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Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... In the modern age, the free press has taken on multiple meanings. ... For the Canadian television series, see Speakers Corner. ... The Grand Entrance to Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England, and one of the Royal Parks of London. ... This article is about a type of web application. ... The first use of the term weblog. ... Prior restraint is a legal term which refers to a governments actions that prevent materials from being published. ... Censorship is the systematic use of group power to broadly control freedom of speech and expression, largely in regard to secretive matters. ... Self-censorship is when a film producer, film director, publisher or author censors and/or classifies his/her own books or films. ... For ommission and secrecy, see Censorship. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... You may be looking for: Stonewall riots, a series of gay rights riots held around the Stonewall Inn. ... Feminism is a body of social theory and political movement primarily based on and motivated by the experiences of women. ... ERA is an abbreviation for several different things, including: the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed, but unratified, Constitutional amendment in United States Earned run average, a baseball statistic Engine Room Artificer Education Reform Act Engineering Research Associates, a pioneering computer firm from the 1950s Academy of European Law Trier Explosive... Equal pay for women is an issue involving pay inequality between men and women. ... Patsy T. Mink, late Congresswoman from Hawaii, wrote the law as an outgrowth of adversities she faced in obtaining her college degrees at the University of Hawaii, University of Nebraska and University of Chicago. ...

Famous political dissenters

Gandhi is the family name of a number of prominent 20th century Indian politicians and leaders. ... Stephen Biko Stephen Bantu Biko (December 18, 1946 - September 12, 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s. ... Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born 18 July 1918) a former President of South Africa, was one of its chief anti-apartheid activists, and was also an anti-apartheid saboteur. ... Martin Luther King Jr. ... Daniel Ellsberg c2000 Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, the US militarys account of activities in Vietnam, to The New York Times. ... The Pentagon Papers are a seven-thousand-page top-secret United States Department of Defense history of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War from 1945 to 1971. ... Eugene Joseph Gene McCarthy (born March 29, 1916) was a Congressman from Minnesotas Fourth District, from 1949 to 1959, and a United States Senator from Minnesota from 1959 to 1971. ...

General Topics

Freethought is a characteristic of individuals whose opinions are formed on the basis of an understanding and rejection of tradition, authority or established belief. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ... Radical is derived from the Latin word radix, which means pertaining to the root(s). In various fields of endeavor, it can mean: in sociology: one who advocates thoroughgoing analysis or change at the root in politics: can refer to a supporter of a revolutionary social movement can refer to... A dissident is a person who actively opposes the established order. ... A political prisoner is anyone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image either challenge or pose a real or potential threat to the state. ... Prisoner of Conscience (POC) is a term coined by Amnesty International, the global human rights group. ... A conscientious objector is an individual whose personal beliefs are incompatible with military service, or sometimes with any role in the armed forces. ... Pacifism is opposition to the practice of war. ... The global peace movement refers to a sense of common purpose among organizations that seek to end wars and minimize inter-human violence, usually through pacifism, non-violent resistance, diplomacy, boycott, moral purchasing and demonstrating. ... For the period in European history, The Age of Enlightenment For the corresponding movement in the European Jewish community, see Haskalah. ... Sheeple is a term of disparagement, created by combining the words sheep and people. ... Civics is the science of comparative government and means of administering public trusts - the theory of governance as applied to state institutions. ... Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political Science is the systematic study of the allocation and transfer of power in decision making. ... Politics of Morocco Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | Liberal parties | Moroccan political parties ... Populism is a political ideology or rhetorical style that holds that the common person is oppressed by the elite in society, which exists only to serve its own interests, and therefore, the instruments of the State need to be grasped from this self-serving elite and instead used for the... The word Reformer, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language. ... Reform can refer to: Reform (think tank) Reform, Alabama Reform Judaism Reform movement Reform Party (disambiguation page) See also: Reformation, Reformed This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In American English, a muckraker is a journalist or an author who searches for and exposes scandals and abuses occurring in business and politics. ... A whistleblower is someone in an organization who witnesses behavior by members that is either contrary to the mission of the organization, or threatening to the public interest, and who decides to speak out publicly about it. ... The word schism, from the Greek σχισμα, schisma (from σχιζο, schizo, to split), means a division or a split, usually in an organization. ... Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or political entity. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ...


