Counterpunch, December 29, 2021 Stopping the War Machine for One Day by James Bovard I’ve attended most of the major antiwar protests in Washington since 9/11. At a 2005 protest, a cop tried to whack me on the head with a wooden pole. At a 2007 protest, I snapped a picture showing George W. Bush […]
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“Defund the Police”? Start by Repealing the Laws
Mises Institute, June 23, 2020 Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than “Defunding” the Police by James Bovard “Defund the Police” is the latest rallying cry for protestors in many cities across the nation. Many activists, enraged by the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, are calling for completely disbanding the police, […]
The Battle in Seattle 20 Years Ago: Clinton’s Protectionist Legacy
Reasonable folks are naturally appalled at the trade rhetoric and trade wars coming out of the Trump White House. Trump is sometimes portrayed as a shocking deviation from U.S. government support for free trade. In reality, Bill Clinton’s trade policies shared many of the same protectionist follies. Clinton’s showboating and legacy lust paved the way […]
Other Damn Near Surly 2018 Quotes
Some folks responded to Wednesday’s blog post by caterwauling that I only write surly pieces. So here’s a half dozen quotes from last year’s articles that showcase my positive thinking. Thanks to Canva.com and Pixabay for royalty-free software & images.
FFF: Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters
From the Future of Freedom Foundation Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters by James Bovard July 14, 2017 Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would fundamentally change America’s course after the reckless carnage unleashed by the George W. Bush administration. However, by the end of Obama’s presidency, […]
Anti-Trump Women’s March Photos 1/21/17
Here are pics I took of some of the edgier signs from today’s Women’s March, which had a much larger turnout than expected. Some of the protestors seemed a bit testy. Others are belatedly recognizing that the presidency has too much power. update: I have an Flickr album of other photos from the march posted […]
Did Anti-Trump Protestors Ever Object to Obama’s Wars?
Bombs hurt worse than mean words. So folks are angrily protesting about Trump’s election. Why have almost none of these folks bothered protesting Obama’s wars? The US is bombing 7 nations right now – I would love to know how many anti-Trump protestors could name even 3 nations the US is bombing. (Here’s a great […]