Category: Effective Civil Resistance

Inoculating Your Movement Against Violent Flanks

By Tom Hastings // with PeaceVoice From tossing a brick through the plate glass window to throwing bottles at cops, violent flanks have been harming movements for a long time. The results are predictable; they are disastrous for campaigns. As with all movement decisions, your first filter inquiry toward a decision is How will this…
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June 14, 2018 0

The Surprising Success of Nonviolent Resistance

By Erica Chenoweth, TEDxBoulder, September 21, 2013

June 14, 2018 0

Civil Resistance in the Contemporary U.S.: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications

  In the aftermath of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, we have seen a spate of resistance across the U.S., ranging from street protests to legal challenges. New alliances are formed, often across what just a few months ago would have been thought of as insurmountable political divides. Over the past few…
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December 23, 2017 0

People Are in the Streets Protesting Donald Trump. But When Does Protest Actually Work?

By Erica Chenoweth. The politics of dissent is back in the United States. Since 2011, the country has witnessed the resurgence of popular action — from Occupy Wall Street to Flood Wall Street to Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock. Since Nov. 8, many Americans have participated in protests and marches in nearly every major city…
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June 14, 2017 0

How the World is Proving Martin Luther King Right about Nonviolence

By Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan, “How the World is Proving Martin Luther King Right about Nonviolence,” Washington Post, January 18, 2016. “I left India more convinced than ever before that nonviolent resistance was the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.” – “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King…
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June 13, 2017 0