Activism

More events of the more active sort. Talks and lectures are useful and fun, but nothing beats getting out there and doing something about it.

The Weird and Wonderful Day for Freedom

First of all, I would like to apologise for how long it has taken me to publish this article. It was my sincere intention to get this out a day after the event, but it has been a very busy week! It was a sweltering hot afternoon in central London and a rather unusual emerged…

Ways to Reach a Wider Audience

Yesterday I wrote a post The Way Libertarians Should Engage in Politics outlining my view that libertarians should be able to take part in politics whilst retaining our identity. Personally, I think that Adam Kokesh’s idea to run for ‘non-president’ of the united states in 2020 is a little too gimmicky but at least he…

The Way Libertarians Should Get Involved in Politics.

  Libertarian prodigy Adam Kokesh and the Anarcho-capitalist ‘zen master’ Larkin Rose have clashed recently and very publically. The reason these two well-known figures have had a heated exchange is over Adam Kokesh’s decision to run for ‘non-president’ of the united states in the next US general election. My summary of the debate is as…

How we can Make 2018 a Libertarian Year

In 2016, the Overton window of British politics became unjammed. The window is now free to move. How can libertarians best capitalise on the new opportunities presented? Where are we now, who and what are we, and what are these opportunities? What are the threats? I don’t presume to say who is and is not…

Reaching 20,000

Given the upcoming snap election I thought it might be appropriate to reflect on the health of the Libertarian movement in the UK. I am of the opinion that Libertarianism, in the long run, stands a good chance of being a dominant system of ethics and political operations if it exerts cultural pressure as opposed…

Demonstrating in Defence of Capitalism

My family has been resident in the London borough of Haringey since the early 1970s. For those readers outside London, Haringey is a socially diverse area of north London, encompassing one of the wealthiest postcodes in London, N6 (Highgate is home to politicians and millionaire celebrities), as well as some of the most deprived neighbourhoods…

Is the Libertarian Moment Finally Over?

The face of popular protest against dreary centre-ground politics has emerged. Just about everybody is in agreement that the face is nationalist and populist. Donald Trumps’ inauguration speech and the executive actions he has taken since becoming president seem to confirm this. Disappointingly these headwinds of popular discontent have very little to do with libertarianism.…

The Immigration Debate at CLDS

The Central London Debating Society are meeting this Wednesday to debate the motion: THIS HOUSE SUPPORTS THE LIFTING OF IMMIGRATION CONTROLS ON BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN CITIZENS ENTERING THE UK This is a highly topical motion and one where libertarians have a distinctive view point. It would be nice to know that a few are going…

Miranda update

COURT 28 Before LORD JUSTICE LAWS and MR JUSTICE OUSELEY and MR JUSTICE OPENSHAW Wednesday 6 November, 2013 At  half past 10 Applications for Permission CO/11732/2013 The Queen on the application of Miranda v Secretary Of State Home Office This is the official announcement of tomorrows hearing in the case of David Miranda. Carl Gardner has…

Protest planning meeting re: Miranda detention

David Miranda is a Guardian journalist working with Glenn Greenwald on the NSA Files – a collection of leaked documents that revealed pervasive internet surveillance by US and UK authorities. On passing through Heathrow he was detained for nine hours and treated like a terrorist. Nobody, not even actual terrorists, had been treated this way…