Category: Effective Civil Resistance

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