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The View from Catalonia: The Ins and Outs of the Independence Movement

By Carles Boix and J.C. Major

Over the past few years, the number of Catalans who wish for independence from Spain has skyrocketed. Until the early 2000s, a steady 10–15 percent supported independence; now, according to recent opinion polls, that percentage is closer to 50 (with 30 percent opposing and the rest either abstaining or offering no opinion). 1,258 more words


Questions About Gun Control After UCC Shooting

A gunman killed 9 people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon before being killed by responding sheriff deputies. This is a sad, horrific incident, and my heart goes out to the families of the deceased. 1,279 more words

Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The Kurds’ Democratic Experiment

These are the folks that anarchists should be paying attention to, not “social justice warriors” or American libertarian kooks.

By Carne Ross

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Georgia's Secessionist Governor: Slaves Will "Shed Their Last Drop of Blood" for Their Masters in a Civil War

Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown: A suspect view of slaves, for sure; a suspect fashion sense as well?
Image Source: New Georgia Encyclopedia

In a civil war between the North and the South, the slaves will stand squarely in support of their masters. 926 more words

Civil War

In Which I Lose a Bet

Last year, I offered a bet that if an election were held this year in Catalonia, Catalan independentist parties would win a majority of valid, nonblank votes. 853 more words


The United States of Empire?! (REALITY CHECK)

Welcome to the 21st century. The United States maintains an “Empire of Bases” – more than 800 in more than 150 countries around the world. If this is news to you, here’s a quick overview of the current “imperial reality” of our collective situation. 16 more words


Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech, February 27, 1860

This document is one that has many aspects to it and could be analyzed far beyond what a single post could attempt to, so I am going to narrow my reaction to the portion in which Lincoln is directly addressing the southerners.   873 more words