[URGENT] LIBERTY OF THE PRESS IS STILL UNDER ATTACK: Federal Marshals Arrest a Journalist

4/3/17 UPDATE: Additional details have become available, and have been added to this press release. The original material that initially went to press has remained the same.

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By: Kyle Rearden

March 30th, 2017

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should be not highly rated.”

Thomas Paine

 

 

It has come to our attention that there has been a development regarding the prosecution (persecution) of journalist Gary Hunt. This past January, the documented use of lawfare was proven through judicial transparency thanks to the release of court documents. These documents show that United States Attorney Pamala Holsinger tried to convince Judge Anna Brown that Hunt was in possession of what she considered to be contraband, which was actually discovery evidence. Continue reading

Taking a Hard Stand: The Unauthorized Biography of LaVoy Finicum

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“The informed resister in crisis situations is not surprised by the occurrence of brutalities against the nonviolent group. In reaction, either to halt the defiance or to resort to violence would have serious negative consequences. To be effective, the resisters must persist through the brutalities and suffering and maintain their fearlessness, nonviolent discipline, and firmness. Some time and considerable suffering may be required to demonstrate to the opponents that brutalities will not crush the movement.”

Gene Sharp

 

 

From 2014 – 2016, the late LaVoy Finicum made his foray into the alternative media as a vlogger. During this period within 2015, he also managed to get his novel published as a way to finance his mounting legal costs that were incurred thanks to the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Although most people remember Finicum as that member of Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (C4CF) known as the #TarpMan, who really was LaVoy Finicum and what did he actually believe in?

Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was born on January 27th of 1961 in Kanab, Utah. He worked on a drilling rig in his early twenties, and later in a sawmill within the town of Fredonia, Arizona. Finicum was a teetotalerprepper” as well as a Mormon. Continue reading

Rest Easy, Robert Beecher: 1954 – 2017

“Are you willing to make the sacrifices necessary to assure our freedoms? Would you stand next to a fellow American to assure his freedom and rights? Would you come to the defense of a man and his family under attack by unjust laws and actions of this government out of control and save their lives? Will you support your brethren and yourself in preparing for this final assault? Can you put all that you have at stake for something you truly believe in? Can you tell yourself that you have finally had enough of this shit and that you are ready to do something about it?”

– Mike Freebyrd, from The Essence of a Patriot

 

The late Robert Beecher.

 

Remember Robert Beecher? He was an American patriot who was charged by the federal government for allegedly violating 18 USC § 922(g) for the victimless crime of “felon in possession of firearm,” which was originally intended to target only mobsters during alcohol Prohibition. Beecher eventually took a plea agreement in order to spare his daughter, Jessica Beecher, from prosecution herself; his 10-year sentence began in 2015, and so he was expected to be released sometime in 2025.

As a 60-year-old political prisoner, Robert Beecher was a grandfather who was not exactly in the best of health. In fact, Jessica wrote the following for the activist legal defense fund that was created on May 23rd of 2014:

 

“He sits in Bulloch County Jail, being denied medical care, and waiting for his day in court…[w]e really believe that he is being singled out for his vocal political beliefs, and worry that if he does not secure a solid legal defense, that he will die in prison.” [emphasis added]

 

Furthermore, the March 12th, 2015 judgment in a criminal case said, in part:

 

“That the defendant be designated to a Bureau of Prisons facility in Jesup, Georgia; subject to capacity or any regulation which would affect such a designation. It is recommended that the defendant be evaluated by Bureau of Prisons officials to establish his participation in an appropriate program of substance abuse treatment and counseling during his term of incarceration.” [emphasis added]

 

Obviously, there was already concern about the prison bureaucrats doping Beecher up so he couldn’t tell the other inmates why he was a political prisoner, as if he were a Russian dissident shoved into a psikhushka (Soviet mental hospital). Due to the lack of transparency (despite enough of his court documents getting released, thankfully), there is no way to know for certain whether such “treatment” would’ve been potentially in violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Continue reading

The Anarchist Republic Of Cospaia (2015)

Today’s article was originally written by Anthony Caprio, who argues that the Italian Cospaia was a permanent autonomous zone (PAZ) for centuries. I’d encourage you to read his earlier articles, Free Cities & Commonwealths: A Bridging Strategy to Freedom,” andLiechtenstein,” as well as Regan Keely’s It’s Time to Transcend Politics,” which gives a decent overview of privatized cities.

 

 

The next time one of your friends says “name one place where Anarcho-Capitalism has been tried,” you can proudly respond “The Republic of Cospaia.” For nearly four hundred years, this tiny republic thrived in central Italy with no government, no rulers, no military, no bureaucracy, and no taxes!

