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Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
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Such pressure would rise steadily as economic damage mounted, whereas even if conducted flawlessly the blockade would probably take months or even years to register its full effect; eventually the blockader would alienate its allies and even become an international pariah.
WHETHER or not it was "news management", it took the alarming move of a "red alert" in the NHS and warnings of lives in danger, to bring the blockaders to heel.
As onlookers and looters entered the city from one end, and as blockaders continued to release each other's arms and move to shelter and food, exhausted Seattle police, as well as a significant number of Sheriff and State Patrol officers who had joined in policing earlier that day under a mutual aid pact, pushed demonstrators east and north away from the center city.
In 1993, however, the Supreme Court held that the law could not provide a federal cause of action against clinic blockaders.
We guarantee that 100 percent of your donation will go directly to the blockaders to pay for food, shelter, medicine, and transportation.
Whatever he finds for the pensioners, he can dress up as a reward for not caving into the blockaders.
Like many drivers, he sided with the blockaders, whose actions were leaving forecourts running dry.
64) In Lynch, abortion clinic blockaders who were violating an injunction asserted that they were entitled to the justification defense.
You can support the Jabiluka blockaders and other actions in the campaign to prevent expansion of the uranium industry in the Kakadu region.
In a now-familiar move, the Court emphasized physical facts about women's bodies to explain why the blockaders had no discriminatory animus.
Coming on top of the already diminished availability of food, this resulted in a food shortage for the blockaders.
Terry and others also formed the Christian Defense Coalition to recruit anti-abortion attorneys who would defend clinic blockaders in the courts.