0.16 – Safeguards Against Threats of a New Dictatorship

December 16th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. From Dictatorship to Democracy –  “. . . tyranny can also change into tyranny. . .”    “…Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart…” There is ample historical evidence from … Continue reading »

0.15 – Meles’ Unequivocal Advocacy for Tyrannic Governance (Stalinism)

December 15th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources.  *** “There is no direct relationship between economic growth and democracy, historically or theoretically,” Meles Zenawi told the World Economic Forum in Ethiopia last week. “I don’t believe in bedtime … Continue reading »

0.14 – Tyranny can also Change into Tyranny

December 14th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Unfortunately, the collapse of a tyrant is not a time for a reduction in vigilance. Even in the event of a successful disintegration of the dictatorship, careful precautions must … Continue reading »

0.13 – The Danger of EXTERNAL “saviors” for INTERNAL ‘problems’

December 13th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Some people who recognize that they lack deep knowledge of nonviolent struggle turn to outsiders for guidance on what they should do. They may find individuals, groups or agencies … Continue reading »

0.12 – Key Elements of Civil Resistance, VIDEO

December 12th, 2011

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! The key elements are: A. UNITY with an Effective Leadership B. Offensive and Defensive Continuous PLANNING. C. Non-violent DISCIPLINE. •. With Non-violent Discipline it is easy to … Continue reading »

0.11 – Self Empowerment for SELF-Liberation

December 11th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Overcming the Feeling of Helplessness through “small wins” In many cases a population living under extreme oppression is likely in comparison to feel weak and powerless, unable to confront … Continue reading »

0.10 – Why Nonviolent Discipline? (Avoiding Chaos and Vandalism)

December 10th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. “Undisciplined strength or strength which is not in keeping with right principles can never lead to a beneficial fruition. It could lead to danger for many.” Regardless of whether … Continue reading »

0.9 – Desperate times call for desperate measures – VIDEOS

December 9th, 2011

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! The anti-Mubarak protesters in Thrir Square have resorted to a variety of headgear – at times comical – to protect themselves in the pitched battle against President … Continue reading »

0.8– Offense Strategy for Nonviolent Struggle

December 8th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. “It is not enough to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the … Continue reading »

0.7 – United, Planned and Disciplined Struggle for SELF-Liberation

December 7th, 2011

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. The true rhythm of effective nonviolent action is less spontaneous than it is intentional, less theatrical than technical. It has little to do with shouting slogans and putting flowers … Continue reading »