This video is one big can of State FAIL, on too many levels to name. First, the newscaster frames the issues for us in a way that de-emphasizes the overwhelming power and brutality of the state. This is a clash between the needs of immigrants and the need of a state to maintain order, we’re […]
How is it that, 7 years into the Iraq War and 8 years into the Afghanistan War, a lone high school teacher can be treated with such contempt as seen in this video for taking a stand against war? Did student anti-war movements take this long to develop in response to the Vietnam War? Why […]
Liberty on Tour has gone to work! Here they are, Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller, in New York City performing a liberty op in support of Julian Heicklen’s campaign to inform potential jurors of their ability to judge the law as well as the facts. If they can film at this federal courthouse in Manhattan […]
Nonviolence, argues Dr Michael Nagler in the above talk (well worth its 46 minutes), always makes things better, even when we who practice it get hurt or killed. I have to agree. For the more skeptical, think of it this way: at least it’s not making things worse. Consider this: in India, where nonviolent resistance […]
Over at FSK’s Guide to Reality, in another one of his ruthless analyses, FSK dissected the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan. He composed some dialog that might take places in an honest supreme court confirmation hearing. I thought it was funny so I dramatized it using xtranormal. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
I think you’ll like this. Give it a listen.
You’re going to like this guy. After 30 years of unmolested enjoyment of a swimming hole, cops crack down with trespassing charges for dozens of peaceful swimmers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Despite the state’s failure to prove their charges, the gentleman in the film was found guilty. He appealed and finally was vindicated. Check out this […]
The wars can be over and done with, but only if you stop supporting the troops, says war resister Matthis Chiroux. Watch his moving speech about ending these disgusting outrages that are american wars of aggression and genocide. Matthis argues that the troops are committing these genocides because they think they have our support. Notice […]
Jim Allen succinctly explains the history and importance of jury nullification and fully informed jurors in this five-minute video. Definitely worth a look. The jury’s power to judge the law as well as the facts freed slaves and helped roll back the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s.
This week Julian Heicklen is expanding his jury rights pamphleteering tour to New Jersey, multiple locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Today Jim Babb and I joined him at the federal district courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey. We were only minimally hassled and managed to hand out 200 pamphlets before we retired to lunch. Tomorrow we’ll […]