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Elliot Sperber is a writer, attorney, teacher, and researcher/fellow with the UK-based Heathwood Institute and Press. Focusing on legal theory, political theory, and human rights, among other things, Elliot is a regular contributor to CounterPunch.


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Friday, July 18, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Trickle Down Civil War
(2 comments) This article discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the harms it is expected to cause, and its relation to national sovereignty, abuses of executive power, and a critical concept of democracy, among other things.

Monday, July 7, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Preconditions for an Actually Democratic Society
(2 comments) This article examines the meaning of the concept of democracy, and argues, among other things, that democracy requires certain basic material conditions; moreover, it argues that because democracy is the regime of the inalienable, and capitalism is the regime of the alienable, the two are fundamentally opposed. From that point, the preconditions for an actual democracy - and a basic income law - are discussed.

Friday, January 3, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
This Is Not a New Year
(3 comments) a critique of celebrating the ancient roman/christian calendar

Monday, December 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Israel, Palestine, and Mexico - Solidarity at the Guadalajara International Book Fair
(2 comments) Amidst considerable controversy, the Guadalajara Book Fair honored the State of Israel this year. Mexican writer and activist Malu Huacuja del Toro discusses the context of the book fair, and publishes the plea for peace - written for the event by writer Elliot Sperber - that she read there.

Monday, December 9, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Kill the Landlord, but Save the Man
(5 comments) This article discusses the relationship between the genocide, and cultural genocide, of Native Americans and landownership, and argues for a just redistribution of wrongfully concentrated real property.

Friday, November 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Thanks for Giving What? Commerce or Community?
(1 comments) Among other things, this article discusses Thanksgiving's relationship to Black Friday, and the contradictions in US history, particularly the contradiction between commerce and community.

Monday, November 25, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Sleepwalkers Are Revolting
(2 comments) This article discusses the ongoing sleep deprivation epidemic, and how it results in an inability to think which is deeply related to ongoing political problems

Thursday, November 7, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Russell Brand and the Necessary Planetary Adjustment
(4 comments) This article discusses Russell Brand's call for revolutionary change, and its relation to the issue of voting, and the concept of law, among other things.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Russell Brand and the Leader Question
(4 comments) This article discusses Russell Brand and the question of whether social movements need leaders, or need no leaders.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Concept of Crises
(1 comments) This article discusses the concept of the crisis and analyzes contemporary crises in light of its historical meaning.

Sunday, October 13, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Spirit of Columbus - Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution
(3 comments) This article discusses the Catholic Church, Columbus, and the US Constitution. In addition to arguing that they share extremely similar structures, it points out that they share a similar exception as well.

Monday, October 7, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
THE SURPRISE PARTY (the ACA, the Tea Party, Occupy, and the Shutdown Showdown)
(1 comments) This article discusses the interrelations between Obamacare, the shutdown, the Tea Party, the Occupy movement, and the need for an emancipatory politics.

Monday, September 23, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Fukushima Economics
(3 comments) Among other things, this article discusses the Fukushima Economy - the toxic, capitalist economy - as it relates to the minimum wage, and argues that even if the wage is raised, it is at best a superficial amelioration of long-term, systemic problems that require radical change

Monday, September 9, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Kaiser Obama - From WWI to WWIII
This article discusses Barack Obama's foreign policy, compares the present rush to war with Syria to the lead up to World War I, and considers the possibility of nuclear war, among other things

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Freedom and Jobs, or Freedom from Jobs
(9 comments) This article discusses the fundamental antagonism that exists between freedom and jobs.

Monday, August 26, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hey Idiot!
(4 comments) This article discusses the double meaning of the term idiot - i.e., fool and heteronomous subject

Thursday, August 22, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Snowden - Knowledge (of Metadata) Is Power
(2 comments) This article discusses the relationship between knowledge, hidden knowledge/secrets, state secrets, and power.

Monday, August 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bozos Like Bezos and Crooked Cory Booker - The Californian Ideology Becomes Hegemonic
(2 comments) This article discusses the techno-fatalistic Californian Ideology - which, among other things, is prevalent among the information technology community - and it's relationship to Cory Booker, Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post, and other contemporary things.

Friday, August 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bradley Manning - The Anti-Eichmann
(6 comments) This article compares and contrasts the alleged crimes and treatment of war crimes resister Bradley Manning with the war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

Thursday, August 15, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Extreme Times, Extreme Demands - The Health of the People Should Be the Supreme Law
(2 comments) This article discusses the difference between law and justice. And, after a brief history of the legal maxim and constitutional metanorm salus populi suprema lex esto (the health of the people is the supreme law) provides an argument for an empirical, non-coercive, emancipatory conception of justice.

Monday, August 12, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Private, the Public, and the (Re)Public; The Danger of the Right's Ideas on "Liberty"
the redistribution of society's wealth is required in order to correct a monumentally unjust enrichment. That is, justice requires ensuring not only that the people of the world receive those resources necessary for human flourishing; it also requires dispersing murderously obtained concentrations of wealth, restoring the people of the world to an approximation of their pre-wronged position.