An Open Letter To The Cuban People On The New Constitution

Originally I intended to post this much sooner in opposition to passing the new constitution on the grounds that it legalizes private property. It is much too late now though, as the constitution has already been passed. The spirit of the letter today can be interpreted as a plea for an alternative both to the …

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The Need For The People To Invoke Their Right To Amend or Rewrite The Constitution

"Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well: I belonged to it, and …

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What Can Rojava Learn From The Hacker Community?

I decided to write this post after reading on the Internationalist Commune website (Rojava), "If you have ideas for new projects to contribute to our work we are happy to hear from you." I decided to write this post because I do have ideas that I believe may greatly increase the freedom of the people …

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Thoughts On “The Media” and “Fake News”

At the dawn of 2019, what can we really say about "the media"? It is a thing that, like "the people", often embodies a meaningless abstraction to be used or abused as the powers that be see fit. But "the media" is a real, tangible, complicated thing just as "the people" consists of countless individuals …

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Don’t Let Rojava Become Another Yemen! Contact Your Representatives To Defend Our Kurdish Allies!

  Trump’s announcement of his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria has struck terror into the hearts of the Kurdish people of Northern Syria. It is genocide they fear-- not from ISIS but from Turkey. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava) is a staple of democracy in the Middle East. It is however …

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In Defense of Positive Liberty

Every so-called right today was once in olden times, or perhaps in times not so long ago, nothing more than a privilege for the few, a dream for the many. To say on the one hand "freedom is not free" and to ask on the other hand "who will pay for it?" is an irreconcilable …

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Sympathy With The Super-Villains

In superhero movies, the protagonist often "saves the world". This rarely of course means saving the structural integrity of the planet we live on, but rather "the world" symbolizes the status quo. The "bad guy" is demonized to the extreme and holds no coherent theoretical or scientific basis for their critique of the status quo, …

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