The sex-violence-state nexus

Tuesday, 11 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
art, mind control, police | 5 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="alignright" width="217" caption="Telescoping batons in action! - The sex-violence-state nexus, illustrated"][/caption] At right you see the cover of Naše Vojsko -- Vojesnký a policejní magazín ("Our Military -- The Military and Police Manazine"), a Czech publication. This is issue ...

Liberty Camp question: Are you a criminal?

Monday, 29 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime | 5 Comments »

Today I discussed crime and punishment in my groups, pointing out the difference between moral crimes and crimes in law, and then offering also the suggestion that a change from a punishment model of crime control to one based around ...

May Day reflections on a year of bloggery

Friday, 1 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 6 Comments »

1 May 2009 marks's first anniversary! It was a year ago today that the site went live, with my very first post, Stateless: "It's great being free". I started the site, really, as my own soapbox, primarily intended to be ...

A taxing day for America

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
police | 3 Comments »

Government: If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will ...

Market Anarchist Carnival no. 20

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people, philosophy | 3 Comments »

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Market Anarchist Blog Carnival! It is my great pleasure to host it this month. David Gross of The Picket Line submits an exploration of ethical reductionism in the context of political theory: Does political ...

Viral anarchist philosophy?

Tuesday, 21 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, philosophy | 9 Comments »

An astonishing 6,198 people have read about the clown suit defense here, according to Google Analytics. It's my most popular article by far. They come in their droves via, they don't leave any comments and as far as I can ...

The penalty is always death

Monday, 2 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, police | 65 Comments »

One of the great triumphs of civilization touted by liberal-minded thinkers around the world these days is the abolition of the death penalty in most of the planet's "more-civilized" countries, with some notable exceptions. Without question, it is an advancement ...

The clown suit defense, and the excuses of symbols

Wednesday, 14 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police | 23 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_4326" align="alignright" width="243"] Such a nice clown![/caption] Many years ago, when I was an activist campaigner for drug policy reform in the United States, there was an occasional but extremely cogent contributor to the quasi-underground listservs that bound the community ...
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