Content of The Utopian Vol. 5 - 2006

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  • Are The Wheels Coming Off The Republican Bangwagon

    Sep 1, 2006

    It sure looks that way. In recent months, the Republican administration of George W. Bush and the Republican Party in general have taken a series of heavy blows.

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  • The Muhammad Cartoons

    Oct 1, 2006

    As most people know, in January and February Muslims demonstrated in many countries over the publication of satirical cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in European newspapers. The cartoons showed the prophet in a variety of ways meant to satirize him and Muslim belief, for example, with bombs in his head covering.

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  • War in Lebanon

    Oct 1, 2006

    As I write, at the end of July, a full-scale Israeli air war against Lebanon has been going on for nearly three weeks. Israeli tanks and infantry are making cross-border raids and are massed at the border ready for a large-scale invasion.

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  • Another Attack on the English Language

    Oct 1, 2006

    On Nov. 26, 2003, during an interrogation session, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis E.Welshofer Jr., a chief investigator with the U.S. Army Third Cavalry Regiment in Qaim, Iraq, shoved his prisoner, Iraqi Major Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush, head first into a sleeping bag, sat on the general\\\'s chest, and covered his mouth with his hands.

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  • The U.S. Deserves to Loose in Iraq

    Oct 1, 2006

    The following essay was written in four parts for the international anarchist web site, It grapples with the attitudes which revolutionary anarchists should propose for the movement against the war in Iraq.

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  • Open Letter to New York School Officials

    Oct 1, 2006

    When Michael Bloomberg took control of the New York City school system over three years ago, he sponsored a complete reorganization of the structure of school government.

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  • James Petras' Photographs of Cuba Before and After Developing: An Anarchist Commentary on his Declarations about Cuba

    Oct 1, 2006

    The Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC??”Movimiento Libertario Cubano) makes some pertinent observations about certain declarations by somebody who was until recently an unconditional defender of the Cuban revolution.

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  • Anarchism: Utopian or Scientific

    Oct 1, 2006

    Together with the revival of anarchism in the last decades, there has been an increased interest in Utopia. This is largely due to the crisis in Marxism, long the dominant set of ideas among the radical left.

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  • Embracing God and Rejecting Masters: On Christianity Anarchism and the State

    Oct 1, 2006

    Throughout the three years that I have been involved with the annual Anarchism and Christianity conference and the four or so years I have considered myself to be a Christian with anarchist tendencies, I have been challenged on whether or not it is possible for me to exist.

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  • Francis Grimke and African American Prophecy

    Oct 1, 2006

    If John Brown were permitted to speak to us today from heaven, where he has been now for fifty years, he would say to us, I believe, Never despair! Never give up! The forces that are for you are greater than those that are against you.

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