Tag Archives: anarchism

Marc Montoni: ‘Admitting My Error’

Original editorial submitted by Marc Montoni:

I think I’ve made a mistake.  I think I continued to make it for almost two decades.

I used to be that guy who showed up at every LP meeting and invited everyone who was in attendance to make that next step, and to join the LP. … Read more ...

Libertarian Publishes A “Lyrical Riddle”

Eric Sundwall, a long-time leader of the Libertarian Party, is publishing something new and different. Titled “The Anarchist’s Dictator: A Lyrical Riddle,” it will be available on Amazon starting Tuesday, September 6th.

I was fortunate to receive a pre-release copy and it’s a fun read. The five chapters are written in varying voices, and all are filled with cute references to philosophers and philosophical traditions.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Harry Reid is Wrong about Anarchists

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign.  He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal government and individual liberty.Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘Chartier’s “Conscience”: A Vision of Better Tomorrows’

Boston Tea Party national chair Darryl Perry via Free Patriot Press and IPR email:

Gary Chartier has raised the bar in his new book The Conscience of An Anarchist: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society. Chartier begins by asking the (non-anarchist) reader to “open your mind to anarchy” writing, “As an idea, anarchism is the conviction that people can and should interact on the basis of peaceful voluntary cooperation… without the state.” Chartier’s introduction continues as he explains why he’s an anarchist, with each reason listed he gives a brief synopsis of the chapter dealing with the listed reason(s).Read more ...

Paleocon Red Phillips Discusses Potential Libertarians for President

Posted by Red Phillips at Conservative Heritage Times. Although Phillips also writes for IPR, I (Paulie) am posting it here to make it clear that any opinions expressed are those of Phillips, not an IPR editorial. As with many other stories I post, I am posting it for the sake of discussion, not necessarily because I agree with the author.Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.” The New York Observer’s Yasha Levine concluded that the brothers are “not very” libertarian, as evidenced by their fondness for “using government subsidies to maximize their own profits.” The Democratic National Committee hammered Koch Industries for laying off 118 workers at a North Carolina plant: “The question for the Kochs is instead of spending money on secret campaigns to fill the government with candidates that will enact their special interest agenda, why aren’t they spending that money on saving those American jobs?”

And:

If these attacks appear to lack a consistent theme, it’s because Democrats need the Koch bogeyman to accomplish so many political tasks.

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Tom Knapp: ‘Iced Tea: The Unsweetened Truth About Tuesday’s Elections’

Posted at Center for a Stateless Society by Tom Knapp. Knapp was formerly involved as a candidate for office and party officer in the Libertarian Party as well as the Boston Tea Party (the latter of which he founded). He has since disavowed electoral politics and is currently promoting the Ⓧ2012 project to organize deliberate non-voters.Read more ...

Libertarian Party Anarchist Caucus

The Libertarian Party Anarchist Caucus has been formed by Libertarian Party of West Virginia chair Matt Harris.

“We support state-neutral platform language and a big tent Libertarian Party which welcomes anarchists and other radical activists. As the party of principle, we should always stay true to the principles of less government until there is none left,” Mr.… Read more ...

Video: ‘I think anarchists should vote libertarian’

Found at Opinions and Politics

LNC binder and agenda inclusion process

An LNC member who has asked to remain anonymous explains,

There is no “policy” (on what is included in the LNC binder which committee members and interested members of the gallery receive at LNC meetings), or at least not a policy that is followed fairly.

******* sent The Libertarian Temperament versus the Anarchist Temperament by John Hospers to the list and it was included without any request on the part of the LNC member that sent it to the list, yet things that we specifically requested be included were not.

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Anarcho-capitalist Libertarian Congressional candidate Nathan Larson (VA-1) debates opponents

Writing in LP Radicals yahoo group, anarcho-capitalist Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s 1st congressional district election Nathan Larson assesses his debate performance:

Today I was in a Congressional debate in the 1st District of Virginia, which was held in Williamsburg. (Kudos to the League of Women Voters, by the way, for inviting the 3rd party candidate!) I think there were about 150 people there.

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Should there be multiple ‘freedom’ parties?

Some would say that the socialist movement is hopelessly fragmented. In addition to the Socialist Party USA, there are the Socialist Workers Party, the Socialist Equality Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the World Workers Party, and, to a lesser extent, the Green Party — in addition to countless smaller-yet socialist and Communist splinter groups.… Read more ...