2003 GMO USDA protest Protest expresses relatively overt reaction to events or situations: sometimes in favour, more often opposed. ... A demonstration is the public display of the common opinion of a activist group, often economically, political, or socially, by gathering in a crowd, usually at a symbolic place or date, associated with that opinion. ... A boycott is a refusal to buy, sell, or otherwise trade with an individual or business who is generally believed by the participants in the boycott to be doing something morally wrong. ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often political, social, or economic change. ... Categories: Stub | Riots ... A general strike is a strike action by an entire labour force in a city, region or country. ... A bumper sticker is, usually, an adhesive sticker with message attached to, or designed to be attached to, the bumper of a vehicle (almost invariably an automobile, van, pickup truck, minivan or the like), for the purpose of being read by the driver and/or passengers in following vehicles. ... Immolation is destruction by fire, that is, burning something to destroy it. ... A revolution is a relatively sudden and absolutely drastic change. ... This article is about revolution in the sense of a drastic change. ... A rebellion is, in the most general sense, a refusal to accept authority. ... The Palestinian flag, adopted in 1948, is a widely recognized modern symbol of the Palestinian people. ... Intifada (also Intefadah or Intifadah; from Arabic: انتفاضة shaking off) is an Islamic term for uprising. ... A rebellion is, in the most general sense, a refusal to accept authority. ... Samizdat (self-published, in Russian самиздат) was a grassroots strategy to evade officially imposed censorship in the Soviet-bloc countries wherein people clandestinely printed and distributed government-suppressed literature or other media. ... North Korean propaganda showing a soldier destroying the United States Capitol building. ... A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... The name meme (pronounced in IPA; from the Greek word for memory, as well as its derivative, mimeme) refers to a unit of information—stored in a brain or an inanimate storage base (such as a book or a computer)—that replicates itself onto other brains or stores of information. ...


Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Kent State University (KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, which is 1 hour south-east from Cleveland. ... Jane Fonda Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, model, writer, producer, activist and philanthropist. ... A peace symbol is a representation or object that has come to symbolize peace. ... During the 1960s the term underground acquired a new meaning in that it referred to members of the so-called counterculture, i. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... A generation gap describes a vast difference in cultural norms between a younger generation and their elders. ... Silent Majority was the first rap group that came out on the Sens Unik label Unik Records. ... Started in 1979 by Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority movement was an organization made up of conservative Christian political action committees, which campaigned on issues it believed central to upholding its Christian conception of the moral law, a perception it believed represented the majority of peoples opinions (hence the... Abbie Hoffman, date & photographer unknown Abbott Abbie Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a social and political activist in the United States, co-founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies) and, later, a fugitive from the law who lived under an alias following a conviction for allegedly dealing... The Youth International Party (whose adherents were known as Yippies, a variant on Hippies) was a highly theatrical political party established in the United States in 1967. ... The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a radical student activist movement in the United states founded in 1959. ... Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 - May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, and drug campaigner. ... A commune is a system of social and economic organization which involves the common ownership of resources and/or shared obligations. ... Today, the phrase back to the land movement usually refers to a North American social phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s (which is discussed further, below in this article). ...


Tiananmen Square (Simplified Chinese: 天安门广场; Traditional Chinese: 天安門廣場; pinyin: ) is a very large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named for the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. ... Democracy Wall was a wall in the Xidan District in Beijing. ... The Sharpeville Massacre occurred on March 21, 1960, when South African police opened fire on a crowd of black protesters. ... Leonard Peltier behind bars. ... The American Indian Movement (AIM), is an American Indian civil rights group in the United States that burst on the national scene with its seizure of Alcatraz Island in 1968, the BIA headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 1972 and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the... Wounded Knee is a census-designated place located in Shannon County, South Dakota. ... Ruby Ridge is a remote mountainous area in the northern Idaho Panhandle, known for a confrontation in August 1992 between a family living there and forces of the US federal government. ... During the 228 Incident, a crowd of angry people gathered in downtown Taipei. ...


A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... A faction is a group of people connected by a shared belief or opinion within a larger group. ... A special interest is a person, group, or organization attempting to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of one particular interest or issue. ... This article is about the green parties around the world. ... In a two-party system a third party is a party other than the two dominant ones. ...


