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organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority

Synonyms for insurgency

an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

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Carassai reminds the reader that most middle classes explicitly rejected those kinds of politics, especially, armed insurrection.
The Iraqi prime minister at the time, Nouri al Maliki, and his band of Shiite supremacists enflamed sectarian tensions even more, consolidated power, excluded rivals, alienated the Sunnis and Kurds and drove parts of the opposition into armed insurrection.
John Brown (May 9, 1800-December 2, 1859) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.
A brutal war ended the three decade long period of what was an armed insurrection by an illegally constituted group of armed political dissidents.
Abbas ordered the operation after discovering that Hamas had been hatching a plot for some weeks to stage an armed insurrection against the Palestinian Authority, starting in one of the Palestinian towns a possibly even the PA capital of Ramallah.
The coalition, whose backers include Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has long been at odds with the Syria-based factions, who reject the armed insurrection against President Bashar Assad and its inevitable links to foreign backers and financiers.
Maulana Abdul Aziz led an armed insurrection against the military in 2007, but was acquitted of all charges against him by 2013 in a case which analysts say highlights weaknesses in Pakistan's judicial system and sympathies for militants among parts of the security establishment.
It is too well known that India had created, armed and supported an armed insurrection in Sri Lanka by bringing discontented Tamils on one platform.
Bashir in January appealed for a political and economic "renaissance", including political freedom, in the country ravaged by armed insurrection, poverty and political turmoil.
Well over 100,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict, which eventually turned into an armed insurrection after a violent security response to peaceful protests in March 2011.
The SPLM was formed in 1983 when an armed insurrection began in the South against the rule on president Jafar Niemary.
The UN says about 70,000 people have been killed in a conflict that began with peaceful anti-Assad protests and turned into an increasingly sectarian armed insurrection.
The person who calls for freedom and change will almost certainly begin to think about armed insurrection, followed by the freedom of not thinking.
With an armed insurrection in the Sa'ada region, a growing southern secessionist movement, Al-Qaeda control of two southern cities and the recent toppling of Yemen's former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, critics of Yemen's gun culture point to the destabilizing consequences of a population possessing 61 guns per 100 people.