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Five examples of civil disobedience to remember | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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When Spanish mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo recently led farmers on a supermarket sweep, raiding the local shops for food as part of a campaign against austerity, his political immunity as an elected assembly member protected him from arrest. He now asks other local mayors to ignore central government demands for budget cuts and refuse to implement evictions and lay-offs. In this era of austerity, such flagrant disrespect for the law ought to be encouraged. Sometimes, the greatest strength of popular movements is their capacity to disrupt. So here, for the benefit of imaginative indignados, are five examples of civil disobedience.

via Five examples of civil disobedience to remember | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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Written by edparnell

September 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

Posted in Hero, History

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