Tag: state power
How State Power Perpetuates Transphobic Violence
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] The human rights of transgender people, and specifically of vulnerable transgender youth, are being systematically denied and dismantled all over the United States. To advance this violent oppression, the states and politicians in question use more than merely legislation…
Liberty Talk: Flowers of Darkness
I recently gave a talk at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, regarding coal, power and liberty in the Southern Appalachian Bio-Region. This talk is based off of notes from my forthcoming study for The Center for a Stateless Society: Flowers of Darkness: Coal, Power and Liberty in the Southern Appalachian Bio-Region. This serves…
Climate Action: Stand on the Ashes of Power on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Grant A. Mincy‘s “Climate Action: Stand on the Ashes of Power” read by Erick Vasconcelos and edited by Nick Ford. The US Department of Defense is the nation’s single largest consumer of fossil fuels. From arms production to the grand machines of war, the military emits more greenhouse gas than any other state institution….
Azione sul Clima: Sulle Ceneri del Potere
In un suo recente intervento al vertice sul clima delle Nazioni Unite, Barack Obama ha spronato le nazioni della terra a collaborare per affrontare il problema dei cambiamenti climatici antropogenici. Obama ha rassicurato i politici presenti che gli “Stati Uniti d’America si stanno dando una mossa” e che noi (collettivamente) “ci assumiamo la responsabilità” di…
Climate Action: Stand on the Ashes of Power
In recent comments at the United Nations Climate Summit, US president Barack Obama espoused an urgent need for all the nations of Earth to work together and engage anthropogenic climate change. Obama ensured his peers in attendance that the “United States of America is stepping up to the plate” and that (the collective) we “embrace our responsibility” to…
American Anarchism
On July 2nd, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, officially breaking ties between the American colonies and the British empire. It is the idealism behind this document and American independence that folks across the United States will celebrate this 4th of July. The 4th is the central holiday of the summer season and liberty is…
How Go Became The Favorite Game Of Anarchists And Libertarians
The following article, “Cómo el Go se convirtió en el juego favorito de anarquistas y libertarios,” was written by David de Ugarte and published on El Correo de las Indias, January 17, 2014. When the British Go Association proposed to fund a strategy to promote the game and commissioned a study on its image, the result was surprising [PDF]:…
Patriarchy On Steroids: The Case Of Venezuelan Plastic Surgery Fever
Last time I was in my native Caracas, a couple of years ago, I was shocked by how ubiquitous cosmetic surgery had become among women. Since then, I have given some thought to the plausible origin of the trend and was surprised to find myself in agreement with what William Neuman’s recent piece for the…
Don’t Hate on Welfare Recipients — The Real Parasites are Elsewhere
Everywhere you look in the right-wing commentariat, you see the recurring theme of the “underclass” as parasites. Its most recent appearance was the meme of the productive, tax-paying 53% vs. the tax-consuming 47%. And of course there’s the perennial favorite mythical quote attributed to Alexander Tytler, trotted out by many who should know better, about…
Publicly Built Highways are Not an Expression of the Free Market
Building a road is a manifestation of power, particularly state power.
A Libertarian in Solidarity with the Jimmy Johns Workers’ Union
Ross Kenyon takes a look at how libertarians instantly and unfairly discount labor movements as statist, when they are truly just reacting against the original statism of capitalists. Libertarians should look at this in a more even-keeled light!
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