Shut down the Seattle NAFTA meeting this Thursday! 3:23 pm / 20 October 2014 by Jane Doe, at Seattle Free Press
Diplomats and lobbyists from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are converging in Seattle this week for the “North America in the Global Economy” forum, organized by the local Canadian consulate. This forum is a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and a discussion of NAFTA’s future. The Zapatistas…
An Anarchist Perspective on the Red Lotus 12:20 am / 13 October 2014 by rechelon, at Human Iterations
There’s a few images going around simplifying the adversaries in each season of The Legend of Korra as political or philosophical ideologies: Communism, Theocracy, Anarchism, and Fascism. Sometimes recurring irritants on the show get comparable billing and the roster expands to include capitalism and monarchy. But the first world audience is relatively comfortable with these […]
Stateless Democracy – How Kurdish Women Liberated Democracy from the State 8:28 am / 11 October 2014 by Larry Gambone, at Porcupine blog
Warning to Neo-Con Liars 6:47 pm / 09 October 2014 by Larry Gambone, at Porcupine blog
So usual journalistic suspects, let's not hear any bellowing that the left refused to support the Kurds or was soft on ISIS. right here you are proven wrong before you even utter your filth!
Debt: The Possibilities Ignored 1:25 pm / 08 October 2014 by rechelon, at Human Iterations
It’s no secret that economists and libertarians have developed a bad habit of assuming things about history and other societies on first principle without actually checking archaeological or anthropological findings. On occasion the divide can be quite stark. David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years gets a lot of momentum by attacking a widely circulated […]
A 25 Year Economic Depression? 6:00 pm / 03 October 2014 by Larry Gambone, at Porcupine blog
A Short Parable 12:42 am / 03 October 2014 by rechelon, at Human Iterations
I’m standing over a howling chasm while three anarchists clutch to the edge. The computational problem of collective decisionmaking whips and batters our loose clothes. “Come on! Take my hand!” I scream above the wind. “You don’t know the power of markets! We can use them for good! Join me and together we will destroy the ancaps and finally bring a potent anarchism to the world.”
“Meetings aren’t that bad. You’re just antisocial. What would be so wrong with having to talk things out forever?” says one comrade and lets go.
“Look maybe we like being inefficient. Maybe being effective at doing stuff is what’s caused all the problems we have,” says another comrade and lets go.
“It may be the case that forms of centralized organizing that don’t force results upon people don’t get much done, but see this is why we vote on shit and let the Leninists make all the big decisions,” says the last one, “it’s important not to fall to partisanship. Humility about our foundational ideals is the best way to maintain a mass coalition capable of eventually doing an undefined thing utterly at odds with said ideals. Honestly I feel more at home among state communists than with most anarchists.” And I kick him into the chasm.
The Joys of Neo-Liberalism 4:27 pm / 24 September 2014 by Larry Gambone, at Porcupine blog
Between the Reagan and Clinton administrations (1980 to 1998), Latin America’s average per capita income did not increase at all.
Seattle Solidarity Network Wins First Multi-Worker Strike 8:30 am / 23 September 2014 by Jane Doe, at Seattle Free Press
The owners of La Lot restaurant in downtown Seattle didn’t last long. Hien, Jeff, and SeaSol are proud to announce that, as of September 1st, La Lot management agreed to meet all of the demands set forth at the start of the strike! This means announcing a policy whereby all tips are distributed to workers,…