strategy

Protesting

Synonyms:
Protesting against unwanted situation
Disputing
Description:
Protest is a variety of policy conflict, more direct than dipolomacy or political negotiation and less extreme than insurrection or rebellion. Protesters may wish to view their actions as a form of negotiation and their opponents may wish to view the protests as a form of insurrection. It is neither one nor the other. Negotiation takes place between parties who mutally recognize each other's political power. Rebellion denies that opposing parties can co-exist and retain their respective power. On the continuum of conflict, protests occur when the political establishment excludes or surpresses a sizeable plurality of opinion and seeks to make that opinion illegitimate. Protest demonstrates the size of the dissenting plurality and forces the establishment to recognize that assent to a political policy is insufficient. In such a situation, consent is absent. Protest makes what Noam Choamsky calls the "manufacture of consent" impossible.
Claim:
1. Victory in protest is obtained when the establishment concedes the protesters right to exist.

2. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. (Elie Wiesel).

Narrower:
Providing for conscientious objection
Class struggle
Refusing to eat
Organizing a sit-in
Claiming intimidation
Teacher student protest
Resisting commercialization
Campaigning to save forests
Protesting against problems
Protesting killing of plants
Undertaking civilian protest
Alerting wetland desecration
Refusing medical intervention
Protesting shelling civilians
Protesting hunting of animals
Protesting by self-immolation
Condemning abortion as murder
Campaigning against pollution
Protesting advertising clutter
Protesting government policies
Protesting lifestyle disparity
Protesting industrial pollution
Protesting environmental issues
Protesting about welfare system
Protesting new road construction
Protesting parental interference
Protesting unaesthetic foodstuffs
Protesting sale of tropical timber
Protesting compulsory immunization
Protesting against packaging waste
Protesting unsound public spending
Campaigning for nuclear disarmament
Protesting polyethylene manufacture
Claiming intimidatory communication
Campaigning against media harassment
Addressing environmental devastation
Protesting hidden costs of free trade
Protecting against forced prostitution
Protesting against radiation pollution
Protesting intrusive marketing methods
Protesting intrusive genetic profiling
Resisting foreign military intervention
Challenging globalization of agriculture
Resisting police intervention in meetings
Resisting foreign government intervention
Resisting token humanitarian intervention
Using the internet for civil disobedience
Protesting woodchipping of native forests
Protesting inhumanity of capital punishment
Resisting government intervention in society
Disputing international commodity agreements
Protesting against involuntary sterilization
Protesting intrusive social science research
Protesting excessive government interference
Campaigning for environmental protection laws
Protesting intrusive natural science research
Resisting foreign intervention through tourism
Protesting arbitrary interference with privacy
Protesting environmentally harmful development
Protesting against involuntary student unionism
Protesting violent repression of demonstrations
Campaigning against childhood genital mutilation
Protesting against involuntary mass resettlement
Protesting intrusion of advertising into education
Opposing practices of global financial institutions
Advocating free access to telecommunication networks
Protesting interference in internal affairs of states
Protesting use of inhumane and indiscriminate weapons
Protesting against involuntary disappearances of persons
Protesting against involuntary revision of belief systems
Protesting government interference in the national economy
Protesting monotonous and unaesthetic architecture and design
Protesting environmentally unsound policies of development banks
Protesting deliberate interference with satellite communications
Protesting lack of integration of environmental and economic issues
Protesting international non-intervention as an excuse for non-action
Campaigning
Facilitates:
Upholding truth
Values:
Dissension
Subjects:
Type Classification:
A: Abstract fundamental strategies