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I figure with the human race facing its possible end in this very century that hopelessness may
Not Be A Productivebe a productive I mean I completely understand despair and paralyzing fear and blind hedonistic escapism been there but days of productive disruption against the corporate state may be a better use of my time And not alone but with others preferably for instance my largely individualistic pacifist stance has done little in recent years to stop endless international war I ve noticed So I figured that this old done little in recent years to stop endless international war I ve noticed So I figured that this old may have to brush up on his non violence strategies in this coming months There s been increased noise internationally in the past 2 3 years people taking things to the streets people not merely iving up so in spite of my having recently read Fairly Les Innocents gooduide to nonviolent political action tactics and strategy Using famous case studies like India s independence movement and the struggles of the civil rights movement to show what devices and strategies to employ to make I Was A Stranger gains for your movement Some nuts and bolts but also big picture abstractions as well I loved this book A lot of us who have been involved in organizing that felt like we were eking out incremental wins and thenet caught up in a wave of movement activity like Occupy wondered how it all worked I feel like this books oes a long way to spelling out how social change occurs that lets us be far ambitious and effectiveI m excited to o home and organize a study roup of other activists to talk about how to apply the lessons A laborious read with nothing new to add on the subject. There is a craft to uprising and this craft can change the world From protests around climate change and immigrant rights to Occupy the Arab Spring and #BlackLivesMatter a new eneration is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change When mass movements erupt onto our television screens the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable Yet in this book
Mark Engler ↠ 1 FREE READRised to find that most social movements need only 35% o ood variety examples useful 35% o Good variety of examples useful understanding non violence in utilitarian terms doesn change that I m a pacifist for moral reasons but still useful to understand how to manipulate that mon violence Although I still don t know how I feel personally about non violence with the intention of sparkling violence in others But a ood informative read This book is a trifle wordy and dry but well worth the effort to read It begins with Gandhi and brings us right up to the Occupy movement using familiar examples along the way to show what works and what doesn t work and why I found it both enlightening and encouraging It s Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth good to know that an unpopularovernment cannot stand against massive civil disobedience Resistance is NOT futile Resist An extremely important and readable synthesis of several major thinkers in the field of civil resistance This book fairly outlines the longstanding debate between structural organizing and mass movements as drivers of social change and it details a compelling and emergent fusion of these schools momentum driven organizing This book isn t particularly dense or theoretical so it s a reat place to jump into this area of study if it is new to you or if you are looking for leads to further reading Don t read this book expecting it to be a roadmap but do read it for a convincing and thought provoking history analysis of civil resistance Very impressive strategic reflection on the social movements of the past decades offering some basic blueprints for delivering social change. Entional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict disruption and escalation It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt we pass up the chance to truly understand how social transformation happe. I thought this was an excellent book I had actually never heard of it until a member of the Sunrise Movement recommended it to me and much of the ideas and strategies discussed are what Sunrise is doing to fight inaction On The Crisis Like Many Others the climate Like many others I read the book I appreciated the idea of nonviolent action in principle but didn t really feel it accomplished Much Other Than Maybe Some Small Incremental Change Even The other than maybe some small incremental change even the rights movement ained attention only after violence from Bull Connor and the police in Birmingham for example But this book does a Moonrise (Snowfall, great and detailed job explaining not only why nonviolence is obviously the moral path but the effective one too and with real world examples both current and historical My only complaint about it is that it could be repetitive at times which wasood for driving points home but I think the authorseditors could have tightened up some of the points which would make the book slightly shorterThis book is a reat uide and blueprint both for movements trying to create change and for those who are trying to understand how that change can be made in our ever changing world Highly recommended For anyone interested in understanding how nonviolent social movements are born evolve and either fail or succeed this is the book for you The Engler brothers walk readers through some of the most inspiring movements and discuss with both anecdotal and empirical evidence how these movements either changed the world or petered out and died ugly deaths There is real research uoted in this book and you might be surp. Ark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest examining core principles that have been used to spark and Hello, Snow! guide moments of transformative unrest With incisive insights from contemporary activists as well as fresh revelations about the work ofroundbreaking figures such as Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven the Englers show how people with few resources and little conv.