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    Shy U.S. Intellectual Created Playbook Used in a Revolution

    When the nonpartisan International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, which trains democracy activists, slipped into Cairo several years ago to conduct a workshop, among the papers it distributed was Mr. Sharp’s “198 Methods of Nonviolent Action,” a list of tactics that range from hunger strikes to “protest disrobing” to “disclosing identities of secret agents.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    Nonviolent action (also sometimes referred to as people power, political defiance, and nonviolent struggle) is a technique of action for applying power in a conflict by using symbolic protests, noncooperation, and defiance, but not physical violence. Nonviolent action may involve:
    1. Acts of omission—that is, people may refuse to perform acts that they usually perform, are expected by custom to perform, or are required by law or regulation to perform;
    2. Acts of commission—that is, people may perform acts that they do not usually perform, are not expected by custom to perform, or are forbidden to perform; or
    3. A combination of the two.

    As a technique, therefore, nonviolent action is not passive. It is not inaction. It is action that is nonviolent.


    http://www.aeinstein.org/...

    198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

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    by Into The Woods on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 05:26:09 PM PST

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