Proudhon's critics. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-06-01).
As I've mentioned, I'm working on assembling—and in some cases, translating—responses to Proudhon's work, with particular emphasis on those responses that really help to contextualize and illuminate that work. In some cases that means tackling head-on some of the thorniest problems posed by Proudhon's method, the sheer bulk of his...(Linked Wednesday 2011-06-01.)
When Police Interrogate Children. Wendy McElroy, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2011-03-28).
On its surface, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court may seem to be legally trivial; it’s about a juvenile who stole from neighborhood houses. But J.D.B. v. North Carolina could redefine both the law’s “reasonable person” standard and what it means to be in custody. The case is...(Linked Saturday 2011-04-23.)
Knowing the Real Enemy. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-04-23).
In an article in Tikkun last year, Rabbi Michael Lerner argued that “[f]rom the standpoint of the large corporate interests, nothing could be better than to de-fund government or dramatically downsize it, because then it can’t constrain their economic power.” (“After the Health Care Legislation,” April 5, 2010). And now...(Linked Saturday 2011-04-23.)
Georgia to Execute Troy Davis, Despite Gaping Holes In State’s Case. Francis L. Holland, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-22).
Troy Davis is about to be executed -- even though he may be innocent. Tell Georgia to spare Troy Davis' life. This is an emergency announcement from Color of Change: Dear Atty,In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a white police officer. Though there's major evidence that Davis didn't...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Derek Colling – Most Dangerous Cop in America. Ademo Freeman, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-23).
Derek Colling might be the most dangerous (active) cop in the united states. In less than 5 years as a police office Colling has killed two, including one 15 year old boy, and was just caught on film beating a man for filming him – great write up and back...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
well, gene, i do refer to everyone from james madison to benito. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-24).
well, gene, i do refer to everyone from james madison to benito mussolini as a 'statist,' and to myself as an 'anti-statist.' this does not of course entail that madison and mussolini agree on everything, but it does pick out the fact that they agree on one big thing. (of course...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Help Christie Books publish Antonio Téllez Solà's "Facerías" Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-04-24).
Passing along a note from the Kate Sharpley Library: "Christie Books is planning to publish Facerías: Urban Guerrilla Warfare (1939-1957) by Antonio Tellez Sola and translated by Paul Sharkey, but needs your help. Please check out the link and consider donating to the publication fund through the chipin link on...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Bakunin on Proudhon and Marx. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-04-24).
James Guillaume, in the "Biographical Notice" in his French edition of Bakunin's Works, includes part of an 1870 manuscript written by Bakunin on the subject of Proudhon and Marx:Proudhon, despite all his efforts to shake off the traditions of classical idealism, nonetheless remained all his life an incorrigible idealist, inspired,...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Changing Incentives Creates Security Risks. schneier, Schneier on Security (2011-04-14).
One of the things I am writing about in my new book is how security equilibriums change. They often change because of technology, but they sometimes change because of incentives. An interesting example of this is the recent scandal in the Washington, DC, public school system over teachers changing their...(Linked Monday 2011-04-25.)
In Other Words, Just About Everyone. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
CNN recently obtained a list of the "behavioral indicators" that could subject you to an enhanced security screeing by TSA. Included on the list: Passengers who display arrogance and verbally express contempt for security procedures. Because terrorists are known for drawing attention to themselves by irritating security screeners? Seems doubtful....(Linked Monday 2011-04-25.)
"Property is Theft!" book launch in London. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-04-15).
[From Iain McKay] Freedom Bookshop is hosting the book launch of"Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph ProudhonAnthology". This is the new comprehensive anthology of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's writings published by AK Press. Proudhon was the first person to call themselves an anarchist and his ideas on property, state, exploitation, workers self-management, federalism...(Linked Saturday 2011-04-16.)
Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Dean Hachamovitch’s “Native HTML5″ announcement. Mark, dive into mark (2011-04-15).
[Original] Browsers that use modern operating systems more directly deliver better experiences. Browsers that compromise (by spreading across too many OSes and OS versions) face challenges. We can’t decide if we want IE to drive Windows adoption or Windows to drive IE adoption. The best HTML5 is native to the...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-17.)
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.)
Of course we shouldn't give more power to Google. Marja Erwin (2011-02-16).
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/16/new_book_explains_how_google_has_taken_over_knowledge_and_learning... but how would it be any saner to give that power to government-run replacements, who would use that power to control our access to knowledge, who would use that to share their news and suppress opposing news, and who would have a chilling effect on what people are willing...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Pre-pub price for AK Press Proudhon anthology. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-02-14).
AK Press has posted an attractive sale price for the Proudhon anthology, Property is Theft!, which ought to be available any day now. There are other sale prices out there, but none that give you a good deal and also put the revenue in the hands of the radical business...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-16.)
Adventure Travel. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-14). (Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
as you read about the trail of Brisenia Flores’s murderers… bfp, flip flopping joy (2011-02-14).
Please note how rarely MSM is calling her murderers white supremacists and how rarely the organization they are a part of is called a hate group. Notice how key phrases like “hotly contested issue” keep coming up as code words for “white supremacist violence.” Notice how the Minutemen are never...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Joseph and the Appalling Tyrannical Despot. Slacktivist, slacktivist (2011-02-12).
Since it's in the news, I thought we might revisit a story about Egypt -- a story from long, long ago, from the book of Genesis. It's a story that I've long found confusing and disturbing. The book of Genesis, as its name suggests, is a collection of origin stories....(Linked Thursday 2011-02-17.)
Better That 84,000 Be Libeled Than 10 Go Free. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-17).
Last weekend, visitors to some 84,000 websites, mostly personal and small business sites, saw this pop up on their screens: The domain seizures were part of "Operation Save Our Children," which according to a Department of Homeland Security press release, nabbed 10 websites that were distributing child pornography. The problem...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
I Believe the Germans Have a Word for This. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-11).
Incumbent food truck magnate in Austin develops totally-civic-minded-and-not-at-all-protectionist "health, safety and environmental concerns" over a massive increase in the number trucks that have sprung up to compete with him . . . . . . demands city council pass stricter regulations of his own industry . . . . . ....(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
How Hard Is It To Fire a Police Officer? Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-16).
According to the Orlandon Sentinel, Davie, Florida police officer Kevin Kilpatrick has been on paid leave for seven years. During that time, he has received full pay and benefits, plus annual raises. He has collected more than a half million dollars for doing nothing. The department has twice tried to...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Sticklers for Procedure. Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-18). Legal lynching. (Cont'd) (Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)
Welcome to the Era of Belt-Tightening. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-08).
The U.S. Navy spent $450,000 to send four F-18 fighter jets from Virginia for a spectacular flyover before Sunday's Super Bowl. Or we'll just have to assume it was spectacular. It wasn't televised. And the stadium roof was closed. But I bet it sounded cool. CORRECTION: My mistake. The flyover was...(Linked Friday 2011-02-18.)