Dual Sovereignty and Parallel Government

Non-Violence as a road to social change is a way of eliminating conflicts. It helps to foster peaceful co-existence instead of passive acceptance of a government. The use of parallel governments is sometimes used in regions where racial or ethnic differences have caused a rift in society. In these regions, one side feels the necessity to separate from the main government into sovereign self rule. People who live under the control of parallel governments are subject to the law and rules of both the local and federal governments. But, sometimes with a loss of civil rights.
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Seeking Imprisonment

Nonviolent protest has been widely used in the past century as a means of garnering political and social change. It continues to be used today because of its efficacy and ability to produce alteration without death or injury, which sends a message of determination to the opposing party, especially when they use violent force against the non-violents. Nonviolent protest can be performed in a variety of ways, including seeking imprisonment.
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Overloading of Administrative Systems

Overloading of administrative systems is a form of non-violent action or protest. It’s most essential form, administrative overload refers to a disorganization between the resources to commit effectively mobilized by government and the demands being placed upon it. This failure to meet up with the demand from the public and political system to supply administrative solutions, for the social, technological or economic state of affairs creates an overload. This is metaphorically similar to when a computer network crashes and must dump important data, but is unable to resolve the original problem causing the crash.
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Work-on Without Collaboration

It’s easy to protest in the street for hours, even days, on end when you’re not physically at work, but did you know that there are ways to politically intervene without leaving your current occupation? It’s important in this economy, especially when you’re fighting for your beliefs, to keep funds coming into your pocket. The best way to do that, of course, is to not get fired.
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Civil Disobedience of “Neutral” Laws

Civil disobedience is an important part of human culture that has served as a form of protest for centuries. The civil rights protests throughout the sixties used nonviolent civil disobedience to effectively change policy. Rosa Parks, for example, by refusing to sit in the back of the bus, made known the segregation issue to the masses. All in all, civil disobedience of “neutral laws” is an effective method of protesting and might even change the world into a better place.
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