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Missing Comma: Columbia Journalism Review Confirmed for Koch Industries Shills*
*Not really. I was surprised to open up the Columbia Journalism Review’s website last week and see this article by Steven Brill peering up at me: “Stories I’d Like To See: A fair view of the Koch brothers, and explaining bitcoin.” This section in particular cracked me up: This article in the Washington Post last…
Missing Comma: The Hyperlocal is Political
One of the bigger media stories coming into 2014 is over whether Patch, AOL’s so-called hyperlocal news organization, will survive or bite the dust. While rumors of the controversial network’s demise were greatly exaggerated, it does appear that the future of the service is in flux – and what that means for hyperlocal. For y’all…
Building Creative Commons: The Five Pillars Of Open Source Finance
“Building Creative Commons: The Five Pillars of Open Source Finance” was written by Brett Scott and published on his blog The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money. We are honored to have Brett Scott‘s permission to feature his article on C4SS. Feel free to connect with Scott through twitter: @Suitpossum. AHOY, THERE BE A CLOSED…
Tirate Fuori i Droni!
Quando si parla di droni, l’atteggiamento della maggior parte dei futuristi libertari è il pessimismo. I droni sono generalmente visti in un più ampio scenario tecno-fascista, come l’egemonia USA (fatta di laser orbitanti e robot soldato telecomandati dall’ONU) immaginata dallo scrittore Ken Macleod nella sua serie Rivoluzione d’Autunno. La tentazione è comprensibile. Dopotutto i droni (combinati con operazioni…
Support C4SS By Joining The Shield Mutual Agorist Defense Network
C4SS kicked a bee’s nest and we plan on kicking some more. To prepare for the potential or inevitable sting of such activity we have taken a number of precautions. One of those precautions, joining George Donnelly‘s Agorist Defense Network Shield Mutual. How can you help support C4SS by joining and increasing the resiliency of…
Dois, Três, Muitos Snowdens!
Direitistas como David Brooks e o ex-embaixador junto às Nações Unidas John Bolton estão, previsivelmente, ficando possessos a propósito de Edward Snowden — não apenas a propósito dos vazamentos dele, mas de tudo o que ele representa para a sociedade com a qual eles se identificam. Ao decidir unilateralmente vazar documentos, escreve Brooks (“O Vazador…
Two, Three, Many Snowdens!
Rightists like David Brooks and former UN ambassador John Bolton, are, predictably, going ballistic over Edward Snowden — not only over his leaks, but over everything he represents to the society they identify with. By unilaterally deciding to leak documents, Brooks writes (“The Solitary Leaker,” NYT, June 10), Snowden has betrayed the “respect for institutions…
Defending Chelsea Manning at Urban Tulsa Weekly
On September 4th, my op-ed Chelsea Manning and the State’s Abusive Transphobia was published as a letter to the editor in Urban Tulsa Weekly. The paper treated it as a “really convoluted counterpoint” to an asinine letter by Oklahoma State Senator Frank Simpson, who argued that Chelsea Manning was not a hero. State Senator Simpson…
A Reação do Estado a Snowden Mostra Por Que o Estado Está Fadado ao Fracasso
Em 2006 Ori Brafman e Rod Beckstrom, em A Estrela-do-Mar e a Aranha, contrastaram o modo pelo qual redes e hierarquias reagem a ataques vindos de fora. As redes, quando atacadas, tornam-se ainda mais descentralizadas e capazes de pronta recuperação. Bom exemplo são Napster e sucessores, cada um dos quais aproximou-se mais estreitamente de modelo ideal de ponto-a-ponto,…
Treating Surveillance as Damage and Routing Around It
Even as the U.S. security state becomes more closed, centralized and brittle in the face of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks, civil society and the public are responding to the post-Snowden repression by becoming more dispersed and resilient. That’s how networks always respond to censorship and surveillance. Each new attempt at a file-sharing service, after…
The Security State’s Reaction to Snowden Shows Why It’s Doomed
Back in 2006 Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom, in The Starfish and the Spider, contrasted the way networks and hierarchies respond to outside attacks. Networks, when attacked, become even more decentralized and resilient. A good example is Napster and its successors, each of which has more closely approached an ideal peer-to-peer model, and further freed…
Governo dos Estados Unidos versus DEFCAD: É Impossível Consertar a Estupidez
The following article is translated into Portuguese from the English original, written by Kevin Carson. Não há nada tão engraçado como a visão dos funcionários autoritários de uma ordem fenecente tentando reprimir uma revolução que não entendem — e fracassando miseravelmente. A tentativa do Departamento de Estado de censurar arquivos imprimíveis de armas de fogo em 3-D…
U.S. Government vs. DEFCAD: You Can’t Fix Stupid
There’s nothing quite so funny as the sight of the authoritarian functionaries of a dying order trying to suppress a revolution they don’t understand — and failing miserably. The State Department’s attempt to censor 3-D printable gun files from DEFCAD is the latest — and one of the most gut-bustingly hilarious — attempts by the…
NYPD Officers Beat the Crowds … and the Charges
Hummels: It is no secret that there is a vanguard of sorts in policing which celebrates the fascist tendencies of the occupation.
The Network Economy as New Mutualism
M. George van der Meer: We are now approaching a breaking point, a culmination of long-unfolding trends that will witness the old forces of rigid hierarchy and centrality collide with the dynamism of the networked, freed market.
“Bring on the Drones!” by Kevin Carson on C4SS Media
C4SS Media would like to present Kevin Carson’s “Bring on the Drones!”, read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford.
Why Import Evgeny Morozov When Tom Franks and Andy Keens are Out of Work??
Carson: Our goal is not to assume leadership of existing institutions, but rather to render them irrelevant. … We do not hope to reform the existing order. We intend to serve as its grave-diggers.
Bring on the Drones!
Kevin Carson: In every conceivable way — agility, resilience, feedback/reaction loop — the emerging networked successor society runs circles around the old hierarchical corporate and state dinosaurs it’s replacing.
A Thanksgiving Message in Solidarity with Walmart Strikers
We at C4SS stand in solidarity with Walmart workers, and fully support their Black Friday strike.
Pirate Bay and Mega: Treating the State as Damage and Routing Around It
Kevin Carson: The corporate state and its system of information control has already lost. It’s just to stupid to realize it.