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Media Coordinator Monthly Update: September, 2016

Dear Supporters,

The mission of the Center for a Stateless Society is to introduce left market anarchism to the broader public through education and commentary on the issues of the day. That mission is ongoing, but I am happy to report that in the month of September (8/26-9/25), our writers and Fellows helped further the work along.

As Media Coordinator, I am vested with the responsibility to send commentaries out to newspapers, magazines and Internet publishers, and track our influence in those various spaces.

The following is rough data compiled up to the time of this report’s publication. This information is subject to revision at a later time.

September MVP: Logan Glitterbomb

It’s hard to put more content out per month than Kevin Carson, but in September, Logan Glitterbomb got it done. Her range of work extends from op-eds on anti-fascist graffiti in Germany to examinations of anarcho-syndicalism, agorism and illegalism in her contributions to this month’s Mutual Exchange. As of today, Logan published a grand total of six articles and was picked up 7 times by various publications and online outlets.

Outlets we love: Augusta Free Press

We gave the Augusta, GA Free Press a shout-out in an earlier weekly update, but it cannot be overstated: this local independent paper serving the city and county of Augusta has consistently published our work, and for that we’re thankful.

Another notable outlet in recent weeks has been the Gilmer, Texas Mirror, which has been republishing pieces by our writers with increased gusto.

The Month in Pickups

So, how did C4SS do in terms of commentary publications and pickups? I would say it was a fairly solid month for us. From August 26 to September 23, we put out 15 commentaries – that’s a commentary every other day. While much of the coverage was aimed toward events in the United States, we did have a smattering of coverage of goings-on in the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany from Logan Glitterbomb and Billy Christmas.

Some notable pickups for our articles published in September include:

  • Logan Glitterbomb – “Indigenous Property Rights and the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Counterpunch.
  • Trevor Hultner – “Colin Kaepernick’s Bold Stand,” Antiwar Blog.
  • Meg Arnold – “Responsibility and Freedom: A Defense of Safe Spaces,” Students for Liberty Blog.
  • Kevin Carson – “Why Are the ‘Adults in the Room’ So Awful?” The Libertarian Alliance.
  • Kevin Carson – “Time to Deprogram From the Cult of National Unity,” Counterpunch.

10th Anniversary Essay Contest

C4SS turns 10 years old this October! This is a momentous occasion for us.

Ten years is an immensely long time for any anarchist project to exist, period. Ten years on the Internet? An eternity. We couldn’t have done it without your support, and we’ll be talking more about that in a later Media Coordinator Special Report, but right now, we want to announce something special to celebrate.

If you have ever wanted to write for the Center for a Stateless Society, here is your chance!

Starting today, Sept. 25, we are opening up our article submissions process to all prospective writers who have something to say about anarchism and current affairs in the first-ever C4SS Essay Contest. The desired topic is elections, but you can write about whatever you like.

We will pick three writers to publish as new C4SS contributors starting on October 26. Their essays will be judged on four criteria; clarity, style, relevance and anarchist commitment:

  • Can the writer get their point across clearly?
  • Does the writer have a distinct writing “voice?”
  • Is the writer’s topic timely, relevant or newsworthy?
  • Can the writer explicate their point in an anarchist context?

The winners will be notified by November 6, and their essays will be published as C4SS commentaries through the month of November. Additionally, at the end of our fiscal month for November the winners will receive $25 each and the opportunity to continue writing for C4SS moving forward.

Submissions are open today. Kindly send all essay submissions of 500 to 750 words, comments and queries to trevor@c4ss.org.

Donate! It’s how we get paid – and it’s how we pay others

The Center for a Stateless Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its rotating cast of Fellows and volunteers work tirelessly to bring market anarchist content to all corners of the world. The work we do – writing, translating, setting up discussion fora, tabling at events like the upcoming Students For Liberty Regional Conferences all over the United States, and more – is paid for by your contributions. For the past decade, you have supported us in the act of spreading anarchy and working toward a better world. We look forward to the next ten years.

Click here for more ways you can support C4SS.

The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 139

Richard Ebeling discusses the events of 9-11 and the aftermath.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the pre 9-11 evil that contributed to the attacks.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the dominant paradigm and libertarian challenges to it.

Glenn Greenwald discusses how Facebook will work with the Israeli govt in censorship efforts.

Alon Ben-Mier discusses Bibi’s land grab approach.

Aisha Maniar discusses a former Gitmo prisoner.

Lew Rockwell discusses the truth about war and state.

Paul R. Pillar discusses the legacy of 9-11.

Ivan Eland discusses whether we are safer 15 years after 9-11.

Lawrence Wittner discusses how it is time to ban nuclear weapons.

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon discuss Bibi’s claims about the alleged human rights of Israeli setllers.

Arnold August discusses Obama’s selective memory about 9-11 and the Chilean coup.

Avia Chomsky discusses race, deportation, and immigration in the U.S.

Laurence M. Vance discusses ticket scapling.

Stephen Kinzer discusses frustrating the war party.

Noam Rotem discusses the ethnic cleansing of Arab villages in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Stanley L. Cohen discusses how Palestine will suffer no matter who is elected.

Mary L. Dudziak discusses how war lost its politics.

