Good interview with Mark Bray on Democracy Now! in which he does the important work of correcting the liberal media's pronunciation of antifa (seriously, while I'm sure there's a lot of regional variation in pronunciation, every time I hear anTEEfa I can't help but think the speaker is an uninformed pundit (like "Black Block Anarchist" after Seattle '99). Amy Goodman even changed her pronunciation at the end of the clip, because she's a pro).
"One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it’s simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose."
"Redneck Revolt is a nationwide organization of armed political activists from rural, working-class backgrounds who strive to reclaim the term “redneck” and promote active anti-racism. It is not an exclusively white group, though it does take a special interest in the particular travails of the white poor. The organization’s principles are distinctly left-wing: against white supremacy, against capitalism and the nation-state, in support of the marginalized."
Here's a strange article from 2003 in which Donald Rumsfeld defends looting in Baghdad at some length while Amnesty International calls for more troops to be deployed in order to protect members of Saddam Hussein's party.
About the board game created by Guy Debord called "The Game of War". Galloway also apparently wrote an online "massively two-player" implementation of the game, but it seems to be currently unavailable: http://r-s-g.org/kriegspiel/index.php
According to various sources, more than 2,000 people were at the protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City with other protests appearing at significant international airports around the U.S.
"Beneath its superficial rationalism, then, the New Atheism amounts to little more than an intellectual defense of empire and a smokescreen for the injustices of global capitalism. It is a parochial universalism whose potency lies in its capacity to appear simultaneously iconoclastic, dissenting, and disinterested, while channeling vulgar prejudices, promoting imperial projects, and dressing up banal truisms as deep insights."
"Our moral standing is reduced to what we “support.” We are good or bad people, in the eyes of whichever circle we choose, based on whether we hold the correct opinions or not, “support” the appropriate causes or not. When we seek to create moral and political change, we are always working on the level of opinions — using persuasion to get someone to switch their “support” over to our cause."
I thought this video was a good presentation of something that sounds so silly on its face ("anarcho-monarchism"). I'll always have a fondness for Distributism because it was reading GK Chesterton in high school that first got me interested in anti-capitalist thought. I've since realized that the libertarian socialist traditions make Distributism superfluous. But while I'd rather they keep their bourgeois families, kings, and popes to themselves... I'd be happy with three acres and a cow.