Overview of recent actions by states to nullify Federal laws.Read more »
The nosy federal government ran out of luck when it selected me for demographic jury duty. Having been told I'm legally required to fill out the American Community Survey and mail it back, I'm naturally determined to defy authority. The only question is how. (If you have a Facebook account, please go to the URL to read more.)Read more »
Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested Oct 16th after trying to gain access to the prsidential debates but lacking proper "credentials". They were held for 8 hours, handcuffed to a metal chair because the authorities didn't want them "wandering around." Staff with the candidates were told that they too would be arrested if they continued to wait on site for the candidate's release.Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC -- David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps locks self in cage in front of white house with live hemp plants in act of civil disobedience. Of course the dc thugs damage his property and arrest him. Check out the youtube video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsiLLqZUnmQ
And a REASON Q&A with him here. --->>>
An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered.” This lady must have really opened up a can on him because he had to spend a few days in the hospital.Read more »
Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement's one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested.Read more »
What we need is a president who is going to come in and say, 'You know what? Most taxes are illegal now. Let’s stop paying taxes for two or three years. Let’s see what the economy does.'"--José CansecoRead more »
Note: If you go to the linked story, search for "Jaws" to cut to the chase.
When the backbone of a country starts thinking that laws and rules are not worth following, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to anarchy.
Stereotypes aside, there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry—the upright citizenry—throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.Read more »
The DHS officers demanded "papers, please!" and under the threat of detainment for 72 hours we relented. Make no mistake the officers were violating the rights of free sovereign people. Also take notice of the fact that the officers declared the entire street and essentially the entire state of Florida federal property. As our livestream died, Micah Jackson continued filming.Read more »
The temptation to submit to authority examined by "Compliance" bolsters an authoritarian culture by transforming its leading institutions into servants of power rather than checks on it. But worse, it conceals the presence of oppression by ensuring that most citizens, choosing to follow and obey authority, do not personally experience oppression and thus do not believe – refuse to believe – that it really exists.Read more »
[in German; use Google translate!] On a Greek island near Athens tax investigators have been attacked by an angry crowd. When they arrested the owner of a restaurant, the demonstrators threw stones and fireworks. The riot police had to move up.Read more »
They came to Washington DC from cities and small towns, from near and far, to break the law. Their crime? Selling raw milk and lemonade without permits nor licenses. Fortunately, the civil disobedience went well. Unlike last year the police didn't interfere and the protest went off with no one arrested.Read more »
Lemonade Freedom Day, will take their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate their right to “voluntary exchange.”
By offering raw milk and lemonade for sale or barter, which is illegal in many places including Washington DC, these mothers and other activists risk criminal charges, and possibly jail.Read more »
Liberty activists need to learn how to win people over before they'll start seeing real success in New Hampshire (and elsewhere). A critique of Free State Project civil disobedience activism and an analysis of its effect on the trial of Ademo Freeman.Read more »
Deputies say 23-year-old Nicholas Joseph Caputo had 57 signs from 18 different candidates in his SUV. When asked about them, Caputo said, he was, "Cleaning up the neighborhood". He told deputies he didn't think it was right for the signs to be out because he considered it littering.Read more »
29-year-old Susan Mortensen allowed her daughter to draw on rocks on Belle Isle with chalk.
Mortensen will now serve 50 hours of community service in order for the judge to dismiss her charge.
Outside the courthouse, people support Susan Mortensen with their own chalk on the sidewalk. However, in court, the officer who reprimanded her back in March says she responded with an attitude and curse words.Read more »
LAGUNITAS, Calif. - Four decades ago, Hoffman started some home improvements on his house in the wooded hills of the Marin County town of Lagunitas. He harbored ideas and theories of how people could live more sustainably. He started building. “I guess you could say I had a vision,” said Hoffman. “I had a dream.”
But Hoffman’s vision had one very fatal flaw. He never got permits for any of his projects. His fines have run up to over $200,000, and he’s been ordered to tear down all 30 of his illegal structures by Aug. 1.Read more »
The military glorifies the giving and obeying of orders as somehow something good for its own sake, something called "discipline" or "character." I can't judge whether I have either of those things, but I do know the last place I would ever have thought to turn for a career was an institution in which I would have had to do what a bunch of mean bastards said to do simply because they said to do it. That wouldn’t have worked. I'd have ended up a conscientious objector even in peace time.Read more »
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