George H. Smith discusses the ethics of belief.

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity discusses how the U.S. media has ignored the CIA cover up of the torture report.

Mina Al-Oraibi discusses the occupation of Palestine.

Richard Hardigan discusses how people in Palestine with disabilities aren’t immune to Israeli violence.

Yves Engler discusses Canada in the Congo.

David Swanson discusses the killing of native peoples.

Ramzy Baroud discusses the parallels between the treatment of people in Palestine and Native Americans in the U.S.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses the religious fervor of nationalistic rituals in the U.S.

Uri Avnery discusses why peace can happen between Israel-Palestine.

Zaid Jilani discusses how Bibi has added new settlements while getting a massive aid package from the U.S. govt.

Laurence M. Vance discusses what libertarians want from government.

David R. Henderson discusses why foreign airlines should be allowed to fly between U.S. cities.

Media Coordinator Weekly Update, Sept. 18, 2016

Howdy, folks! Another Sunday is in progress, which means it’s time for me to rub another Media Coordinator Weekly Update in your eyes. Don’t worry, I don’t think it stings.

Of course I didn’t try it on myself first, are you serious?

The Week in Commentary

We started the week off strong with Logan Glitterbomb’s article on antifascist graffiti artists reclaiming walls in Germany from neo-Nazis. “Fight Hate, Paint Back!” was picked up all over the place – including, as y’all might expect at this point, our 2016 MVP: the Augusta Free Press.  Her piece was also picked up in the Gilmer, TX Mirror and the Buffalo Network, which seems to be an online news service that caters to a few counties in Wyoming. Neat!

Kevin Carson’s piece, “Why Are the ‘Adults in the Room’ So Awful?” made its way not just to the Augusta Free Press‘s commentary repository, not only to the Gilmer Mirror‘s pages, but also to the Libertarian Alliance blog. Thanks for publishing, y’all!

As always, all pickups are added to a list at the bottom of each article, and those lists are edited over time as more pickups come in.

There were a couple more commentaries released this week that don’t yet have enough pickup information (or in the case of Kevin’s second Op-ed of the week, hasn’t been sent out yet) to pull through, but you should check them out anyway, because they’re stellar.

  1. Billy Christmas wrote a fantastic examination of the British left’s relationship with gentrification.
  2. Logan Glitterbomb wrote about the ongoing prison strike, and how the majority of organized labor abandoned prison workers.
  3. Kevin Carson skewered nationalism with his piece on the ramifications of Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.

I’m sure we’ll be revisiting these pieces next week, especially that last one (since I haven’t even sent it out yet…).

How’d the Mutual Exchange end? Let’s find out

I mean, I couldn’t just leave the Mutual Exchange hanging. Let’s see how everything finished.

Here’s the rundown. For everything prior to Monday, check out my last update.

  1. C4SS Senior Editor Chris Shaw starts things off on Monday with an examination of markets where agorism can thrive; namely, energy and small manufacturing.
  2. C4SS contributor and freelance reporter Derrick Broze draws the line and separates agorism from anarcho-capitalism.
  3. As if Broze’s piece wasn’t spicy enough for you, C4SS Research Scholar Nathan Goodman comes in hot with a piece on the benefits and pitfalls of agorism, syndicalism and other anarchist pursuits.
  4. C4SS Senior Fellow Nick Ford responds with the question: “Does agorism require intent?” and “Can Agora-Syndicalism and Libertarianism get along?”
  5. Derrick Broze jumps back in with a reply to both Ford and Goodman arguing that there is a “Need For A Self-Aware, Intentional Agorist Movement.
  6. Finally, C4SS Fellow Logan Glitterbomb also addresses Ford and Goodman, arguing further that agorism, syndicalism and illegalism are definitely compatible.

I would say that this month’s Mutual Exchange was a success! I’m already looking forward to the next one.

Odds + Ends

Sheldon Richman’s new Feature, “Trade Is a Labor-Saving ‘Device’,” is up. Excerpt:

Outside politics life is rather different. Our actions have a reasonable chance of making a difference to ourselves and those we care about; the costs of our actions fall largely on ourselves; and acquiring information in order to act more intelligently is thus worthwhile. As a result, those who try to sell us goods and services have an incentive to behave responsively and responsibly, unlike candidates for political office.

Kevin Carson has a book review out, covering Nicholas Hildyard’s new book, “Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, financial extraction and the Global South.” Excerpt (from the review, not the book, duh):

To be sure Hildyard is not, so far as I know, an anarchist. But while remaining open to state reformist measures as part of a total agenda package for fighting neoliberalism, he expresses considerable skepticism towards a strategy focused on such measures. For example the traditional social democratic remedies of progressive taxation and redistribution, he writes, “arguably threaten to become a regressive end-of-pipe ‘solution’ that perpetuates the violence of capital while retrospectively compensating a few of those from whom capital has looted…” And he takes a similarly reserved view of a global justice focused on “persuading ‘policy makers’ in powerful institutions (the World Bank, the G8, the G20, national governments, corporations and the like) to do the right thing.”

And finally, over at our wonderful blog, Natasha Petrova has compiled yet another monster list of links to libertarian and other writers who have written good stuff recently.

