Category Archives: Media Appearances

Greening Out Interviews Sean Gabb


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Dr Sean Gabb is a writer and broadcaster and academic. He is the author of twenty books, which include ten novels and three volumes of poetry. He has been commercially translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Slovak, Hungarian and Chinese.

He joined the Libertarian Alliance in 1979. He became its Director in 2006, shortly before the death of its founder Chris Tame.

We talk about Libertarianism in the UK, conservatism, the NHS, UKIP, mass immigration, gay marriage, Scottish independence, Marxism and much more.

Should Voting be Compulsory? (Sky News), Sean Gabb


On Monday the 26th May 2014, Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, took part in a Sky News debate on compulsory voting. Chaired by Kay Burley, he was opposing a proposal put by Suzy Boniface.
Sean made these points:
  • We live in a Potemkin democracy. However we vote, we still live in a police state ruled by parasites and traitors. Not voting is effectively a vote against the system. Let the turnout drop far enough, and it brings on a crisis of legitimacy. That is its function. Also, if it does drop far enough, those of us who still vote give a big push to parties like UKIP. That changes nothing, but is very embarrassing to the ruling class.
  • Compulsory voting papers over the cracks. Indeed, add it to state-licensing and state-funding of political parties, and the lie is restored that we live in a functioning multi-party democracy with high levels of support. Sooner or later, we may turn from grumbling to counting the lamp posts in Westminster. But that will be for another generation of parasites and traitors to worry about.

Miss Boniface responded to these points with a spray of insults and alleged facts cribbed from Wikipedia.

The Stark Truth: Robert Stark Interviews Keith Preston


by Keith Preston
http://attackthesystem.com/2014/03/20/the-stark-truth-robert-stark-interviews-keith-preston/

The Stark Truth: Robert Stark Interviews Keith Preston Listen to the interview at Counter-Currents.Com Robert Stark welcomes back Keith Preston of Attack the System. Topics include: Keith’s article “Who am I? Left, Right, or Center”: http://attackthesystem.com/2014/02/21/who-am-i-left-right-or-center/ How his anti imperialist views on foreign policy overlap with the far Left as well as Paleoconservative and New Right thinkers How he finds his critique of capitalism often overlaps with both those of the far Left but also those of Catholic distributists and social nationalists on the far Right How he shares some views on social issues with the Left, but swings back to the Right on decentralist, anti-statist or civil More…

Carson on C-Realm


by Kevin Carson
http://c4ss.org/content/25584
Carson on C-Realm

Kevin Carson, Senior Fellow and Karl Hess Chair of Social Theory at C4SS, was recently interviewed by KMO on the C-Realm podcast.

KMO talks with Kevin Carson, author of The Homebrew Industrial Revolution about the technologies that seem poised to end the dominance of capital-intensive production methodologies and break the stranglehold that capitalists and the government minions hold over our lives.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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Sean Gabb on The Moral Maze, 19th March 2014


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Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, contributing to BBC Radio 4 programme, The Moral Maze, the 19th March 2014.

The Panel were:

Claire Fox
Michael Portillo
Giles Fraser
Anne McElvoy

The Witnesses were:

Ian Driver – Green Party Councillor for Thanet District Council Dr Sean Gabb – Director of the Libertarian Alliance. Writer, broadcaster and academic Kathy Gyngell – Editor of the newly-launched ‘Conservative Woman’ website Dr Finn Mackay – The Centre for Gender & Violence Research at the University of Bristol

Answering questions from the Panel, Sean Gabb made these points: Continue reading

Should the Police be Fitted with Body Cameras? (2014), by Sean Gabb


http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2014-03-04-policevideo-sig.mp3

Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, speaking on Winchester Live on-Line, on Tuesday the 4th March 2014.

The background to this discussion is a proposal, somewhere in the West Country, for the Police to be fitted with body cameras.

Sean argues these points: Continue reading

Libertarian Alliance in The Guardian (again)


http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/aug/26/hugh-muir-diary-syria-inbox

 

• Howls of pain from the Libertarian Alliance, which struggles to understand the predicament now suffered by the controversial Suffolk theologian Dr Alan Clifford. He’s awaiting a decision from the Crown Prosecution Service as to whether he committed a hate crime. All he did, they say, was circulate an emailed leaflet with the heading “Christ Can Cure – Good News for Gays”. This came to the attention of the chair of Norwich gay pride, who reported it to the police. Inexplicable really. And unfortunate that Dr Clifford should be the target, for it is continually said that lightning doesn’t strike twice. Last year he was banned from preaching his gospel on council premises when it came to light that he was the author of such pieces as “Muslims need rescuing from Islam”, and “Why the West Must Shun Islam”. An unlucky fellow, obviously. Seeking only to help.