activists break the law for the sake of their cause....
August 6, 2007 5:49am CST
even in democracies, we only have a chance to have a say in how the country is run every four years or so, and then only indirectly by voting for a political party. THis is insufficient for the opinions of the people to be heard properly, and in certain circumstances civil disobedience is a powerful method of making the will of the public count if it is being ignored. Against powerful interest groups who dominate politics through their financial muscle and control of the media, civil disobedience is also the only way to get attention for a cause., When is it justifiable for protesters and activists to break the law for the sake of their cause?