Housekeeping

This is more of an administrative note than an update with what C4SS is doing, but I did want to use just a smidge of space to let y’all know that I’ve finally gotten my C4SS.org email set up. If you are a member of the media and you have inquiries about any of the work we do, you can now reach me directly at trevor@c4ss.org. Also I’ve set up a Twitter. I’m @trevor_c4ss.

Anyway, how can you help keep this roller coaster going? I’ll tell you. But first I have to start a new paragraph, change the header size to Heading 2, and shout…

Donate! It’s how we get paid!

That’s right, folks. C4SS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that you can send your tax deductible donations to. That money goes to funding projects, keeping the site up and – arguably most importantly – paying our writers. To quote our support page directly:

The Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) functions on the enthusiasm of writers and volunteers, but it is the continued donations of supporters that keeps us going and growing. We have big plans and even bigger dreams for C4SS and we need your help.

Fundraising is not begging or charity. It is a barometer of success, support and professionalism. It is about offering an opportunity to participate in the project, the task at hand. So we ask you, dear supporters, let us know how we are doing and play a crucial part in our success by giving to C4SS.

So yeah. I think that’s as good a place as any to wrap up. See you next week!

The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 138

Lawrence Davidson discusses moral idiocy among the powerful.

Branko Marcetic discusses COINTELPRO.

Ramzy Baroud discusses Israeli efforts to divide people living in Palestine.

John Cavanagh discusses the man who put advoacy for Laotians on the map.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses whether U.S. soldiers fight for our freedom or not.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses statist school indoctrination.

Kathy Kelly discusses a good beginning toward the end of US empire.

Tom Engelhardt discusses 15 years of American air war.

Zaid Jilani, Alex Emmons, and Naomi LaChance discusses Hilary Clinton’s national security advisors.

Cory Massimino discusses Gary Johnson’s recent gaffe.

Shawn Regan discusses 5 ways govt keeps Native Americans in poverty.

Julie Leininger Pycior discusses Mexcian-Americans and LBJ.

Julian Brave NoiseCat and Anne Spice discusses resistance to expansionism on Native American land.

Jesse Walker discusses anarchy, swamp, and utopia.

Ben Norton discusses people who got basic facts about the Syrian conflict wrong.

Charles Hughes discusses govt regulation of volunteer efforts.

David S. D’Amato discusses why libertarians can be pro-environment.

Robert Fantina discusses newspeak and Israel=Palestine.

Yoav Litvin discusses Israel-Palestine.

John Knefel discusses the forever war.

Missy Ryan discusses U.S. bombing across the globe.

Wendy McElroy discusses the revolution of rising expectations.

Sanford Ikeda discusses the refusal of a 49er to stand for the national anthem and the left-right divide.

Zaid Jilani and Alex Emmons discuss Wolf Blitzer’s fear of defense contractors losing business.

Alex Emmons discusses the neverending post-911 war.

Scott Beauchamp discusses why Hilary Clinton’s apology about her Iraq vote isn’t enough.

Jonathan Cook discusses whether the Israeli govt will face war crimes charges brought by the ICC.

Marjorie Cohn discusses 15 years after 9-11.

Wilson Dizard discusses how Trump and Hilary will repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Ted Galen Carpenter discusses the idea that the U.S. can do no wrong in foreign affairs.

Media Coordinator Weekly Update, Sept. 11, 2016

Howdy, folks! Another Sunday has arrived, which means it’s time to talk about what C4SS is doing, where we’ve been and what we’ve got coming down the pike. It’s your Media Coordinator Weekly Update.

An Agora Around Agorism

God, I love alliterative puns.

Anyway, every month C4SS picks a theme, and a selection of our Fellows square off against thinkers from other organizations and fields in a friendly debate/symposium on that theme. We call this program Mutual Exchange

This month, we’ve centered the discussion around the countereconomic theory of agorism. Here’s a very brief rundown of what we’ve published so far in the series:

  1. C4SS Senior Fellow Nick Ford set the stage with an essay discussing what, exactly, agorism and countereconomics are.
  2. C4SS Fellow Jason Lee Byas contends that agorism is a way to bring libertarian politics out of the realm of electoral politics or state policy.
  3. C4SS contributor H.B. Dillon Williams IV (dang, what a name) brings both historical context and an argument that agorism and illegalism go hand in hand.
  4. C4SS Senior Editor Chris Shaw conceptualizes how new technologies can help further agorist goals.
  5. Nick Ford is back with a piece on combining countereconomics with classic anarchist/syndicalist tactics like the General Strike.
  6. Freelance journalist Derrick Broze assesses where the agorist movement is at in the project of moving from statism to freedom.
  7. C4SS Fellow Logan Glitterbomb calls for an agorist-syndicalist alliance.
  8. C4SS Lysander Spooner Research Scholar Nathan Goodman discusses the promising synthesis between agorism and feminism.
  9. Logan Glitterbomb comes back with a one-two punch on the similarities between agorism and illegalism, and how agorism is different from ethical consumerism.

We’ve got plenty more coming down the pike, so keep your eye on the Feature Articles section for daily updates to the series.

The Week In Commentary

We had a bit of a busy week this week on the commentary front.

