July 28, 2008

The Story of the "Orange Revolution"

John Dear writes of a rigged national election. The popular candidate garnered more votes and precincts but still did not win. Now imagine the population refusing to sit back, to throw up their collective hands, to give in to apathy. This is the story of the 2004 presidential election in the Ukraine.

The Ukrainian people foresaw the worst and when it happened, they nonviolently obstructed the functioning of the government until justice was done. Their story can teach us a thing or two.

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