By Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall
Publish yr note: First released in 2000
In this quantity, Peter Ackerman, an expert on non-violent process, and Jack DuVall, a veteran author, exhibit how renowned pursuits used non-violent motion to overthrow dictators, hinder army invaders and safe human rights in kingdom after kingdom, over the last century. A cavalcade of far-flung destinations and history-changing crises, the e-book depicts how non-violent sanctions similar to protests, moves and boycotts separate brutal regimes from their technique of keep watch over.
It tells within tales - how Danes out-manoeuvered the Nazis, cohesion defeated Polish communism, and mass motion got rid of a Chilean dictator. It additionally exhibits how non-violent strength is altering the area this present day, from Burma to Serbia. protecting characters resembling Leo Tolstoy and Mohandas Gandhi, Lech Walesa and the moms of the disappeared in Argentina, the e-book is a significant other to a feature-length documentary displaying at movie fairs all over the world.
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A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict by Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall