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Can Antistatist Communists work with Statist Communists?

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In one of my earlier posts, I accused some Marxists of being fascists. Needless to say this did not go over well with those Marxists who might fall into the category of people who, although claiming to be communists, nevertheless believe any attempt to actually dismantle the present state amounts to a neoliberal assault on the so-called ‘social safety net’ …

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Social emancipation cannot be founded on labor

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Disconnection from the current relations of production is easier said than done in Kurz’s opinion. It is not a matter of simply seizing a single factory, a retail outlet, an office or a school, nor even of seizing all the factories, retail outlets, offices and schools altogether in a simultaneous uprising in all countries at once. These institutions evolved within …

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Social emancipation is incompatible with every form of property

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In the first section of his essay, Kurz examined the limitations of 20th Century Marxism that, he argued, was incapable of theoretically superseding capitalism except by means of a proposed future event, the proletarian political revolution, which, would solve all of capitalism’s ills and manage society in some undisclosed fashion. To address this theoretical failure, in section two of his …

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The “nightmare scenario” of capitalist collapse

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The nightmare scenario typically presented by bourgeois thinkers to the possibility of the collapse of capitalism can pretty much be summed up in six words: “Buy guns, gold and beans! Now!” In this view, the passing of capitalism is equated with the complete breakdown of civilization and a regression to some primitive state. Without market forces and the centralized control …

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Kurz and the dead end of Statist Marxism

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I am reading Robert Kurz’s “Anti-economics and anti-politics: on the reformulation of social emancipation after the end of ‘Marxism’”. It appears to me, at first glance, that this 1997 piece is a continuation of his 1995 prediction of a devaluation shock that would bring an end to capitalism. As I stated in my reading of that work, I found it …

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Without bad people, bad ideas cannot result in piles of dead civilians

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George Donnelly recently posed the question “Are you opposed to bad people (statists)? Or bad ideas (statist philosophy)?” Let me start by saying that George is a principled guy, and I have a lot of respect for him, and for his views.  He’s a very genuine individual.  In this case, however, I tend to disagree.  I don’t disagree entirely.  Specifically, …

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Anarchists, libertarians and Marxists must prepare to fight an increase in the debt ceiling

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One of the first battles of 2011 will come in the spring as the Washington establishment seeks to gain approval to raise the debt ceiling. Anarchists, libertarians and Marxists will be tested on whether they are satisfied to be appendages and compliant tools of the two parties, or are prepared to strike out on their own in preparation for the …

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Can there be a humanist anti-politics?

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Tell someone you want to get rid of government, and they will immediately ask you about police, firemen and teachers — you’ve just branded yourself as a proponent of crime, chaos and ignorance. Tell them you want to get rid of property, and they will immediately label you a Bolshevik intent on reducing the entire society to poverty and totalitarianism. …

JehuCan there be a humanist anti-politics?

Warfare is the central hubris of the state

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This article was originally posted here. Warfare is the central hubris of the state. I recently wrote an article that invoked much anger and appreciation: Fear and Loathing in the U.S.M.C. For God & Country. As I watched the reactions to the article and discussions around the internet I noticed something. Those who were most angry with the article defended …

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The Militarized Police State Is Here

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This is a re-post of an article I wrote for Break The Matrix on the 26th of May 2010. The original article can be found here. Please subscribe to their RSS feed here. The militarized police state is here, has been here and is reality. One of the best examples in the United States of Orwellian Double Speak is the …

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You Will Serve The State H.R. 5741

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I am uncertain of how much support H.R. 5741 will do in the house. Part of me sees it as ridiculous, but with the power individuals invest in the words written by these men and women labeled as “law” nothing shocks me. H.R. 5741 is labeled the “Universal National Service Act.” This is just another of the many examples of …

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Save Bradley Manning: ACT NOW!

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The state is defending it’s ability to continue to keep its secrets and continue on with it’s lies by going after Bradley Manning for his heroic act of speaking the truth. I will take the side of openness and truth over the state and it’s secrecy and lies. Please donate and help this poor brave young man who the state …

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Punk Johnny Cash « Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton and Charles Goyette

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Our site was recently discussed on Anti-War Radio. Punk Johnny Cash went on to talk about the Fear And Loathing In The U.S.M.C. series of articles. You can listen here. “Punk Johnny Cash,” veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and blogger at the GonzoTimes.com, discusses movie portrayals of the marines, how basic training changes one forever, the modern epidemics of …

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Without Adjectives

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Originally posted at C4SS by Anna Morgenstern If you have an interest in a stateless society, you need to understand what the state is. Otherwise you could end up chasing shadows, and many self-proclaimed anarchists often do so, unfortunately. When you look around you, you can see examples of its handiwork everywhere. Every police car you see, the various “permits” …

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The Drug War And Illegal Immigration

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Governor Brewer of Arizona is on her xenophobic high horse again. This recent article at CNN was brought to my attention in which she was quoted saying: “The simple truth is that the majority of human smuggling in our state is under the direction of the drug cartels, which are by definition smuggling drugs,” Brewer’s statement said, according to the …

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The National Inventory Of Human Beings Vs. The Migrant

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Are you authorized to exist within the confines of the state? Have you been cataloged and placed in big brothers database? The right has gone on a rampage against migrants. The hypocritical belief seems to be that liberty and freedom should be afforded to those that are born into it seems to contradict many of their stances on the constitution. …

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The Police State’s 'Cardinal Rule': The Mundane Must Submit

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British officer: You call yourself a patriot, and a loyal subject to King George?Hawkeye: I don’t call myself “subject” to much of anything.Hawkeye explains the foundational tenet of the American worldview to a self-important armed government functionary offended by the frontiersman’s principled defiance; from the 1992 version of Last of the Mohicans. Marilyn Levias, a 19-year-old Seattle girl involved in …

Gonzo TimesThe Police State’s 'Cardinal Rule': The Mundane Must Submit

Breaking News! Phillip Morris Bailout!

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Smoking is perceived as this great immorality now days. Of course it is, we have to push massive taxation on someone, why not create a villain and make the villain pay for the taxes. Do you remember Tea? We had a revolution over this bull. Now we have a smoker in the white house and he is forced to hide …

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Ander Crenshaw GOP feeding you lies

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Anderson Crenshaw a Republican Representative in the House from Florida’s  4th district supports Tea Parties.  He telling us that he is a small government type who opposes the big government spending and taxation.  I love Twitter because it gives me a chance to get these snippets from the House and Senate.   I get to see the image they want to …

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Missouri MIAC Ammends

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Mike Ferguson, the Libertarian spokesman sent out this letter today in regards to the MIAC incident. Missouri Libertarian Party Welcomes Resolution to MIAC Memo Controversy Regarding Third Parties, Commends MPS Director John Britt for Responding Positively to Concerns About Political Profiling Author: PunkJohnnyCash Visit PunkJohnnyCash’s Website – Email PunkJohnnyCash I am a writer at Gonzo Times. I started the site …

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