Disobedience

They Went to Jail for Justice

Source: Washington’s Blog July 9, 2018 by DavidSwanson C.J. Hinke has produced probably the best collection I’ve read of writings by and about conscientious objectors and war refusers behind bars. It’s called Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison. The book is a bit of a time capsule, somewhat along the …

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John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means

Source: The Rutherford Institute November 7, 2017 John W. Whitehead “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969) Militant nonviolent resistance works. Peaceful, …

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Practicing Disobedience: Social and Environmental Justice Depends on Our Capacity to Disobey

Source: counterpunch November 23, 2016 by Max Wilbert Why is the world being destroyed? In large part, the answer lies with consent. The vast majority of people living in Empire either actively or passively support the systems of power—white supremacy, capitalism, industrial civilization, patriarchy—that are killing the planet. Why do …

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Power and Corruption: The Matrix of the Master and Slave

Source: wake up world September 22nd, 2017 By Ethan Indigo Smith “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.” ~ Oscar Wilde Despite infinite variation in political thinking and being, there are four types …