Hank Edson

Hank Edson is an author, activist and attorney based in San Francisco. He is the author of The Declaration of the Democratic Worldview (Democracy Press, 2008).

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 8:44am
The Case Against Bidder 70 Is an Abuse of Prosecutorial Discretion
The trial of an environmentalist civil dissenter who, as a student in 2008, disrupted a government fire-sale auction of oil and gas leases near Arches and Canyonlands national parks began yesterday. The then-student, 27-year-old Tim DeChristopher, disrupted the auction by bidding nearly $2 million on leases he did not have the money or intention to actually purchase. He is now known as “Bidder 70” and he is a true hero of the environmental movement.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 2:41pm
In The Name of Sincerity: Politics, Corporations, and... Revolution?
The Sincerity Question We Don't Need to Ask
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Monday, July 23, 2007 - 1:54pm
Why We Must Leave Iraq ASAP: It's the Only Way to Fight Our Real Enemy
The first awful, horrendous truth is we don't know our own real enemy. It's not Al Qaeda, it's not Saddam Hussein, and it's not terror. None of these pose a threat to the existence of our democracy. Properly managed, Al Qaeda has far less ability to inflict physical injury on Americans than do Americans who misuse hand guns and automatic weapons. In 2005, handguns killed over 30,000 people in America. Even with these deaths, we do not feel our democracy is in danger.
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Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 8:03pm
We Want Our Humanity Represented! Impeachment for Torture, Now!
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