Why All Police Are Bad — for Society. Ademo Freeman, Cop Block (2010-12-30).
I'm often questioned about my stance on police which is fine — anyone who knows me is aware that I don't mind sharing my thoughts. Oftentimes during the conversation I'm accused of being a "cop hater" or told that not all cops are bad. I understand the reasoning most people…(Linked Friday 2011-01-14.)
From the Downsize DC Foundation: The Dictator Fallacy. DownsizeDC.org (2011-01-13).
The Downsize DC Foundation’s website, www.DownsizeDCFoundation.org, continues to grow. Today, we bring you one of those articles, from the Our Lexicon category . . . "The Dictator Fallacy" by Jim Babka fal·la·cy – * a misleading or unsound argument. * Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render…(Linked Saturday 2011-01-15.)
Nothing Natural about It. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-01-15).
The sharp historical division between labor and capital ownership is not a natural emergent feature of the market economy but largely the conscious result of government privilege.Atom(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Two Little Pigs: How Some Cops Get Jail While Others Go Free. Modesto Anarcho (2011-01-16). It’s not that police “protect their own,” exactly. It’s that police protect their power. Rape your step daughter or get plastered and drive your car off the road, and you’re well behind the blue wall. Do something that disrupts command and control within a prison, and the long knives come out. (Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Kiva Lending Team: Anarchists for Empowerment. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-11).
Join here: Anarchists for EmpowermentKiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.Anarchists for Empowerment: We loan…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Mistakes Were Made. Guns Were Pointed. A Family Was Terrorized. Pets Were Threatened. Radley Balko, Gangsters in Blue (2011-01-16).
The DEA has apologized for the wrong door raid in the Hudson Valley that I blogged about last week. Sort of. John P. Gilbride, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, issued a statement Friday clearing Spring Valley resident David McKay and his family of anything to do…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Why read about it when you can play? Shelley, MyTech (2011-01-16).
Earlier today I got into a friendly discussion and debate on Twitter about a new web site called W3Fools. The site bills itself as a "W3Schools intervention", and the purpose is to wake developers up to the fact that W3School tutorials can, and do, have errors. The problem with a…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robb… Gary Chartier, Comments on Free Association: Take It to the Limit (2011-01-08).
The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robbery are doubtless spontaneously ordered, but surely others are planned by groups of robbers.Once the state has been established and mechanisms for obtaining power have been regularized, it will surely be unsurprising if people who do obtain power are people who like…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
The Semicolon Wars » American Scientist. www.americanscientist.org (2011-01-16).
I mock the pettiness of these squabbles—and I believe some of them deserve mocking—and yet I don’t want to give the impression that only cosmetic issues are in dispute, or that programming languages are really all alike under the skin. On the contrary, what’s most fascinating about programming languages is…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Let a million bookmarks bloom. l.m.orchard, 0xDECAFBAD (2010-12-19).
TL;DR: Don't depend on Delicious; host your own, pay for it elsewhere, or hope for the best. Use real-time feeds to stitch the bookmarking diaspora back together into topical aggregate indexes. In the last entry, I wrote about why my use of Delicious has dropped over time, and what I've…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Checking out the competition.
Via Wendy McElroy (2009-04-29): The Farce is strong with this one. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: write your own caption in the comments.
Mutual Aid. bfp, flip flopping joy (2009-05-26): Help bring single mamis to the Allied Media Conference.
So dig deep into your pockets and spread the word. We need these mamis here, and as such, we need your help. SPREAD THE WORD. Demand people buy the CD’s. Refuse to free people’s pet rocks until they have donated.
Established churches only, please. Drew Zahn, WorldNetDaily (2009-05-22): Home: No place for Bible study. In which a San Diego home Bible study group is confronted by the county government’s war on the informal sector.
The War on the Informal Sector, cont’d. Brad, WendyMcElroy.com (2009-04-26): Book Rental Is Illegal?
Against the Intellectual Enclosure Movement. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2009-05-15): Copyright Communism?
Gagsters in Blue. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2009-05-22): Gangsters in Blue and William Grigg, LewRockwell.com Blog (2009-05-13): Gang-Bangers in Blue. The Gangsters are still on their game. If we hope to resist it, the first thing to do is to understand it, and in that interest, I encourage all anti-statists to make as much use of this phrase as possible. And not just because I run GangstersInBlue.org (Rather, I run the website because I think it’s important to get the phrase out there.)
We’re like a tick.Hey man, you said it, not me. Birmingham, Alabama is getting its own storm-trooper
saturationsquad to swarm targeted neighborhoods, apparently with a special focus on socioeconomic cleansing (
street corner issues like narcotics and prostitution). (Cf. GT 2008-12-05: Don’t turn your back on the Wolfpack on
On principles. Julian Sanchez (2009-05-04): Morality Isn’t Free
Pull the other one. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2009-05-19): The CIA Wouldn’t Lie! Reality dials Washington, D.C. and gets sent straight to voicemail.
Today in news of the obvious. Las Vegas Sun (2009-05-23): [A government] Safety program goes awry and Las Vegas Sun (2009-05-19): Bank bailout does little for those who need help most . Don’t look so surprised.
State socialism means never having to say you’re sorry. @ndy, Andy the Slack Bastard (2009-05-25): Dear President Chávez. In which Hugo Chávez,
revolutionaryPresident-for-Life, continues his far-sighted socialist leadership by having 14 union steelworkers sent to prison for 5 to 10 years as punishment for going on strike. He was able to do this because their boss is the Venezuelan government, due to a nationalization which state socialists hailed as a triumph for the working class. Meanwhile, Australian Anarchists reply by sending an open invitation for Citizen Chávez to come to Australia for a special fraternal greeting from the Biotic Baking Brigade.
The Two Socialisms and the Revenge of Proudhon. Coming to a theater near you this summer. Shawn Wilbur, In the Libertarian Labyrinth (2009-05-07): French mutualism beyond Proudhon
pissed-off, man-hating, dykes with an excess of body hairlike it's supposed to be a bad thing..., cont’d. Roderick Long, Austro-Athenian Empire (2009-05-25): How to convert a big tent into a small one.
Unbreaking the business model. Roderick Long, Austro-Athenian Empire (2009-05-25): Contingency markets and IP Want to reward innovation? Don’t fall back Intellectual Protectionism to force others to support your broken business model; instead, use the web to discover demand and pay for supply.
On the web as distributed computing platform. Tim Bray, ongoing (2009-05-25): HTTP and the Fallacies of Distributed Computing
On living with summer stars and dystopia. soul searching with christ and gacy (2009-05-25): the dead flag blues
Modesto Anarcho #11. Issue #11 of the valley’s insurrectionary journal of class struggle is out and now available for reading online.
2nd annual Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair (June 6). Pat Murtagh, Molly’sBlog (2009-05-24): CANADIAN ANARCHIST MOVEMENT-HAMILTON: POLICE KEEPING A BEADY EYE ON THE HAMILTON ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR. Check it out both for the announcement of the bookfair (which is coming up on June 6 in Hamilton, Ontario), and also for a report on and reply to Ontario hate-cops who have lots of government funding and nothing better to do with their time than nose around for
hate crimesat anarcho book bazaars.
San Jose Anarchist Cafe (June 7). The Anarchist Cafe is not a place, it’s an event: an informal meet-up for folks interested in hometown anarchy. There’s a new A-Cafe getting started in San Jose, California; the first-ever meeting is happening on Sunday, June 7, 2009. See http://sanjose.anarchistcafe.org/ for details and contact information.