Edward Snowden a model for modern civil disobedience, but will we listen? (Column) Edward Snowden soon will be prosecuted by federal authorities for disclosing top secret Government surveillance programs. While he styles himself a whistleblower, he is really something far more radical: He represents a new — and in my view, welcome — version of civil disobedience. He’s the calm before the storm.
June 13, 2013 - The Middletown Press
Anti-G8 protests aim for London's Canary Wharf banking district By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Activists plan a show of "civil disobedience" in the heart of London's Canary Wharf financial district on Friday to protest against capitalism ahead of next week's G8 summit which Britain is hosting. Environmentalists, poverty campaigners and opponents of the British government's austerity measures will join under the banner "They Owe Us" in a demonstration ...
June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Alain Finkielkraut in The Associated Press Football should be exemplary, but instead it has become a symptom of everything that is wrong in France: the lack of respect pupils have towards their teachers, contempt for authority, civil disobedience,Finkielkraut said on French radio.
Kwame Kilpatrick in MLive.com Kilpatrick told the crowd: "I'm not being whupped by the devil, I am being punished by my God. I know that my disobedience put me in the situation I am in."
Cardinal Edward Egan in Reuters The conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote in the Washington Post on Monday that this "reflected disobedience to Benedict by the archbishops of New York and Washington" and did not indicate any softening of the pope's anti-abortion position.