Total Personal Noncooperation

Total personal noncooperation is a form of non violent protest designed to make the point that the imprisonment of a protestor is unjustified on moral or political grounds. In order to complete this form of protest an individual or group must withdraw all their cooperation with the authorities of a state as they pass through the legal system from arrest through to imprisonment and release on parole. Total noncooperation requires a complete withdrawal from the legal system with some risoners refusing to eat, drink or dress themselves; in essence the prisoner completing the protest refuses to do everything apart from breathe for themselves.
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Withdrawal From Social Institutions

The resignation of an important figure within an organization can create an impact upon the morale of that group. Similarly a withdrawal of membership by a substantial number of supporters can cripple any group. Simply refusing to attend all scheduled activities can also be used to gain attention. Shunning is painful even for the rich, the famous and the powerful.
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Excommunication

Excommunication is a method of ostracizing or banishing a person or persons. It is a form of social non-cooperation and is often exercised by church officials. The term excommunication literally translates to being “out of communion”. It is usually a form of punishment in religious organizations. This act will exclude someone from the congregation but it also means much more. It calls for social banishment, not allowing the offender to be involved with any social activities related to the church. This includes burials, weddings, communion or any other social event. It does not allow for any membership of the religious community.
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Interdict

An interdict is a method of nonviolent persuasion or protest. In order for this method to be used it needs be an action taken by someone who has authority of one sort or another over the target person or group. That would sometimes be either a church or religious group. An interdict can also be issued as an order of the court. Interdict is actually a shortened form of the words interlocutory edict.
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Stay-at-Home

One of the more novel and effective forms of social protest, pioneered during the South African civil rights struggle and Eastern Europe’s resistance to communism in the 1950s, is the “stay-at-home.” In this particular form of protest, peopled refuse to leave their homes. They abandoned all public places and entertainment districts. The corrupt leaders and oppressive governments were left with the spectacle of deserted streets, stores, and offices.
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Selective Social Boycott

One method of nonviolent action is the selective social boycott. In a total social boycott, individuals are completely shunned or in other ways ostracized by a group in order to influence their beliefs or behaviors. All social relations with the targeted individuals are terminated. In a selective social boycott, only some types of relationships are involved. For example, when enemy troops occupy a foreign land, the resident shopkeepers may engage in conversations with the occupying troops, but will refuse to do business with them. In the aftermath of World War I, French and Belgian troops occupied a small section of Germany in order to force Germany to pay its war reparations. The German shopkeepers of this region refused to serve these troops in a selective social boycott.
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