Rediscovering civil disobedience

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October 18, 2011
The Nation
by George Goehl  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"'There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal,' proclaimed Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he took a risk and spoke out forcefully against the War in Vietnam. As more Americans debate whether to leave the sidelines and join the Occupy Wall Street movement, we should heed Dr. King’s words. Our individual silence is a form of acquiescence, and we speak volumes not only through our action but also through our lack of it. ... For activists new to the struggle as well as those who have been hitting the streets since the financial crisis began, this may mean taking on new risks." (10/17/11)  

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