Radical media, politics and culture.


Louis Lingg writes: "JERRY FALWELL: "I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system,
throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked.
And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and
the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have
tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen." "

The People for the American Way site includes a partial transcript of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson's examination of the causes of the WTC tragedy."

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Woomera is a remote town, 500 kms from Adelaide (Australia). It is also the centre of an economy of death, suffering and incarceration founded on the dispossession of indigenous lands. Our humanity is obliterated in Woomera, in the concentration camp, by missiles, by nuclear weapons, by toxic waste, by colonisation, by capitalism, by fear and division.

We are making the journey to discover our humanity in the liberation of those who have been dehumanised.

We are making the journey to refuse the death, pain and confinements that are manufactured in the name of The Economy. We refuse the caging behind razor wire and the new world borders fashioned so that capital, by reserving for itself the 'right' to move around the world, can better enforce austerity, misery, the earth's destruction and the 'race-to-the-bottom'.

In 2002, each of us are making the journey in our own unique way to reveal the connections between dispossession and the enclosures; the dislocations that have occurred and are still occurring in the name of profits, warlords and empire. We will not mimic what we go to abolish, but instead wish to open a multitude of paths toward a different world.

We invite you to make the journey with us.

Anonymous Comrade writes: "The purpose of a Shadow Economy is to create a
viable alternative to the existing economic systems in
place. Capitalism is the predominant system in place,
therefore any alternative would be said to exist in
the shadows only. It is important that we do not
directly attack Capitalism but create something that
is real, visible, and like a shadow, cannot be gotten
rid of easily; it does not exist in the same sense
that Capitalism does. Nor does it exist in opposition
because it is not a negation of Capitalism, but an
entirely different creature altogether. It is no
secret among the critics of Capitalism that most of
the voices raised call for its destruction but lack a
cry for something constructive." -Ted Goldenberg,
Shadow Economies

The Purpose of this group is to produce and critque
works around the theme of the Shadow Economy so that
it may later be distributed to a variety of media
sources (be it internet media, independent newspapers,
infoshops, flyering, etc.) and help promote the idea
of the shadow economy."


Autonomedia writes: "Hello,

I thought you might be interested in a website called youngrebels.com.

Example of content:

"There are many of us who are determined to live a life of peace. We're not supposed to recognize each other. We're not supposed to hear about each other. We're not supposed to think for ourselves. It's simply not in the best interests of the dominators. But we are here. There are infant minds of all types in every direction desiring a peaceful existence in order to explore our minds, our lives and the universe we find ourselves in.

For the first time in human history, our technology allows us to witness the condition of life on Earth. We can choose to proceed along a destructive path, or we can reach out to each other and exist in peace. There's no reason why we should be anything other than a community of friends. It is our choice to make."


Please forward this e-mail to anyone interested in a peaceful future.

Thank you"

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Paul Berman, writing in The New Republic, tells a 60s-into-90s story of the European New Left through the person of Germany's street-fighter-cum-foreign minister Joschka Fischer. Find it at: http://www.thenewrepublic.com/082701/berman082701_ print.html"

nomadlab writes: "Not Bored has an interesting critique of Hardt and Negri's Empire

"There is the danger that, today, we -- the various groups and individuals in the burgeoning anti-globalization movement -- might make mistakes very similar to those Toni Negri made back in the 1970s. In particular, we have to be very careful not to dismiss the claims of those who report that, during the protests against the G8 Summit in Genoa, certain -- several, but not all -- "Black Bloc" groupings were not made up of anarchists, but either Italian police officers or fascist gangs that the Italian police had recruited for the occasion. (It has also been claimed that the Italian police force itself was filled out by recruits from fascist gangs.) These phoney Black Bloc groupings were seen getting out of police vehicles before conducting violent rampages in which they attacked peaceful demonstrators as well as private property, and were seen returning to these same vehicles when they were done. It's been reported that the members of these phoney Black Blocs were overheard speaking German, not Italian, and that they conducted their rampages with impressive efficiency and coordination. Not surprisingly, the Italian police used the "rogue" actions of the phoney Black Blocs as justification for bringing in reinforcements and beating up and arresting everyone in sight -- everyone, that is, except for the members of the phoney Black Blocs.""

shoplift writes: ""No More Prisons" is an unfortunate choice for a slogan. The prison building boom of the 1990s was precipitated by the wave of mandatory sentencing acts and parole restrictions. To encourage the mounting public backlash against prison construction funds without first changing the laws that created the inmate population is to endorse aging, overcrowded, and unsafe prison and detention facilities.

Just as politicians of the 1990s felt obliged to pass anti-crime laws to please a reactionary public, we are now entering a new era where governors promise "no new prisons" with the introduction of their state budget proposals. Indeed, voters are increasingly unwilling to support the creation of new facilities to provide a safe environment for prisoners. Indeed, the slogan "No More Prisons" is music to the ears right-wing middle Americans, who oppose any of their money being spent on prisoners.

I am familiar with self-described anarchists who take positions which, if taken to their logical conclusion, ultimately produce a crisis situation in the hope of social revolution. The sense of intrigue intoxicates, the goal of impressing one's peers with the purity of one's convictions overrides the actual impact of the political stand being taken.

Far from being impressed by such chi-chi politics, obstensibly leftist but bearing greater similarity to right-wing libertarianism, I am most interested in Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a group with the truly radical goal of changing the laws which govern our lives. More importantly, the group is made up by people who've been directly impacted by the failed policies of the last 20 years. Prison construction is symptomatic of these laws. Take them away, and the need for prisons will decline, not the other way around."

Anonymous Comrade writes: "The weirdest thing happened to my household ISP account and I wanted to share it because it could happen to you. All of this happened about a week ago.

Last weekend, after a long weekend away, couldn't get into our email.
Our ISP is Time Warner Road Runner. My boyfriend called TW, and all they could figure out was that the guy in charge of consumer network security, who was evidently the ONLY person who could restore our permissions, had deleted our email accounts and was now out of the office for a week.

The next morning, we got an overnighted document saying that the MPAA
had complained that someone at an IP address assigned to us had distributed copyrighted material. Therefore, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we were having our accounts suspended for a week pending written assurance from us that we would no longer distribute such material.

hydrarchist writes "The law locks up the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common But leaves the greater villain loose Who steals the common from off the goose. The law demands that we atone When we take things we do not own But leaves the lords and ladies fine Who take things that are yours and mine. The poor and wretched don't escape If they conspire the law to break; This must be so but they endure Those who conspire to make the law.


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