Archive for ‘The Right’

October 4, 2013

Military-Industrial Complex A-Okay As U.S. Shutdown Enters Fourth Day

With a government shutdown, the vast majority of U.S. spending is now on military and police.

U.S. Federal Discretionary Budget from the War Resisters League

 

 

By Frank Robins

SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY — October 4, 2013

“Government Shutdown” — the words are blocked across every paper in the country this week. It sounds like a good idea — and how great it would be if it were this simple! But the majority of federal discretionary spending, deemed essential, continues unabated:  the military, all 116 federal prisons, border enforcement, surveillance, and federal law enforcement. (Except for labor law enforcement, of course. Goodbye OSHA inspections; time for some direct action.)

July 13, 2013

Sixth person arrested in 2012 Tinley Park attack on White Supremacists

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A 28-year-old Chicago man has been charged for his role in an attack on a group of white supremacists dining at a Tinley Park restaurant in May 2012, officials said.

March 15, 2013

Conservative CPAC Panel on ‘the Race Card’ Turns to Chaos After Audience Member Defends Slavery

A panel on rebutting charges of racism at a conservative political conference went exactly as well as you might expect when one audience member suggested slaves should have been thankful to their masters for “feeding… and housing” them, earning scattered applause and a collective chorus of “Ooooooohh….!”

March 2, 2013

Holocaust Researchers Catalog 42,500 Nazi Ghettos, Camps; Numbers Are ‘Unbelievable’

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Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler’s reign of terror between 1933 to 1945.

The total is far higher than most historians had previously estimated, according to The New York Times.

January 28, 2013

Fuck Mars Hill

Mark Driscoll, sack of shit

Mark Driscoll, sack of shit

Mars Hill – the culty, sexist, right-wing christian “mega-church” you may have heard referenced to in the past – has officially moved itself (and its 1,000+ person congregation) into its new downtown location – the Daniels Recital Hall on 5th and Marion.

The announcement for the move caught the attention of a number of people on Capitol Hill, not least of which The Stranger, when pastor Tim Gaydos mentioned that the church was excited to be close to a place with so many people affected with AIDS.

October 31, 2012

Why libertarians apologize for autocracy

This is an edited version of an article originally published by Salon:

From the support of a few progressives a century ago for eugenics, and expressions of admiration by a few 1920s liberals for Mussolini’s ability to make the trains run on time, Goldberg and others on the right have crafted the latest in a series of right-wing conspiracy theories about American history, this one claiming that Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt deliberately set the U.S. on the road to an American version of Mussolini’s corporate state.

Given their professed interest in admirers of Mussolini, it is curious that American conservatives and libertarians have not seen fit to discuss the view of fascism held by one of the heroes of modern American libertarianism, the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises.

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