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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 ...

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 ...

42 days: UK accelerates slide into police state

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, politics, prison, surveillance | 3 Comments »

It is a principle of English common law that if the State is to arrest someone, it must charge them with a crime in relatively short order, or release them. It is known as the habeas corpus doctrine, and has ...

Texas: Court-mandated assault for skipping school

Sunday, 8 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
torture | 5 Comments »

More torture for children's victimless crimes, courtesy of the State. Repeat after me: Public school is about learning, not indoctrination or obedience training Children are property Initiating violence against someone is OK when the law says so Children are slaves Offending the State is a true ...

Instant justice, Mississippi style

Sunday, 25 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | Comments Off on Instant justice, Mississippi style

As is so often the case, there is no underlying charge here. Concerned that uniformed thugs are brutalizing someone and dare to make noise about it? Well, that's "interfering with police duties". Twitch a little when 50,000 volts is zapped ...

Fuck the troops!

Friday, 23 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, war | 155 Comments »

Back when I was a long-haired hippy freak with a hand-scrawled peace symbol on his jacket holding signs up in protest of Gulf War I, the Orlando peace activist organizer types would always enjoin us in preparing for rallies, protests ...

Thousands displaced in US-backed destruction in Pakistan

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | Comments Off on Thousands displaced in US-backed destruction in Pakistan

Gosh it's good to know that the "free world" has such staunch allies in the war on "terror" who are willing to dispossess innocent multitudes in the name of victory. A fine application of Americans' tax dollars, and of course ...

Electroshock torture new penalty for expired tag?

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | Comments Off on Electroshock torture new penalty for expired tag?

Ah it's great how a victimless status crime such as driving with an expired license plate can lead to electroshock torture these days. Didn't pay your tax on time? Ride the taser. Sure, the officer wasn't "adequately trained in the ...

Good for goose, not for gander: More Israeli nuclear sabre-rattling against Iran

Sunday, 11 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | 1 Comment »

From a Newsweek interview with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: What about Iran? You told me over a year ago that tolerating a nuclear weapon was not possible. Yes, Israel will not tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of people who ...

San Francisco taxpayers billed $235,000 for aggro cop

Sunday, 11 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police | 2 Comments »

From the San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. settles excessive force suit for $235,000 Sunday, May 11, 2008 Kelly Medora, a petite preschool teacher who weighed about 118 pounds, went out with a friend in North Beach one Saturday night in 2005 for some fun. Instead, ...
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