Jules Boykoff

Jules Boykoff teaches political science at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is the author of "The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch US American Social Movements" (Routledge, 2006), and "Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States" (AK Press, 2007). Boykoff is a former professional soccer player who represented the US Olympic Team in international competition.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 9:42am
A Tale of Two Vancouvers
The Winter Olympics begin today, with the opening ceremony at Vancouver's BC Place. While the games have lured some of the world's most accomplished athletes to Canada to compete for the gold, they've also roused a groundswell of anti-Olympic dissent.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 9:31am
The Paulsons' Edifice Complex
For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs. The Paulsons own the Portland Timbers, a second-division soccer club that was recently allocated a much-coveted slot as an expansion team in Major League Soccer (MLS). Merritt, the 36-year-old son of the former treasury secretary, owns 80 percent of the team, while his father owns the other 20 percent .
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Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 9:06am
Obama Must Rein in 'Terrorist' Databases
While the country's economic infrastructure gyrates, the infrastructure to squelch political dissent quietly thrives after years of post-9/11 behind-the-scenes buttressing. The Bush administration will long be remembered for placing the country on war footing abroad, but it should also be remembered for liberating the forces of political suppression at home. President Obama has a historic opportunity to right this lurching ship.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 3:18pm
Security or Liberty? It's a False Choice
In an outburst of common sense, a Multnomah County jury recently acquitted an activist group calling themselves the Seriously P.O.'d Grannies on misdemeanor criminal mischief charges.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 - 3:11pm
The Hidden Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
Today we rightly honor Martin Luther King, Jr. as a courageous, committed dissident citizen who played a pivotal, inspirational role in U.S. history. While we celebrate his leadership during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, his determination in Birmingham, and the inimitable eloquence of his "I Have a Dream" speech, we might also recall a less-heralded aspect of King's history: the FBI's intensive efforts to squelch his dissent. It is this facet of his legacy that may well be most instructive in post-9/11 America.
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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 3:48pm
'Homegrown' Suppression of Dissent
Last month the U.S. House of Representatives flew a stealth mission under the mainstream media's radar, passing startling legislation that targets constitutionally protected political speech and paves a path for the government's suppression of dissent.
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Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 4:20pm
Awareness Is Two Steps Ahead, Paranoia Is Two Steps Behind
When it comes to the suppression of dissent and the subversion of the U.S. Constitution, ignorance is not bliss. That's why people who believe in the importance of the First Amendment and the democratic practice of dissent should take notice of the recent revelation that the Bush administration has been orchestrating a concerted, dissent-squelching operation using a playbook called the " Presidential Advance Manual. "
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