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Volume 1, Issue 2 of THE NEW LEVELLER now online!

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“Are you interested in individualist anarchism, or at least so frightened by it that you want to keep an eye on its progress? Are you frustrated by capitalism’s love for central planning and communism’s conservative view of human potential? Do you suspect that abolishing the institution responsible for war, police brutality, and mass incarceration might not be so dangerous after all?

Then The New Leveller is for you!”

The second issue of the Students for a Stateless Society‘s newsletter, The New Leveller is now online.

For a link to a PDF of the entire issue (recommended!), click here.
For links to an HTML version of each individual article, click here.

In this issue:
“Who Is the Government?” asks the question of its title. Rejecting the standard democratic myth that “we are the government,” it focuses its answer on the State’s exploitative nature.
“No Loyalty on May 1st” by Benjamin Blowe examines the lessons left-libertarians should take from May Day. Blowe especially takes issue with the U.S. Government’s attempted co-option of May 1st with what is called “Law Day” (or worse, “Loyalty Day.”)
“Liberty by Design” by Andy Bratton takes a dynamic view of freedom, showing how the negative liberty that anarchy affords is also the best tool for developing a world of greater and greater positive liberty.
“The Planet vs. The State” by Zoe Little outlines both how the Earth is threatened by the governments who lay claim to it, and how it would be better protected by respecting the rights of its inhabitants.
“A General Idea of Revolution” by Gabriel Amadej is a brief manifesto for human liberation. Supporting not only freed markets and a strategy of counter-economics, but also worker autonomy and a strategy of wildcat unionism, Amadej proposes a vision of “agora-syndicalism.”
“Toward an Anarchy of Production, Part II” by Jason Lee Byas is the second part in a series of arguments for why anti-capitalists, leftists, and anarchists ought to support markets. This installment explores the interconnectedness and interdependence of commerce and community.
“The Individualist Anarchist & Work” by Nick Ford draws attention to just how soul-destroying the modern work experience is, and argues that individualist anarchists ought to want more out of life.

Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist