Groves of Luxury and Idleness? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-28).
As is so often the case with right-wing critics of academia – even, or perhaps especially, those who are academics themselves (and so, perhaps, often brimming with resentment against their mostly left-wing colleagues?) – retiring sociology professor David Rubinstein, in his recent piece in The Weekly Standard, offers what I…(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
Imagine No Taxation. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-26).
The following letter appeared in today's Opelika-Auburn News: To the Editor: Charlotte Ward asks us to imagine a world without taxes. ("Don't like taxes? Imagine a world without these services," Tuesday.) Okay, let's try. What would it be like? True, the government wouldn't be able to provide its services any…(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
The Atrocity of Hope, Part 15: Toward a New Radicalism. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-23).
Chris Hedges on corporate liberalism: The pillars of the liberal establishment – the press, the church, culture, the university, labor and the Democratic Party – all honor an unwritten quid pro quo with corporations and the power elite, as well as our masters of war, on whom they depend for…(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
The Manifesto of the Sixteen (1916) Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-05-25).
[Here is a translation of the controversial “Manifesto of the Sixteen,” the document issued by Peter Kropotkin, Jean Grave and others, advocating support for the Allies and opposition to Germany in World War I. I had promised this to members of the Anarchist Task Force on Wikipedia quite awhile back,…(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
*"Whoever does not affirm at some time the. Masha, Cyganeria (2011-05-23).
“Whoever does not affirm at some time the definite..terribleness of life, never takes possession of the unutterable powers of our existence; he merely walks at the edge; and when the decision is made eventually, he will have been neither one of the living nor one of the dead.”~RilkeI know many…(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
The slow boil. admin, This Modern World (2011-05-26). (Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Food Nullification: The Sequel. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-05-29). The War on the Informal Sector (Cont’d). (Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Revisionist History Day, 2011. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-05-29).
Today is Revisionist History Day, what others call Memorial Day. Americans are supposed to remember the country’s war dead while being thankful that they protected our freedom and served our country. However, reading revisionist history (see a sampling below) or alternative news sites (start with Antiwar.com and don’t forget to…(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
alternatively, why would i add you after only meeting you once? what sort of dark magic is this. Dinosaur Comics (2011-05-27).
archive – contact – sexy exciting merchandise – cute – search – about@@e2;2020;90; previousMay 27th, 2011nextMay 27th, 2011: This weekend I’m getting my first tattoo. Which tattoo? I’ll give you a hint: it’s one of the tattoos mentioned here. :0– Ryan(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Columbia SWAT team kills dog during drug raid — again. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-05-28).
One of the most widely watched police brutality videos from last year showed members of the Columbia Police Department's SWAT team breaking into a man's home in the middle of the night, shooting his two dogs, terrorizing him and his family, and finally arresting him for a tiny amount of…(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
D. McCarthy Stalks LibertyOnTour.com – Again. Ademo Freeman, Gangsters in Blue (2011-05-27).
Originally posted at LibertyOnTour.com On our last day in Greenfield Beau and I headed to the local gas station to pick up a few things. On our way there we witnessed Daniel McCarthy, a member of the Greenfield police, make an illegal U-turn and park near our location. As we…(Linked Monday 2011-05-30.)
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.)
Intellectual Property: Silly or Sinister? David K. Levine, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-12-22).
Imagine a land recently seized from a foreign power where there is little law and a lot of gold. Since nature abhors a vacuum, prospectors quickly adopt the conventions of private property: Whoever is first to put four stakes in the ground is the proud owner of the land and…(Linked Friday 2010-12-24.)
How to Record the Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
What's the best way to record the cops? Here's a quick run-down of the choices. Cameras without wireless networking capabilities are the least attractive option. If they are destroyed or confiscated in the field, you probably have lost the damning video you just recorded, including any footage documenting how your…(Linked Saturday 2010-12-25.)
Joseph Déjacque – The Humanisphere (Preface) Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2010-12-26).
The Humanisphere:Anarchic UtopiaJoseph DéjacqueUTOPIA: “A dream not realized, but not unrealizable.” ANARCHY: “Absence of government.” Revolutions are conservations. (P. J. PROUDHON)The only true revolutions are the revolutions of ideas. (JOUFFROY) Let us make customs, and no longer make laws. (EMILE DE GIRARDIN) So speak ye, and so do, as they…(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
That Screwy, Ballyhooey Nollywood. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
Recommended reading: a great article in The Economist on Nigeria's film industry, a.k.a. Nollywood, which "churns out about 50 full-length features a week, making it the world's second most prolific film industry after India's Bollywood." The report covers everything from the way movies are produced and consumed in a country…(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
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@@e2;20ac;b3; 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.)