Protest Meetings

All over the world, protest meetings act as non-violent action for communicating grievances. These are gatherings by people with a common concern against the public or an opponent. Often the assemblies could be in support of an issue or against it. People meet in public squares to protest unlawful or illegal terms and conditions in their environment. Such groups could feature two people or tens of thousands. They could be open-air street meetings, small local meetings, and mass protests. These involve different kinds of actions including speeches, hunger strikes, and other causes. As people, express their views they use meetings to meet their goal.
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Camouflaged Meetings of Protest

Ofen through out history for one reason or another and sometimes for no reason at all government has made it difficult if not impossible for protesting citizens to hold gatherings of protest or meetings to disscuss political affairs among themselves at all. This tyrannical behavior has made it nessessary in many cases to hold non-violent camoflaged meetings of protest in the guise of more policially acceptable and legal gatherings for concern citizens to be able to meet and discuss certain aspects of government policies that need to be changed and to decide on plans of action against certain governmental actioins and policies.
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Teach-ins

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, the Eleventh Edition, defines teach-ins as “an extended meeting usually held on a college campus for lectures, debates, and discussions to raise awareness of or express an opinion on a social or political issue.” Teach-ins are slightly different from protest meetings. They are much larger in scale, having more speakers, and their duration is significantly longer. The main objective of a teach-in is to provide as much relevant information as possible on the topic of protest, along with information on subjects loosely related to the main idea. Opinions and discussion are encouraged allowing different viewpoints to be better understood. The goal is for the attendees to develop their own opinions regarding the main issue based on the information provided and the resulting discussions.
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Rent Withholding

Rent withholding occurs when a tenant feels that they have a valid reason not to pay their landlord for something that is wrong with their domicile and it is a very powerful non-violent action. Whether you are renting a single home or are in a complex with other tenants you may decide to withhold rent individually or as a collective body. Once there has been an agreement between the two parties, rent will be paid and all parties will carry on with every day life. One thing to keep in mind if there is any type of rent withholding for more than a month, it is expected that all current and back rent is to be paid. Be sure to check local law books, however, because there are some states where rent withholding has been deemed to be illegal.
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Political Mourning

As many as 30,000 Argentineans may have vanished between 1976 and 1983 during a period of violence, sanctioned by that country’s ruling military regime that has come to be called the Dirty War. Among those who disappeared were 172 children. In 1977, mothers of these missing children and their sympathizers began holding mourning vigils at Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’s insistence upon confronting those in power with the memories of the dead gave rise to a powerful social organization that garnered international attention and respect, and remained active inside Argentina until 2006.
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Fraternization

Fraternization means turning people into brothers or making them as if they were brothers. There is, of course, no way to biologically make two people related that never were to begin with. A symbolic brotherhood, however, can be just as powerful. In fact, a fraternity can often be even more powerful because it is a matter of choice and selection rather than just one of circumstance. The strength and emotion behind this type of organization makes it a powerful political tool. Although many may be worried about violence from a group banded so closely together they are just as effective at taking non-violent action.
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Pilgrimages

Pilgrimages are a non-violent way of expressing support or condemnation for an ideal and are a well established form of protest in many countries. What makes a pilgrimage is the destination, and the need for travel. By choosing a location important to the cause at hand, protestors (or supporters) are able to raise awareness of the issue by traveling to that location en masse. The amount of travel required can vary from days to months. A pilgrimage is most effective when it achieves its goal of raising awareness for its purpose, and to do that it must be properly announced and organized for any who might wish to undertake the journey.
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Demonstrative Funerals

When a person is killed during the course of a peaceful protest, or by the person or cause being protested, it can lead to a demonstrative funeral. Also if a person is killed who is an innocent bystander, but has been victimized by the cause one is objecting to, this can also can be cause for a demonstrative funeral.
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