[Marxism] Nonviolent resistance?
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Dec 16 08:36:10 MST 2012
On 12/16/12 9:37 AM, Ron Jacobs wrote:
From the above statement:
The options are not limited to doing nothing or escalating warfare.
Nonviolent resistance to tyranny has proven
far more likely to succeed, and the successes far longer lasting.
Nations and individuals outside of Syria should do what they can to
facilitate the nonviolent pursuit of justice.
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict
Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan
Dr. Maria J. Stephan is currently "a strategic planner with the U.S.
Department of State, currently serving at the U.S. Embassy, Kabul." 
She "received her PhD from The Fletcher School in 2005 specializing in
International Security Studies, International Negotiation and Conflict
Resolution, and International Human Rights. Her dissertation focused on
the role of civilian-based resistance (nonviolent conflict) in the
Palestinian, East Timorese, and Kosovo Albanian self-determination
movements. She received both Harry S. Truman and William J. Fulbright
fellowships and was selected to participate in the 2004 Academy of
"Dr. Stephan worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for
European/NATO policy at the U.S. Department of Defense and with the
international staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. She has also
worked with civil society organizations in Sri Lanka, Russia, and
Israel-Palestine. Maria was a fellow in the International Security
Program and Program on Intra-State Conflict at the Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) at the John F. Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University from 2003-2005."
She spent two years as "a Fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government."
Subsequently she was Director of Educational Initiatives and then Senior
Director, Policy & Research, at the International Center on Nonviolent
Conflict, which she left in 2009.
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Jack DuVall – President
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