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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Any form of control on a collective level can only be carried out through obedience. A dictator can’t arrest or kill an entire population himself; he needs mindless minions to do the dirty work. This principle applies across all forms and degrees of systematic control, even the most subtle. #civildisobedience

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Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

A district judge in ruled that 13 fossil fuel pipeline protesters were not responsible for any infraction because of the necessity of their actions. “This may be a first in America,” tweeted Bill McKibben. The charges the defendants faced stemmed from actions they took in 2016 to block Spectra Energy’s fracked gas West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.

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Welcome to 1984 in 2016

Written by on May 15, 2016 in Government, Politics, Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Welcome to 1984 in 2016

The article examines the current state of politics in the USA in light of the George Orwell dystopian novel, 1984. An interview with Ralph Nader provides the p focus for the analysis and probable or possible outcomes. Nader speaks to Clinton’s secret speeches on Wall Street, and the contract that protects them from disclosure. Civil unrest is probable. A groundswell of mass mobilization is essential.

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