“Information is Neutral” and Other Social Myths (Our 2600 Article)

When we hackers say “information is neutral” and “information should be free,” a common response to this is, “What the hell are you talking about?” They then would, of course, cite the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse (terrorists, drug dealers, pedophiles, and organized crime) and other examples of how information is not neutral. To which …

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Whither Rojava?

Rojava in Northern Syria was a desert flower, a bastion of liberty surrounded by tyranny and oppression on all sides. However did this come to be? Freedom and democracy in Northern Syria of all places? It seems by all means to be a miracle. This makes the recent Turkish war or aggression against Rojava all …

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The FBI Wants To Ban Crypto: A Great Example of Why The Executive Branch Should Stay Separated From The Legislative

With the FBI continuing to hound, bribe, and threaten tech companies to add "backdoors" into cryptographic tools and applications, the lengths state power will go to fulfill its own ends regardless of the social cost becomes all the more apparent. Most legislators and judges do not know the most rudimentary basics of cryptography, and so …

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Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC Part Two

This is a continuation/ update of my previous post Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC. This is my commentary on the events of the current protest movement in Hong Kong as a Libertarian Marxist in the United States, my thoughts and ideas as to what is happening today and what is …

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Mass Media In The Modern Age: Big Problems, Big Solutions

This began as a rant on how I really hate Fox News, but then it turned into something more; an argument for the return of a kind of fairness doctrine on a libertarian basis, a critical analysis of Fox News and how it is similar to Stalinism, and an analysis on political religions, extremism, and …

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Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC

Hong Kong and the Old Left Here in America the news that Hong Kong protesters stormed the main Legislature's building struck me with a rush of hope and excitement. As a student of history it is easy to understand how my minds conception of what was happening leaped to titanic proportions. I was hoping for …

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European Police Congress Calls For Banning of Tor! Democracy Dies in Darkness!

According to the German news source Heise, the European Police Congress (the largest conference for internal security in the European Union) recently called for the banning of the darknet (Tor) in "liberal democratic states". This should, as I will explain, terrify practically anyone who claims to want a free and democratic society. According to DeepDotWeb: …

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