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Remembrance of things past

Monday, 25 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
war | 4 Comments »

So it's the American Memorial Day again, a time when many Americans get a bit teary-eyed over what "our heroic/brave/noble troops" have done "for our freedom" -- a conflated nexus of genuine mourning and pathological patriotism. I have a bit of ...

Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 9 Comments »

Yesterday I did a studio interview with Christopher George of Radio Slovakia International. We spoke for maybe twenty minutes, and the interview was edited down to about eleven minutes. Audio, direct from Radio Slovakia International, unedited, 12.3MB, 26min 52sec (my segment ...

Market Anarchist Carnival no. 20

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people, philosophy | 3 Comments »

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Market Anarchist Blog Carnival! It is my great pleasure to host it this month. David Gross of The Picket Line submits an exploration of ethical reductionism in the context of political theory: Does political ...

California über Alles

Sunday, 19 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
art | 3 Comments »

Dead Kennedys, "We've got a Bigger Problem Now", 1980/81(?). Music begins at 1:15. Even more important now than then. You know that's true, both because I said so and because I'm older than you are. I'm looking forward, sadly, to a day ...

Unabashed anti-Americanism

Friday, 5 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, philosophy | 8 Comments »

Since I am tired of answering the question "are you anti-American?" here it is. YES, I am anti-American. But let's clarify a few things. I don't think that the words "I" or "am" or the prefix "anti-" need any clarification. What does ...

Quote of the day – Arundhati Roy

Monday, 14 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | 3 Comments »

This is not to suggest that the terrorists who perpetrated the outrage on 11 September should not be hunted down and brought to book. They must be. But is war the best way to track them down? Will burning the ...

To Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and the 9/11 Truth Movement

Saturday, 12 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, history, people | 3 Comments »

Dear Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and the 9/11 Truth Movement: First of all, and let me be very clear, I love you guys (and girls). Around 8:30am Pacific Time on September 11, 2001, after my girlfriend and I had watched -- shocked, ...

BBC: US ‘killed 47 Afghan civilians’

Saturday, 12 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | 2 Comments »

From the BBC: US 'killed 47 Afghan civilians' A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, an Afghan government investigating team says. Wups, our bad. Haditha, anyone?

Guantánamo: Beyond the law

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
prison, torture, war | 2 Comments »

A little something for the "they hate us for our freedom" file. But never you mind, these are just "a few bad apples" and "isolated incidents". There's no pattern here whatsoever. And no, of course these "enhanced interrogation techniques" will ...

Random acts of war

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | Comments Off on Random acts of war

From The Washington Post: Britain, E.U. Plan Iran Sanctions 16 June 2008 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday announced plans for new sanctions against Iran and a small increase in troops for Afghanistan, handing President Bush a symbolic boost on the last ...
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