1.15 – Types of Struggles to Disintegrate Dictatorship

January 15th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted from books published by Albert Einstein Institution.

Be inspired! Be coordinated! And take action!

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Which Way to Liberation?
In conflicts between a dictatorship and a dominated population, it is necessary for the populace to determine whether they wish simply to condemn the oppression and protest against the system. Or, do they wish actually to end the oppression, and replace it with a system of greater freedom, democracy, and justice?

At present, people living under a dictatorship or other severe oppression have few adequate choices as to how they can liberate themselves.

In contemplating how to achieve liberation from oppression no one should assume that an easy way to do this exists. To the contrary, planning and implementation of effective action to lift oppression is always extremely difficult but important. Furthermore, it is most unlikely that liberation can be achieved without casualties. It should be remembered that any attempt by whatever means to remove a system of oppression may be met with severe repression.

Attached herewith are the various types of tools with its pros and cons to remove a system of oppression.

To VIEW the various options for liberation. CLICK… Types of Struggle to Disintegrate a Repugnant Regime