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  • Kirk Phaser
    A taste of Armageddon for the voting booth
    Star Trek: The Original Series is recognized today not only for the enormous franchise birthed from it, but for the unique and innovate ways that it used the medium of science fiction to discuss contemporary issues in a way that would not have...
  • Ancap flag
    The five Ws of fake libertarianism
    So far, this year has been a time of debate and infighting amongst libertarians. Aside from the original disagreement within libertarianism, that of minarchism versus anarchism, we also now have newer divisions of thick versus thin, also known as...
  • Observations on the secession of Crimea
    Observations on the secession of Crimea
    On March 16, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia. Crimea had been part of Russia until it was given to Ukraine in 1954, and has been an autonomous republic since. Recently, Russian soldiers occupied Crimea and...
  • Anarchism at work; the cabals of game studio ‘valve’
    Anarchism at work; the cabals of game studio ‘valve’
    Long before the tea party movement emerged in the U.S. beating drums of a decentralized government, the Anarchists for centuries now have been waging war against what they deem to be despotic powers of centralized authority. Anarchism comes in...
  • Rob Ford and the potential for satirical government
    Rob Ford and the potential for satirical government
    Last week, Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted that ongoing allegations of cocaine use were true. This was followed by the release of a video of him going on a drunken rant, as well as allegations of drunk driving and patronizing prostitutes.It...
  • Sriracha pollution and how a free society might handle it
    Sriracha pollution and how a free society might handle it
    On Oct. 31, Judge Robert H. O'Brien denied a request made by attorneys representing the city of Irwindale, Calif. for a temporary restraining order against a Sriracha hot sauce factory. Residents of the city have been complaining that...
  • Elizabeth Warren
    We are not a country of anarchists: a philosophical rebuttal
    On Oct. 4, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a blog post which presents a statist viewpoint of the necessity of government services as well as an incorrect association of Republicans with anarchism. Let us examine her sophistry and rebut it line...
  • The State
    Why there are no libertarian countries yet
    Michael Lind at Salon opened a cool ongoing discussion last week by asking a question that supposedly had never been asked before, and which libertarians cannot answer:"Why are there no libertarian countries? If libertarians are correct in...
  • Bitcoin
    The value of Bitcoins crashes
    On Wednesday, the value of Bitcoins took a sudden dive, dropping from an intra-day high of $266 to a low of $105, a 60.5 percent drop in value. The stateless digital currency recovered to $170 by the time of this writing, but this still represents...
  • SFD responds to arson
    Anarchists protest 'green' development, set building on fire under construction
    Anarchists claim responsibility for "green" housing project set on fire last MondayThe town home set ablaze on Feb. 25 was under construction at 24th and Norman in Seattle's Central District.On Sunday, a statement posted on...
  • Jon Carson
    Obama administration responds to secession petitions
    Following the re-election of President Obama on November 6, 2012, petitions to secede from the United States were submitted by residents of all 50 states. These petitionswere filed through the Obama administration's "We The People"...
  • The One Ring
    The Hobbit and its significance for libertarians
    On Monday, Entertainment Weekly announced that the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey brought in $84.6 million at the box office in its opening weekend, breaking the record for a film released during the month of December. The record was...
  • David Boaz and John Stossel
    Slideshow: Symbols of the Modern American Libertarian Movement
    COMMENTARYSince libertarianism has actually developed into a philosophical, social, cultural and political force that can no longer be ignored, and will be playing an ever larger role in future elections, this might be a good time for young...
  • Occupy Chapel Hill linked to "anarchists"
    Tea Party showing needed versatility Occupy lacks
    As of this week, it's now obvious that the Tea Party has the versatility to make it a lasting movement - and Occupy lacks it. As far back as October, it was obvious that the ability to survive cold weather - not police action - would decide...
  • Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair
    Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair: Notes from the vanguard
    Hey, babyboomers! Remember the 1960s when every night on campus signaled another chance to get one's "fair share of abuse" or an underground bull session about which intellectual was the greater revolutionary: Leon Trotsky or Malcolm...