Tag Archives: civil_disobedience

Spinning Wheel #3: Facing Fascism

by Michael Nagler Police brutality, suppression of dissent, heartless cruelty toward the disadvantaged, xenophobia and other forms of racism, Freikorps-type vigilante groups, corporate domination subjugating law and government, election fraud and war — America has virtually all the telltale characteristics of fascism, not just some.  And it could not be otherwise, because the culture of… read more

How Violence Protects the State

By Stephanie Van Hook  (with gratitude for some very helpful comments from Michael Nagler and Tom Hastings. Distributed by Peace Voice.) “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” ― Dorothy Day On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, he spoke passionately in a sermon… read more

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience (CD) is the deliberate, open violation of a law held to be unjust and the willing acceptance of the prescribed punishment. CD can also be referred to as Nonviolent Direct Action when the action taken is considered to be illegal or challenges a law. Civil Resistance is used interchangeably with CD by some… read more