Center for a Stateless Society
A Left Market Anarchist Think Tank & Media Center
Media Coordinator Report, February and March 2016
These are the numbers and a few interesting bits on our work in February and March: February 21 articles published. 53 pickups or citations (2,52 per article on average). The consistently excellent P2P Foundation has been republishing Kevin Carson’s work. They account for many of our pickups in February and March. Nick Ford managed to get…
Editor’s Report, March 2016
C4SS produced some hard-hitting material in March. But then again, that’s nothing new. We always aim to bring you the most radical commentary on world headlines. Here are just a few of last month’s publications: Nathan Goodman remarked on the cold-blooded manner in which Washington’s Killing Machine carries out its mayhem. James Wilson and Sheldon…
Upcoming Panels on International Law and Prison Reform
Two panels organised by the Center for a Stateless Society are coming up at two different conferences next week, bringing a left-libertarian market-anarchist perspective to international relations and prison reform. 1. The Molinari Society will be holding its annual Pacific Symposium in conjunction with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco,…
February 2016 Audio/Visual Coordinator Report
Article Uploads In January and February, I uploaded the following audio articles to the YouTube and the Jellycast feeds. Tarantino Vs. The Hateful State by Nick Ford Whatever’s Going On in Oregon, It’s Not Terrorism by Sheldon Richman Aaron Swartz is Dead – But Not His Work by Kevin Carson Why I am a Market…
Kevin Carson on Robot Overlordz Podcast
On April 19, 2015, C4SS’s Kevin Carson appeared on the Robot Overlordz podcast. Carson holds the Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory at C4SS. Carson’s Desktop Regulatory State is now available for purchase at Amazon. Don’t forget to Fund the Revolution and contribute to C4SS’s bottom line when you purchase your copy. From the Robot…
Nick Ford Interviewed on Political Scams
C4SS Senior Fellow Nick Ford was recently interviewed by Hector Combo for the Political Scams podcast. A few of the topics discussed include the philosophy of individualism and the differences between anarcho-capitalism and anarcho-communism. As the conversation unfolds, Nick describes his “cynical optimism” on the current presidential election. According to Nick, the 2016 elections present…
Kevin Carson’s Desktop Regulatory State
C4SS Senior Fellow Kevin Carson’s book The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks, a project of five years work, is now in print. It’s also available online here. Here’s a description C4SS Senior Fellow Gary Chartier — who’s also responsible for the beautiful interior and cover design — wrote for the…
Anarchy in DC!
Thanks to many generous radicals, the Center for a Stateless Society has raised enough money to sponsor the International Students For Liberty Conference this February. Students For Liberty, an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering pro-liberty student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities, hosts the biggest, loudest gathering of liberty-minded individuals…
Portuguese Media Coordinator Update, January 2016
These are our numbers for January: Facebook: 4243 likes (+53) Twitter: 120 followers (+3) Tumblr: 31 followers (+0) We also published two translations: Kevin Carson’s “Inequality Isn’t Something That Just ‘Happens’” and “Mobility, Meritocracy and Other Myths“. The C4SS Portuguese social media operation had been my baby since I took over the duties of Media…
Media Coordinator Report, December 2015 and January 2016
Since I skipped last month’s report, here are our numbers and a few comments for both December and January. December 19 commentary articles published 72 pickups or citations (3.73 per article on average) We had an interesting back and forth sparked by Kevin Carson‘s piece “Libertarian-splaining to the Poor.” It was responded to by the…
Editor’s Report, January 2016
C4SS kicked off 2016 with a bang. In January, Gary Chartier produced several op-eds, including the left-libertarian masterpiece What’s Wrong With Inequality? It reached the front page of Real Clear Markets. Kevin Carson looked at the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, ripping into vulgar libertarian calls for more water “privatization” as the remedy. Sheldon Richman exposed Hillary Clinton’s long…
C4SS Now Available Directly as a Tor Onion Service
The Center for a Stateless Society is pleased to announce that we now support access to this site directly through the Tor network as an Onion Service. Practically, this means that if you visit the address vhgli4v7feaaz7ka.onion through the Tor Browser you will see the content of c4ss.org, but without your request to our server…
December 2015 C4SS Audio/Visual Coordinator Report
Article Uploads In December, I uploaded the following four readings from myself and John Moore to the YouTube and the Jellycast feeds: Aylan’s Shoes by Grant Mincy Cut Out the State, Free Entrepreneurship by Nick Ford Limiting Conditions and Local Desires by Shawn P. Wilbur Are We All Mutualists? by Kevin Carson Currently, I am…
The C4SS Q1 Tor Node Fundraiser
Essentially, the tragedy of past revolutions has been that, sooner or later, their doors closed, “at ten in the evening.” The most critical function of modern technology must be to keep the doors of the revolution open forever! –Murray Bookchin Part of the dissolutionary strategy advocated by C4SS is called Open Source Insurgency or embracing institutional,…
Editor’s Report, December 2015
Happy 2016 from C4SS! 2015 was a productive year for us, thanks not only to our incredible contributors, but also our dedicated readers. In December, Grant Mincy examined the systematic depletion of Earth’s species and natural resources by the state and its powerful economic allies. The article was picked up by Truthout. Christmas season also…
Media Coordinator Report, November 2015
These are our numbers and some comments on November: 17 op-eds published (+7 compared to October); 32 pickups (average of 1.9 per article, a disappointing dip compared to the previous month, when we got a 3.7 average); The Syrian refugee crisis has occupied the headlines in the last few months, and our most republished article…
Bring C4SS to ISFLC 2015!
It’s the most wonderful time of year yet again. No, not because it’s Christmas season. Because it’s ISFLC season. The International Students For Liberty Conference is the Christmas of libertarianism and the Center for a Stateless Society is trying to bring libertarian students from around the world the gift of left wing market anarchism. In…
Warning: TheRightStuff Authors Misappropriating C4SS Identity
Some confused folks have been asking us — in understandably concerned tones — about a couple of people named Ryan McMahon and Rob Paul. Both of them contribute to the blog The Right Stuff  — as you can see for yourself by clicking on their names — and both have “Works for C4SS” in their…
Media Coordinator Report, October 2015
These are our numbers for October, 2015: 10 op-eds published. 37 pickups and citations (average of 3.7 per article, up from 2.8 last month). The most republished op-ed of the month was Jason Farrell’s “Why Libertarians are Failing at Politics,” which managed to get 9 pickups. Notably, it was run on both the online and…
Audio/Visual Coordinator Report – October 2015
What Has Been Done Article Uploads In October, I uploaded the following 6 readings to the YouTube and the Jellycast feeds: Kevin Carson’s At Reason, War is Peace … and TPP is “Free Trade” and Will Free Markets Recreate Corporate Capitalism?; Jason Farrell’s Why Libertarians are Failing at Politics and The Natural Right of Encryption; Joe Szymanski’s Autonomy for…
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