Tag: lgbt
The Common ‘Logic’ of Compulsory Education, Homophobia, and Transphobia
Anyone arguing against compulsory education will inevitably encounter (a variant of) this objection: “but a child cannot possibly know what is good for them and what they need to function well in society, we need some basic standards that everyone can conform to.”
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 4)
This is the fourth part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 1, 2, 3 and 5. Advocates of gun ownership for marginalized people must talk about one of the biggest threats faced by such groups: hate crimes. Oftentimes, the media confuses this kind of bigotry with mental illness: but bigotry is not a mental illness at…
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 1)
This is the first part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 2, 3, 4 and 5. Gun control is a big issue to many leftists. The Democratic Party has campaigned for years on a platform of gun control. Such measures, they claim, are the only ways to reduce gun violence and save lives. They claim they…
Hey Indiana: Why Not Fight Discrimination with Freedom? on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents James C. Wilson‘s “Hey Indiana: Why Not Fight Discrimination with Freedom?” read by Joey Clark and edited by Nick Ford. “State action against discrimination is at best a band-aid measure, since state action itself empowers discriminators in the first place. The increased costs associated with licensing, zoning, housing and building requirements kills many…
Hey Indiana: Why Not Fight Discrimination with Freedom?
On April 1st, Indiana Governor Mike Pence requested a revision of his state’s recent “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” which, potentially allows for-profit businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexuality. The law spurred widespread boycott campaigns and in which individuals, as well as, state and local governments refused to do business in Indiana. Corporations such…
Classe, política identitária e estigmergia: Por que não precisamos de “um grande movimento”
Em um texto para o blog da rede Students for Liberty (“Between Radicalism and Revolution: The Cautionary Tale of Students for a Democratic Society“, 6 de maio), Clark Ruper usa o exemplo dos Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) como alerta contra o sectarismo e a fragmentação dentro do movimento libertário. O movimento libertário, afirma…
The Weekly Abolitionist: The Prison State’s Ongoing Growth
These days, some policy makers are discussing rolling back America’s system of mass incarceration. Figures from Eric Holder to Rand Paul are proposing eliminating many mandatory minimum sentences. States like Colorado are legalizing marijuana. But while some policy makers talk about shrinking the prison state, prison expansion continues to be pushed and passed by legislators….
Tragam de volta as táticas do movimento pelos direitos civis
Vários estados americanos recentemente consideraram a aprovação de leis que permitem a discriminação contra pessoas LGBT. São leis baseadas na ideia de liberdade religiosa. Porém, qual é a resposta apropriada dos libertários de esquerda a essas leis? A resposta é a defesa de ações diretas. Se as leis forem aprovadas, nós, libertários de esquerda, devemos…
A igualdade só pode ser alcançada no mercado
A linha de frente da igualdade esteve movimentada nos últimos dias. Algo que ganhou notoriedade nos EUA foi uma ação política no Tennessee que tinha como objetivo marginalizar a comunidade LGBTQ. O senador do estado Brian Kelsey introduziu um projeto de lei chamado “Afastando os gays”. Trata-se de uma lei que permitiria que as empresas…
Equality Will Only Be Actualized In The Market
Lots of action on the equality front the past few days. One story gaining national attention from Tennessee is a political action that serves to marginalize the LGBTQ community. State senator Brian Kelsey, of Memphis, has introduced a bill coined “turn the gays away.” This bill would allow businesses to refuse service to the LGBTQ community. According to the bill no “persons” will…
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013
Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day, transgender and gender non-conforming people join with our allies to mourn and memorialize the transgender and gender non-conforming people who have been killed for who they are.  There’s a lot at stake here. Trans* people, particularly transgender women of color, face horrendous bigotry, violence, and murder….
Human Rights Groups Against Human Rights
Goodman: Human rights organizations shouldn’t be in the business of handing out awards, accolades and executive positions to human rights abusers.
Jane Marquardt: “Progressive” Prison Profiteer
When “progressive” Democrats profit from caging and abusing immigrants, the poor, people of color, transgender women, and LGBT youth, it’s time to leave the party.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Goodman: Anti-transgender violence is a tremendous assault on liberty. Today, let’s remember the dead. Tomorrow, let’s fight for them.
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