Showing posts with label protesters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label protesters. Show all posts

Protesting Donald Trump Is Now A Federal Crime

by Anthony L. Fisher.     The state of free speech in America. The Orwellian-named "free speech zones" on college campus and political rallies are nothing new to regular readers of Reason, and suppressing political dissent with the brute force of government has been a feature of the American system since shortly after 9/11/01, when the     ... MORE

When Will They Ever Learn? The New Student Rebellion

by Walter Donway.    When trespassers invade private property and refuse to leave until their “demands” are met, you call the police to have them evicted by all necessary means and arrested. That, of course, is what that Ivy League citadel of reasoned discourse, Princeton University should do, and do immediately, with the students who this week   ... MORE

Obama Administration Bankrolling Nonstop Protests

by Paul Sperry.  Barack Obama’s presidency has been pockmarked by rioting, looting and protests. That’s no coincidence. It’s what the former community organizer sought from Day One. And it’s just going to get worse before he leaves office. The senseless protests we’re seeing break out on the campuses of the University of Missouri, Yale and other     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Revealing Clue

Jeb is a weakling.   Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech. After Bush's speech, hecklers from a group called "Black Lives Matter" caused Bush to simply leave the scene.   ... MORE

How US Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

by Derek Royden.   Protest is the new terror. It's well established that the FBI surveilled civil rights and other activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to leaders of the National Lawyers Guild as part of its wide ranging COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) during the 1960s and early 70s. The use of planted news stories, faked communications to   ... MORE

Rioting Threatens Public Safety. Police Unions Are Worse .

by Ed Krayewski.    How much does a lack of police accountability and transparency contribute to the anger that helps turn protests violent? Protests in Baltimore over the Freddie Gray's unexplained death while in police custody from a fatal spine injury are turning violent. As usual, authorities blame outsiders for the violence, a spurious claim.   ... MORE

J.D. Tuccille: Will The Minimum Wage Protesters Order Fries From Their Burger-Flipping Robot Replacements?

Going the way of gas attendants and theater ushers.     The Momentum Machines website is low-key right now, but that may have something to do with high-profile arguments in the press and protests in the streets demanding that fast-food chains pay workers $15 an hour to do the job the company's robots are designed to fill. Even before   ... MORE

No Nukes, No Fracking, No GMOs, And No Capitalism

by Ronald Bailey.   No brains on display at the People's Climate March. The People's Climate March ambled genially down 6th Avenue in New York City Sunday afternoon. The March's slogan was "To Change Everything, We Need Everyone." Not everyone showed up, but the March did attract between 300,000 and 400,000 participants, making it by far the  ... MORE

Supreme Court Blocks Law Prohibiting Taping Of Police

Light allowed to shine on police activities.    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that prohibited people from recording police officers on the job. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people      ... MORE

Moms Risk Arrest To Take Stand For Voluntary Exchange

by Adam Helfer. Two groups of activists known as the ‘Raw Milk Freedom Riders’ and ‘Lemonade Freedom Day’ are taking their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate what they call their right to voluntary exchange. Recent shut downs of children's lemonade stands and swat-style raids on small farmers have inspired  ... MORE

Europe's Worst Police State: 'Thought Criminals' Targeted

by Santiago Alvarez.     Every year the German government proudly promotes its persecution of peaceful dissidents, which it lumps together with violent criminals as “enemies of the [German] constitution.” Never mind that Germany doesn’t even have a constitution. On July 18 of this year, the German government released the figures of government persecution ... MORE

Aaron Goldstein: Obama Targets The Tea Party

In his view it's supposed to be dead. The Obama 2012 campaign is in full gear and playing from the Saul Alinsky playbook that has served it so well. You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team  ... MORE

Walter E. Williams: America's Two-Faced Liberals

Behind the facade. President Barack Obama and Wall Street occupiers, along with their allies in the mainstream media and on college campuses, have maintained an ongoing attack on high-income earners, people they call 1 percenters. Listening to their deceitful demagoguery, you would naturally think of them as 99 percenters, but you'd be dead-wrong. Last week, ... MORE

Katie Pavlich: Unions Plan To Train 100,000 Protestors

Welcome to Occupy Spring. When The 99% Spring was announced in February, organizers vowed to train 100,000 people. It looks like they’ll easily make that goal when their training programs kick off next week. There are already 918 planned around the country. All the group needs is about 10 people at each session to meet its goal, and  ... MORE

Barry Farber: Occupiers Are Not Heroes, Just Marxists

Mice striving to be rats.     How dare Time magazine link real freedom fighters of the Middle East with the sorry bunch of American "protesters" who shared Time's Person-of-the-Year honors? Whatever happened to the Time magazine that emblazoned its cover in 1956 with the genuinely heroic anti-Communist Hungarian freedom fighters? Protesters in Syria daily... MORE