Tagged: government

Method #131: Refusal to Accept Appointed Officials

When Tunisian President Ben Ali resigned in 2011, due to massive protests, several members of his political party nevertheless remained in prominent positions. Their continuing in power was the impetus for protestors to refuse...

Method #144: Stalling and Obstruction

When the Republican governor of Wisconsin moved to limit the organizing rights of State employees, 14 Democratic senators left the state, delaying the vote by denying Republican leadership the necessary quorum.

Why Education Matters

Why is education so important?  Why should educational quality and access matter to people of faith? All children, no matter what they look like or how much money their parents have, are made in...

Method #113: Strike by Resignation

In 2011, Yemen’s President Saleh faced a series of protests by demonstrators, which he aggressively and violently repressed. In response, seven MPs resigned from his majority party, announcing their support for the right of...

Method #65: Staying at Home

On March 28, 1960, South African citizens declared a stay-at-home day of mourning for victims of the Sharpeville massacre on March 21. After 1994, March 21 was declared a public holiday, Human Rights Day,...

Method #194: Disclosing Identities of Secret Agents

In 2012, the Bulgarian parliament voted to disclose the names of those involved in the communist-era secret service. The goal, in part, was to investigate Bulgaria’s “credit millionaires,” people who “got rich quick through...

Method #119: Economic Shutdown

Early in 2011, Egyptians launched a wave of labor strikes in protest of the military regime that replaced ousted President Hosni Mubarak.