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National Action: The new parents and the neo-Nazi terror threat - BBC News
Training included boxing, martial arts, and a series of outdoor training camps. One such camp - where participants were expected to "drink mead and live like Vikings" - ended in farce when one neo-Nazi ended up sleeping in a phone box to escape the rain and snow.
nazis  fourlions  terrorism  phonebox 
4 hours ago by yorksranter
America’s Next Civil War · The Walrus
Northrop Frye once wrote that Canadians are Americans who reject the revolution. When the next revolution comes, we will need to be ready to reject it with everything we have and everything we are.
politics  canada  CivilWar  revolution  usa  trump  terrorism  woo 
9 hours ago by pozorvlak
A Duty to Resist - Candice Delmas - Oxford University Press
What are our responsibilities in the face of injustice? How far should we go to fight it? Many would argue that as long as a state is nearly just, citizens have a moral duty to obey the law. Proponents of civil disobedience generally hold that, given this moral duty, a person needs a solid justification to break the law. But activists from Henry David Thoreau and Mohandas Gandhi to the Movement for Black Lives have long recognized that there are times when, rather than having a duty to obey the law, we have a duty to disobey it.

Taking seriously the history of this activism, A Duty to Resist wrestles with the problem of political obligation in real world societies that harbor injustice. Candice Delmas argues that the duty of justice, the principle of fairness, the Samaritan duty, and political association impose responsibility to resist under conditions of injustice. We must expand political obligation to include a duty to resist unjust laws and social conditions even in legitimate states.

For Delmas, this duty to resist demands principled disobedience, and such disobedience need not always be civil. At times, covert, violent, evasive, or offensive acts of lawbreaking can be justified, even required. Delmas defends the viability and necessity of illegal assistance to undocumented migrants, leaks of classified information, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, sabotage, armed self-defense, guerrilla art, and other modes of resistance. There are limits: principle alone does not justify law breaking. But uncivil disobedience can sometimes be not only permissible but required in the effort to resist injustice.


http://crookedtimber.org/2018/10/31/a-superb-new-book-on-the-duty-of-resistance/

-- both the book and the review feels disconnected with how *uncivil disobedience* manifests itself in the real world, I mean the world that is not Europe or North America. *Uncivil Disobedience* without devolution into prolonged violence and terrorism is Utopian fairy tale territory.
book  political_philosophy  political_science  civil_disobidience  protests  terrorism 
6 days ago by rvenkat
Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was "#1 Priority" - Bitcoin News
Edward Snowden has done it again. He's uncovered more NSA spying, but this time it hits home as the agency appears to have targeted bitcoiners.
nsa  bitcoin  tracking  leaks  snowden  crypto  terrorism  usa  blockchain  priorities  compare  data  privacy  shame  vpn 
6 days ago by orlin
U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It. - The New York Times
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored
the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful
indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized.
AltRight  terrorism  racism  extremism  politics  justice  review  critique  USA  NYTimes  2018 
6 days ago by inspiral

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