First, major shoutouts must go to the Augusta, GA Free Press – y’all publish so much of our stuff it’s crazy. Kevin Carson got both of his op-eds from this week posted there. So did Meg Arnold with their piece on safe spaces. Thanks y’all!

Last week’s late submissions were Kevin Carson’s piece on capitalism not making us richer, and my piece on Colin Kaepernick. Kevin’s piece was picked up by the Augusta, GA Free Press. My piece was picked up by Antiwar.com, the Augusta, GA Free Press and the Michigan Standard.

All in all, everyone had a pretty good week when it came to pickups.

Steal This Review

James C. Wilson has a great review of Abbie Hoffman’s seminal rebel’s cookbook, Steal This Book, up in our review section now. Steal This Book holds a lot of significance for me, since once upon a time I was a member of a forum dedicated to bringing it to the internet in a wiki format. Here are some choice excerpts for the review:

If you are looking for an in-depth collection of arguments about the evils of the current system, this is not the book you are looking for. In fact it assumes in the intro that readers have already reached their ideological conclusions and are prepared to act on them.

and

This book is a fun read, and provides a heavy dose of late 1960’s radicalism.  While many of the tips and tricks it offers are obsolete, it remains an entertaining work that boldly displays the spirit of the era that created it. In the years following its release, the US government discontinued drafting people to fight in Vietnam, taking away one of the New Left’s unifying issues. Also, a series of financial downturns took a heavy toll on much of the free-wheeling spirit of the sixties. Despite this, the influence of  anti-authoritarianism, as well as its opposition to racism, sexism and imperialist adventurism are still strongly felt today. It is quite a book, and I’m glad I stole it.

Fantastic.

Honestly, this week at C4SS was a really good one. Everyone has been bringing their A-games lately, and while we’re not churning out op-eds daily the ones that are coming out are golden. And there’s a way you can help. Want to know how?

Come closer.

Lemme whisper it in yr ear…

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Yes, that’s right. The Center for a Stateless Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds all of its projects – from commentaries to Mutual Exchanges and everything in between – with y’all’s support. We are able to continue doing the work we do because you’re helping us move the work along. Head on over to our support page to learn more.

The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 137

Daniel Larison discusses Hilary Clinton’s recent speech on American exceptionalism.

Franklin Lamb discusses Syrian refugee children and their plight.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses Obama’s own version of Operation Condor.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses whether individual states in the U.S. should control their borders.

Laurence M. Vance discusses what conservatives don’t get about the War on Drugs.

Robert Higgs discusses turning intellectuals into cult figures.

Peter Boettke discusses Mise’s book Socialism.

Medea Benjamin discusses Hilary Clinton, the Podesta group, and Saudi Arabia.

Paul Pillar discusses Israeli-Arab relations.

Uri Avnery discusses a possible Israeli civil war.

Jonathan Marshall discusses the Saudi war in Yemen and growing opposition to it.

Jeff Jacoby discusses why aid to Israel is a bad idea ~ I don’t endorse his pro-Israel stance, but I do agree with the notion of cutting aid to the Israeli govt.

Wendy McElroy discusses war and libertarianism.

Taleed J. Brown discusses how govt created the three worst terrorist groups in the world.

Jeffrey Tucker discusses friendship and political differences.

Charles Johnson discusses why there isn’t a taco truck on every corner.

Deirdre McCloskey discusses liberty, equality, and justice.

Trevor Hultner discusses the brave stand of a 49er.

Daniel Lazare discusses Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, and American exceptionalism.

Ben Norton discusses the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen.

Todd Gitlin discusses the non-nuclear option.

Glenn Greenwald discusses the push to shield Hilary Clinton from criticsm.

Ivan Eland discusses U.S. interventionism in Syria.

Nick Turse discusses U.S. special ops in Africa.

Peter Van Buren discusses the denial of entry to the U.S. of Craig Murray.

Peter Hitchens discusses how the Cold War is over.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses American exceptionalism.

Richard M. Ebeling discusses the relevance of Mises’s Human Action.
Markus Kompa interviews an author on Allen Dulles.

Ted Rall discusses Uzbekistan and American support for the govt there.

Media Coordinator Weekly Update, Sept. 4, 2016

Howdy, folks! It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for an update on what the Center for a Stateless Society has been doing and where we’ve been. I’m Trevor Hultner, your new Media Coordinator, and from here on out I’ll be keeping you abreast of where our writers are getting published, where C4SS is being mentioned and what we’re up to for the upcoming week.

Ch-ch-changes

Erick Vasconcelos stepped down from the Media Coordinator position earlier this week. Erick took over from me when I left the Center back in August 2015, and over the past year he has done amazing work reorganizing everything from who gets our article submissions to how those pickups get counted. I’ll be continuing his work behind the scenes.

A Week In Commentary

The last week of August/first week of September was a relatively quiet week for C4SS, with regard to commentaries. Toward the tail-end of last week, Logan Glitterbomb posted their piece on indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We submitted the piece for pickups on Monday, and the piece was grabbed by CounterPunch, a regular disseminator of our work; from there, their piece was picked up by the Canadian Centre for Globalisation Research.

