Archive for September 22nd, 2013

September 22, 2013

How About a Hug?! Nearby Galaxy Cluster Has Giant Plasma Arms: Scientific American

 

How About a Hug?! Nearby Galaxy Cluster Has Giant Plasma Arms: Scientific American.

September 22, 2013

Vegan Tofu Soup! (LbM Recipe Of The Week)

September 22, 2013

Bakunin: What is the State (1871)

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In March 1871, just after the proclamation of the Paris Commune, Michael Bakunin prepared a summary of his revolutionary principles, setting forth his critique of authority, his social conception of freedom, and his critique of the State. I included similar material from Bakunin in Volume One of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, but the following passage on the State succinctly sets forth Bakunin’s position.

What is the State?

What is the State? It is the historic organization of authority and tutelage, divine and human, extended to the masses of people in the name of some religion, or in the name of the alleged exceptional and privileged ability of one or sundry property-owning classes, to the detriment of the great mass of workers whose forced labour is cruelly exploited by those classes.

Conquest, which became the foundation of property right and of the right of inheritance, is…

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September 22, 2013

“I Hope Some Day You’ll Join Us”

September 22, 2013

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013 – Salon.com

 

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013 – Salon.com.

September 22, 2013

Until The Dark Takes Us All: Shade Ardent’s Story

September 22, 2013

Corporal Punishment and The End of The Red Stick: Heather Doney’s Story, Part Two

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Heather Doney’s blog Becoming Worldly. It was originally published on February 18, 2013. Read Part One of Heather’s story for HA’s To Break Down A Child series here.

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Trigger warning for To Break Down a Child series: posts in this series may include detailed descriptions of corporal punishment and physical abuse and violence towards children.

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This picture could be anybody’s little sister blindfolded and hitting a piñata at her Dad’s house for another sibling’s birthday.

But it isn’t. It’s my little sister.

She lives in a different world than I did. One with her own bedroom and court-ordered visitation and Christmas presents from a kind stepmother. She has never been homeschooled. She does not remember a time when our family didn’t celebrate birthdays, or was too poor to buy a piñata, or was too “modest” for her…

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