Tag: civil disobedience

  • Why We Protest When Politicians Are Not Listening

    One of the most potent forms of activism is protesting on the street but getting large numbers and media attention is difficult to generate.  Typically only politicians in opposition parties will attend rallies, with those in power heavily protected from hearing voices of discontented citizens.  While this may deter some from organizing small scale protests, […]

  • Cannabis Dispensaries and the Meaning of Civil Disobedience

    Judith Stamps If you look at the cover of the May 2016 issue of MacLean’s, you will see a pastiche of cannabis dispensary photos overlapped by a bright yellow circle. In the circle are the phrases: A DRUG DEALER ON EVERY CORNER; ridiculously easy to buy; completely out of control; with the addition of the […]


      It was a hard day for all Marc Emery supporters when he was sentenced, on Sept. 11. In a written statement it appeared that Emery had, in one fell swoop renounced his past acts of civil disobedience, as well as withdraw his previous endorsement of such actions. “My zealous pursuit of what may be an […]