Anarchist Bookfair: Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010 Sunday January 24th : : Barnsdall Art Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 http://www.anarchistbookfair.com/(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Invictus (Clint Eastwood, 2009) Guest Contributor, Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (2010-01-11).
by Guest Contributor Geo, originally published at Prometheus Brown Morgan Freeman: the kind of black dude even an old white racist can’t hate. Which is why he was cast to drive Miss Daisy, free a man from prison, become president (twice), help Batman, and become the literal, physical embodiment of...(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Blame the Libertarians! Radley Balko, The Agitator (2010-01-11).
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Peyton Thomas has emerged as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s book-learnin’ alter-ego, working with Arpaio to criminally investigate, indict, and otherwise legally intimidate anyone who dares to question the fearless lawman (as well as, now, anyone who dares to question Thomas). Thomas has gone after members of the...(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- BOSTON COPS ABUSE THOSE TAKING PIX OF THEM. UNDERNEWS (2010-01-18). The War on Photography (Cont'd.) (Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Creatures from the Conservative Id. Pro Libertate (2010-01-18). Dick Cheney and the triumph of enthusiastic sado-statism. [Trigger warning: the second half of this story includes graphic descriptions of torture and a photograph of its aftereffects.] (Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Another Brick in the Wall. Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version) (2010-01-14).
[Originally published as "Song that's driving teachers up the wall" in Libertarian Review, Vol. 9, No. 9 (September 1980), pp. 42–43.] The British Band, Pink Floyd's song, "Another Brick in the Wall" has been banned in South Africa, ignored by some radio stations in the United States, and attacked by...(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Eminent Domain Abuse: What Would Homer Simpson Do? Division of Labour (2010-01-18). Resistance to Ratner in NYC (Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- A Matter of Degree: The New York Subway. Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version) (2010-01-11).
[From chapter 14 of The Rise and Fall of Society by Frank Chodorov.] The small State can do to Society everything the large State can do, but not so much of it. The tyranny and terrorism of modern communistic overlords is of a kind with the practices of ancient Sparta,...(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Warwick Township Cop Assaults, Kidnaps and Imprisons Me Over My Request for Business Card. Arm your Mind for Liberty (2010-01-18). Gansters in Blue arrest George Donnelly for speaking when not spoken to. (Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)
- Mises.org joins the fight for liberty online. David Veksler, Mises Economics Blog (2010-01-16).
You may have heard that Google's decided to stop censoring results from its Chinese search engine. After China attempted to access the email accounts of human rights activists, Google also decided to encrypt all Gmail traffic by default. The team behind Mises.org is also contributing to the effort to keep...(Linked Monday 2010-01-18.)