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.)
Sheriff Joe's War: Now More War-ry! Radley Balko, Hit & Run (2010-07-16).
The Arizona Republic: In a stretch of barren desert alongside Interstate 8 near Gila Bend that has become a corridor for human and drug smuggling, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and about 100 men staged a crime-suppression operation Thursday. Arpaio brought with him a belt-fed .50-caliber machine gun that can...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
Cory Doctorow: Technology Can Be a Force for Liberation. Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation (2010-07-15).
Introduction to the Persian edition of the science fiction novel Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, London, June 2008 Available for free download via http://www.archive.org/details/LilBroPersian, under the “Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0″ Creative Commons license. Cory Doctorow: I wrote this book because I believe that technology can be a force for liberation. Not...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
“Free Market Capitalism” is an Oxymoron. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-07-17).
It’s pretty much standard for the chattering classes — both liberal and conservative — to refer to something called “our free market system,” also known as “free market capitalism.” To the extent that the right-wingers at Fox and CNBC or on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal advocate...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements. inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2010-07-15).
Originally published in make/shift magazine Some people may have seen this article already, which has been making its rounds on Facebook and the blogosphere, but INCITE! blog editors loved it so much that we wanted to share it here. The piece was originally published in make/shift magazine’s Spring/Summer 2010 issue...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
“The New Abortion Providers” and the Old Political Dilemmas. Christine C., Our Bodies Our Blog (2010-07-16).
The New York Times has published online an extensive article about “The New Abortion Providers” (it will appear in print in Sunday’s Magazine), which I highly recommend reading. Such detailed reporting from a mainstream publication on the struggles of individual medical students and doctors to make abortion an accepted, integrated...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Matt Buchanan on the Droid X. Daring Fireball (2010-07-17). I linked this article because it contained the best slashing-review line I've read all day: "The software — a discordant melange of the not-so-fresh Android 2.1 and various bits of the Blur 'social networking' interface from Motorola’s lower-end Android phones — is the shudder-inducing poster child for the horrors that can occur when most hardware companies try to make software. It’s ugly, scattershot, and confusing. It feels almost malicious." (Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Joseph Déjacque and "The Circulus in Universality" Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-07-17). "Now then the absence of orders is the true order. The law and the sword is only the order of bandits, the code of theft and murder that presides at the division of the spoils, at the massacre of the victims. It is on that bloody pivot that the civilized world turns. Anarchy is its antipode, and that antipode is the axis of the humanispherean world." (Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Take me to the river... Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-07-18).
Let's say we gather the usual suspects, down by the river, in the State of Nature, or thereabouts, for some a bit of property theory and a few "good draughts." John Locke says everybody can appropriate some river-water, as long as what they make their own "property" leaves "a whole...(Linked Sunday 2010-07-18.)
1996. xkcd.com (2010-07-18). Oh, TI-85, how I remember our time together, coding blackjack games in an indecipherable "programming language" when I was supposed to be paying attention in class... (Linked Sunday 2010-07-18.)
Seattle's Finest. Daily Brickbats (2010-07-19).
Seattle prosecutors are reportedly looking at criminal charges against two local police officers. The two were caught on videotape kicking and stomping a Latino man as other officers watched. They'd stopped the man as a potential robbery suspect but left him go a sort time later after determining he was...(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)
New Zealand becomes a game-changer. Software patents no longer allowed « Icrontic Tech. tech.icrontic.com (2010-07-19).
Brian Ambrozy (primesuspect) Today a New Zealand government minister announced that software should not be patentable. July 15, 2010 4:55 PM ET in News, intellectual property, law, patents, software Today the New Zealand government’s office announced that Commerce Minister Simon Power instructed the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) to...(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)
feministhulk: HULK TRY TO WRITE POETRY ABOUT LOVE FOR SMASHING PATRIARCHY. WHAT RHYME WITH "HEGEMONY?" Twitter / feministhulk (2010-07-19).
feministhulk: HULK TRY TO WRITE POETRY ABOUT LOVE FOR SMASHING PATRIARCHY. WHAT RHYME WITH "HEGEMONY?"(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)
Fall Right, Swing Left. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-15).
“I don’t try to make you believe something you don’t believe, but to make you do something you won’t do.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein “Over and over, you’re falling, and then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time.” — Laurie...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Stress, Labor & Play. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-05-14).
