American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Failure or refusal to cooperate, especially nonviolent civil disobedience against a government or an occupying power.
- n. The active absence of cooperation
“A growing number of Tibetans believe a less conciliatory position would improve their negotiating power; some advocate full independence or orchestrated campaigns of nonviolent "noncooperation" inside Tibet.”
“However, he says, "noncooperation" by unionized actors is appropriate when nonunion actors are used without permission.”
“Liechtenstein was one of 15 countries blacklisted in 2000 by the Group of Seven industrialized nations for "noncooperation" in the prevention of money laundering.”
“Whatever else, significant social change requires, as Gandhi put it, "noncooperation" with the status quo and a "matching of forces" with those who would maintain it.”
“We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”
“Massive noncooperation with illegitimate authority is critical for any successful pro-democracy struggle.”
“When a government is not dependent on the cooperation of its people to labor, pay taxes, serve in the security forces and perform other functions to prop up its rule, it becomes more difficult to dislodge the regime through noncooperation.”
“Indeed, as Gandhi urged, noncooperation is merely a first step.”
“Advocates of noncooperation with draft registration risked a $5,000 fine.”
“Largely unknown to the world, Tibetans today are engaging in a growing noncooperation movement.”
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