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    AIDS formed a protest movement similar to those involved in the fight for women’s suffrage, and for civil rights. The consensus of authors like Herbert Spires and Mirko Grmek is that a strong, organized civil disobedience protest movement was necessary to combat the general apathy towards AIDS from both the government and from the medical community. However, there was some disagreement about this civil disobedience from people like John W Toomey. Additionally, the protest movement itself was divided

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    government, it is rather interesting to look at the stark contrasts between how both of these organizations handle protests against their rules or laws. The authoritarian regime holds absolute power, meaning that nearly any form of complaint against their actions will be met with disregard, or even punishment. However in a free society in which the government must answer to the people, protests are the language of the discontent, signifying to a representative government that change is needed. Much

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    Writing Assignment 1 Protest movements have had a long standing within America, and have been recognized as a crucial part to political behavior. People have actively engaged in political protesting in order for their voices and controversial issues to be heard. However, what exactly is it that makes an individual more or less likely to engage in protesting? There are many different factors, whether it is on an individual-level or an institutional level, which drive a person to participate in such

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    The Protest Song Movement of the 1960s through 1970s was a very popular time for making protest songs. In this time period America had many controversy conflicts occurring. The civil rights movement and the anti-war protests uproar during this time. Many protest songs were banned from popular radio stations. This, however, did not stop the audience from listening. Other stations were created for the listeners. One famous protest song was Turn, Turn, Turn. The song was sung by The Byrds in the mid-1960s

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    cases, there can be protesting. From the civil rights movement, abortion, and social justice, different groups of people are separated or divided when it comes to issues like these, but what happens when people try to take advantage of a protest and turn violent? In the past few years, it seems that large protest movements become more and more chaotic, violent, and out of control, reckless violence outweighing good intentioned peaceful protests. Not to say that protesting has changed in the sense

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    The Movement of Protest 1) “It was a decade of extremes, of transformational change and bizarre contrasts: flower children and assassins, idealism and alienation, rebellion and backlash. For many in the massive post-World War II baby boom generation, it was both the best of times and the worst of times.” (K. Walsh) a. Historians nostalgically described the sixties as a counterculture and revolution in social norms, such as: art, sexuality, formalities, and philosophy. The decade was also called

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    Have you heard about any peaceful protests turned violent recently? It’s statistically proven that the amount of riots have increased over the years. We often stop and ask ourselves why this is occurring, however we don’t go into extensive research as to why. We live in an era overwhelmed by violence and rage which is only expanding. Because racial profiling and police brutality has become such a major issue during recent time, the amount of riots have accumulated. Many mass rallies have occurred

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    Non-violent protest is one approach to addressing small or global acts of inhumane conditions of people experiencing racial, ethnic, gender, social, and economic disparities. Peaceful demonstrations such as the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi’s Indian independence movement. Estonia’s Singing Revolution, or Invisible Children’s social media uprising, have been successful in making the world aware of the problems people are facing. These movements have inspired change. It

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    that “A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” The thought behind this quote is that in order for a social movement to officially be a social movement or a social revolution, it has to change the people involved, and also the institution. Martin Luther King JR was infamous for his legacy left on the black civil rights movement, a mastermind behind bringing the country together to start a movement for equal rights

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    The period preceding independence saw a lot democratic movements in many regions of Africa. The struggles never ended, even after independence. Many African people have to still battle leadership and other issues that were seen as threat to the peace of their countries. Most African people look very anxiously for change as they are very much discontented with their leaders. This could partly be related to the fact that gaining independence has brought almost no developmental changes to improve people

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