0.6 – Strengthening the Culture of Democracy – VIDEO

December 6th, 2011

One of the most scrutinized offshoots of the global campaigns in defense of human rights has been the promotion of political rights—and specifically the promotion of democracy. But now, with the world’s most vocal proponent of democracy mired in a failed venture in the Middle East, is democracy promotion still a viable objective of U.S. … Continue reading »

0.5 – What is Civil Resistance? VIDEO

December 5th, 2011

Top 10 Quotes Advocating Rebellion #10 – Thomas Jefferson…”In short, the flames kindled on the 4th of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of depotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.” #09 – Thomas Paine…”Freedom had been … Continue reading »

0.3 – The ABC of Popular Mass Uprising – (VIDEO)

December 3rd, 2011

Be inspired! Be coordinated! And take action! A. How Were Powerful Dictators Defeated? B. How Does Popular Mass Uprising Begin? C. How Do I Organize Protests? D. “If Not Mass Protests, Then What?” E. “We Don’t Have a Charismatic Leader” – excuse. F. What If the Dictator Uses Violence? G. What If the Dictator Can’t … Continue reading »

0.1 – Beka! Lesson from Animal Kingdom – VIDEO

December 1st, 2011

As demonstrated by this video from animal kingdom, if enough of the population unite and refuse to continue their cooperation long enough, Beka!, despite repression, dictatorship as well will be weakened and finally collapse. If animals can do it, we can do it. The requirement is: A. UNITE! B. STRATEGIZE! C. STAY TOGETHER! Predators will … Continue reading »

0.0 – A playbook for non-violent regime change

December 1st, 2011

Ethiopian activists who are organizing an uprising against the ethnic apartheid dictatorship in Ethiopia don’t have to invent new methods. There are strategies and methods that are proven to be effective against some of the most brutal dictators around the world. One of the pioneers in this field is Gene Sharp. The New York Times … Continue reading »