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octopus prime

What common people can do - the night riders

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The question is often asked,  " Injustice exists, what can you do about it?" Examples of what you can do about it are scattered throughout history.  You just have to take the time to actually  ACT. Through civil disobedience, banding together and ACTION,  a lot of commoners have accomplished things. Knowledge without action is useless.  The Night Riders are one small example of  ordinary people accomplishing an extraordinary thing. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Riders

The Night Riders was the name given by the press to the militant faction of tobacco farmers during a popular resistance to the monopolistic practices of the American Tobacco Company of James B. Duke. On September 24, 1904, the tobacco planters of western Kentucky and the neighboring counties of western Tennessee formed the Dark Tobacco District Planters' Protective Association of Kentucky and Tennessee (called the Association or PPA). It urged farmers to boycott the American Tobacco Company and refuse to sell at the ridiculously low prices it offered. A more militant faction of farmers, led by David B. Amoss of Caldwell County, Kentucky, resorted to physical intimidation or burning the crops of those who ignored the boycott, finally targeting the tobacco warehouses of the ATC itself.

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 Rustydog    116
5 minutes ago, octopus prime said:

The question is often asked,  " Injustice exists, what can you do about it?" Examples of what you can do about it are scattered throughout history.  You just have to take the time to actually  ACT. Through civil disobedience, banding together and ACTION,  a lot of commoners have accomplished things. Knowledge without action is useless.  The Night Riders are one small example of  ordinary people accomplishing an extraordinary thing. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Riders

The Night Riders was the name given by the press to the militant faction of tobacco farmers during a popular resistance to the monopolistic practices of the American Tobacco Company of James B. Duke. On September 24, 1904, the tobacco planters of western Kentucky and the neighboring counties of western Tennessee formed the Dark Tobacco District Planters' Protective Association of Kentucky and Tennessee (called the Association or PPA). It urged farmers to boycott the American Tobacco Company and refuse to sell at the ridiculously low prices it offered. A more militant faction of farmers, led by David B. Amoss of Caldwell County, Kentucky, resorted to physical intimidation or burning the crops of those who ignored the boycott, finally targeting the tobacco warehouses of the ATC itself.

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Fascinating!! I had never heard of this, thx for posting!! 

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