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.
Francis A. Boyle is professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. A Harvard law graduate, for the past twenty years he has been involved as lawyer and/or witness in the major cases challenging U.S. defense policy, notably nuclear issues, and, in recent years, preemptive wars. He speaks and writes regularly on civil resistance and antiwar issues.
Introduction Chapter 1: The Right of Civil Resistance to Prevent State Crimes Chapter 2: Defending Civil Resisters: Philosophy, Strategy, and Tactics Chapter 3: Trident II on Trial Chapter 4: President George H. W. Bush's War against Iraq on Trial Chapter 5: President Clinton's Invasion of Haiti on Trial Chapter 6: President George W. Bush's War against Iraq on Trial Conclusion