Jim Crow Returns to Alabama. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-06-10).
This past Thursday the Alabama legislature put on their white hoods and enacted the harshest anti-immigrant regime in the country, one even more tyrannical than Arizona's ethnic-cleansing laws. As in Arizona, the new edict "allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if the person is stopped…(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)
That '80s Show. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason.com articles and blog posts. (2011-06-10).
Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now—Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything, by David Sirota, Ballantine Books, 220 pages, $25 1971 saw the debut of All in the Family, a generation-gap comedy that pitted a liberal college student against his conservative father-in-law. 1982…(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)
Revolutionary WARPED. admin, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella (2011-06-11).
Grenades took a bit longer to explode back then.(Linked Sunday 2011-06-12.)
rechelon on Why is /r/Anarchism so feminist oriented? reddit: the front page of the internet (2011-06-12).
1) Well, for instance, there's a profound number of ways that the state is utterly terrible on issues of rape — like during the RNC in 08 the police basically openly shuttered their rape investigation department, because you know, priorities, but also use of rape as a weapon by cops/prisons,…(Linked Monday 2011-06-13.)
Black Rose Anarchist History Tour. Guy Debord, Los Angeles Anarchist (2011-06-13).
Fellow Anarchists! Los Angeles has a rich anarchist history, but sadly most of that history has been forgotten or lost in the pages of time. Due to a disconnect of today's anarchists with their past, combined with never ending redevelopment of the city's landscape, anarchists in the city constantly walk…(Linked Monday 2011-06-13.)
Squatting in a 28-Story Walkup. Stephen J. Smith, Hit & Run (2011-03-02).
The New York Times calls the squatter-filled skyscraper in Caracas a 45-story walkup (there’s no working elevator), but as of yet, only the first 28 floors are occupied. Some floors don’t even have walls, but satellite dishes abound: "That building is a symbol of Venezuela's decline," said Benedicto Vera, 55, an activist in…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Forced Consent & Our Present Attitude. rechelon, Invisible Molotov (2011-02-20).
"Forced Consent" by Lysander Spooner "The idea that, although government should rest on the consent of the governed, yet so much force may nevertheless be employed as may be necessary to produce that consent, embodies everything that was ever exhibited in the shape of usurpation and tyranny in any country…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Waiting for Mubarak. Neverfox, Instead of a Blog (2011-02-10).
Egyptians, There is no need to wait for Mubarak to "step down." If you have decided that your government is illegitimate (as all states invariably are) then, in the words of Charles Johnson, "you have already completed the revolution: no government on earth has any legitimate authority to bind you…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE’S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION! Twitter / feministhulk (2011-03-06).
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE’S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION!(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Travelin' Man. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-03-08).
This semester is shaping up to be the most conference-intensive I've had. In January I had a double conference in La Jolla (a Liberty Fund on contemporary classical liberal thought, followed by a workshop on John Tomasi's forthcoming book Free Market Fairness) and an IHS conference in Fredericksburg. Then this…(Linked Tuesday 2011-03-08.)
Lane's Forgotten Writings on Race. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-11-25).
Among libertarians, Rose Wilder Lane is best known as the author of the libertarian classics The Discovery of Freedom and Give Me Liberty. Outside of the libertarian movement, she is known – if at all – as the at least partial ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little…(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)
Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot. By PETER WAYNER, NYT > Personal Tech (2010-11-10).
Wi-Fi-equipped robots can be operated remotely to protect a home. Some can even be modified to detect fire and carry an extinguisher.(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
The Illegitimacy of the "Psychiatric Bible" Thomas S. Szasz M.D., The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-11-24).
"Mental health experts ask: Will anyone be normal?" So read the title of a July 27 Reuters report. The "experts" warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, "could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal….(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Get The TSA By The Balls. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-11-25).
I participated in a WeWontFly pamphlet distribution event at Newark Airport last night. It was organized by NJ Libertarian Party activists. Although everything went smoothly the terminal we were at was not very busy at the time of the event. TSA is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign to discredit…(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2010-11-24).
A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub! THE Karl Hess Community Technology Forum A PROJECT OF THE RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Resilient Community Foundation ("Rescomm.org") is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate…(Linked Monday 2010-11-29.)
Seeing Like a State. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-03).
