The IRS Loves Anarchy!
The Center for a Stateless Society is delighted to announce that our parent institution, the Molinari Institute, has been declared by the IRS to be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; hence donations to the Molinari Institute – and thus to the Center for a Stateless Society as well – are tax-deductible. To quote from the…
C4SS on Patreon
The Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) is an anarchist think-tank and media center. Its mission is to explain and defend the idea of vibrant social cooperation without aggression, oppression, or centralized authority. We are supported by micro-donations from our supporters and volunteers. And we are humbled and emboldened by every donation; please consider donating…
The Elinor Ostrom Chair in Environmental Studies and Commons Governance
Economist, political scientist, game theorist, professor, co-director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, detailed researcher, scholar of polycentric institutional systems, and Nobel Prize winner: Elinor Ostrom. The Elinor Ostrom Chair in Environmental Studies and Commons Governance is the fourth academic position created by the Trustees of the Center for a Stateless Society. Each…
The Benjamin R. Tucker Distinguished Research Scholar in Anarchist Economic Theory
Individualist, translator, publisher, editor, “unterrified Jeffersonian Democrat,” “consistent Manchester man,” socialist, anarchist: Benjamin R. Tucker. The Benjamin R. Tucker Distinguished Research Scholar in Anarchist Economic Theory is the third academic position created by the Trustees of the Center for a Stateless Society to advance the understanding and application of individualist anarchism – freed market anti-capitalism, laissez-faire…
Good-Bye to FEE
The Foundation for Economic Education has an enviable history. For over half a century, it has sought to share the conviction that society can and should be organized on the basis of peaceful, voluntary cooperation. It has treated the key terms in its name, economic and education, with appropriate breadth — focusing not only on…
Using PGP Encryption To Communicate Privately
There are many tools out there that allow you to communicate privately with varying levels of security. PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), specifically the OpenPGP standard, is a well tested and solid method of encrypting emails and messages, before transmission, to ensure that the only person who can read them is the intended recipient. I need…
Tor: The Onion Router
What is Tor? How does it work? And why should you use it? With the ever expanding surveillance systems being employed in the United States and around the world, the ability to use the internet anonymously is becoming increasingly important, especially for activists, or anyone who is not okay with your Search Engine provider, ISP…
C4SS and The Homebrew Industrial Donation
If you think this kind of partnership or something similar would be helpful to your Homebrew (ad)venture, then let C4SS know.
Additional Definitions and Distinctions
A prompt from a reader to consolidate some sketches.
Palaver: What is capitalism and is it compatible with anarchism?
An assembly is not a place for decisions but for palaver, for free speech exercised without a goal.
Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012
A huge life, lived his way.
The Karl Hess Scholar in Social Theory
The Karl Hess Scholar in Social Theory is named in honor of the distinguished anarchist activist and strategist Karl Hess. Hess modeled the radicalism, human decency, commitment to civility, and bridge-building seriousness that the Center for a Stateless Society embraces. Appointment to the Karl Hess Scholar signals a scholar’s capacity to contribute, in outstanding ways,…
Italian Mutualist Domenico Letizia on Mutualism as Alternative to Welfare State
Italian mutualist Domenico Letizia, in “Un’ analisi storica del mutualism, possibile “sostituto libertario” del welfare moderno,” (Istituto de Politica, Oct. 23, 2011), considers historic European working class mutualist organization as a model for anti-state welfarism.
The C4SS TOR node needs your support
The C4SS TOR node needs a bit of funding to continue operations. Can you contribute?
Alongside Night film project seeks production crew
From J. Neil Schulman: Alongside Night, LLC, is now seeking crew, interns, and volunteers for our principal photography of the agorist-themed movie Alongside Night in January and February 2012. Alongside Night is produced, written, and directed by J. Neil Schulman, close ally of Samuel Edward Konkin III, and considered one of the original founders of…
Urgent: Call Emory University Campus Police to Protest!
Please call and email to protest the arrest of Joe Diaz, a PhD student at Emory University, who was brutally assaulted in the University Library by campus police, arrested, and held under degrading and punitive conditions.  In the library he saw his diminutive friend Alice, surrounded by hulking uniformed officers standing over her as she…
Media Coordinator Update, 11/26/11
Tom Knapp on the Center’s media exploits this week.
Media Coordinator Update, 11/11/11
Dear C4SS Supporters, This week, I’ve submitted 7.161 Center op-eds to 1,791 US publications. As is usual when we only submit in one country, pickups are down — in this case to two. David D’Amato’s “The Science of Anarchism” ran in the Deming, New Mexico Headlight on November 7, and my own “Cain: If He…
Media Coordinator Update, 11/04/11
Dear C4SS Supporters, This week, I’ve submitted 6,381 Center op-eds to 2,786 publications on every continent except Antarctica (also excluding, as Center advisor Roderick Long points out, Atlantis; and I must say that my distributions thus far are in fact limited to continents on Earth). That’s fewer than usual — we had less content than…
Media Coordinator Update, 10/28/11
Tom Knapp on the Center’s media penetration this week.
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory