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Sit-ins. Walk-outs. Smashing up the headquarters of a major political party. Chaining yourself to the railings outside your local sweet shop because they changed Marathons to Snickers. How have you stuck it to The Man?

(, Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:24)
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Hmm, I seem to remember
when the HGV drivers started slowing the roads down a few years ago, the price of petrol went down fairly quickly.

People going on marches - achieves nothing. Did that myself four times against the Iraq war.

Non-violent disruption processes such as 1000 people - 100 a day for ten days - slowing down traffic on the major motorways. That would change things.

But of course, one risks arrest for such actions. Which no-body will do. Fact is, we are all cowards, which is why we get repressed. People should not be afraid of governments; governments should be afraid of people.
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 23:41, 1 reply)
From what I've seen it often works better if there's a good figurehead
As has already been mentioned; Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi, even Joanna Lumley on behalf of the Ghurkas.

A crowd of people can push their way to the doors of parliament, but only a few will fit through the door.

(btw I have more platitudes in my fridge if anyone wants them)
(, Sat 13 Nov 2010, 1:49, closed)

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