Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism
To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution
- Name: Kevin Carson
- Location: Northwest Arkansas, United States
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Quality Problems with Kindle?
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
New Quarterly Research Paper at C4SS
Thomas Knapp's press release on it.
And by the way, if you like this and other C4SS content enough to support it, the year-end fundraiser is still going on.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Homebrew Industrial Revolution Now in Kindle Format
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
So now they'll try to recoup the balance in the year-end fundraiser, and the first priority will be to collect the rest of the money we're still due for the work we did two months ago. Anything over and above that will go to the work we've done since.
Doesn't look real great, does it? Something's probably gonna have to give. Apparently right now people are only willing to support a smaller amount of writing, so it looks like we'll eventually shake out at an equilibrium where either funding picks up or C4SS puts out less material.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
C4SS Fundraiser: Down to the Wire
To those who haven't, please consider doing so. If this fundraiser reaches its target, all the writers and fundraisers, promotional specialists, etc., will be paid through the end of October. Woo-hoo! That means we'll only be six weeks behind in pay. Then we can start the white-knuckle process for November!
There are a lot of us doing this stuff because we love it, but the money sure comes in handy. And I suspect all of us enter each fundraiser wondering if the readers will come through yet again, or if this is the time it will turn out we've been writing for free all these weeks.
Several of us are giving back donations out of our pay, just to set an example. Tom Knapp quietly went without pay for September for an extra month, just so others could be paid.
I guarantee, nobody's getting rich off this. Brad Spangler, the director, gets a hundred bucks and change for expenses, and he probably puts in more hours than anybody. Tom gets six hundred bucks a month for working twenty hour weeks as media coordinator, doing an amazing job in submitting our material to thousands of newspapers every day.
So if you value our work, and you can afford to contribute, please consider doing so.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Inspired by your book The Homebrew Industrial Revolution, I've decided to try my hand at this backyard industry thing.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
The Center for a Stateless Society is now hosting a mirror site of Wikileaks — an international whistle-blower site which reactionary elements in the US government have been attempting to suppress over the last week. The mirror site is available at this web address:
Censorship has always been wrong and irresponsible. Now it’s another thing: Impossible.
I feel Hillary Clinton’s pain. Wikileaks’ release of 250,000 diplomatic cables previously hidden behind a state secrets wall has been tremendously embarrassing to her, not to mention implicating her in an international identity theft scheme that looks a lot like Watergate and the Zimmerman Telegram rolled into one.
But embarrassment or not, state officials have no right to hide their misdeeds from the people who foot the bill, in money and blood, for government actions. Nor, now, do they have the power to do so.
We have put this mirror site together using custom software developed by C4SS web administrator Mike Gogulski. We are making that software publicy available because we want as many people who can also mirror the site to do so.As Mike put it:
“This is an opportunity for those who support freedom of information to take action. We particularly hope to see people and organizations with greater resources than we dispose of — the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for example, or US Representatative Ron Paul’s IT staff — making use of those resources, and of the tool we’re offering, to settle this issue once and for all.”
The software, a bash script, is available for download below in a compressed archive. Instructions for installation, configuration and use are in comments in the code. Technical support for civil liberties/libertarian/anarchist organizations is available from email@example.com.
- Bash shell
- A subdomain to host the files
- HTTrack (mandatory)
- lftp (optional, if copying to remote via FTP)
- Ability to create a cron job