Greenfield, MA wishes to go another round with CopBlock. Beau Davis: "The law states that if I'm convicted, I'll be facing up to 5 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine."Read more »
Protesting the shameful closings of children's lemonade stands around the USA, Robert Fernandes organized Lemonade Freedom Day. Protests took place in several cities. In Philadelphia Mr. Fernandes and his family were part of setting up a lemonade stand in Rittenhouse Square in center city.Read more »
Dr. Erica Chenoweth, Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University looks at the strategic advantage of nonviolent struggle and civil resistance. Armed insurgency may have triumphed in the Algerian war of independence, the Chinese Revolution, and the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan. These cases, among others, have convinced many observers that violent insurgency is likely to succeed. Moreover, insurgents often claim that they turn to violence as a last resort, having exhausted all other methods of seeking redress for their grievances.Read more »
It all started when Espey decided to re–shingle his roof after discovering a leak.
Espey says, "The building inspector came along and told me I couldn't do it. He told me I had to quit and take off the shingles and start over because they have a code. I was kind of getting disturbed a little bit, somebody telling me what I can do on my home."
Nevertheless, on March of last year he was found guilty of four counts of violating building code and two counts of violating a stop work order, fined over $2000 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, 60 with good behavior.Read more »
How the US Crushed Youth Resistance: Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it.Read more »
"Anonymous", a group of activists who stepped up to defend WikiLeaks after it was attacked by governments and government-complicit corporations, has created a video. While left-leaning, they are advocating freedom of speech, opposition to censorship, peaceful resistance, and individual empowerment, echoing strong libertarian themes and including clips from libertarian classics such as V for Vendetta.Read more »
On August 20, 2011, we are suggesting that everyone who has children, who believes in this message, go outside and set up lemonade stands all across the country. Even if you don’t have children, go out and buy some lemonade from a local child’s lemonade stand.
We need to stand up for our kids. We need to send a message to the world. Selling lemonade is not a crime!
Recently, we have seen many news reports of lemonade stands being shut down by police and other government workers. When kids sell things, such as lemonade, they are learning some very important lessons. They are learning about money and about being an entrepreneur. They are also learning how to be a productive member of society. They are learning about responsibility. They are participating in free and voluntary trade with willing participants. Selling lemonade is not a crime.Read more »
July 6, 2011 - The organization known as Food Not Bombs continued to share food in Orlando's Lake Eola Park in spite of over 30 of their members or supporters having already been arrested for it....more arrest and police abuse of power...Read more »
When the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s John Perry Barlow tweeted last December, “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” many in the mainstream media rolled their eyes and dismissed his words as hacker hyperbole.But the events of the past few days, in which the hacktivst “group” Anonymous launched a major campaign called Operation Anti-Security, show that many more Julian Assanges are indeed waiting in the wings—ready, willing and able to continue what the embattled WikiLeaks founder startedRead more »
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