Dissent Under Attack By Government & Corporations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Dissent Under Attack By Government & Corporations

It is often hard to tell how close popular movements are to success or whether they are even a threat to the status quo power structure. Despite vigorous protests, it is common to worry whether or not movements are having an impact. One tell-tale sign is when government and big business interests take action to stop or silence a movement.

These days, there is a lot of push back against resistance movements in the United States. While it may be riskier for us when they fight back, it is a positive sign and means that the movement needs to escalate, build power and increase its pressure.

One absurd example of suppression came from Los Angeles where police are enforcing an ordinance that makes it a crime to speak longer than your allotted time when testifying before the city council. When someone goes 20 seconds more than the time they are allowed, police arrest the citizen.

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One tell-tale sign is when

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One tell-tale sign is when government and big business interests take action to stop or silence a movement.

(*The NFL Take A Knee protest is an excellent example)

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