Law and Justice

"If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law."

Lysander Spooner

" "I am, and have always been, and shall now always be, a revolutionary writer, because our laws make laws impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality is an impudent hypocrisy . . . our power wielded by cowards and weaklings, and our honor false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order."

George Bernard Shaw, Preface of Major Barbara
See also: Repression: Political coertion and social stereotypes



"I resent a legal system that makes it too difficult and too expensive for creators to play around with the culture...... To participate in (...)


TIFFT, Larry. "The Coming Redefinitions of Crime"

in The Critical Criminologist, (1995) 7 : 9-13

MARTIN, Brian. "Antisurveillance"

Anarchist Studies, Volume 1, 2003 No.2 " Surveillance, a serious and growing issue, is essentially is a problem of unequal power. The usual (...)

PEPINSKY, Harold E. "Communist anarchism as an alternative to the rule of criminal law"

Crime, Law and Social Change Volume 2, Number 3 (September 1978).

SLATTER, John. "P.A. Kropotkin on legality and ethics"

Studies in East European Thought Volume 48, Numbers 2-4 (September 1996).

BERKMAN, Alexander. Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

New York: Mother Earth publishing association, 1912. 7 p.l., 512 p. front. illus., plates, port., facsims. 21 cm This is an important book, a (...)

PRESCOTT, Coll. "Restoring (Dis)Order: Sanctions, Resolutions, and "Social Control" in Anarchist Communities"

Contemporary Justice Review 6 (Mar 2003), 1: 9-24 This essay explores the restorative implications of anarchist communities through an analysis (...)

BAY, Christian and Charles C. WALKER.Civil Disobedience. Theory and Practice.

Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1978. 50 p.

MOST, Johann. "The Beast of Property" [1884]

Published by the International Workingmen’s Association, Group New Haven, Conn. 16 p.

GROSSER, Philip. "Alcatraz" Uncle Sam’s Devil’s Island : Experiences of a Conscientious Objector in America during the First World War

Phil was one of the finest comrades it has been my good fortune to meet. And well I remember his stand during the war. I know all the humiliation (...)

The State is your Enemy : Selections from the Anarchist Journal Freedom 1965-1986.

London : Freedom Press (Freedom Press centenary series v. 6), 1991. 270 p. ill. ISBN: 0900384573 (pbk)

BADCOCK, John Jr. When Love Is Liberty and Nature Law.

London: W. Reeves (1893?). 31 p. 19 cm.

MAZOR, Lester. "Some Recent Discoveries Concerning the Modern State’

Although the modern state is difficult to comprehend, given the lack of a referent in common experience, the duty to avoid its reappearance and (...)