Cospaia’s success is an unlikely story that illustrates how remarkably little is required for prosperity. Although it’s called a “Republic” it’s only in the sense that a council of elders with no enforcement power occasionally met in the church. This landlocked territory had an area of only 330 hectares (815 acres), about the size of a large farm. The population varied over the centuries but was usually around 300 people, with less than 100 households. In the beginning the population was illiterate, with the exception of the parish priest. The republic was never invaded, or placed under the control of a foreign power, except for a brief period during the Napoleonic Wars (a conflict they survived). Despite being a landlocked territory, with a largely uneducated population, removed from major trade routes, Cospaia thrived and became the envy of its neighbors, because for neatly four hundred years they avoided the oppressive hand of government. Continue reading

Deb Jordan, Where’s the Court Documents for the Nevada Trial?

“This is the difference between the power of our Creator and anything else, particularly evil, that you go into a pitch black room full of evil, call it darkness, and light a little candle, and instantly, that darkness flees, but you can’t do the opposite. You can’t go into a well-lit room full of truth and wisdom and righteousness and joy and health and harmony with the universal power – you can’t take any amount of darkness and go into that well-lit room and have any effect whatsoever. That is the metaphor which I frequently think of, when I think that I’m not empowered, it is the greatest lesson for me, and I think everybody else to know, that we are on the winning side, and that we’ll win in the end.”

Leonard Horowitz

 

Deborah “Deb” Jordan, Pete Santilli’s (former?) co-host on The Pete Santilli Show.

 

The Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (C4CF) were a group of American constitutionalist patriots who conducted a sit-in at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last year. They were arrested concurrent with the ambush that got LaVoy Finicum killed by government police. Subsequently, the C4CF membership were charged with violating 18 USC § 372 (“conspiracy to injure or impede officers of the United States”); on October 27th of 2016, a federal jury delivered not guilty verdicts for several, but not all, of C4CF. Continue reading

Media Hoaxes & Refusing Consent (Mind Mix in the Evening)

Last month, I was on Cyrellys Geibhendach’s Mind Mix in the Evening,” where she and I discussed my article on fake news by the mainstream media as well as my other article on the power of non-compliance. Thankfully, Mind Mix Radio enjoys open-access podcast archives, so feel free to use the embedded player below and/or go listen at this direct link.

 


 

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A Crash Course on Vonu (The Concord Show)

A few days ago, Maggie Rose interviewed me about vonu, which is the condition or quality of, as well as the action of achieving, an invulnerability to coercion. Topics included political crusading, controlled schizophrenia, and collective-movementism in the first hour; second hour focused on financially independent early retirement, van-nomadism, and off-grid homesteading. Given that this is my last appearance on RevolutionRadio in an open rejection of their despicable paywall, which spits on the face of the late Aaron Swartz’s legacy of open-access, I took the liberty of recording the interview on my end so you can easily listen & download, commercial-free!

 

[Download MP3: Vonu & Political Crusading]

 

[Download MP3: Vonu Applied]

 

Robert Beecher: “No Bended Knee for Me”

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“I have sworn my oath and I will uphold it to the end. No bended knee for me.”

Robert Beecher

 

 

ATF Special Agent Lorin Coppock filed an application for a search warrant on May 6th of 2014 for:

118 Pine Mountain Road, Reidesville, Georgia 30453, outbuildings, vehicles located thereon, and the person of Robert Beecher

Agent Coppock’s search warrant application is based upon a suspected violation of Title 18 United States Code § 922(g)(1) for the offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Continue reading

Political Fieldtrips & the Anti-Libertarian Partyarchy (The Concord Show)

Last night, Maggie Rose interviewed me regarding my political fieldtrip tutorial as well as my political fieldtrip to the WCLP over a year ago. Interestingly enough during this episode, she mentioned the meeting with LaVoy Finicum that never happened is occurring later this month, and read my bio as well as Shane’s off of the brandspankin’ new website of ours, The Vonu Podcast! Unfortunately, much like The Micro Effect, Revolution Radio hides its archives behind a paywall, so I took the liberty of recording the interview on my end so you can easily listen & download, commercial-free!

 

[Download MP3: Political Fieldtrips and Libertarianism]

[Download MP3: Political Fieldtrip Reports & the WCLP]

 

The Persecution of Gary Hunt & Chilling Dissent (The New Concord Hour)

Last night, Maggie Rose interviewed me regarding the currently ongoing persecution of Gary Hunt by the federal government. We covered the article I co-authored with Shane Radliff entitled, [URGENT] LIBERTY OF THE PRESS IS UNDER ATTACK: The Federal Government is Attempting to Silence a Journalist, as well as an update by Gary Hunt entitled, Freedom of the Press – Update – A Grateful Thank You; be sure to read & copy his latest Freedom of the Press series, particularly if it ends up being forcibly ripped down (that is, censored) later. Unfortunately, much like The Micro Effect, RevolutionRadio hides its archives behind a paywall, so I took the liberty of recording the interview on my end so you can easily listen & download, commercial-free!

[Download MP3: The Persecution of Gary Hunt (1st hour)]

[Download MP3: Chilling Dissent (2nd hour)]