Thursday, September 25, 2008

Support Our Junta

Congress passed the Insurrection Act in 1807 to severely restrict the president’s ability to deploy the military within the United States. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 tightened these restrictions, imposing a two-year prison sentence on anyone who used the military within the U.S. without the express permission of Congress. But there is a loophole: Posse Comitatus is waived if the president invokes the Insurrection Act.

Section 1076 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 changed the name of the key provision in the statute book from "Insurrection Act" to "Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public Order Act." The Insurrection Act of 1807 stated that the president could deploy troops within the United States only "to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy." The new law expands the list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition" — and such "condition" is not defined or limited.

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Read Amy Goodmans "Invasion of the Sea-Smurfs" article HERE.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Prints for Upcoming Show at Sub Books

As hectic as it has been around here we have managed to work in a few prints between skateboards and t-shirts. Our latest prints for our upcoming show with the Firecracker Press at Subterranean Books are my favorite to date. The backgrounds of these 4-6 color prints are made up of overlapping patterns and hand applied ink. Once the background layers were dryed a 2 color print served as the cherry on top. I have included a detail from one of them, but if you want to see the rest of it you will just have to check it out November 14th at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar / St Louis, Mo). This show is still in the works. We will keep you posted with more info regarding the opening in the future.