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Today: Tue, June 28 2016  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Activism
03 June 2016
 
 
.gov = .fail
by Alexander McCobin
 sub-topic» General

Too often, libertarians are stereotyped as heartless individuals motivated by self-interest while the government is portrayed as beneficent and concerned solely with the public good. I want to share a story with you about how one Students For Liberty group challenged this narrative over the past semester.

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17 March 2016
 
 
The Big Tent for Liberty
by Alexander McCobin
 sub-topic» General

Students For Liberty did not grow in spite of these debates over the years. We grew because we used those debates to strengthen our vision and actions, remain flexible in our approach, and patiently work through problems and opportunities as they arose. By engaging these debates with a fundamental presumption of respect for one another and focusing on action and results rather than empty rhetoric or grandstanding, we have been able to accomplish more than we could have as a small, homogenous group.

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07 December 2015
 
 
We must be “opportunists” in dismantling the state
by Joseph T. Salerno
 sub-topic» General

In thinking about strategies for abolishing or radically diminishing government, many libertarians are led astray by using a false dichotomy. The State, they say, can either be smashed in one swift, fell blow or it can be rolled back gradually according to a predetermined plan. These are, they say, the only two alternatives.

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04 September 2015
 
 
Another Tragedy, Another Call for Open Borders
by Yaël Ossowski
 sub-topic» General

Open borders means free movement of people and free trade. There is no more humane position than allowing people to freely cross borders to improve their situation and to vote with their feet. It is the position that most favors individual liberty and deserves our support.

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02 August 2015
 
 
An Open Letter to the Greek People
by Kevin Carson
 sub-topic» General

Our goal is not to assume leadership of existing institutions, but rather to render them irrelevant. We don’t want to take over the state or change its policies. We want to render its laws unenforceable. We don’t want to take over corporations and make them more “socially responsible.” We want to build a counter-economy of open-source information, neighborhood garage manufacturing, Permaculture, encrypted barter currencies and mutual banks, leaving the corporations to die on the vine along with the state. We do not hope to reform the existing order. We intend to serve as its grave-diggers.

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27 June 2015
 
 
A Use for the Constitution
by Paul Bonneau
 sub-topic» General

But this article is about the current US Constitution. What use can it have, if it doesn't work?

Here it is: the very fact of its not working, provides a strong incentive toward rebellion.

Think about it. As time goes on, it becomes more and more obvious that the ruling class uses the Constitution as toilet paper. They are getting to the stage now where they are blatant about it. Who for example, now believes that the NSA has stopped spying on Americans? Is there even a single person in the country that naive?

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26 June 2015
 
 
The Citizens’ Oversight Committee
by L. Neil Smith
 sub-topic» General

You'd think we'd know better by now; in fact, we unconsciously act on that principle every day. As I've said several times, Americans have obeyed their last gun law. There is no more respect left here (or, indeed, in the United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia—I don't know enough about New Zealand) for political power. Too much of everyday life consists of defying it, avoiding it, or evading it, simply to live. It isn't our fault, but that of the overreaching authorities in question.

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21 January 2015
 
 
Lessons for Winning Liberty in a World of Statism
by Richard Ebeling
 sub-topic» General

What do friends of freedom have to learn from the successes of our socialist opponents? First, we must fully believe in the moral and practical superiority of freedom and the free market over all forms of collectivism. We must be neither embarrassed nor intimidated by the arguments of the collectivists, interventionists, and welfare statists. Once any compromise is made in the case for freedom, the opponents of liberty will have attained the high ground and will set the terms of the debate.

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10 December 2014
 
 
Love Liberty? Learn to Argue
by Abigail Hall
 sub-topic» General

This is important to remember when speaking with someone who doesn’t agree with you. Chances are, one talk won’t cause someone to change course completely. But one talk can do a great deal. One debate—a real one—can illustrate how markets better allocate resources than central planning. One debate can show how the minimum wage harms workers with the lowest skills. One debate can articulate the problems with drug prohibition. One debate can open the door to additional discussion.

Debates can change opinions and open up individuals to new ways of thinking. This should be our goal. In this way, we take small, but very real steps toward a freer society.

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23 April 2014
 
 
A Call to Action - Democracy at Stake
by Occupy London
 sub-topic» General

Our system of parliamentary democracy is unable to deal with the consequences of a social crisis it helped to create. We are facing record homelessness, while many more struggle to keep a roof over their heads, record numbers are relying on food banks to feed their families, and record numbers are facing fuel poverty as energy prices rise eight times faster than wages. Meanwhile inequality is reaching levels not seen since the nineteenth century.

Nobody voted for this.

It is becoming clear to millions in this country that our system of democracy increasingly functions in the interests of big business and a tiny wealthy elite.

It is for these reasons that the Occupy movement is calling for an Occupation of Parliament Square on Friday 17th October 2014 in order to demand fundamental change to Britain’s system of democracy.

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20 February 2014
 
 
India Property Rights Project Empowering Hundreds of Thousands of Farmers
by Ken Schoolland
 sub-topic» General

A property rights revolution is taking root in Gujarat, India, that is spreading across rural India, securing land title for hundreds of thousands of farmers. The evidence of success is so strong that this movement is expected to spread to 900 million plots of land in India and millions more across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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19 September 2013
 
 
11 Reasons to Draft-Dodge the Libertarian Guerilla Army
by George Donnelly
 sub-topic» General

When do we launch the armed resistance? That is the question bouncing around the libertarian/anarchist social media scene and blogosphere over the last few days. At what point do we stop risking arrest, stop pamphleting, stop speaking out, blogging, YouTubing and all that other stuff in favor of picking up arms and dropping cops and IRS agents by the dozens?

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