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100 Years of Nonviolent Struggle

Started this discussion. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Jan 8, 2012. 2 Replies

100 Years of Nonviolent Struggle"History is not an accident, it is a choice." — Bayard RustinThose who dispute the effectiveness of Nonviolent Resistance claim that "Nonviolence cannot work in…Continue

Tags: resistance, social, struggle, organizing, activists

Working the 5-95 Split

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Hartford Dec 31, 2011. 2 Replies

The sociologists and historians tell us that only rarely does a  social movement involve more than 5% of the affected population  in active participation.Fewer than 7% of the American  colonists…Continue

Tags: masses, organizing, activists, struggle, resistance

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Nonviolence as method of social change.
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A Wonderful Name and Concept

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 11:05am 0 Comments

In email correspondence with historian Taylor Branch, I learned something I hadn't known about the 1963 March on Washington. As is well known, the "Dream" segment of Dr. King's speech was not part of his original written draft. When moved off his written text to speak of his dream, he omitted a portion of what he had originally intended to say. One of the things he omitted was a call for people to become part of an, "International Association for the Advancement of Creative…


Nonviolence and the Tao of Social Struggle

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Holding to nonviolence in face of violent opposition is not the hardest part of engaging in Nonviolent Resistance. Once there is a will to take up nonviolent direct-action, training and group solidarity can solve the problem of remaining nonviolent in the face of provocation. The hardest part of Nonviolent Resistance is overcoming apathy, discouragement, and despair. The hardest part of Nonviolent Resistance is committing yourself to take action and resist.…


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At 7:36pm on February 18, 2012, Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav said…

I am a gandhian scholor & have a deep knoledge in Gandhian philosphy. I am script writer, translator,and editor of Khoj Gandhi Ki. How can we help eachothers.

At 5:08pm on June 17, 2010, Riccardo Gramegna said…



How to Learn Nonviolent Resistance As King Did

Created by Shara Lili Esbenshade Feb 14, 2012 at 11:48am. Last updated by Shara Lili Esbenshade Feb 14, 2012.

Two Types of Demands?

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Why gender matters for building peace

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Gene Sharp & the History of Nonviolent Action

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