What is another word for passive resistance?

Pronunciation: [pˈasɪv ɹɪsˈɪstəns] (IPA)

The term "passive resistance" has been commonly used to describe nonviolent resistance techniques. However, there are several synonyms for this term, including civil disobedience, noncooperation, peaceful protest, and satyagraha. Civil disobedience means a deliberate refusal to follow a law or government policy as a way of protesting. Noncooperation involves refusing to cooperate with authorities through boycotts and strikes. Peaceful protest refers to demonstrations, marches, and sit-ins aimed at raising awareness and promoting change. Finally, satyagraha, a term coined by Mahatma Gandhi, means "truth force" or pursuing a just cause through nonviolent means. Each of these synonyms highlights different aspects of nonviolent resistance, but all share the common goal of effecting change through peaceful means.

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Famous quotes with Passive resistance

  • It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.
    James Weldon Johnson
  • Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
    Al Sharpton
  • Tolstoyasked the workers to refrain religiouslyfrom working for capitalists,from offering their work at a lower rate than that current;and chiefly, from participating in governmental coercion, be it police, customhouse, or military service.a bloodless revolutionthrough passive resistance.if all the people were willing to do as Thoreau did—go to jail rather than pay taxes, government itself would disappear.
    Robert Hunter (author)
  • Never was there a greater mistake. It is the only resistance which in these days of military discipline resists with any result. There is not a tyrant in the civilized world today who would not do anything in his power to precipitate a bloody revolution rather than see himself confronted by any large fraction of his subjects determined not to obey.passive resistance is the instrument by which the revolutionary force is destined to secure in the last great conflict the people's rights forever.
    Benjamin Tucker
  • Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance.
    Herman Melville

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