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Chapter Four THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION The weapons of nonviolent struggle The technique of nonviolent action consists of numerous spe- cific “methods,” or forms of action. Such methods serve as the weapons of nonviolent struggle. They are used to …

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Success has requirements Nonviolent struggle does not work through magic. Although nonviolent resisters have succeeded many times, they have not done so every time, and certainly not without cost. The simple choice to conduct a conflict by nonviolent action does …

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Chapter Three AN ACTIVE TECHNIQUE OF STRUGGLE A simple insight Nonviolent action, or nonviolent struggle, is a technique of ac- tion by which the population can restrict and sever the sources of power of their rulers or other oppressors and …

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Last part http://www.freeinchina.org/waging-nonviolent-struggle5/ The structural basis of resistance The answer to the problem of uncontrolled political power, that is to oppression, therefore may lie in learning how to carry out and maintain withdrawal of obedience and cooperation de- spite repression. …

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Last post: http://www.freeinchina.org/waging-nonviolent-struggle4/ The sources of power depend on obedience and cooperation These six sources of political power are necessary to establish or retain power and control. Their availability, however, is sub- ject to constant variation and is not necessarily …

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3rd part: http://www.freeinchina.org/waging-nonviolent-struggle3 Chapter Two TAPPING THE ROOTS OF POWER Human problems and the distribution of power Important progress has been made over the past century to meet human needs more adequately and to advance freedom and justice throughout the …

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2nd part http://www.freeinchina.org/waging-nonviolent-struggle2/ What words to use? The type of action in these cases and others has been given various names, some of which are useful and others of which are inappropriate. These names include “nonviolent resistance,” “civil resistance,” “passive resistance,” …

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1st part http://www.freeinchina.org/waging-nonviolent-struggle1 Cases of nonviolent struggle From the late eighteenth century through the twentieth cen- tury, the technique of nonviolent action was widely used in colo- nial rebellions, international political and economic conflicts, religious conflicts, and anti-slavery resistance.1 This technique …

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Chapter One FACING ACUTE CONFLICTS All conflicts are not equal We live in a world of many conflicts, and we have a responsibility to face many of them. Not all conflicts are equal. Some are much more important than others, …

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