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Places and forms of power : Which power is useful to fight against the law’s power ?

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Places and forms of power

the notion of power = the ability or the official capacity to exercise any control or authority.

This power sometimes help to guarantee more rights, freedom and equality, but, in a great number of cases, the power doesn’t concern or help the general interest. That’s why, sometimes, people stand up for they right and start a struggle against federal power.

We can ask ourselves: Which power is useful to fight against the law’s power ?

We are firstly going to study the economic power before studying the social one and cultural one.

First form of contestation is the economic one, that has been used threw boycotts, which means to act together in abstain from using, buying, dealing with a product or a factory because of his form of producing or about its quality, as a protest.

For the instance, during the Boston Tea Party, in 1774, where Americans refused tea from England, throwing tea by the sea or refusing the British Ships to settle down in the Boston’s port, to protest against they domination.

The same case happened in 2010 after the Economic collapse that took place in 2008 with the movement “Occupying Wall street” to stop the work of the bourse that caused misery, and grinding poverty. Besides, during the cold war, between USA and Cuba where the USA’s authorities forbid every American to buy any product of Cuba and preventing every factory from delocalisation in Cuba, and for the one that ignored these advises, were overtaxed and boycotted.

Finally, during the non-violent Civil Disobedience that took place in India, in 1930. The Pacific leader Mathma Ghandi didn’t accept mire to buy salt to the English, while it was produced in India by the English who sold it to the Indians afterword at an expensive price. They refused to buy salt anymore and textile from Great Britain and started the Salt Walk, to create salt themselves, and that was the first step, struggle to independence.

Now Social

First and foremost: demonstration. It groups an important number of people that start walking down the street to protest against any fact like recently with People on the pipelines, where native Americans helped with Shaylen Woodley, start protesting against the project of building some oil and gas pipeline, where the plan cross they ancestor’s burial sites. It permits to create a movement, an infatuation that could increase the range of those ideas and rise the number of sympathizer.

Medias could also help to lead a social protest with articles, statistics easily shared to an important number of people or to denounce an action, injustice or just to inform about a difficult or taboo situation, in a world where everyone is linked with his neighbour, as we could see with the “Panama Papers” that gave the names of important personality of the political or sport world that hide funds in a fiscal paradise.

Last but not least, we could analyse the forms of a cultural way of protest.

For example, cinema and the movie industry help to clarify a situation years after a fact (like with the movie about Edward Snowden), or the movies like “Bowling for Columbine” by Michael Moore, explaining why there


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