There’s a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity. But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Heartwarming marsupial of the week. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-05-14).
What a darling fellow! This gentle furry woodland creature comes around every night at 8 o’clock to frolic amid the rotting kitchen waste in my compost bin, at which point our nightly staring contest commences. He growls at me, inch-long fangs dripping with disease, for as long as I care...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
You're not giving me that option. An Act of State is an Act of War (2010-04-24).
In matters of state, when an agreement cannot be reached, often the other person will say, “lets agree to disagree”. This is impossible. If the person you are talking to is in the same state as you (Phillipines, United States, etc.), and that person supports the state, then he is...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Ambivalent Sexism. experimentaltheology.blogspot.com (2010-05-15). This is useful: "Ambivalent Sexism Theory, as articulated by Peter Glick and Susan Fisk, suggests that while sexism is a form of prejudice it is marked by a deep ambivalence. That is, sexism is a unique and particular sort of prejudice. Generally, we think of prejudice as being characterized by strong negative feelings (and stereotypes) directed at a despised group. And, of course, many attitudes toward women are overtly derogatory. Glick and Fisk call this hostile sexism." Which they distinguish from paternalistic or "benevolent" [sic] sexism. I'd just add that these are really two sides of the same coin, practiced by the same men towards different women, or the same woman in different contexts. The point is that the pedestal is always conditional, and the social carrot is very easily replaced with a social stick when a woman steps outside of the narrow requirements of the pedestalized role. (Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to. Jesse, The Perpetual Three-Dot Column (2010-05-07).
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to join the big epistemic closure debate, the points I'd want to make would be:1. Ideological in-groups have always been able to construct cocoons in which their own favorite sources take precedence over the mainstream media. The Internet may...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
The Myth of the Menacing Militias. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-05-05).
Flash back to the end of March, when the authorities hauled in nine members of the Hutaree, a Christian paramilitary group, and charged them with plotting a mass assassination of police officers. The media quickly added the arrests to the ongoing narrative of "rising right-wing violence," with the Michigan-based militants...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
On Enewetak (from The Distributive Passions) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-05-15).
[This immediately follows the section I posted May 2. It originally appeared on the defunct Distributive Passions blog. Bradford Peck was the author of The World A Department Store, and prime mover, along with the Vroomans, in the cooperative movement in New England. Much of this has already taken another...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Amant ou mari? Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-24).
Proudhon (in)famously wrote, in What is Property?:On distingue dans la propriété : 1° la propriété pure et simple, le droit dominal, seigneurial sur la chose, ou, comme l'on dit, la nue propriété ; 2° la possession. « La possession, dit Duranton, est une chose de fait, et non de droit....(Linked Sunday 2010-05-16.)
MAY DAY in Memorial: Let's Compile A List Of Anarchists Murdered, Crippled or Imprisoned Over The Last Year. reddit.com: what's new online! (2010-04-30).
These are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Obviously it's woefully incomplete. I mean no offense by my shoddy memory and personal proximities. Chime in and let's build this to make it comprehensive. Lambros Foundas - Murdered by Police in Athens. March 10th,...(Linked Sunday 2010-05-02.)
Proudhon Seminar for 2010? Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-28).
I've been thinking, off and on, about running the What is Property? seminar again this summer -- and continuing it on past the First Memoir to some of the material that has been translated since the first seminar. The notion has become increasingly appealing in recent days, as I have...(Linked Sunday 2010-05-02.)
rabble: RT @obra: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps/ tells me that IE6 EOL is 2010-07-10 Who's throwing the party? Twitter / rabble (2010-04-23).
rabble: RT @obra: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps/ tells me that IE6 EOL is 2010-07-10 Who's throwing the party?(Linked Monday 2010-05-03.)
Mirroring Censored Blogs. Matt, Matt Mullenweg (2010-04-28).
Global Voices Advocacy has a new guide: Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog. They continue to be the best source for using WordPress to democratize publishing in places restricted freedom.(Linked Monday 2010-05-03.)
kellan: FEED: the untold, bloody history of the RSS wars http://flic.kr/p/7XLPsG. Twitter / kellan (2010-05-01).
kellan: FEED: the untold, bloody history of the RSS wars http://flic.kr/p/7XLPsG(Linked Monday 2010-05-03.)