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December 26, 2009 in Protest | Tags: anti-capitalism, capitalism, Christiania, Climate change, climate refugees, cop15, Copenhagen, Libertarian Socialist, No Borders Network, preventative arrest, repression | by No Borders South Wales | Leave a comment
The effect of climate change on migration, is one of the largest aspects of social fallout resulting from rampant capitalism’s destruction of the enviroment. On the 7th-18th December a sizeable group of No Borders activists from Wales and the south west joined thousands of others and travelled to Copenhagen to attend the mobilisations at the UN Climate Summit – COP15. There was a Climate No Borders convergence space at Ragnhildgade, a “No Borders! No Climate Refugees” day of action as well as several talks, workshops, film showings and discussions.
We also took part in many of the other actions during our stay including “Our Climate: Not Your Business!“, ”System Change not Climate Change“, and “Reclaim Power!” as well as Read the rest of this entry »
January 12, 2009 in Comment | Tags: free market capitalism, free migration, Freedom of movement, hypocrisy, Libertarian, Libertarian Capitalist, Libertarian Party, Libertarian Socialist, Paleolibertarianism, Solidarity Federation, UK Libertarian Party, UKIP | by No Borders South Wales | 4 comments
Twelve months ago, 150 years after the term Libertarian was first used in a political context, the UK Libertarian Party came into existence, clearly taking their name and aesthetic from an American counterpart.
There has been great controversy over the ‘true’ definition of the term ‘Libertarian’, generally divided between the Capitalist (generally north American) and Socialist (generally European) schools of thought. As interesting as such debates are, what concerns us here is the specific issue of free migration. Here there is no debate, belief in free migration is a basic part of being a Libertarian.
Anyone who believes in freedom of action and thought could never advocate the right of governments to use violence against people for doing what people have always done: move. This basic tenet is core to the values and principles of every strand of Libertarian thought, transcending the Read the rest of this entry »