Does Civil Disobedience Work?

I'm over at Two Friars and a Fool today, questioning a sacred cow. Join me! What makes for effective civil disobedience? Is Lois Lane's being arrested during the Tar Sands Action going to move the ball forward? This week will feature a dialogue between me and Rick Ufford-Chase. His article will appear later in the week and then we'll respond to one another after that.

Go visit the guys and leave a comment. Let's have a robust discussion. What effect does civil disobedience have on you? Your position on an issue? Your sense of commitment to a cause?