Logan also published a report on the goings-on of the Spanish Anarcho-Syndicalist union CNT – Confederación Nacional del Trabajo – including word that they would be reforming the International Workers Association.

I posted a hot take on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem, and Kevin Carson has posted a piece on how capitalism is not making us richer. Both of these articles are in the queue for submissions, and we’ll have their stats – and more! – in next week’s blog post.

Anarchy in the Gray Lady

Chad Nelson got into the New York Times! Okay, not exactly, but it’s really, really close, and really, really exciting. Here’s the breakdown:

Back in April, Chad published an article on activists protesting cluster bomb manufacturer Textron in Rhode Island. It was picked up by an Augusta, GA news outlet, a Long Island news vertical, and RI Future, a “progressive political blog that strives to speak truth to power, stick up for the oppressed and ignored and tell interesting and entertaining stories about the Ocean State.”

RI Future is where Sewell Chan, a reporter for the New York Times, found Chad’s piece and used it as a contextual link in the online version of their story, “Report Finds Ban Hasn’t Halted Use of Cluster Bombs in Syria or Yemen,” published on Friday, Sept. 2.

Here’s the paragraph from Chan’s article that Chad’s link was hanging out in:

“In April, activists began regular protests outside the Providence, R.I., headquarters of Textron, a maker of cluster munitions. In May, the Pentagon stopped delivering cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia. And in June, a provision to ban the transfer of such munitions to Saudi Arabia was nearly adopted by the House of Representatives, losing on a vote of 216 to 204.”

This is legitimately a momentous occasion. Being linked to in an article published in the New York Times shows the kind of impact our writers – and our ideas – can have, even months down the line. This is why it’s important to…

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The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 136

Joseph Cozza discusses the conflict in Yemen and how to resolve it.

Ramzy Baroud discusses the repression of civil society groups opposed to Israeli policy.

Stephen Zunes discusses the bellicose rhetoric of both major party platforms on Iran.

Medea Benjamin discusses the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and their use in Yemen.

Glenn Greenwald discusses the donation of money by repressive Middle Eastern regimes to the Clinton foundation.

Jacob Sullum discusses the Philipine’s war on drugs.

Ivan Eland discusses whether the American Department of Defense is providing much ssecurity.

Ted Galen Carpenter discusses U.S. policy in the Baltic region.

Jim Miles discusses a book on Israel and the Arab world.

Steve Chapman discusses paranoia about safety in the U.S.

Cesar Chelala discusses Gitmo.

Ashley Smith discusses anti-imperialism and the Syrian revolution.

K. Lloyd Billingsey discusses the use of armed agents to enforce ever more laws.

Andrew Mitrovica discusses the BDS movement in Canada.

Doug Bandow discusses the peril of excessive alliances.

Ann Wright discusses boats sailing to the Gaza Strip.

Richard M. Ebeling discusses John Locke and American individualism.

Doug Bandow discusses why Washington is addicted to perptual war.

Marjorie Cohn discusses the poster child for Bush era torture.

Charles V. Pena discusses why South Korea should defend itself.

Andrew Cornell discusses anarchists and the welfare state.

Richard M. Ebeling discusses Austrian economics.

Belen Fernandez discusses disappearances in Latin America.

James J. Sheehan discusses two books on U.S. foreign policy.

Neve Gordon and Nicola Perguini discuss human shields and international law.

Alice Bach discusses a book on Palestine.

Jim Miles discusses a book on Palestine.

Radley Balko discusses a DEA atrocity.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses bipartisan warmongering.

Justin Raimondo discusses Hilary’s speech to the American Legion.

Media Coordinator Report, July 2016

These are my belated comments on our media presence in July:

This is my last report as media coordinator. It was great serving at this Center’s media helm for over a year, and I thank everyone at the Center for the opportunity, but I feel it’s time to go. I want to concentrate on my own writing and other personal projects. I will be sticking around, though, so if you pay attention, you’ll be able to spot my articles around the home page every once in a while.

I’m handing over the keys to Trevor Hultner, who’s already had a stint as C4SS media coordinator, so the position is in good hands.

If you want to support our work, you can choose one of the several channels available on our donation page or just cut to the chase and click the PayPal button below:

Erick Vasconcelos
Now Former Media Coordinator

Editor’s Report, July-August 2016

There’s been a continuation of interesting content from July to August. From continuing to reveal actually-existing capitalism as an anti-libertarian ideology and revealing newer arguments against the minimum wage, to looking at Indigenous movements pushing against corporate land ownership.

Here’s a few of the publications seen in the last two months:

Logan Glitterbomb reports on the actions of Indigenous movements and tribes in opposing corporate land grabs.

Kevin Carson argues against another capitalist trope, this being the argument that modern neoliberal capitalism has reduced global poverty.

Daevid Glass shows that the EU referendum was a poor representation of political culture in the UK, making individuals choose between to extremely poor choices which further the power of the corporate state.

Vishal Wilde presents a new take on libertarian arguments against the minimum wage, presenting how it entrenches poverty rather than having any sort of positive effect.

Sheldon Richman shows Trump’s affinity to dictators such Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin, demonstrating that his populist rhetoric on the criminal rights of terror suspects is the kind of dictatorial statements that come from dictators he praises.

