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refusenik

, refusnik
1. (formerly) a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate
2. a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
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Taking my cue from other refuseniks, I refuse to cooperate with CBP agents' questioning.
Most of the book is based on interviews with the refuseniks and activists.
Department of Health and Human Services surveyed physicians who had been identified by parents participating in a vaccine attitudes survey The children were either fully vaccinated or had parents who were vaccine refuseniks, choosing to opt out of their schools' immunization requirements.
Not only would this give the refuseniks nowhere to hide, but it would stimulate real demand from real consumers in real tourist and shopping areas, as well as all the other benefits from increased information flow on health, education and culture that promotes a vibrant atmosphere for entrepreneurial activity.
I've even thought of marketing a charity wristband so that refuseniks like myself can identify each other and strike up conversations that don't revolve around Wagner's hairdo or Patsy Kensit's paso doble.
Catholic "recusants", refuseniks, were on the run, going to Mass in the woods, martyrs were hanging from trees - after having their fingernails pulled out first to force them to betray the whereabouts of others.
And as we face the prospect of a further bout of nauseating Anglo-Saxon sporting jingoism, you refuseniks out there can take comfort.
Meanwhile, moderate Muslims challenge militant Muslims, putative Muslim refuseniks denounce Muslim extremists, and would-be reformists repudiate apologists who refuse to embrace the need for change.
These refuseniks often use the excuse that due to reports in the press that the economic downturn is forcing some councils to stockpile and even landfill some of their recycled material then why bother
The refuseniks - or rather their agents - fear that offering to take part in free commercial slots will damage their own private sponsorship deals which can run into several millions of pounds.
The bank refuseniks, for instance, include senior and influential councillors of the calibre of Peter Howard, Randal Brew and Margaret Waddington.
Bialis spotlights many of the former refuseniks, who movingly remember their secret meetings with Jews from the United States and around the world who were trying to help them escape.