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 …

Dissent

2018 Won’t be New or Happy, Either!

Photo by frankieleon | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch December 29, 2017 by Louis Yako After a long reflection with a dear friend about some difficult events she had encountered in 2017, she ended with the typical statement, “let’s hope 2018 will be a better year.” I don’t know why this …

Disobedience

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 …

Disobedience

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 …