Finally, I take a non-economistic view of praxeology, applying its philosophical logics to a wider critique of the state and a wider understanding of the economic alternatives to statism.

Thanks again to all of our readers and generous financial supporters. We rely on you to keep us going. If you’re new to C4SS and enjoy our work, please consider making a donation to C4SS via Paypal, Patreon, or any of our other countless giving platforms.

Chris

The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 135

Kathy Gilsinan interviews Rosa Brooks.

Gauri Reddy discusses Chelsea Manning and the politics of whistleblowing.

Richard Hardigan discusses the brutality of the Israeli occupation.

Brian Cloughley discusses the NATO-U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the military base dole.

Daniel Larison discusses the continued sale of U.S. arms to Saudi Arabia and its war in Yemen.

David Cole discusses reviews four books on drone warfare.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses what Trump’s recent comment on Gitmo exposes about the prison in Cuba.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the flaunting of the international court ruling on Nicaragua by the U.S. govt.

Nicolas J S Davies discusses U.S. foreign policy and the normalization of deviance.

Ivan Eland discusses Turkey and Russia becoming closer.

Alex Emmons discusses ideological tests for entry into the U.S.A.

Uri Avnery discusses the tension about Israeli and Jewish identity.

Joshua Frank discusses Richard Holbrooke and U.S. foreign policy.

George H. Smith discusses moral sense theory and Francis Hutcheson.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses the urge to fix Syria and indifference to Yemen.

Ted Galen Carpenter discusses the likelihood of a U.S. clash with Russia under Hilary Clinton.

Rebecca Gordon discusses the national security state and Trump.

Paul Pillar discusses bad approaches to analazying foreign policy.

Doug Bandow discusses why democracy cannot be imposed at the point of a gun.

Brian Cloughley discusses Hilary Clinton and war.

Conn Hallian discusses tensions between the U.S. and China.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the Cuban embargo.

Jeremy Varon discusses a book on post-911 war crimes.

Jim Lobe discusses how neocons helped create Trump.

James W. Carden discusses why humanitartian war is the Clinton family business.

Jared Labell discusses a book on war.

Todd Miller discusses the border measures that already exist.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the similiarities between the U.S. national security state and state communist national security states.

Doug Bandow discusses U.S. policy towards North Korea.

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Dr. Alon Ben-Meir discusses how to end the Afghan war.

Paul Pillar discusses whether Donald Trump can be trusted to be a peacenik or not.

Glenn Greenwald discusses the Democratic Party tactic of accusing people of having sympathies for Russia or Putin.

Anthony Walker discusses what the drone playbook really says about U.S. counter-terrorism policy.

Uri Avnery discusses Israeli politics and the relatively recent shooting of a wounded Palestinian.

Marwan Bishara discusses a book on the war for the Greater Middle East.

Jared Labell discusses the dropping of the atomic bomb.

JP Sottile discusses the neocon shift to Hilary Clinto

John LaForge discusses myths behind the dropping of the atomic bombs.

Andrew Stewart discusses the book Markets, Not Capitalism.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the border police state.

Joseph R. Stromberg discusses Machiavelli.

James Carden discusses the tempations of militartism and the DNC.

David D. S’Amato discusses why the gun control debate needs public choice theory.

Daniel Larison discusses the temper trantrums over the Iran nuclear deal.

Chris Matthew Sciabarra discusses a book on Donald Trump.

Isaac Chotiner discusses Hilary Clinton’s cozying up to Henry Kissinger.

Daniel Larison discusses the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen.

Daniel Larison discusses Tim Kaine’s foreign policy record.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses whether Kissinger will endorse Hilary or not.

Daniel L. Davis discusses the Obama admin’s refusal to obey the law when it comes to intervening in Libya.

William Astore discusses why we need more dissent in the military.

Ramzy Baroud discusses factionalism in Palestine.

Andrew Cockburn discusses the Saudi war on Yemen.

Stephen Kinzer discusses the failure of U.S. intervention in Sudan.

Ramzy Baroud discusses whether Palestine is still an issue for Arabs or not.

Robert Koehler discusses MAD and Trump.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the drug war in the Philipines.

Uri Avnery discusses Israeli politics.

Ivan Eland discusses why Trump may have a point.

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Daniel Mccarthy discusses a book on war for the Greater Middle East.

Stephen Kinzer discusses two books critical of American foreign policy.

Sheldon Richman discusses Trump’s miconceptions about NATO.

Trevir Timm discusses the renewed U.S. bombing of Libya.

Alex Emmons discusses the new military campaign against ISIS in Libya.

Ted Rall discusses Khizr Khan and the triump of Democratic Party militartism.

Nick Turse discusses U.S. policy in Africa.

Charles Davis discusses why Donald Trump is no peacenik.

Anthony Gregory discusses the bipartisan surveilliance state.

Peter Certo discusses the sacrifice Khan shouldn’t have had to make.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the unconstitutionality of the 2003 war on Iraq.

Jacob G. Horneberger discusses how Capitan Khan died for theocracy in Iraq.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses how Captain Khan didn’t die for his country.

David D. S’Amato discusses a book on the bourgeious era.