I was just watching part of a Congressional presentation on C-Span honouring the slaves who built the u.s. capitol – not by making restitution to their heirs, of course, but by setting up some sort of plaque. What especially bugged me was the speakers' continual references to expressing "thanks" and…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
July 4 thoughts. Thoreau, Unqualified Offerings (2010-07-03).
By Thoreau First, I should preface this by saying that I just went through a DUI checkpoint. A dozen cops standing around at a low-traffic intersection, and I'll bet that a lot of them are collecting overtime for this. Interestingly, he didn't ask me "Have you had anything to drink…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
The America John Boehner Grew Up In. Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-04). Conservatism Vs. The Past (Cont’d.) (Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
Homeland Security Works For Disney Now? Announces Shut Down Of Movie Sites At Disney. Mike Masnick, Techdirt (2010-06-30).
Well, here we go. Remember how, a few months back, we noted how odd it was that the Justice Department (which, of course, employs many former RIAA/MPAA/BSA lawyers) was designating a special task force to fight copyright infringement? After all, copyright infringement is mostly a civil issue, between two private…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
Sumner Time Blues. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-04).
William Graham Sumner said lots of things I like. (See, for example, his "Conquest of the United States by Spain.") The following (which I apparently transcribed a couple of decades ago and just came across today) isn't one of them: [H]ow are we to appreciate the work of the Constitution-makers?…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
feministhulk: HULK NOT DOWN WITH COMPLACENCY IN THE FACE OF HEGEMONY. IF THAT’S “JUST THE WAY IT IS,” LET’S FUCK IT UP! Twitter / feministhulk (2010-07-04).
feministhulk: HULK NOT DOWN WITH COMPLACENCY IN THE FACE OF HEGEMONY. IF THAT’S “JUST THE WAY IT IS,” LET’S FUCK IT UP!(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
On Celebrating Your Freedom... Radley Balko, The Agitator (2010-07-04).
Libertarian activists Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller have been arrested for filming police in Greenfield, Massachusetts.(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
More on Immigration. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-07-03).
I’m sick of all the pro-immigration articles showing how good immigrants can be for us. It’s not that the arguments are wrong. They’re just not terribly relevant to the essential issue — the freedom of people to move without permission, unmolested by governments or private individuals. Emphasizing how good immigration…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
The Political Animal. Cafe Hayek (2010-07-05).
Here's a letter to DC news-radio station WTOP: In this morning's 6 am hour, your Capitol Hill reporter, Dave McConnell, excused Sen. Robert Byrd's long-ago active membership in the KKK as simply being "something that had to be done in West Virginia back then to get ahead in politics." No…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
Blogs and peer review. Eric Crampton, Offsetting Behaviour (2010-06-30).
I had coffee with Bryce Edwards over the weekend. His two year old is a week younger than ours; good times were had by all. But we both pondered what the New Zealand academic evaluation mechanism – the Performance Based Research Fund – will make of our blogging when we’re…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
Let 560 Nations Bloom – Within the Boundaries of the U.S. flowidealism, Let A Thousand Nations Bloom (2010-07-02).
This post by Michael Strong is part of Secession Week 2010: Federalism and Secession Arguably the simplist and most immediate path for "Letting a Thousand Nations Bloom" is to support tribal sovereignty movements around the world, especially in the Common Law nations of the Anglosphere like the U.S. Other colonialist European…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
Defend Red & Black Cafe. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-06-04).
My friend William Gillis writes to me: For over a decade I've frequented The Red & Black Cafe in Portland – an IWW, explicitly anarchist, worker-owned coop – and over the years they've faced all the sort of police harassment and surveillance you'd expect for a venue catering to radical…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-05.)
My central air is finally fixed! Praise Jeebus! drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2010-06-05).
After a month and a half of fighting with our landlord (and sending off frantic emails to our realtor), the HVAC crew came out and cleaned our compression doo-dad. Now, I think it might be possible to cut glass with my nipples. (I'll refrain from letting loose with a "hallelujah"…(Linked Sunday 2010-06-06.)
Rand Paul Petition. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-06-06).
If you're interested in signing a petition asking Rand Paul to support Red & Black Café's right to bar cops from their premises, click here. (I don't know how thrilled the Café would be with Paul's support – but I doubt they're at much risk of getting it ....)(Linked Sunday 2010-06-06.)