Category Archives: Human Rights

Yes, Open Borders Is Libertarian

In a recent blog post, “libertarian” anarchist blogger Christopher Cantwell argues that, contrary to widespread perception, the libertarian position on immigration is not open borders, but rather severely restricted immigration. According to Cantwell, the libertarian is in favor of “privatizing” borders. Cantwell … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech Hypocrites

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech seems to be having a moment. As the rallies in Paris and elsewhere last weekend demonstrated, freedom of speech has strong support in the West. It is the one value that … Continue reading

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El Salvador’s Cruel and Despicable War on Women

Last year, a 19-year-old woman went to a public hospital in El Salvador, bleeding and in terrible pain. Doctors told her she had a miscarriage. She hadn’t even known she was pregnant. Within four days, the hospital had reported her … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez’s Human Rights Record–Bad, But Not As Bad As Fidel’s

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died of cancer Tuesday at the age of 58. Chavez saw himself as a socialist revolutionary and undertook economic reforms aimed at (according to him) improving the lives of Venezuela’s poor. However, like his friends Castro and Ahmadinejad, Chavez was … Continue reading

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