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insurrection

the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency
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As the Labour party became more popular, spies forged links with rightist journalists and Tory MPs, to challenge policies that were not in the least insurrectionary but did mean "a weakening of the power and wealth of Britain's elites".
Debray had argued that revolutionaries, particularly those in Latin American, should forgo engaging in politics and instead rely on insurrectionary tactics to push forward their agendas.
Lowe's opening moves in her first chapter are largely based on a single interesting 1803 letter by a colonial official in Trinidad musing that Chinese labour might well provide a racially distinctive but still subordinate class to be preferred to potentially insurrectionary Black slaves (22-23).
Fowler examines a form of insurrectionary action in newly independent Mexico that entailed some entity--garrison, town council, state legislature--drawing up a list of demands and circulating it until it got enough endorsements to force the government to negotiate.
Change agents possessing low discretionary powers (quadrants II and III) are most likely to act as insurrectionary or subversive change agents.
It also allowed the declaration of a"state of siege," during which the president could transfer police powers to the army and create military tribunals to try those accused of external or insurrectionary attacks.
Meanwhile, Nkurunziza urged international media in Burundi to "abstain from encouraging insurrectionary movements.
Opponents of the Second Amendment claim that the insurrectionary theory of the masses overthrowing the government is outdated.
The most insurrectionary piece in Insurrections, for example, is Lewis Mumford's essay from 1940, "The Corruption of Liberalism.
With the tenth installment this past summer, it was only natural to expect a celebration of this peripatetic European biennial's persistence, even at the expense of some of its initial insurrectionary spirit.