Political Obligation

Conscience and Conviction: Kimberley Brownlee Interviewed
http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/conscience-and-conviction/
An interview with philosopher Kimberley Brownlee on her work on civil disobedience, on the 3:AM Magazine website.

Plato’s Crito
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/crito.html
Full text of Plato's dialogue, often regarded as the precursor to social contract theory.

Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation
www.archive.org/details/PrinciplesOfPoliticalObligation
Free access to the lectures of T. H. Green, delivered at Oxford, 1879–80.  Green apparently first coined the expression 'political obligation'.

Mahatma Gandhi One Spot Complete Information Website
http://www.mkgandhi.org
Website billed as ‘[a] place to learn about Gandhi, his life, work & philosophy.’

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/
A collection of resources on the role of Dr King in the American civil rights movement, and his philosophy of non-violent resistance.

The Popular Basis of Political Authority
press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/v1ch2.html
Documents relating to the notion of political authority as invoked in the US constitution, edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, of the University of Chicago.

Protest.net
www.protest.net/
A protesters' portal, with details of upcoming campaigns on numerous issues, including: war, the death penalty, animal rights, and drug laws; also includes an 'activists' handbook'.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
plato.stanford.edu/entries/political-obligation/
plato.stanford.edu/entries/authority/
plato.stanford.edu/entries/civil-disobedience/
Entries on political obligation, authority, and civil disobedience.

Tell Israel: Free the Shministim
http://december18th.org/
The website of a campaign, launched on 18 December 2008, on behalf of Israeli high school leavers imprisoned for refusing to serve in the Israeli Defense Force.

Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
thoreau.eserver.org/civil.html
Thoreau's essay, alternatively called 'Resistance to Civil Government', which influenced Gandhi and Dr King.  Web page also includes links to secondary commentaries.