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Of Civil Disobedience

This is a citizen’s right. A right of defiance, of distrust towards a State and its institutions when we are convinced that our rights are being violated By Makhtar DIOUF | SENEPLUS.COM Civil disobedience, carried out by an individual or…

Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities launch 40 Days of Action on Ash Wednesday: Enough Earth Destruction!

Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities join forces during Lent for 40 days of Action where people are invited to choose one action to commit to for 40 days to protect the Planet 40 Days of Action will…

Greta Thunberg: it is time to rebel

On 23 July, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate speech to the French National Assembly on climate change and the need for immediate action. Here below the full text of her speech. We are right now in the beginning of a…

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party

The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party’s growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset…

Dozens of Israeli Teens: ‘We Refuse to Enlist Out of a Commitment to Peace’

Sixty-three Israeli teenagers have published an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Thursday, declaring their refusal to join the Israeli army due to their opposition to the occupation. The group calls itself the “2017 Seniors’ Letter,” continuing a long…

Tour of Standing Rock native defenders in Europe

From May, the 20th to June, the 20th 2017 Several European citizen’s movements and organizations are currently organizing a tour in Europe for Standing Rock native defenders and their allies who oppose the DAPL pipeline and other fossil fuel projects…

Interview with Hardy Merriman of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

By Denise Nanni and Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. The following is an interview with Hardy Merriman of ICNC, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Civil resistance movements—featuring a wide range of nonviolent tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass demonstrations, acts of…

Matt Damon on Civil Disobedience (Homage to Howard Zinn)

Extracts from Howard Zinn’s speeches, who wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements, and the labour history of the United States.  

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

In Detroit, Michigan, at least eight people were arrested Thursday in an act of civil disobedience to stop the city’s shutoff of water to thousands of households. The group of clergy members and other residents blocked the entrance of a…

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

Some of Spain’s hospitals and clinics have recently begun offering a new kind of public service. In an effort to defend the threatened health care system, thousands of doctors and their supporters have chosen to add civil disobedience to their…