Tag Archives: Gene Sharp

Patriotism Embraces Nonviolence in the NFL

It’s time—no, it’s way overdue—to pay tribute to people of color in the United States for their self-restraint  in response to centuries of violent racist resistance to their pursuit of democracy. If we are going to accept the Miriam Webster definition … Continue reading

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Nonviolent activism: Engine of change, Part 1

This volume will interest anyone who is curious about the history of nonviolent activism and its prospects as an engine of change. The book shows in some detail the birth, development, and fate of little-known (or unknown) nonviolent liberation struggles… Continue reading

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Committed to non-violent protesting (Quaker reflections, Part 3)

Moving to California, I married and began raising three boys. It was the time of World War II, with its nuclear atrocities that wiped out vast portions of my beloved Japan. All too soon again … Continue reading

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