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Around the world, resistance movements have been successful in removing dictators, ousting authoritarian regimes, achieving secession and liberation from occupation.
Learning from many historical and contemporary movements, the study of resistance has become a quickly developing field.
Research and data continue to shed light on how resistance movements work, and the dynamics behind strategies that succeed.
Resistance organizers who have lived though such resistance movements widely share their experience and perspectives.
WHAT’S ALL THIS TALK ABOUT NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE? ISN’T THAT JUST BEING PASSIVE? DON’T YOU MEAN NEGOTIATION?
Quite the opposite. What we’re talking about here is full on organized conflict, with strategies, tactics and demands. Negotiation may or may not be considered. The objective is to disintegrate the opponent’s power using economic, corporeal and psychological weapons.
It is a substitute for violent war.