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Archive for September 18th, 2007

In Defense of Disruption

Posted by Jack Stephens on September 18, 2007

Greta Christina reaches back into her blog archives to repost a blog she wrote back in 2003 about the anti-Iraq War protests that tried to disrupt traffic in San Francisco:

I’ve had some disturbing conversations with friends lately. These are people I respect, people who are solidly progressive/liberal. They’re vehemently against the war — and yet they’re also vehemently against the recent anti-war protests that blocked traffic in downtown San Francisco. They argue that the protests disrupted life for everyone, disrupted the lives of people who aren’t responsible for the war and many of whom oppose it. They argue that the protests endangered lives by blocking traffic for emergency vehicles. They argue that a disruptive annoyance isn’t a good way to convince anyone of your position. Here’s what I want to say to my friends — and to any progressives/liberals who share their irritation and anger.

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