Laurence M. Vance discusses prohibitionism as alive and well.

Matthew Harwood discusses a book on U.S. military bases.

Howard Lisnoff discusses the war that won’t go away.

Ramzy Baroud discusses the DNC’s attitude towards Muslims.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses nationalism and soldier worship as bipartisan.

Robert Hennelly discusses Obama, Clinton, and perpetual war.

Nick Ford discusses Chelsea Manning and the state.

Daniel Larison discusses the false view that the U.S. govt has withdrawn from the world.

George H. Smith discusses the is-ought distinction in ethics and David Hume.

Andrew J. Bacevich discusses the Afghan war and the presidential campaigns.

Diana Johnstone discusses the atomic bombings of Japan.

Radley Balko discusses U.S. aid to countries in the name of the War on Drugs.

Lawrence Davidson discusses the declassfied 28 pages on potential Saudi involvement in 9-11.

Yves Engler discusses the Jewish National Fund and Canadian politics.

Doug Bandow discusses the U.S. protection of Taiwan.

A. Barton Hinkle discusses licensure and the problems with it.

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Michael Swanson discusses a book on Allen Dulles ~ I don’t agree with the JFK conspiracy stuff in it.

Andrew J. Bacevich discusses the kill em all solution to terrorism.

Jonathan Marshall discusses Afghanistan as President Obama’s Vietnam.

Tom Engelhardt discusses the future.

Rhania Khalek discusses neocons for Hilary.

Thaddeus Russell discuses the dangerous and coherent foreign policy vision of Hilary Clinton.

Ted Galen Carpenter discusses the terminal illness of the NATO alliance.

Marjorie Cohn discusses how killing with robots increases police militarization.

Robert Fisk discusses the hypocrisies of terror talk.

David Swanson discusses warmongering by both the Democratic and Republican parties.

Eugene Schulman discusses a book on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Ivan Eland discusses why police and military shouldn’t trade roles in a republic.

Michael Smith discusses the secret U.S.-UK air war against Iraq.

David Bromwich discusses the pushing of a new Cold War by American hawks as an election strategy.

David S. D’Amato discusses corporate welfare and the mercantile system.

Conor Friedersdorf discusses the building up of the national security and the associated dangers.

Anthony Walker discusses the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

William D. Hartung discusses the arms industry and U.S. govt pushing of it.

Bonnie Kristian discusses ending giving presidents a blank check to go to war.

Richard M. Ebeling discusses a non-statist foreign policy approach.

Stephen Zunes discusses the hawkish character of the new Democratic Party platform.

James W. Carden discusses the fear of Hilary’s foreign policy.

Natasha Roth discusses the demolition of Palestinian homes.

Jonathan Marshall discusses the history of coups in Greece and Italy that may have involved U.S. support.

Charles Pena discusses radical Islam and U.S. foreign policy.

Gareth Porter discusses Hilary Clinton and hawkishness.

Sarah Lazare discusses the DNC and Muslim-Americans.

Vijay Prashad discusses the Iraq War.

Uri Avnery discusses Donald Trump and the Middle East.

Glenn Greenwald discusses the upcoming aid package for Israel.

Media Coordinator Report, June 2016

This is the last of the late media coordinator reports. Now you can enjoy C4SS knowing with certainty that we are chipping away at the state pickup by pickup. These are June’s numbers and comments:

OK, this brings us up to date with the media reports. Please support us in our worldwide efforts to put anarchy and the center of the political conversation. You can do that through these channels and also via PayPal, which you can click on right below:

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Media Coordinator

Media Coordinator Report, May 2016

I’m back for more updates in the world of C4SS media coordinating. What follows are numbers and comments for our May 2016 media presence:

This should be it for May. You can support our state-defying endeavors by donating via one of our several options. Or just click on the PayPal button below:

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Media Coordinator

Media Coordinator Report, April 2016

I have been late on my reporting duties and I shall remedy that. These are the numbers and a few comments on our April 2016 media presence (I know, it feels like a century ago):

That’s it for April. If you like our work, support us through our many available channels and help us spread the word of anarchy! Or just do PayPal, because the button is right here:

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Media Coordinator

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Trita Parsi discusses the results of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses supporters of the recent coup attempt in Turkey and compares them to backers of the 1973 Chilean coup.

Murtaza Hussain discusses not giving ISIS what it wants after the recent terror attack in Nice, France.

Alex Emmons discusses why the ACLU is gearing up to fight Donald Trump’s unconstitutional proposals should he be elected.

Darryl Lorenzo Washington discusses the granting of even broader powers to cops by the Supreme Court.

Stephen Zunes discusses the good and bad news about the recent attempted military coup in Turkey.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses blowback and the recent terror attack in Nice, France.

Marcy Wheeler discusses disputes over the drone strike civilian dead numbers released by the Obama admin.

Jonathan Cook discusses how money talks when it comes to Israel in the U.S.

Ishann Tharoor discusses the lack of an investigation analogous to the recently concluded British one over the Iraq War.

Ramzy Baroud discusses how to defeat ISIS.

Vijay Prashad discusses the post-coup attempt situation in Turkey.

Dave Lindorff discusses Obama’s hypocrisy on counseling against violence.

