civil disobedience


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a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)

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The motion to be voted on at Harlech today reads, "Cymuned believes that civil disobedience is justified in a political system where minorities, and the right of a minority to exist, are ignored.
In a democracy such as Canada, the concept of civil disobedience can present a difficult puzzle for the courts.
He added that although business community and traders from all over the country have rejected the civil disobedience call of the PTI chairman.
in previous acts of civil disobedience as members of Sacred Earth and Space Plowshares (NCR, Sept.
Lessig: In a world where civil disobedience was treated with toleration, that might be a good strategy.
Cymuned is considering a campaign of civil disobedience at its annual conference at Theatr Ardudwy in Harlech, on Saturday.
Civil disobedience has always been a part of the political history of Wales.
In 1991, Swearingen led 1,000 residents in their first protest march; since then, she has been arrested over a dozen times for acts of civil disobedience against hazardous waste incinerators.
A heated discussion during last night's taping centered on the abortion debate in terms of public policy and civil disobedience.
Terrorism under the guise of civil disobedience is especially dangerous," said DelPapa.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Lawyers Forum Tuesday held a protest rally to condemn Imran Khan's call for civil disobedience and entering Red Zone.
The nation be not instigated to launch civil disobedience movement.
Protesters blocked the railroad connecting Cairo to Port Said near Ismailia for three hours on Sunday responding to calls for civil disobedience.
The Istiqlal Party, affiliated with the anti-coup alliance, called in a statement on Thursday for "a civil disobedience as a way to bring down the coup".
Islamabad -- Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Imran Khan himself disobeyed his civil disobedience movement.
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