The Power and Necessity of Dissent

On Jan 21st, a group of student activists at Georgetown University provided guest speaker, General Patraeus, with an unexpected welcome, successfully interrupting his address by reading out the names and ages of those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the process, they’ve reminded us of the power and necessity of dissent, which, in this case, was effectively achieved by less than a dozen remarkable students.

One thought on “The Power and Necessity of Dissent”

  1. I applaud the courage of the protesters to stand up and speak out against the violence perpetrated by the military-industrial complex of the US.
    What kind of complacency do the American people suffer from, to allow this to continue?
    Billions of dollars spent on arms will never create peace.

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