Tag Archives: Gene Sharp

Political Activism: The Methods of Nonviolent Intervention

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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Political Activism: The Methods of Political Noncooperation

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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Political Activism: The Methods of Economic Noncooperation – The Strike

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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Political Activism: The Methods of Economic Noncooperation – Economic Boycotts

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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Political Activism: The Methods of Social Noncooperation

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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Political Activism: The Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Persuasion

“Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s … Continue reading

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From Dictatorship to Democracy

                Gene Sharp, senior scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution, wrote a short book called “From Dictatorship to Democracy” that explains the strategy and tactical methods of nonviolent resistance to a dictatorship. The … Continue reading

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Einstein Turns in His Grave

(Originally posted on Counterpunch, April 16, 2008) by GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER   Caracas. In the inaugural 1949 issue of Monthly Review, renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein penned a now famous article entitled “Why Socialism?” Here was a towering giant of the … Continue reading

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Overthrow Inc.: Peter Ackerman’s quest to do what the CIA used to do, and make it seem progressive

“When some of State’s desk officers don’t want to create international incidents by advising activists on how to overthrow governments, they gently suggest visiting Ackerman, who has fewer qualms about lending a helping hand.”  [1a] “Gene Sharp [is] the author … Continue reading

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Peaceniks for Imperialism

Canada’s Peace Magazine and the promotion of non-military warfare in the service of US foreign policy goals By Stephen Gowans While apparently possessing impeccable leftwing credentials, the Canadian publication, Peace Magazine, is a bulwark of conservatism which virtually operates as … Continue reading

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