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Interview with Gene Sharp

Interview with Gene Sharp
by Ian Sinclair
Peace News
March 2012

Arguably the best-known advocate of nonviolence working today, through books such as 1993’s ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ Gene Sharp has influenced popular revolutions and revolts across the globe. 2,147 more words

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Where to Change?

When we cast our vote in any election we do so expecting change to happen. It is, after all, what we have been promised by the politicians. 715 more words

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Countering David Aaronovitch’s ‘humanitarianism’ on Iraq

Countering David Aaronovitch’s ‘humanitarianism’ on Iraq
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
March 2013

Along with fellow journalists Nick Cohen, Johann Hari and Christopher Hitchens, ten years ago David Aaronovitch was an important liberal advocate for war on Iraq. 1,157 more words

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How the Umbrella Revolution Could Win

I’m watching Hong Kong’s “umbrella revolution” from afar and wondering how an assemblage of unarmed students and professionals might succeed in wresting change from a dictatorship that has consistently and ruthlessly repressed other challenges to its authority for decades. 1,176 more words

Protests And Popular Uprisings

Occupy Hong Kong, Gene Sharp, and nonviolent revolution

If there is one modern thinker that I think needs larger exposure, it is nonviolent struggle academic Gene Sharp. Now a frail old man in his mid-80s, Sharp has spent the last sixty years compiling countless case studies and composed rock-solid theories on nonviolent means of enacting political change, and… 567 more words

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Occupy Central and Gene Sharp's work on nonviolent struggle

Over the last days, I have asked several Occupy Central activists if they have ever heard of Gene Sharp. Nobody did.

The nearly 90-year-old American scholar published extensively on nonviolent struggle. 501 more words

Occupy Central

Gene Sharp on non-violent action

Gene Sharp, three time nominee for the Nobel Peace Price, is known for his writings on non-violent action and is widely seen as the one to have created a consistent theory around it. 598 more words

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