The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... A blacklist is a list or register of people who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... A witch-hunt was traditionally a search for witches or evidence of witchcraft, which could lead to a witchcraft trial involving the accused person. ... Surveillance is close monitoring of behaviour. ... A secret police (sometimes political police) force is a police organization that operates in secret to enforce state security. ... A secret trial is a trial that is not open to the public, nor reported in the news. ... This article is about the historical court of law. ... Aspects of torture Incrimination of innocent people One well documented effect of torture is that with rare exceptions people will say or do anything to escape the situation, including untrue confessions and implication of others without genuine knowledge, who may well then be tortured in turn. ... Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive incidents of police brutality occur in most or all countries, even those which actively prosecute and successfully punish such activity. ... Hoover in 1961 John Edgar Hoover ( January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was appointed Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 10, 1924, and remained so until his death in 1972, having been appointed to that position for life by Lyndon Johnson. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Stalinism is a brand of political theory, and the political and economic system implemented by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. ... Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛泽东思想, pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng), is a variant of Marxism-Leninism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893–1976). ... Politics and history In Chinese history, the Gang of Four was a group of Communist politicians based in Shanghai. ... A poster during the Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (Simplified Chinese: 无产阶级文化大革命; Traditional Chinese: 無產階級文化大革命; pinyin: wú chǎn jiē jí wén huà dà gé mìng, literally Proletarian Cultural Great Revolution; often abbreviated to 文化大革命 wén huà dà gé mìng, literally Great Cultural Revolution, or simply 文革 wén gé... In history and political science, to purge is to remove undesirable people from a government, political party, profession, or from community/society as a whole, usually by violent means. ... Gulag (from the Russian ГУЛАГ: Главное Управление Исправительно— Трудовых Лагерей, Glavnoye Upravleniye Ispravitelno-trudovykh Lagerey, The Chief Directorate [or Administration] of Corrective Labour Camps) was the branch of the Soviet internal police and security service that operated the penal system of forced labour camps and associated detention and transit camps... The Gulag Archipelago (Архипелаг ГУЛаг), probably the most powerful and famous book about the Soviet prison system, is a three-volume history written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn based on extensive research as well as his own experiences as a prisoner in the Gulag. ... Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the Soviet Union for his book The Gulag Archipelago. ... Andrei Sakharov, 1943 Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Андре́й Дми́триевич Са́харов, May 21, 1921 – December 14, 1989), was a Russian nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. ... In George Orwells dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the government attempts to control not only the speech and actions, but also the thoughts of its subjects, labelling unapproved thoughts with the term thoughtcrime or, in Newspeak, crimethink. In the book, Winston Smith, the main character, writes in his diary... General Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte1 (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. ... The Palmer Raids were a number of attacks on Socialists and Communists in the United States from 1918 to 1921. ... The Sedition Act has been the name of three laws passed by the United States Congress: The Sedition Act of 1918 The Sedition Act of 1798 The Sedition Act of 1861 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ... The term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against the population, generally without attempts at gaining the consent of the population. ... Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ...

Protest songs, protest music

A protest song is often a kind of folk music, but in recent times protest songs come from all genres of music, including punk rock and hip hop. ... John Lennon John Winston Lennon, later John Ono Lennon, (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), is best known as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (born February 18, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-born American musician and artist. ... Imagine is a utopian song, with elements of atheism (in reference to solutions to people having conflicts between religions, a common start of hatred) and anarchy (as a solution to cure conflicts of government, a common start of hatred as well), written and performed by John Lennon. ... Pete Seeger, 1944 Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919 in New York City), almost always known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist and major contributor to folk and protest music in 1950s and 1960s. ... Portrait photograph of Bob Dylan taken by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA) is widely regarded as one of Americas greatest popular songwriters. ... Philip David Ochs (December 19, 1940 - April 9, 1976) was a protest singer of the early 1960s, perhaps best known for his songs Power and Glory, There But for Fortune, Changes, When Im Gone, and I Aint Marching Anymore. He studied journalism at Ohio State University, but dropped... Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 - October 3, 1967), known almost universally as Woody, was a folk singer and raconteur who wrote some of Americas best-loved songs. ... A press photo of Arlo Guthrie. ... Alices Restaurant is a song by Arlo Guthrie, his most famous work. ... For the Battlefield 1942 mod, see Eve of Destruction (game). ... Canned Heat was a blues-rock band in the 1960s. ... Neil Young with guitar (from the 1991 Weld tour) Neil Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian musician and filmmaker. ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ...


Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian and satirist of the 1950s and 60s. ... George Carlin in the film Jersey Girl George Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York City) is an Irish American (I used to be Irish Catholic, now Im an American. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Political satire is a subgenre of general satire that specializes in making fun of politics and politicians. ... This early political cartoon by Ben Franklin was originally written for the French and Indian War, but was later recycled during the Revolutionary War An editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is an illustration or comic strip containing a political or social message. ... Spitting Image was a satirical puppet-show that ran on Britains ITV Network from 1984 to 1996. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show from NBC which has been broadcast virtually every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ...


Nonviolence (or non-violence) is a set of assumptions about morality, power and conflict that leads its proponents to reject the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political goals. ... The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. ... Segregation means separation. ... Integration may be any of the following: Usually integration is the construction of an object, a theory, etc. ... Forced busing is a term used by critics of a remedy prescribed by Massachusetts state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Garrity for perceived racial inequities in Boston public schools in a 1973 ruling. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. ...


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Social Anarchism/On the Political Offense (2313 words)
In it the political dissident is an individual responding according to some "higher" moral or political principle to "immoral, arrogant and intransigent leaders," "rules of laws" he or she finds "unjust," or instances in which the state "behaves brutally and immorally." The "government," or state, "ideally...
His definition of political dissent is also implicitly individualistic in that he analyzes it in the context of the acts of individual persons and the effect of trials and imprisonment on them, rather than upon organizations and broader social movements of which they are often participants.
Because Bennett describes political dissent as basically protest against certain egregious acts of violence, immorality or injustice by the state and the interests it represents, he overlooks the fact that persons and organizations who are condemned as dissidents and criminals by these institutions are not usually reacting to specific and occasional acts by the state.
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