How peaceful protesters are persevering in the face of great odds.
The Right Livelihood Award (the "Alternative Nobel") is another feather in Gene Sharp's cap.
Gene Sharp is the single most influential proponent of nonviolent change in our time. His work has served as a how-to manual for activists in countries across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has been translated into dozens of languages. And it played a role in the Arab Spring, as anti-Mubarak protesters in Egypt, particularly, found inspiration in his teachings.
The strikers made Israel cave—another victory for the nonviolent strain running through the Palestinian resistance movement .
There will always be a diversity of tactics. But we have to elevate our message.
Amitabh Pal reviews Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan.
Gene Sharp is perhaps the most influential proponent of nonviolent action alive, as can be seen by his intellectual contribution to the Egyptian movement.