08 July 2008

Professor Ticketed for 'No to Empire' Bumper Sticker

Have you done your activist duty for the day? No?

Well, here's a mind-boggling (but never surprising, in the good 'ole U S of A) story to which you may want to respond in appropriate fashion.

Professor Robert Ovetz was driving through San Francisco on the morning of June 30 when he saw the lights of a police car behind him.

Ovetz pulled over.

"When the officer came up to my window, he asked the typical police requests: registration, drivers’ license, insurance card," says Ovetz. "I asked him why he was pulling me over. And he said because of the bumper sticker on my back window."

That sticker says, "No to Empire," in large bold letters, and on the bottom in very small letters, "www.thenation.com," Ovetz notes. It’s a bumper sticker from The Nation magazine.

The editor of this story notes that one can buy one's very own No to Empire bumper sticker at the Nation store. As you can see, others are available too!

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