Civil Disobedience

Parliament adopts election reform bill as demonstrators rally outside

The Verkovna Rada on Nov. 7 passed in the first reading a bill to introduce a fairer electoral system, while outside thousands of protesters …

Ukraine

Catalonia: civil disobedience and where the secession movement goes now

As tension increases in Catalonia, there have been calls for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government. Even the recent referendum …

Activism

OBEY's New T-Shirt Line Takes a Stand for Civil Justice

Clothing for a cause.<p>Streetwear imprint OBEY has launched a new line of tees dubbed the “Civil Disobedience” pack. In an effort to address the …

Activism

“Civil Disobedience” at MIT List Visual Arts Center (Contemporary Art Daily)

<i>Full gallery of images, videos, press release and link available after the jump.</i><p>Associated Press (AP), Footage from Women’s March, 2017, video, 1 min …

Contemporary Art

Gaona: Here's why Catalonia’s 'independence' isn't viable

There is something intuitively inspiring when people use civil disobedience to fight overwhelming and unjustifiable forms of oppression. This …

Canadian News

Some separatist-minded Catalans urge civil disobedience

BARCELONA, Spain – As the last customers finished their drinks at sidewalk cafes one warm October night, three silver-haired activists armed with a long-handled broom and a bucket quietly plastered posters on a nearby wall: "Hola nou pais" — "Hello new country."<p>That birth was exactly what they and …

World News

Catalans pledge wave of civil disobedience

Silver-haired activists armed with a broom and a bucket quietly plastered posters on walls saying "Hola nou pais" - "Hello new country", as the last …

News (Ireland)

News24.com | Kenya reels as post-election chaos worsens

Kenya has found itself in a dangerous limbo after two days of violent protests sparked by a deeply divisive presidential election that left eight …

News (South Africa)

Kenya opposition leader urges vote boycott, civil disobedience | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 25, 2017 09:58 pm | Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017 …

Activism

French Catalans could offer 'hospitality' to 'government-in-exile'

French backers of Catalonia's possible secession from Spain plan to "offer hospitality to president Carles Puidgemont to lead a government-in-exile …

European News

Catalonia warns police, teachers and firefighters will join civil disobedience against Spanish direct rule

Catalonia has said it is confident police, firefighters and teachers will defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region.<p>The Spanish …

Spain

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalan separatists threaten Spanish government with 'mass civil disobedience'

Catalan separatists on Monday threatened “mass civil disobedience” against the Spanish government if it fulfils its vow to depose the region's …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalan independence party calls for 'mass civil disobedience' against direct rule

A Catalan independence party today called for “mass civil disobedience” in following the Spanish government’s move to impose direct rule.<p>The Popular …

Catalan Independence

Catalan government allies threaten 'massive civil disobedience' against Spain

The anti-capitalist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party denounced Madrid's plans as the "biggest aggression" against the Catalan people since the …

Catalonia

Hungary’s new wave of anti-Orbán activists

BUDAPEST — This Monday, October 23, Hungarians commemorate the anniversary of the 1956 revolution against Soviet rule.Now a few are planning to start …

European News

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Spain readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.<p>The Spanish government has invoked special constitutional powers to fire the regional …

Spain

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday that it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in …

Activism

Pro-independence Catalan party calls for 'mass civil disobedience'

A far-left pro-independence party in Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience" in the region.<p>It follows the Spanish government's …

News (Ireland)

Pro-independence Catalans call for 'mass civil disobedience'

A far-left separatist party in Catalonia has called for "mass civil disobedience" after the Spanish central government sought to crush the region's …

Carles Puigdemont

Richard Glover: Civil disobedience hits the suburbs as share bikes multiply

I was approached in the park this week by a well-dressed woman, sweetly spoken, probably in her 60s. "What we need," she said in an urgent whisper, …

Australian News

Spain enforces direct rule in Catalonia, public servants ignore calls for civil disobedience

Catalonia’s sacked President Carles Puigdemont is believed to be in Belgium, where human rights lawyer Paul Bekaert announced his decision to …

Carles Puigdemont

Manure dump at pop-up injection site nets protester $260 ticket

A smelly act of civil disobedience will cost a frustrated opponent of the pop-up supervised injection site in Raphael Brunet Park $260.<p>Guy Annable …

Canadian News

What Gandhi's reading list can tell you about India's last Mahatma

OPEN TO OPINION<p>His work was a harvest of his readings.<p>ART & CULTURE<p>| 5-minute read | 01-10-2017<p>Shaswat Panda @ShaswatPanda11<p>Total Shares<p>Mahatma …

Literature

March To Occupy DC Draws Protesters In ‘Civil Disobedience’

FOLLOW US!<p>The “March to Confront White Supremacy” finally made it to Washington, D.C., 10 days after leaving from Charlottesville, Va., but the crowd …

America: a proud nation of lawbreakers

“I am the law and order candidate,” Donald Trump announced while campaigning in Virginia Beach. “We must maintain law and order at the highest level …

Henry David Thoreau

Jail ‘the only option’ for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment

Jail was “plainly the only option” for 13 protesters who charged at Hong Kong’s legislature during a debate in 2014, according to a court explanation …

News (China)

Survival of the Fittest

One day when I went out to my woodpile, or rather my pile of stumps, I observed two large ants—the one red; the other much larger, nearly half an …

History

Who first said, ‘The best government is that which governs least’? Not Thoreau.

The phrase “that government is best which governs least” is often credited to Henry David Thoreau, in his 1849 “Civil Disobedience,” or “Resistance to Civil Government.” (It’s also sometimes credited to Thomas Jefferson or John Locke, but although it might capture well some of their thinking, to my …

News (U.S.)

Opposition Leader Calls for Civil Disobedience in DR Congo

Felix Tshisekedi, the son of deceased opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, says the campaign will start on October 1, and is aimed at showing …

Africa