Chris Floyd discusses a turn towards warmongering in the thinking of a former national security state critic.

Anhvinh Doanvo discusses civilian deaths, Iraq, Syria, and drones.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses Turkey and the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Bonnie Kristian discusses the questionable value of U.S. nuke placement.

John Feffer discusses whether a military coup could happen in the U.S.

Uri Avnery discusses the rifts in present day Israel.

George H. Smith discusses moral obligation and personal commitment.

David Swanson discusses satirical reasons for why the bombing of Syrian civilians is “OK”.

Matt Purple discusses foreign policy night at the recent RNC.

Sandy Ikeda discusses tolerance, criticism, and humility as core principles of freedom.

Andrew J. Bacevich discusses a book by a former Bush admin. guy.

Jonathan Blanks discusses how the War on Drugs has made policing more violent.

Kevin L. Schwartz discusses the Saudi regime.

Franklin Lamb discusses the rights of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon.

Anhvinh Doanvo discusses Shia militia atrocities in Iraq.

Paul Pillar discusses more proof on why the U.S. drone war doesn’t work.

Phillip Weiss discusses an ex-neocon’s recent collection of essays.

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Jeremy Hammond discusses the no state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Eric Margolis discusses sending war criminals to the Hague.

Steve Chapman discusses the question of why Hilary Clinton is still a hawk.

Sharon Presley discusses Wendy McElroy’s book on rape culture.

Joseph R. Stromberg discusses republicanism and liberalism in political thought.

Glenn Greenwald discusses Clinton led Democrats being to the right of Dubya on Israel-Palestine.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the consequences of ISIS winning.

Ramzy Baroud discusses solidarity among African-Americans and people living in Palestine.

Andrew J. Bacevich discusses the Chilcot report.

Allen Mendenhall discusses a new book of antiwar writing.

David Vine discusses allowing the former inhabitants of Diego Garcia to return to their home.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the murder of the Dallas cop killer.

Kelly Beaucar Vlahos discusses Fallujah in ruins.

Eli Massey discusses the war in Afghanistan.

Steven Mihailovich discusses Thomas Paine on perpetual war.

Norman Solomon discusses the U.S. military base in Germany.

Stanley L. Cohen discusses why BDS is a war Israel can’t win.

Rebecca Gordon discusses extrajudicial killings and American drone warfare.

Doug Bandow discusses the recent military coup in Turkey.

Glenn Greenwald discusses whether the Turkish govt has a right to kill via drone or abduct a cleric in Pennsylvania.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses regime change in Turkey.

Douglas Gillison, Nick Turse, and Moiz Syed discuss how little oversight there is in global U.S. training programs.

Marc Lewis discusses why there are “good” or “bad” drugs per se.

Trevor Timm discusses NYC police reform and crime statistics.

Laurence M. Vance discusses why Americans should vote to exist NATO.

Binoy Kampmark discusses military coups, Turkey, and democracy.

Barry Brownstein discusses whether tribalism is the worst idea in history or not.

Ivan Eland discusses the use of a robot with a bomb to kill a shooter in Dallas, Texas.

Charles V. Pena discusses the unintended consequences of U.S. killings abroad.

George H. Smith discusses the question of why someone should be moral.

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Maia Szalavitz discusses why all drugs should be decriminalized.

Bruce Fein discusses lies about war.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the original foreign policy of the U.S.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses 9 points related to the 4th of July.

Ben Terrall discusses the War on Drugs in Mexico and U.S. govt complicity.

Richard M. Ebeling discusses what we celebrate every 4th of July.

Tom Engelhardt discusses the American Century.

Daniel Larison discusses some truths about the Iraq War worth remembering.

William Blum discusses why Obama is similar to Trump.

Patrick Cockburn discusses the U.S.-British failure in Iraq and inability to learn from it.

Binoy Kampmark discusses the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair, and Iraq.

John Stauber discusses how Obama refuses to investigate Bush admin officials for their actions related to Iraq.

Sheldon Richman discusses Trump, Saddam, and the presumption of innocence.

Dan Sanchez discusses how impunity for people with power corrupts.

Trevor Timm discusses why the U.S. needs its own Chilcot report.

Glenn Greenwald discusses the connection between the invasion of Iraq and a past terror attack in London.

Garikai Chengu discusses the history of British interventionism in Iraq.

Uri Avnery discusses the hatred on both sides of the Israel=-Palestine conflict.

George H. Smith discusses Neo-Thomism and the virtue of reasonableness.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the drug war philosophy of the new Filipino president.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses an American exit from NATO.

Ramzy Baroud discusses the recent Israel-Turkey deal and its implications for people living in Palestine.

Charles V. Pena discusses the problem with regime change.

Patrick Cockburn discusses repression in Bahrain.

Michael Lind discusses a book written by a neoconservative.

Peter Van Buren discusses the Baghdad bombings, the Islamic State, and what America still hasn’t learned.

Brian Cloughley discusses the NATO preparation for war.

Binoy Kampmark discusses Australia, Iraq, and the Chilcot inquiry.

Annie Bird discusses the “new” police in Honduras.

David Kreiger discusses the anniversary of the World Court advisory opinion on nuclear weapons.

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