Small business owners and sheriffs are leading the revolt against Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home orders, which they say are unscientific and ineffective.
"When I started my blog," says journalist Yoani Sánchez, "it was like an exorcism of something that was inside of me."
'We're Not Doing Anything Wrong': This Pennsylvania Brewery Refuses To Obey State's Indoor Dining Ban
And it isn't alone. Pennsylvania has banned indoor dining through the end of the year, but dozens of businesses are banding together to defy the mandate.
Individually and in organized groups, people are pushing back against lockdown orders.
Using police to forcefully shut down Mac's Public House is a violation of liberty and a waste of resources.
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Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
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So far, they don't seem to have actually closed the borders. But his threat probably has a different aim.
Increasing tensions between the military-backed ruling class and the student-led democracy movement have prompted massive rallies in the capital.
Privacy activists say we should be alarmed by the rise of automated facial recognition surveillance. Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan says it's time to embrace the end of privacy as we know it.
We may find that we like making our own decisions.
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Can we take government officials at their word that they'll eventually abandon their new powers?
Encryption, other privacy measures, and decentralization have made the protest movement possible.
Under Chinese authoritarianism, they'll have neither.
"If we lose...we will lose a generation."
The formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill won't be enough to stop the protest movement.
Hong Kong Protesters Attacked Two Chinese Men Tuesday As Demonstrations Against Extradition Treaty Escalate
Pro-democracy dissidents turned violent yesterday at Hong Kong's airport.
Nine people were injured during the weekend's protests in Hong Kong, including one woman who might be permanently blind after a violent encounter with the police.
As Beijing develops a high-tech police state, Hongkongers develop ways to resist it.
Also: Mike Lee says Congress must reassert power over the presidency. And so long to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Improving smuggling efforts isn't ideal, but it's better than just watching kids get torn from their families.
He was one of the world's greatest theorists of nonviolent revolution. But don't call him a pacifist.
Rights are theoretical unless you can defend them.
A quiet revolution in Myanmar
The black bloc's violent tactics could produce a backlash. The Women's March figured out the right way to fight fascism.
A defector to the South thinks Kim Jong-un's days are numbered.
Brooks thinks "most of the time change happens through political parties." He's wrong.
Watch for federal/local battles over deportations.
The Mexican Town That Kicked Out the Cartels—and Told the Police and Political Parties to Get Lost Too
Five years of autonomy in Cheran
The Second Amendment's role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Q&A with documentary director Evgeny Afineevsky
And of voluntary self-government too