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disobedience

dis uh bee dee uhns

  • n  the failure to obey
  • n  the trait of being unwilling to obey

  • Those lawyers who condone civil disobedience do so on very narrow grounds.
  • Activists turn to civil disobedience to thwart new power plants.
  • The call rang out through Washington early on the morning of March 2: the biggest act of civil disobedience against global warming in American history would not, in fact, be snowed .
News & Articles

  • G8 Protests Target London Banking Center
    Activists plan a show of "civil disobedience" in London's Canary Wharf on Friday to protest against capitalism.
    June 14, 2013 - CNBC
  • 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
Quotes

  • 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.

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