Tag: localism
No Citizens: Abolishing Borders Beyond the Nation-State
The very existence of borders is one of the founding injustices of this world. Most of us recognize this implicitly, and I won’t spend too much time here trying to argue what’s been clearly argued by generations of anarchists: Borders and citizenship are constitutive elements of the nation-state, and as such must be overturned and…
Goodbye, Cascadia: A Retrospective on a Political Mistake
Cascadia, Cascadia. What is there to say about this complicated movement? I suppose I should start by explaining what it is, and what it isn’t. After all, there are quite a lot misconceptions out there. Bioregionalism is not, on paper, nationalism in a green hat. Cascadia was originally largely an anarchist project, coming out of…
Per l’Açaí, Contro lo Stato
Come tutte le persone nate nello stato di Para, anch’io amo l’açaí (pronunciato assaì). Tutti i paraensi, a prescindere dallo status socio-economico, lo mangiano. È una realtà innegabile della vita nello stato di Para. Se vivi nella capitale, Belem, açaí ti ricorda costantemente che sei nell’Amazzonia, così come gli aironi in centro città. Açaí, preparato…
For Acai, Against the State
Like any other Para-born person, I like acai (pronounced “assa-IH,” people) a lot. Every Paraense, regardless of socio-economic status, eats it. It is an undeniablefact of life in Para. If you live in the capital, Belem, that is a constant reminder that we live in the Amazon, just like the herons downtown. Acai, as it is traditionally…
Obama’s Fifty Billion Dollar Corporate Gift
Ross Kenyon explains that Obama’s call for $50 billion to be spent on transportation infrastructure hurts local and regional businesses by subsidizing the transportation of goods from more distant firms, and thus further entrenches corporate domination of the marketplace.
Think Globally, Bully Locally
C4SS News Analyst Thomas L. Knapp takes a critical look at the vaunted panacea of political decentralization.
The Anatomy of Escape
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist