Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on The Debate on Civil Disobedience in Contemporary Times. It needs to be at least 1500 words. The open contradiction between the government and the people are considered signs of health. When people express their views freely against government policies, democratic ideals are realized. Protest actions such as street marches and rallies are means to force governments to institute reforms or to scrap unpopular policies. Oftentimes, these are met by the violent reaction from the state’s armed forces. In countries ruled by authoritarian regimes, popular opposition and its peaceful actions are often met with even worse violence. The latest examples of these are those that occurred in Iran in June 2009. The violent dispersal of protest actions participated by mostly university students resulted in deaths and injuries. The crackdown would have been made secret from the rest of the world had protesters not used the internet as a means of rallying international support. (Amnesty International)
Although colonialism is no longer as prevalent as it was in the last century, many countries today still have national liberation movements that continue to struggle against what they perceive as regimes that are subservient to the dictates of foreign powers, particularly those of the West, such as the US. These are either waging armed struggle or open unarmed mass actions to topple their respective governments. What distinguishes them from the earlier liberation movements, however, is the inclusion of propaganda tactics based on the internet. The Philippine revolutionary movement, for example, has a well-maintained website that contains the latest developments in the war NPA guerillas are waging, as well analyses on issues that have often spurred the legal democratic organizations to launch protest actions. (PIB-CPP)
While there may be no longer be arguments regarding the necessity of popular struggles against government policies or the establishment itself if it is found entirely undemocratic. .