9.0 – Aiming at the Tyrant’s Power Bases

September 1st, 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! PILLARS OF SUPPORT Definition: The state’s power is heavily dependent on the cooperation of certain key institutions and organizations. We call these supporting organizations pillars of support … Continue reading »

8.5 – Money is the mother’s milk of Nonviolent Campaign

August 5th, 2012

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 said, and not without a good reason, that “Money is the mother’s milk of Nonviolent Campaign” In order to run a successful nonviolent campaign, you should know … Continue reading »

8.4 – Eruption against Repression (If animals can do it; we can do it!)

August 4th, 2012

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. Mass Uprising for Massive Civil Disobedience to Dislodge the Repressive Regime KEY NONVIOLENT WEAPONS “If People do not Obey, Rulers cannot Rule; – thus Disobedience” Destabilize the Regime through … Continue reading »

8.3 – Dislodging the Fascistic Regime with Nonviolent Civil Resistance

August 3rd, 2012

DEFINITIONS: Dictatorial Rule: Exercising absolute power. Tyrannic Rule: Violating rule of law. Fascistic Rule: Abusing the human rights of oppositions and perceived enemies. 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 … Continue reading »

8.2 – Civil Resistance and Diaspora – Exhibit & Video

August 2nd, 2012

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 Diaspora plays  important roles in the democratic process: 1. Act as the voice of conscience to the world. 2. Lobby diplomats for international support and cooperation. 3. Mobilize … Continue reading »

8.1 – አምባገነንን ለማውደም የትግል ሥራ ክፍፍል

August 1st, 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! በሀገር ውስጥ ያለው ሕዝብ በከተማ፥ በዱር በገደል በአካል ሲታገል፥ በውጪ ሀገር ያለው የድዮስጶራው ኢትዮጵያዊ ሕዝብ ተደራጅቶ ትግሉን ባለው ትልቅ አቅም ሁሉ ለመደገፍ ፈጥኖ መነሣት አለበት። አቅሙ ለትግሉ … Continue reading »

7.14 – Planning Strategy for Disintegrating Dictatorship

July 14th, 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! “Freedom is not free.” No outside force is coming to give oppressed people the freedom they so much want. People will have to learn how to take … Continue reading »

7.13 – ጆሮ ያለው ይስማ !!!!! We need Strategic Planning

July 13th, 2012

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 3 Timeless Attributes of Nonviolent Resistance (NVR): Is it UNIFIED? Does it have a PLAN? Is it DISCIPLINED? Without UNITY There is no Mass Disobedience. Without STRATEGY There … Continue reading »

7.12 – VIOLENCE within Civil Disobedience Movement

July 12th, 2012

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 3-PRINCIPLES OF NON-VIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE Civil Resistance is an outward rejection (Disobedience) of social practices that one sees as wrong 1. You maintain respect for the rule of … Continue reading »

7.11- Organizational Setup & Responsibilities (Master Plan)

July 11th, 2012

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 Timeless Attributes of Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) Project: 1. Without UNITY, There is no Mass Disobedience. 2. Without FREEDOM FUND, There is no Project or Strategy. 3. Without STRATEGY … Continue reading »