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Started by uranrising on Dec 6, 2018 3:54:36 PM
Davids beating Goliaths

It can happen. E.g.

South Africa: Taking on a mining firm and winning

A small South African community has won a decade-long fight to prevent the construction of a titanium mine on its ancestral land, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani after visiting the area...

But Xolobeni, the idyllic home to South Africa's Amadiba community, sits on top of huge reserves of titanium ore, a lightweight and strong valuable metal used in everything from computers to aeroplanes...

It is a battle that they have, for the time being, won after a court ruling last month went their way. from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46372571

Bring more examples here please.

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uranrising - 11 Dec 2018 12:16:02 (#1 of 14)

xxxxxxx

Macron has just committed to hiking the minimum wage, scrapping taxes on pensions and scrapping a tax on overtime work. Why? Because people protested. Those who say protest doesn't work have again been proved wrong - and that should encourage us all to take to the streets.

https://twitter.com/owenjones84/status/10722580175 66040069?s=21

xxxxxxx - 11 Dec 2018 00:20:34 ( #2307 of 2490)

As people are pointing out to him, Macron ignored all the protesters, only gave in, insofar as he has, to the rioters.

gordonthemoron - 11 Dec 2018 12:34:36 (#2 of 14)

doesn't work in the UK though

uranrising - 11 Dec 2018 14:57:26 (#3 of 14)

... because people think 'It'll never work'.

As the examples of Davids beating Goliaths steadily mount up, that argument will get decreasingly sustainable, until the only ones left standing are those experiencing severe cognitive dissonance.

uranrising - 11 Dec 2018 15:00:40 (#4 of 14)

Rosa Parks.

Zimtkuchen - 11 Dec 2018 15:02:13 (#5 of 14)

Archie Gemmill

Delighted_User - 11 Dec 2018 15:03:24 (#6 of 14)

David wasn't the underdog, though. He had a weapon.

cozzer - 11 Dec 2018 15:15:49 (#7 of 14)

Yes! Let's all riot for long-term unsustainable short-term gains!

uranrising - 11 Dec 2018 15:17:31 (#8 of 14)

Gandhi.

crabbyoldbat - 11 Dec 2018 15:18:40 (#9 of 14)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLibel_case

Shadrack22 - 11 Dec 2018 17:11:35 (#10 of 14)

CORBYN

RosyLovelady - 11 Dec 2018 18:42:42 (#11 of 14)

Did the undercover cops involved in the McLibel case ever suffer any consequences? If I ever knew, I've forgotten.

uranrising - 12 Dec 2018 19:45:06 (#12 of 14)

The Suffragettes.

Gotout - 12 Dec 2018 20:03:29 (#13 of 14)

The Nestle baby milk scandal was an example of a sustained force against a giant.

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nestle-baby-milk-scandal-food-industry-standards

uranrising - 13 Dec 2018 10:14:48 (#14 of 14)

Good one, Gotout .

Nelson Mandela.

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