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Nonviolent movements have historically outperformed their violent counterparts, but they don’t always succeed. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace as a panel of experts in this field of study and an Emmy-award winning news producer examine the challenges of building and sustaining nonviolent movements, and discuss lessons for scholars, activists, policymakers and practitioners.

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The PASC is a collective based in Quebec that works to create a direct solidarity network with Colombian communities and organizations struggling for life, dignity and autonomy. The PASC facilitates international accompaniment, disseminates information about Colombian social movements and confronts Canadian imperialist interests in the ongoing Colombian conflict.

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These methods were compiled by Dr. Gene Sharp and first published in his 1973 book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action. The book outlines each method and gives information about its historical use.

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The past 30 years have seen a surge of nonviolent, “people power” movements around the world advancing human rights and toppling repressive rulers. This edition of eJournal USA demonstrates that nonviolent actions can be more powerful than armed insurrections in bringing about social change.

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People Power is a game about politics, about strategy and about social change. As a leader of a popular movement you fight against tough adversaries who control the police, the army and bureaucracy, even the media. The only weapon in your hand is your strategic skill and ingenuity.

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In this book, Gene Sharp provides a conceptual framework for liberation, determining the most effective ways in which dictatorships can be successfully disintegrated. The publication is a result of many years studying dictatorships, resistance movements, revolutions, political thought, governmental systems, and especially realistic nonviolent struggle.

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