Referencing important moments throughout history—both local and international—a short video clip from Greenpeace elaborates on the important role that civil disobedience has played in the fight for human rights over the years. Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, the suffragettes and Apartheid activists are all appear in the clip, reminding viewers that civil disobedience is justifiable if a cause is important enough. And in this instance, Greenpeace is arguing that climate change is an issue that merits civil disobedience.
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There’s a time and place for civil disobedience