Tag: slavery
Derritiendo Montañas de Hielo
De Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Melting Mountains of Ice, de 14 de abril 2021. Traducido al español por Kathiana Thomas. Una Doctrina de No-Gobierno para el Siglo 21 En la actualidad, casi todos aceptan al menos una idea utópica: que la esclavitud es tan inaceptable desde la moral que esta práctica debe ser erradicada…
I Nostri Liberatori Siamo noi
Di Kali Akuno. Originale pubblicato il 19 giugno 2021 con il titolo We are our liberators. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente su Pambazuka News il 3 marzo 2007. Si fa un gran parlare in Inghilterra e in tutto il cosiddetto mondo anglofono del 200º anniversario dell’abolizione della tratta degli schiavi nell’Impero Britannico e nella…
We are our own liberators
Much is being made in England and throughout the English speaking or so-called anglophone world about the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British empire and its breakaway colony, the United States of America. Hollywood and the monopoly sector of entertainment capital have marked this anniversary with a major feature…
Melting Mountains of Ice
A No-Government Doctrine for the 21st Century Almost everyone today accepts at least one utopian idea: that slavery is so morally unacceptable that the practice must be stomped out wherever found, and any institution that depends upon it must immediately crumble. It’s probably even an understatement to just say people accept that idea. It’s the…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, IV: Liberi Tutti
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale pubblicato il 7 dicembre 2020 con il titolo Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 6 febbraio 2015 Gli ultimi tre articoli di questa serie riguardavano l’ingiustizia della pena e del diritto penale, e la giustizia di…
O Mito da Constituição Libertária Americana
De Charles Boyd. Artigo original: The Myth of the Libertarian Constitution, 30 de dezembro 2020. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. A Constituição americana, como fora elaborada por seus criadores na Filadélfia, há muito é descrita como sendo uma garantia às liberdades individuais ante a repressão governamental. Muitos dos críticos de Donald Trump o…
The Myth of the Libertarian Constitution
The original Constitution, as designed by the framers in Philadelphia, has often been seen as guaranteeing individual freedom from government repression. Many of Donald Trump’s critics see him as undermining our nation’s foundational constitutional principles, and people and groups from Joe Biden to Black Lives Matter are often seen as trying to restore them. But…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners
The last three posts of this series have been focused on the injustice of punishment and criminal law, and the justice of a tort-based pure restitution system. Even if punishment itself were legitimate, however, we would still have reason to reject the main form of punishment that exists today.Prisons– especially as they exist in the United States–…
Ten Thoughts on Statues
In times past, people emptied buckets of shit from their windows to the streets below. We can remember this as a historical fact without the streets continuing to be covered in human waste. If you were violently assaulted, you would want people to recognise the injustice but probably wouldn’t be campaigning for a statue of…
C’era una Volta in America
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 29 febbraio 2016 con il titolo Once Upon a Time in America. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. C’è un mito che da secoli è al centro della cultura politica inglese. Dice: Prima che arrivassero i conquistatori normanni ad imporre il feudalesimo, l’Inghilterra anglosassone era un luogo idillico governato dalle “buone…
Schiavitù: Risarcire il Passato per Chiudere il Presente
Di Vishal Wilde. Originale pubblicato il 10 agosto 2017 con il titolo Reparations from Historical Slavery Could be Used to End Modern Slavery. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La schiavitù storica e le sue conseguenze attuali sono tra gli argomenti più controversi e drammatici. È diffusa l’opinione che i discendenti degli africani ridotti in schiavitù durante…
Reparations from Historical Slavery Could Be Used to End Modern Slavery
One of the most emotional and difficult topics in contemporary discourse is the history of slavery and its lingering legacy. A common proposal for addressing slavery is reparations, compensatory payments to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The arguments for reparations are regularly met with two…
Once Upon a Time in America
For centuries there’s been a myth at the heart of English political culture: Before the Norman Conquest and the imposition of feudalism, Anglo-Saxon England was an idyllic land governed by “the good laws of King Edward the Confessor,” where free juries protected the ancient rights of Englishmen, and everyone was as good as anyone else…
End, Don’t Extend, Draft Registration
This past week demonstrated with blinding clarity that 1) Republicans, contrary to their rhetoric, oppose individual liberty, and 2) the establishment news media really couldn’t care less about the presidential candidates’ views. After the last Republican debate, the media continued its obsession with the reality-TV and horse-race sides of the election. News readers, correspondents, and…
Il Carcere è Obsoleto?
Recensione di: Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?, Seven Stories Press, 2003. È arrivato il momento di eliminare il sistema carcerario in America e nel resto del mondo? L’attivista, studiosa, icona dei diritti civili Angela Davis nel suo libro del 2003 risponde chiaramente Sì. La Davis è meglio conosciuta per il suo impegno a favore dei…
Are Prisons Obsolete?
Review of Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis, Seven Stories Press (2003) Is it time to do away with the American prison system, and prisons worldwide? Civil rights activist, scholar and icon Angela Davis clearly answers Yes in her 2003 book. Davis is best known for her involvement with the civil rights and black power movements…
A Reminder on the Origins of American Gun Laws
…from James Wasserman’s “Pulling Liberty’s Teeth,” published in the third (2008) edition of the anthology Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation: America’s first state and local gun laws were nearly all designed to keep guns out of the hands of slaves. These included laws passed prior to the American Revolution. After the Civil War,…
We Need More Treason, Not Less
One of the more disturbing trends on the American Center-Left (which sees itself, entirely without justification, as “the Left”) is the increasing popularity of the right-wingers as “seditionists” or “traitors” meme. The most notable recent example, in the wake of the racially-motivated massacre in Charleston, is the identification of the Confederate battle flag with “treason.”…
The Libertarian Struggle of the Black Movement on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Valdenor Júnior‘s “The Libertarian Struggle of the Black Movement” read by Erick Vasconcelos and edited by Nick Ford. Murray Rothbard attempted to establish a conversation between libertarianism and the New Left through the periodical Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought. Among the articles published, one of the best certainly is Rothbard’s own…
La Lotta Libertaria del Movimento dei Neri
Nota: Questo articolo è stato scritto in occasione della Giornata della Consapevolezza dei Neri in Brasile. Negli anni sessanta, nomi famosi del movimento libertario americano entrarono in contatto con i movimenti di mobilizzazione della Nuova Sinistra che, al contrario della Vecchia Sinistra, era caratterizzata da diffidenza verso le strategie di uno stato centralizzato con ampi…
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