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peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate

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They mounted campaigns rooted in nonviolent direct action, drew on religious networks to organize activists at the grassroots, and delivered soaring political speeches redolent with religious imagery, appealing to the consciences of their fellow citizens through both word and deed.
According to Huntingtonnews website, major commemorations, rallies, protests and/or nonviolent direct actions will place at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in CA, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in NM, the Kansas City Plant in MO, the Y-12 Plant in TN, the Rocky Flats Plant in CO, the Pantex Plant in TX, and in GA near the Savannah River Site.
The goal of nonviolent direct action, according to King, is to lovingly prick the conscience and to win the friendship of the opponent, beginning by inducing shame but ending with brotherly reconciliation.
Organizers ran a three-day training camp in nonviolent direct action for 100 activists on a sheep farm in Nicholas County leading up to the action.
Like Abdullah Abu Rahmeh, Martin Luther King was jailed for his nonviolent direct action campaign in Birmingham.
Nonviolent direct action has been a significant catalyst in nearly every major social change movement in world history.
nonviolent direct action, independent initiations that invite reciprocity, conflict resolution, etc.
Some of the most courageous Christian nonviolent direct action in recent history is happening in relationship to the escalating crisis in Zimbabwe.
We engage in nonviolent direct action to nonviolently challenge structures of violence, injustice, dominance and oppression.
Graduates of the school have been convicted of some of Latin America's most horrific human rights violations, and for 17 years this annual vigil and nonviolent direct action has called for the school's closure and a dramatic shift in U.
On October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, police arrested seventy-eight activists who were engaged in nonviolent direct action outside the Alliant Techsystems corporate headquarters.
The Civil Rights Movement used nonviolent direct action very intelligently, using creative tactics that clearly dramatized the injustices African Americans were facing.
In the context of Southern society in the late 1950s and early '60s, nonviolent direct action represented a bold and innovative break from the past.
His sources for nonviolent direct action included the New England philosopher Henry David Thoreau's "Essay on Civil Disobedience," presenting the idea that citizens have a moral right to resist an immoral system.
In a statement on its website, the group says: 'Fathers 4 Justice advocates peaceful nonviolent direct action based on the Greenpeace model with a dash of humour thrown in for good measure.