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Nonviolent Action > 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action 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 people whose jobs were destroyed were in no way responsible for the excesses of the financial sector and the crisis that followed…I’m surprised the real anger hasn’t been greater than it has.” The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King March 1st 2011 “Students, activists, agitators, stoners, scratters, scrotes. You will be hit with sticks and sent home to mummy. The rule of law will prevail, order will be restored, Winston will not be shamed, my ancestors will not have died to have allowed you to bring shame on England.
Occupy Wall Street has called for a global day of action on October 15, and protesters are mobilizing all over the world. In the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has already spawned sizeable protests in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, and other cities. Several of these movements have faced opposition from their local police departments, including mass arrests. Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests -- and encounters with the police -- using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with specific concerns should talk to an attorney.
It’s easy to overlook the importance of civil resistance savviness when talking about the protests that forced the hand of power in Egypt. The media placed Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on center stage as if actors in their own right. What struck me most, however, was how well-trained and disciplined the movement was.
En marge du sommet du G8 de Deauville, militants et manifestants courent le risque d'être apparentés à des terroristes. Décodage de fichiers de police de plus en plus flous. Cécile Lecomte, militante française installée en Allemagne, fait partie d’une troupe de militants escaladeurs, Robin Wood, qui bloquent des convois militaires ou des trains de déchets nucléaires.
Egyptian activists have been circulating a kind of primer to Friday's planned protest. We were sent the plan by two separate sources and have decided to publish excerpts here, with translations into English. Over Twitter, we connected with a translator, who translated the document with exceptional speed.
<img class="aligncenter" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2011/07/201147135551439140_20-660x436.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="436" /> One of the key activists behind Egypt’s “Facebook Revolution” is now giving advice to a new group of protesters: the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protesters in New York’s Zuccotti Park — and their offshoots around the country — often cite the mass demonstrations earlier this year in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as their inspiration. So maybe it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Ahmed Maher, one of the leading figures in those Egyptian protests, has been corresponding for weeks with the Occupy Wall Streeters, whom he calls “our brothers.”
After three weeks of camping out in Lower Manhattan, and with protests now breaking out in other cities throughout the United States, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement has proved it has staying power. It also has an image problem. The movement has been widely portrayed in the U.S. media as a disorganized group of dreadlocked, privileged college students without coherent goals. But as we've seen throughout the Middle East this year, a movement of fed-up, tech-savvy young people can quickly snowball into something more significant.
Par Federico Mayor Zaragoza Sur les stratégies de résistance civile Résister, c’est le début de la victoire, a déclaré Adolf Pérez Esquivel. C’est effectivement le début d’une grande transition à l’aube du XXI° siècle, de sujets soumis à citoyens, de spectateurs impassibles à acteurs. La résistance civile pour vaincre l’oppression, l’imposition, la violence de l’indiscutable… De la peur et la résignation à l’action résolue.
For other meanings see kettle . Kettling (also known as containment or corralling ) [ 1 ] is a police tactic for controlling large crowds during demonstrations or protests . It involves the formation of large cordons of police officers who then move to contain a crowd within a limited area. Protesters are left only one choice of exit, determined by the police, or are completely prevented from leaving. The tactic has proved controversial, not least because it has resulted in the detention of ordinary bystanders as well as protestors. [ 2 ] In March 2012 kettling was ruled lawful by the European Court of Human Rights following a legal challenge. [ 3 ]
Leaderless resistance , or phantom cell structure, is a political resistance strategy in which small, independent groups ( covert cells ), including individuals (solo cells), challenge an established adversary such as a government. Leaderless resistance can encompass anything from non-violent disruption and civil disobedience to bombings , assassinations and other violent agitation . Leaderless cells lack bidirectional, vertical command links and operate without hierarchal command. [ 1 ] While it lacks a central command, the concept does not necessarily imply lack of cooperation. Given the simplicity of the strategy, as well as the fact that it is difficult to stamp out, leaderless resistance has been employed by a wide-range of movements, from terrorist and hate groups , to the animal-liberation movement , radical environmental movement , as well as anti-corporate , anti-abortion activists and resistance to military invasion or colonialism . [ edit ] General characteristics
by JUDITH REVEL and TONI NEGRI It did not take much imagination, once the analysis of the current economic crisis had been brought back to its causes and social effects, to foretell urban revolts akin to jacqueries . Commonwealth had predicted that already in 2009. What we did not expect, on the contrary, is that in Italy, in the movement, this prediction could be rejected. It seemed in fact, we were told, ancient; they told us, instead: now is the time to rebuild broad fronts against the crisis and establish within the movements forms of organization-communication-recognition to address political representation. Well, now we are nonetheless facing movements that express themselves in more or less classic insurrectionary forms and yet are everywhere, thus uprooting the old geopolitical grammar within which someone stubbornly kept thinking.