Wednesday, March 16, 2005

An article on the light side of dissidence

The New York Times > New York Region > No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances: "Work slowdowns are methods commonly used by labor unions to apply pressure without actually striking. During the Solidarity movement in Poland, people expressed their disapproval of the government-run news media by taking a walk with their hats on backward at exactly 6 p.m. when the state news program started. When the government noticed the trend, it issued curfews, but people then put their televisions in their windows facing outward so that only the police walking the streets would see the broadcasts."

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1 comment:

John Rice said...

Sometimes, a method of comment or reaction is quiet and quietly non-confrontational. But, when the point is made there can be change. How might we translate that into today's terms? How 'bout eating out at a new cafe during the time the TV show you hate is on-the-air?