The Problem is Civil Obedience by Howard Zinn

Resist sign at SFO #noban Protest -Jan 29, 2016

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Previously published on November 25, 2013
Originally published on www.thirdworldtraveler.com
1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press
February 7, 2017

[By the latter part of May, 1970, feelings about the war in Vietnam had become almost unbearably intense. In Boston, about a hundred of us decided to sit down at the Boston Army Base and block the road used by buses carrying draftees off to military duty. We were not so daft that we thought we were stopping the flow of soldiers to Vietnam; it was a symbolic act, a statement, a piece of guerrilla the after. We were all arrested and charged, in the quaint language of an old statute, with “sauntering and loitering” in such a way as to obstruct traffic.

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Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald: The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program

Death from Above / Drones

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Jeremy Scahill Remembers His Longtime Friend, Father Daniel Berrigan: “The Man was a Moral Giant”

Democracy Now! on May 3, 2016

http://democracynow.org – “I may not be here if it wasn’t for Dan Berrigan,” says journalist Jeremy Scahill as we remember the legendary antiwar priest, Father Daniel Berrigan, who spent his lifetime nonviolently protesting militarism, nuclear proliferation, racism and poverty. Berrigan died Saturday in the Bronx, just short of his 95th birthday. Scahill was a college student when he first met Berrigan, and went on to become close friends with him and his brother, Philip. The conversations they had inspired him to pursue fiercely independent journalism. “This man was just a moral giant,” Scahill says, “the closest thing we have in our society to a prophet.”

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Antiwar Priest and Poet Father Daniel Berrigan Dead at Age 94

Father Daniel Berrigan

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RIP Father Daniel Berrigan: Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Antiwar Priest & Poet

Democracy Now! on May 2, 2016

http://democracynow.org – We spend the hour remembering the life and legacy of the legendary antiwar priest, Father Daniel Berrigan. He died on Saturday, just short of his 95th birthday. Berrigan was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called “American military imperialism.”

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The Problem is Civil Obedience by Howard Zinn + Video

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on www.thirdworldtraveler.com
November 25, 2013

Civil Disobedience at the White House to stop Keystone XL

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1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press

[By the latter part of May, 1970, feelings about the war in Vietnam had become almost unbearably intense. In Boston, about a hundred of us decided to sit down at the Boston Army Base and block the road used by buses carrying draftees off to military duty. We were not so daft that we thought we were stopping the flow of soldiers to Vietnam; it was a symbolic act, a statement, a piece of guerrilla the after. We were all arrested and charged, in the quaint language of an old statute, with “sauntering and loitering” in such a way as to obstruct traffic.

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Chris Hedges: We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance, Part 3

Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 18, 2013

TheRealNews on Jul 18, 2013

In the continuation of Paul Jay’s Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us. Continue reading

Daniel Berrigan, America’s Street Priest by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
June 11, 2012

Justice for the 99% Rally, Liberty Park, NYC

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The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, stands in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He is there, along with other clergy, to ask Trinity Church, which is the third-largest landowner in Manhattan, to drop charges against Occupy activists, including retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard, for occupying its empty lot on 6th Avenue and Canal Street on Dec. 17. The protesters, slated to go to court Monday, June 11, hoped to establish a new Liberty Square on the lot after being evicted by New York City police from Zuccotti in November. Continue reading

Chris Hedges Calls Banksters “Demon Possessed” at OWS + Interview + Trinity Church Pre-Trials with Fr. Daniel Berrigan

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 8, 2012

OWS briefly takes Trinity Church lot. Bishop George Packard one of first over fence & of around 50 arrested

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Jun 7, 2012 by

Chris Hedges addressed the Occupy Wall Street crowd today reading a passage from the Bible. He compared the banksters to a demon possessed flock of swine. 6/7/2012

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