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David and Goliath

Question: Why was the U.S. government so terrified of the nonviolent Occupy Wall Street movement (and its spinoffs) that it squelched the movement? Answer: Perhaps they were aware of the “Rules of Revolt” identified by the inimitable Chris Hedges. Here … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1c)

In her comment on my original post, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi pointed out that Maria Stephan works for the State Department. That does not necessarily mean… Continue reading

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Pursuing nonviolent protest in Palestine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5yJ8aNozCM”

People have asked, “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” One response has been Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who created the documentary, Five Broken Cameras.

Another good example is the young woman in our opening video, who stood up to Israeli troops destroying Palestinian homes…. Continue reading

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No causes to kill for

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, often known as Mahatma (“Great Soul” in Sanskrit) was born October 2, 1869. In 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved a resolution to create… Continue reading

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