Why Iceland is Not in the News Anymore. [by Deena Stryker , originally published in OtherJones ] An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.
Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion. As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example.
Here’s why: Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. When ego kills » Filibuster Cartoons » Archive. At the very least, the hideous murder-spree of Anders Behring Breivik has highlighted just how strange and foreign much of Europe can still appear to Anglosphere eyes — even in this late age of globalization.
The dozens of victims of Utoya island, for example, were not only gunned down in a mysterious place most of us have never heard of, but were participating in a political party “youth camp,” which, though common in European societies, have no real equivalent in North America. In the wake of this site’s recent debates over language, it was similarly somewhat jarring to note just how effortlessly bilingual the killer apparently is, a reflection of a growing European understanding that one’s native tongue is essentially reserved for the private and familial, while anything public or important — even murder manifestos — are best done in English.
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War on Terror, the board game : The definition of terrorism. That would leave 'ism'.
Doesn't make much sense, but it means more than a word so widespread and unquestioningly accepted that few people question the official definition of 'Terrorism'. "You're Either With Us or Against Us" Ever since George W. Bush reduced one of the most complex era-defining issues of the day into a glib distillation of two sides, things have taken a bizarre turn for the worse. Suddenly we live in a world of black-and-white. Anarchism and Other Essays: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For. Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays (Third revised edition, New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1917) Ever reviled, accursed, ne'er understood, Thou art the grisly terror of our age.
"Wreck of all order," cry the multitude, "Art thou, and war and murder's endless rage. " O, let them cry. To them that ne'er have striven The truth that lies behind a word to find, To them the word's right meaning was not given. They shall continue blind among the blind. Jesus Radicals. Promoting critical scholarship exploring social domination and reconstructive visions of a free society. John Zerzan: anti-civilization theorist, writer and speaker. Project Libr8 - Library / Anarchy? But Who'll Pick Up the Trash? Brave New World Revisited (1958) by Aldous Huxley. Contents Foreword I Over-PopulationII Quantity, Quality, Morality III Over-Organization IV Propaganda in a Democratic Society V Propaganda Under a Dictatorship VI The Arts of Selling VII Brainwashing VIII Chemical Persuasion IX Subconscious Persuasion X Hypnopaedia XI Education for Freedom XII What Can Be Done?
Foreword The soul of wit may become the very body of untruth. However elegant and memorable, brevity can never, in the nature of things, do justice to all the facts of a complex situation. On such a theme one can be brief only by omission and simplification. But life is short and information endless: nobody has time for everything. Constitution Myths. Have you ever heard someone say, "That's unconstitutional!
" or "That's my constitutional right! " and wondered if they were right? You might be surprised how often people get it wrong. You might also be surprised how often people get it right. Your best defense against misconception is reading and knowing your Constitution. What Congress Would Look Like If It Were Demographically Representative of America. Anarchism: For & Against. By Albert Meltzer Table of Contents Introduction Inalienable Tenets of Anarchism The Class Struggle Organisation and Anarchism The Role of an Anarchist in an Authoritarian Society Bringing About the New Society The Marxist Criticism of Anarchism The Social-Democratic Critique of Anarchism The Liberal-Democratic Objection to Anarchism The Fascist Objection to Anarchism The Average Person's Objection to Anarchism Introduction The Historical Background to Anarchism.
Amazon. Amazon. All About Anarchism. This classic statement of anarchism was written by a diverse group of anarchists in Cardiff around 1980 and it is an interesting historical record of the optimism of mainstream anarchist thought at that time.
There is probably more rubbish talked about anarchism than any other political idea. Actually, it has nothing to do with a belief in chaos, death and destruction. Anarchists do not normally carry bombs, nor do they ascribe any virtue to beating up old ladies. It is no accident that the sinister image of the mad anarchist is so accepted. Constitution as a Contract.