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For all its flaws, the Paris Commune deserves respect as an example of secessionism & working-class revolution
https://c4ss.org/content/45016
This month marks the 145th anniversary of the violent suppression of the Paris Commune by the French national government. The Paris Commune remains a potent symbol for many people – though what exactly it symbolizes is a matter of dispute. To conservatives, the Commune stands for a reign of terror and mob rule. For many...
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Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize over Spilled Milk
https://c4ss.org/content/45031
In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. This charge could impinge Turk’s record which could also lead to further...
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Redefining Money: The Praxis of Local Currencies
https://c4ss.org/content/44720
Local currencies in their praxis have many shortcomings when it comes to economic applications. Issues of supply chains and the adequacy of developed economies of scale are lacking in many local currency systems. However, such an economistic view ignores the actual political ramifications of local currencies. Certainly local currencies have issues when it comes their...
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“We teach queers to shoot. Then we teach others that we have done so.” http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/05/pro-gun-gay-group-wins-major-victory-armed-queers-dont-get-bashed/
This gun-toting gay group aims to change the way mainstream society perceives gay people — by making gay people a credible threat.
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"Prisons exist first and foremost to put the “criminal element” outside of our minds."
https://c4ss.org/content/45034
In the UK the “Lord Chancellor” and Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove wants to be remembered for his efforts to reform prisons. Writing in The Telegraph, Gove says “The emphasis of our penal system must be on more effective rehabilitation, because our current approach is costing us all dear. At present, nearly half...
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Terrorizing a country into surrender through wholesale murder is a crime against humanity—no exceptions
https://c4ss.org/content/44979
Jeff Jacoby, in discussing Obama’s visit to Japan (“In Hiroshima, Obama Should Celebrate the Friendship that Hiroshima Made Possible,” Boston Globe, May 14), suggests that — far from simply not revisiting Truman’s atomic bombing decision — Obama should “reaffirm that it was right and just, ultimately saving countless lives, ending a terrible war, and freeing...
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The debate over the EU is farcical, and proves that power is vested in the elites of both the UK and the EU
https://c4ss.org/content/45112
As a libertarian anarchist, I will most likely vote to leave the EU on June 23rd. The EU, with its supranational corporatism and affirmation of legislation writ-large, goes against my fundamental principles, that of popular litigiousness expressed through common law and a belief in freed markets and radical decentralism. However, none of these principles are...
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Mussolini or Nixon? Don’t Bother Voting. Prepare to Resist.
https://c4ss.org/content/45119
The next President of the United States will be one of the worst. If September 11th was a gunshot that allowed the Bush Administration to take off sprinting, the Obama administration grabbed the baton and charged forward even faster. No one spends years pursuing political power only to walk into the Oval Office and suddenly...
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“Intellectual property” isn’t just theft. It’s terrorism.
https://c4ss.org/content/45029
Habitual apologists for agribusiness like Reason‘s Ron Bailey gushingly cite studies that show glyphosate, the “active ingredient” in Roundup, is unlikely to cause cancer in the concentrations that appear in supermarket produce. But as it turns out, the focus on glyphosate may actually have been a distraction. There’s evidence (“New Evidence About the Dangers of...
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Legally protected trade secrets are a weapon against the health and welfare of the public https://c4ss.org/content/45029
Habitual apologists for agribusiness like Reason‘s Ron Bailey gushingly cite studies that show glyphosate, the “active ingredient” in Roundup, are unlikely to cause cancer in the concentrations that appear in supermarket produce. But as it turns out, the focus on glyphosate was actually a distraction (and naturally Monsanto sycophants like Bailey focus on glyphosate, in...
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Grant the right to put competitors out of business & the results are high prices, low quality, inefficiency, & abuse https://c4ss.org/content/45002
Amtrak is in legal trouble. The rail service provider has long enjoyed an anomalous legal status as a for-profit corporation created by the U.S. government. But in 2008, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, or PRIIA, heightened that anomaly by giving Amtrak a say in crafting and imposing the regulations that the entire U.S....
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Detroit Teachers Sick of the State’s Misspending
https://c4ss.org/content/44972
Recently more than 15,000 teachers with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) did not show up for work, instead calling in sick and effectively shutting down 94 of the Detroit district’s 97 schools and leaving over 45,000 students on an unexpected holiday for two whole days. This mass sick-out was called for in an email...
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C4SS is an left market anarchist think-tank and media center.
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The Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) is an anarchist think-tank and media center. Its mission is to explain and defend the idea of vibrant social cooperation without aggression, oppression, or centralized authority.

In particular, it seeks to enlarge public understanding and transform public perceptions of anarchism, while reshaping academic and movement debate, through the production and distribution of market anarchist media content, both scholarly and popular, the organization of events, and the development of networks and communities, and to serve, along with the Alliance of the Libertarian Left and the Molinari Institute, as an institutional home for left market anarchists.

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