Tag: civil disobedience

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Global Civil Disobedience | The Most Revolutionary Act

The Most Revolutionary Act reviews a most sobering, as well as exciting, documentary about ordinary people around the globe fighting for effective climate action. Seeing their courage, tenacity and heart will give you goosebumps...

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Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience | Culture of Awareness

Originally posted on Openhearted Rebel:
Fracking Toxins Contaminate Water ScaleChange.com Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells. By Kate Stringer May 13, 2016 http://tinyurl.com/gwwjqmg A tiny community sitting on a 27-square-mile piece of Western Pennsylvania wanted to…

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Ben & Jerry’s Founders Arrested At Rally Against Big Money In Politics

Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:
Ice cream titans Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested on Monday at a protest outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The Ben & Jerry’s founders were demonstrating against corporate political spending at a rally organized by Democracy Awakening. They were charged with “unlawful demonstration activity,” the Associated Press reported,…

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Will You Risk Arrest to Save Democracy? Sign-Up for D.C. Sit-In Coming this April

Big Money in Politics is a curse on the United States. No other issue or problem can be seriously addressed until Congress represents American voters, instead of wealthy donors. Sit-In with Thousands. Save Democracy for Millions. (Link) The folks at Democracy Spring are organizing a massive act of civil disobedience scheduled for April in order ...

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Canadians Give Trudeau a Warm ‘Climate Welcome’ (Video)

Climate-conscious Canadians conducting a peaceful sit-in to plead for two things from their new Trudeau government: 1) "Freeze the expansion of the Alberta tar sands." And, 2) "Un-thaw investment into Canadian renewable energy."

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Ende Gelände: Here, But No Further (Video)

Yesterday, 1500 people from over 45 countries, took part in a daring act of mass civil disobedience to shut down Europe's biggest source of CO2 emissions: the Rhineland coalfields owned by utility company RWE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC5Faqbw0Hg This action very clearly sends a signal to governments and the fossil fuel industry around the world that people are ...

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Kayactivists Prepare for Shell Icebreaker to Arrive in Portland

Kayactivists Prepare for Shell Icebreaker to Arrive in Portland Climate change activists in Portland are planning to take to the water in kayaks to engage in civil disobedience when an ice-breaking vessel working for the the Royal Dutch Shell oil company arrives at a local dry dock for repairs. -- Todd Schwartz, OPB

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An Almost Perfect Story of How Democracy Should Work

On Independence Day, Ralph Nader talked to Doug Hughes on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Hughes is the man who landed a gyrocopter on the Capitol Hill lawn in an act of civil disobedience so that he could personally deliver letters of petition against anti-corruption to each member of Congress. The U.S. Postal Service fired ...

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Doug Hughes in D.C. for Federal Court Hearing

UPDATE: What is happening with Doug Hughes? No good deed goes unpunished. American hero Doug Hughes is in Washington D.C. this week for a federal court hearing on his April 15th act of civil disobedience. Hughes landed on the Capitol lawn in a gyrocopter to personally deliver 535 letters, one for each Member of Congress, which ...

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