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LOCAL News :: Organizing
Half-Million Marchers Defy N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg to Denounce Bush War and Lies
30 Aug 2004
Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.
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Commentary :: Labor
In Depth: IWW Starbucks Union Rally, IWW Arrests in NYC, 8/28
30 Aug 2004
Industrial Workers of the World member and Starbucks Union organizer Daniel Gross was arrested today after addressing an IWW rally outside of Starbucks' 36th and Madison store and Starbucks' regional headquarters on Park Avenue.
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News :: Labor
Hundreds Protest Starbucks Union-Busting Efforts; Organizers Arrested
30 Aug 2004
A rally in New York City today to protest Starbucks Coffeeís negative reaction to recent union organizing efforts ended with four arrests, including the detention of two Starbucks employees who are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union branch 660 (IU 660).
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News :: Organizing
S. KOREA, Migrant workers' struggle...
30 Aug 2004
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News :: Organizing
Billionaires for Bush Play Croquet in Central Park
30 Aug 2004
The streets of NYC are filled with hundreds of thousands of traveling troublemakers. Police patty-wagons line the streets. Tensions are high. And the anarchists have an exploding dragon float. Yet, there isn't a traveling troublemaker, cop dressed in riot gear, or exploding anarchist dragon East of the Mississippi that could keep the Billionaires for Bush from telling the world that Bush is their personal hero.
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LOCAL News :: DNC : Organizing
RNC/NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer, MFSO Anti-War Mother
30 Aug 2004
Modified: 04:04:25 AM
Earlier today I interviewed Sue Niederer, a member of Military Families Speak Out.
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News :: Environment
Nature loses' at Athens Games
30 Aug 2004
Modified: 03:35:51 AM
The Athens Olympic Games are described by environmentalists as one of the most nature-unfriendly.
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News :: Environment
The Man Who Gave W National Guard
30 Aug 2004
How Ex-Governor of Texas Feels About W. (Guilty.)
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News :: Organizing
Online occupation of the White House today!
29 Aug 2004
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Commentary :: Organizing
A Critique of Anarchism
29 Aug 2004
I recently received a letter from Pete Stidman saying "you have to rationally point out the faults of anarchist ideology." He is so right. Here are the faults of anarchist ideology:

Anarchy is the system of government whereby there is no rule. Anarchy violates the rule of excluded middle. Therefore anarchy is absurd. One cannot have a government with no rule. To govern is to rule. Redefined, Anarchy is "to have no system of government." Which is impossible.

In the absence of a system of government, man will be left to his devices. Left to his devices, man would act individually, would form little cooperatives perhaps, but OOPS, those are systems of govenrment. These would be overthrown by gangsters and bullies (organizations and individuals), which would necessitate the anarchists fighting back. If the fighting back were disorganized, the anarchists would lose, since organized fighting squads are superior in strength and tactics to small disorganized mobs of unruly slobs.

Which would again necessitate forming an organized governing body in the anarchists, out of self defense.

Anarchy is therefore a worthless ideology, since it requires that we form something formless, and then defend it against the many different forms which naturally arise.

This ideology is found mostly among high school age students who are in open rebellion against their parents. Most people grow out of it when they assume the responsibilities of adulthood. Many people never assume the responsibilities of adulthood. It is a lie to call this an activist ideology, since in trying to maintain itself as a formless blob, it is necessarily reactive.

Realization of this point is forestalled by hanging around other anarchists and reinforcing the belief, but this too is a form of government by ideological consensus. Preservation of ideology is a form of government as it seeks to change the natural order and replace it with beliefs. Anything which opposes a government is another form of government. When it is not, it just disorganized mess issuing an animalistic complaint. Herd and pack mentality. Government for dogs and swine.
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