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Keene Voters Enslave Their Neighbors

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What Happens If You Don’t Speak at Court?

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Who says court has to be boring? In Keene, 5 activists turned out to support me for a simple parking ticket arraignment. We laughed and joked as one wore a winter hat despite the court rules of decorum prohibiting headwear. We watched as the obedient slaves took their whippings and pled guilty to a bunch of vicimless crimes. Then it was my turn.

I decided ahead of time that I was going to try an experiment: I would remain silent. Would the judge get mad? Would he compel me to speak by threatening arrest? It turns out, he ended up acting as my defense attorney! Watch this 2-minute clip:

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Don’t Stay in School

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My little sisters are in 7th grade. They’re good students. They work hard, they lead group projects, and they spend hours each night on homework. Tonight, I sent them an email encouraging to drop out.

School Hallway

I wish someone had done this for me. Both of my parents worked in government schools as teachers and administrators while I grew up. I was told to work hard, and it would pay off one day. That was a lie. I don’t think my parents *meant* to lie to me, but the reality is that I don’t think they ever considered what they were saying. They were just regurgitating what is popular: “Stay in school. Success in school leads to success in life.” Both of them had done okay, so why wouldn’t I believe them?
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Man Who Attacked Me Sentenced in Court

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Rafael Hernandez is one of two guys who attacked me on July 31, 2014 outside the Cheshire County Courthouse. I was recording from the sidewalk when the group of thuggish friends surrounded me, and threw my camera and cell phone on the ground. He pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge of Criminal Mischief and sentenced this Thursday, January 29, 2015.

The court’s orders were: 1) He must pay me restitution for my broken camera battery ($28.94), 2) he must not have contact with me for one year, and 3) he will have a sentence of 60 days in jail suspended for one year on the condition of good behavior.
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End of an Era | Peace News Retires

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I’ve decided to retire Peace News. I started it on November 5, 2012, after serving a 2-month stint in jail for my Victimless Crime Spree. I was living with Adam Kokesh at the time, and I was working as the head writer on a project called “AVTM,” which aimed at being an anarchist version of the Daily Show. As if working around the clock for Adam wasn’t enough, I decided to venture into the world of podcasting myself. My focus: peaceful resistance.

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Derrick J on NYC FOX TV

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Derrick J on Anarchast with Jeff Berwick

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Jeff interviews Derrick J Freeman a wide ranging activist and creator of the documentary ‘Victimless Crime Spree‘, topics include: life based on consent and voluntary transactions, the victimless crime spree, non compliance, plea bargaining as coercion, injustice, liberty on the radio, New Hampshire Free State Project, US police state, freedom as a state of mind plus the musical confessions of Jeff Berwick.

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Ferguson Riot Police Arrest Reporters

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Originally posted to PeaceNewsNow.com:

“Wesley is one of the finest young reporters I’ve come across. He has solid reporting skills, a dogged determination, good instincts, and a strong ethical compass,” – Gregory Lee, President of the National Association of Black Journalists

First, shooting an unarmed black teen and leaving him bleeding in the street for hours. Second, summoning military occupation-style stormtrooper tanks and weapons. Third, keeping the names of all the police involved secret from the public, and now finally arresting a journalist from the Washington Post.

The militarization of police. Once “civil servants” in blue, now an occupying force in black or military camo.

In a late-night article to the Washington Post, the journalist recounts the story of his arrest. He was thrown into a soda machine and handcuffed for not following orders fast enough. Documenting the occupation of a militarized police state can be risky. More cameras on and ready, please!

Video here.

Solution?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. Carry a camera with you everywhere you go, and be ready to use it on police. If arrested, follow Wesley’s example: remain calm, and be polite. Everything will be alright.

KAC Karaoke | Freedom Songs

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Introducing Liberty Bits

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Eric LaRoche is an awesome liberty activist. He lives near Keene, NH and hosts the CopBlock Radio Show on LRN.fm every Wednesday night at 10pm. He asked me on recently to cohost, and I’ve been enjoying taking up the reigns.

Not only does he do great broadcasting, he has been taking clips from popular liberty podcasts and cutting them into easily digestible pieces. Check out this latest vid for his youtube channel, Liberty Bits, featuring Peace News Now: