Contribution à une critique du système marchand et à l’élaboration d’une stratégie pour son dépassement
Critics - especially governments - often equate disobedience with undemocratic behaviour. Writing before blockading the Nuclear Weapons base in Faslane, Scotland, in the 2nd International Faslane Academic Blockade & Conference, Stellan Vinthagen argues that civil disobedience can be profoundly democratic - and that civil obedience can be murderously immoral
As a teenager, learning about the Nazi Holocaust was a shocking experience. Like so many others, I was especially shocked to hear ordinary soldiers and workers saying, “I was only obeying orders !” But when I heard about the commander of one concentration camp, in which several thousand people were murdered, trying to explain his actions during the Nuremberg trials, I got really confused. He said that he had “never killed anyone” - that he had “only been giving orders” ! These words have followed me ever since, disturbing my understanding of responsibility and complicity. During my visit to Auschwitz in Poland in the summer of 1989, they were especially haunting.
Le quotidien français Libération a organisé un Forum de discussion à Grenoble le 15 et 16 septembre 2007 le site de préparation
Cette suite de dialogues publics entre deux orateurs s’est présenté comme le nec plus ultra de la politique en France. Cela n’a pas été du goût de tout le monde. C’est à cette remise en cause que nous laissons la parole ci-dessous.