Protesting Power

Protesting Power

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In this compelling book, distinguished activist lawyer Francis A. Boyle sounds an impassioned clarion call to citizen action against Bush administration policies both domestic and international. Boyle, who has spent his career defending civil resisters, offers the only guide available on how to use international law, constitutional law, and the laws of war to defend peaceful non-violent protesters against governmental policies that are illegal and criminal. He focuses especially on the aftermath of 9/11 and the implications of the war on Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, the war on Iraq, the doctrine of preventive warfare, and the domestic abridgement of civil rights. Including a number of compelling excerpts from his own trial appearances as an expert witness and as counsel, the author offers a how-to manual for protesters who find themselves in court.Both the army, navy, and air force issue field manuals to their officers. The navy, The Law of Naval Warfare published in 1955; the army. The Law of Land Warfare published in 1956; the air force is a bit late in coming out with that manual.

Title:Protesting Power
Author: Francis Anthony Boyle
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2008

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